Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Three Adorable Little Boys Celebrate Their Birthdays With A Legoland Themed Cake

Vincenzo's, Giacomo's and Pasquale's Legoland Cake

When asked to create a Lego themed cake for these three little boys, Vincenzo, Giacomo and Pasquale, I thought, what better way to get inspiration but by looking at the California Legoland website....well....second best...I would have preferred to go to California for a first hand experience....but the website was a decent alternative. The first thing I saw was the Lego structure of their 10th Anniversary Cake. Aha! There it is...why not make a real cake inspired by this Lego structure.
                                             Decorating Process
Each tier was first covered in white fondant, and then....painstakenly, one by one, strips of fondant were placed over the base coat of fondant, to similate the Lego rods. Then, another layer of fondant was added to make the cakes looks like they were dripping in icing. Each letter in the boys' name was freehanded, and placed on a black background. Lego blocks were handcrafted as were the Lego men. No molds here baby!!!!

The cakes were, top tier....Mojito Pound Cake filled with rum Italian Meringue Buttercream, (something special for the adults). Middle tier was a moist vanilla butter cake filled with fresh sugared strawberries and Rum Italian Meringue Buttercream, infused with a strawberry, rum simple syrup. The bottom tier, was a Brooklyn Blackout Cake....Go Brooklyn!....Filled with a pumped up Nutella Italian Meringue Buttercream, garnished with real Baci Hazelnut/Chocolate candy. Num...num.....nummmmmm!

                      How Many People Will a Cake This Size Serve?

Party slices in general are: 1 1/2" x 2" by 4 - 5".

6" Round Cake Serves: 10 - 12
8" Round Cake Serves: 28 - 30
10" Round Cake Serves: 38 - 45

                                 The Joy in Creating Cakes?

There is nothing...but nothing like the look of children's faces when they first see their cake! My only regret was that my camera phone was having issues! However, their faces will forever be in my mind. It was awesome.

Well...here's wishing, all three boys a very Happy Birthday! Hope they had fun on their special Lego Day!!!

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