Every year, I look forward to making my son's birthday cake. Just to see the huge smile on his face when he sees his cake for the first time....WOW! That does it for me. I've made some pretty awesome cakes, but nothing gives me more pride and joy than the ones I make for him. What can I say? It's a mommy thing :-)
My son LOVES legos, so this year I wanted to make him a cake that looked like a huge lego block. But since I'm pregnant and can't really stay on my feet for too long, I asked my husband to help me out. To make it easier and less stressful, I opted to do a rice krispie lego cake for display and red velvet cupcakes for serving. My husband made the rice krispie cake and I made the cupcakes and decorations. As always, I made some egg-free chocolate cupcakes for my son.
Hubby made two batches of rice krispie treats and firmly packed them into two greased 1/4 sheet cake pans. When the rice krispies treats were set, he unmolded them and pressed the two pieces together. He spread some buttercream frosting on the cake to smooth out any gaps and covered the entire block with red rolled fondant. Not bad for a rookie, eh?
I used a round cookie cutter and a red food coloring pen to make this lego logo. I waited for the rolled fondant to dry a little before I wrote on it.
I made these little lego decorations for the cupcakes. I cut out squares that were about 1 x 1 inch and used a round piping tip to make the tiny circles. I attached each circle with some lemon extract.
Everybody enjoyed the cupcakes and we also decided to cut the rice krispie lego block and give them to our guests before they left.
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