Monday, October 3, 2011

millennium falcon lego cake

It's tradition to let my kids pick whatever kind of cake they want and I will try my hardest to make it happen. I've been anxious ever since my son let me know that he wanted a Lego cake. As we looked online at different options he fell in love with some images of millennium falcon Lego cakes, HERE and HERE. Despite my concerns that it might not work out, I told him I would try it.

It's not perfect but I was pretty proud of how it turned out. I spent about 6 hours on it, 2 of which were spent just putting the little Lego bumps on.

 I had to get creative and figure some things out with this cake. I wanted to share what I did in case anyone else ever wants to attempt this.
This was my first cake using a cake and rice crispy treats and I loved how much easier it was. I used a 8' round cake for the main body and then added the rice crispy pieces to the front and side. Sorry I forgot to take a picture before I frosted it. I think it would have been a big mess if I had tried to cut cake into this shape like I was originally planning.

When I colored my fondant I ended up with purple instead of gray. Apparently this is a big problem when using black coloring,especially with the Wilton brand. I also tried Americolor and it wasn't much better. Luckily, I found online that you can add some yellow coloring to neutralize it.  Worked like a charm.

This is my contraption I created for making my Lego bumps. I had some straws from Ikea that were the same circumference as my bamboo skewers. I cut a 2' piece of straw and slipped it over the end of the skewer.

With the skewer pulled up into the straw I would poke the straw into rolled out fondant.

Then I would very lightly wet the bottom of the fondant and then with the skewer push it out of the straw onto the cake.

I hope this makes sense. It worked very well. It's important the the skewer fit tightly inside the straw otherwise the fondant will squeeze up the sides of the skewer as you push it out.

I probably wasn't very acurate in the design I just kinda stuck things were I thought they would look good.

In the end all that matters is this happy face. Happy Birthday G-Man!

I'm linking to today's creative blog and these parties.


Louise said...

Brilliant cake, you should be very proud! I know what you mean about being anxious about their choice of cake, first thought - sounds great, second thought - how the heck will I make that!!!!!!?

nest full of eggs said...

what a very fortunate birthday boy to have a mom like you. I can't show this to my 2 sons because they'd want it, too

Erin said...

wow. you really are a super mom Kalleen! the cake is amazing!

Jess said...

Wow Kalleen! Yep, that face says it all, he looks ecstatic! fab job on the cake!

Rachel said...

Oh wow, that is absolutely amazing!

Emily said...

Ohmygosh. Amazing!! And that picture is priceless. :) said...

Amazing! My kid wanted a MF cake too, but I had to explain to him that it just wasn't in my skill set :)

Stacey said...

Wow, what a lucky boy. My oldest would die for a cake like this. Sadly his mother is a cake decorating wannabe. Great job!

MandaK said...

My 6 year old was looking over my shoulder as I read this post. He said "Is that the millennium falcon? I want one!" So it was totally recognizable!

Cristy said...

Your cake turned out Awesome! I also made a Millenium Falcon cake for my sons 6th birthday last year.
I'd love for you to check it out


Stacy@thealmostwholepackage said...

This is great!

Sara said...

OMG what a really awesome cake, I think it is perfect enough!
Great job!

Rachel said...

So Awesome! I love that it is both Star Wars and Legos. I think my husband would love this more than my son, haha. I would love it if you would stop by and share at the crafty link party going on right now at Lines Across My Face.
I hope to see you soon,

Ashleigh said...

No you didn't!!! This is awesome!!!

Kari said...

I know a couple boys that would love that cake. Amazing! Your son's reaction is worth a thousand words.


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