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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(6) Next, arrange the Lego on the front right corner of the cake. There should be an overflow on top of the cake.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
Finally, brush the cake with some vodka to remove any icing sugar residue. And you are all done! Happy baking.
Other cake making tutorials like the Bouquet Cake below can be found here.