This was Matthew's year to have a family party, which requires much less work on my part! (Our boys have a party with friends every other year, and a family-only party on the in-between years.) But of course I wanted to make sure he had a fun cake. He wanted . . . I bet you can guess . . . a Lego theme. What else is there? By my count, this is my fourth Lego cake, and I'm willing to bet it won't be my last :o)
Specifically, Matthew requested a cake that looked like this cool spaceship tripod walker he has. It was a bit daunting for me to figure out how to translate that into cake at first, but it came together well and I had a blast creating his/my vision.
I kept the cake itself very simple with this fun Lego brick border I crafted out of marshmallow fondant.
I decided to use the mini figures straight out of the Lego set, which saved a ton of time (and looked waaay better than if I'd made them ;o) The spaceship started life as fruity rice krispie treats. A bit of carving and marshmallow fondant later, and viola:
As a fun surprise I made a
It was a huge hit - lots of ooohs and aaahhs from all my men :o) Matthew has voted the space ship 'the coolest eat-able-est thing EVER!'
Happy Ten, Matthew!