The Making of a Lego Cake

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This is a cake I made for a 6 year old Lego lover. Below, I will be showing you the various stages involved in the making of this cake. Though this cake might look somewhat complicated, it is however quite easy to make. Having said that, I will be the first to admit that it is actually very time consuming. I call it a labor of love for you must truly love designing cakes to put in all the work involved in his cake. To see other views of this cake, click here. For a second tutorial on how I made a different Lego cake (picture below) click here.

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THE PROCESS

(1) First drape both cake tiers with white fondant. The top tier is 6 inches while the bottom tier is 8 inches. Both tiers are about 4 inches high each.

(2) Next, drape the cake board with white fondant. You can find a tutorial on how I drape my cake boards here. I used a 12 inch square cake board. After draping the cake board, I used a fondant wheel to stitch squares on the board. This pattern will run through the entire cake.

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(3) Next, color some of the leftover fondant red, green, blue and yellow. Roll them out and cut them into small rectangles. The dimensions of the rectangles are 1 inch by 1.5 cm. These rectangles are going to act as the Lego blocks.

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(4) Next, arrange the Lego randomly on the front right corner of the cake board. Use water to stick them to the board. You want to be as random as possible. There should be no method/rhythm to it. I divided some of the Lego into two to make smaller blocks.

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(5) Next, apply some melted chocolate on the cake board and place the larger cake tier on it. The cake should overlap some of the Lego designs.

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(6) Next, arrange the Lego on the front right corner of the cake. There should be an overflow on top of the cake.

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(7) Next, Roll out some white fondant, cut it into an 8 inch square, make square patterns with the fondant wheel and cover the top of the cake tier with it. Part of the design of this cake is to show white sheets being peeled off from the cake. To give the illusion of a peel on top of the bottom tier, roll back the white fondant at the front right corner of the bottom tier and place some paper towel underneath. Leave the paper towel there until the fondant dries.

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(8) Next, place some dowels in the bottom tier, apply some melted chocolate and stack the top tier on it. You can read more about how to stack cakes here.

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(9) Next, just like you did with the bottom tier, stick Lego on the front right corner of the top tier. Again, there should be an overflow on the top of the cake.

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(10) Next, roll out some white fondant, cut it into a 6 inch square, make square patterns with a fondant roller and stick it to the top of the cake. Elevate the front right corner of the white fondant and support it with some paper towel until it dries.

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(11) Next, roll out some white fondant the same height as the tiers, again, make square patterns on the fondant with a stitching wheel and wrap both tiers with the fondant starting from the back and leaving the Lego patterns in front exposed. At this point, you can wrap, fold, drape, bend, twist the ends of the fondant any way you want to. Use whatever tools and containers you have to keep the fondant in place until it dries.

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(12) Next, make the name and age tags. I used letter and number cutters for these and overlapped them on various colors of fondant to give a Lego logo finish. Allow them to dry and stick them to the cake.

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(13) Next, roll out the leftover colored fondant to about 1/2 cm thick. Use a frosting tip to cut out circles. I used Wilton’s No. 10 frosting tip here. Use some water to stick these to the Lego on the cake board and on top of the cake tiers.

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Finally, brush the cake with some vodka to remove any icing sugar residue. And you are all done! Happy baking.

Lego Cake

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other cake making tutorials like the Bouquet Cake below can be found here.

bouquet cake

 

Terry Adido is passionate about showing people how easy it is to recreate restaurant quality meals in the comfort of their kitchens. With a style of cooking he refers to as Afro-European Fusion, his meals are influenced greatly by French and Italian Cuisine with a West African twist. If you love good food, you are in for the ride of your life.

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60 comments on “The Making of a Lego Cake
  1. ani says:

    *slowclaps*
    Well done. You make it look easy.

  2. Teniola Adamson says:

    Hello Boss…. Your explanations and instructions are easy to follow God bless and keep you…Thanks for this fountain of knowledge am honored to drink from it.
    P.S please like my page it would be a really honor if you did.. https://m.facebook.com/pages/Honeydrops-Cake-Story/1541162686104080… Thanks

  3. adeola adijat says:

    this is awesome and easy to follow. God bless ur soul

  4. Folasayo says:

    Terry Adido, the cake boss. Wish I could be tutored by you. God bless the works of your gifted hands.

  5. Susan says:

    Thanks so much oga, this tutorial is a Bday gift. Bless u .

  6. OLUDAISY ANIFAT says:

    THIS IS AMAZING, I LOVE IT

  7. Amazing! Very detailed. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Millicent says:

    I am officially a fan! love this!
    You are gifted sir! Well done!!

  9. yetunde enendu says:

    you rock!!!

  10. ola says:

    You are the best boss

  11. adebola Ewetade says:

    You are a great gift to our generation!

  12. adebukola says:

    Terry u are too much

  13. Imoh Oluchi says:

    Thanks so much Terry for sharing. It’s amazing to know you’re using your Gifts to bless others.

  14. Moronranti says:

    Nice one here Terry

  15. lorlah says:

    Thanks Terry

  16. queen says:

    wow! u rock my cake world .thanks .am so making a lego cake for my nephews bday.

  17. noobaker says:

    love, love your site, makes me want to try cake decorating; detailed tutorials and generous tips, you make it easy to follow for beginners like me

  18. Lynwabs says:

    U keep blowing my mind…waooo! Oga Terry dis is more dan luvly. God will continue to enrich u wt more inspirtions. U will live to enjoy d fruits of ur kind heart, lack will not near ur tent IJNA. Tnx for ur open hands sir I promise u it’s not in vain God sees how u’re helping us grow wt caking. Tnx!

  19. Karen says:

    Thanks so much for this! I’m actually decorating a wedding cake tomorrow in a similar style, so this was just what I needed! 🙂

  20. yemi says:

    you are simply the best.well done boss

  21. Adeyinka says:

    now this is how you’d welcome us. nice job boss

  22. Sandra says:

    Tnk u soo much sir..God bless u….I have a problem with my fondant it alwaz breaks can u plz give me a recepi..God

  23. yvonne says:

    I was overjoyed when I saw grated nutmeg as my helper tonight.nd I exclaimed in my thought saying “u again helping out the second time, when I needed to impress my friends wth my work.i so much appreciate all you do.sharing ur gift wth us.thats a tru gift.thank you very much for givng me all I nid for a lego cake!you rock bros!

  24. OMOYA TOYIN says:

    God bless u Terry for dis lovely tutorial
    More ororo to ur elbow

  25. Felicia says:

    You are a cake genius! Thanks for your purity of heart!

  26. Kathy says:

    Hello Terry, this cake looks fantastic and I’m planning to make it for a joint birthday party for my son and two others. Thank you for the great tutorial and all the ideas on your site – I had never realised the importance of covering the board until now but it makes all the difference!
    Do you have any ideas about what I could possibly use instead of vodka to clear the icing sugar off at the end? I appreciate that the alcohol itself will evaporate, but one of the children with a birthday is Muslim and I want to avoid alcohol if possible.
    Thank you so much!

  27. Hussaina Joyce Kiman says:

    Thank you Terry for this tutorial. I have always wondered how the Lego cake was done. Am gonna give it a try. God bless.

  28. yemisi says:

    Wow! Am so trying this Lego cake. Thank You. This are stuff you pay plenty money for here in Lagos o. You are such a blessing! God bless you for showing how on your designs…

  29. Genevieve says:

    Really! Where have you been all my life!!! Tutorial made so easy, even without video. Wao! Thank you.

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