Monday, October 18, 2010

Portfolio: Lego Cupcakes

My best friend's son Cameron celebrated his 4th birthday this weekend and he is a super Legohead.  They've opened up a Lego store here in Austin now, and since Cameron was having a very small party, we decided to do cupcakes with a Lego theme.  Cameron is usually a chocolate fiend, but when presented with several flavor options, he chose strawberry cupcakes with chocolate frosting.  Yum!

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After baking a dozen strawberry cupcakes,  I frosted the tops with brightly colored buttercream, keeping the level pretty even.  That was the easy part.  I then piped tiny dots on each surface to simulate a Lego brick base.  If you've ever played with Legos, you know what I'm talking about:

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After the tops were done, I then took a flat tip to create some Lego pieces that spelled out the letters of Cameron's name.  Our original idea was to place candy shaped like Lego bricks on top, but we couldn't find on such short notice and using real Legos meant cleaning them afterwards, which was not a fun prospect.

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Cameron was thrilled with the results and we had a great time playing with Legos at the party. Happy birthday, buddy! We love you!

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Everyone was wearing their Legos by the end of the party!  Meet Cap'n Bluebeard :o)

Happy Caking,
Kelly

1 comment:

  1. Is that a blob of frosting on the collar of her shirt? Hilarious! And super cute!

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