Lego cake number 5

Project Description

Do you sell this cake? Yes Share a little about the materials, processes, and techniques used to create this cake I made this cake out of two pans - 8" round & 8" square - both 3" tall. I made a paper template of the #5 & cut the cake board and cake to match. Torte and stack the cake, filling in any gaps with icing for nice smooth edges. The trucks & 3 Lego people are non-edible, all the rest is edible. The Legos are made out of modeling chocolate - such great stuff!! Decide where & how you would like the cut-outs on the cake for the Legos to show. I used a pasta machine to roll out the modeling chocolate, hand cut all the colored rectangles & placed on the cake. On the tops of the Legos I used a piping tip to cut out all the dots. I covered the entire cake with fondant, cutting out the areas where I placed the Legos. To get a much neater cut on the rolled-back fondant, I cut separate pieces of fondant to size, rolled them & attached them. It was very difficult trying to get the inside of the circle covered, I had to add an additional piece and blend it in. Best to probably put the Legos in the tight spots. The construction cones are real candles. I made each one from 2 regular white birthday candles. Melted down and put in an icing tip. I then painted them with orange petal dust mixed with Everclear. I placed a matchstick in the one photo to see the scale of them. The child's name is all hand cut then I added the dots to the tops to keep the Lego look.

What you will need

  • Buttercream
  • Fondant
  • Modeling Chocolate

Q&A with DeannaSB

Fatima asked:
This is stunning, Deanne. My son would have loved that when he was younger. In fact, he's seen it too and says he wouldn't mind one now! (he is 21).
DeannaSB answered:
kat.brook9510369 asked:
Hi... How did you get fondant so smooth? I'm attempting my first number cake and don't have a clue were to start... Help!
DeannaSB answered:
It's how smooth you get UNDER the fondant that makes the difference. You can have the best fondant available but if the cake is not smooth the fondant will not be smooth. Of course rolling out the fondant evenly and smooth is a must too. My fondant is rolled out to less then 1/8" (probably closer to 1/16"). You're welcome to email me mdbriggs at npacc dot net or find me on facebook.