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My name is Bronwyn and I am so glad you have stopped by for a visit. I hope you find joy and inspiration in everything you see here. I live with my family in a new, builder-grade townhome in a small city, even though my dream home would be a century old farmhouse in the countryside. Daily I strive to add warmth, "age," and character to our little home. I love to knit, crochet, sew, decorate, bake and go thrift shopping. These are all a wonderful release after my three small children are off to bed each evening. Thankfully, I have a patient and understanding husband, Kevin, who allows me to bring all kinds of crazy things into our home in the the name of "creativity."

Monday, December 26, 2011

LEGO Cakes for My LEGO Boy

My oldest son just turned 7 years old. I can't believe it! It feels like only yesterday we surprised to find out we were pregnant after almost 3years of trying and several rounds of fertility drugs. Bryn is one of of our Miracles.
This year's birthday has been particularly joyful for us because shortly after Bryn's 6th birthday, we found out that he had developed a fist-sized brain tumour. To make a long story short, Bryn has had surgery and has recovered with flying colours. We are forever on "tumour watch" but are glad that everything has worked out so well.

So - when my sweet little Miracle Man asks for a LEGO- shaped birthday cake, I have to deliver! After googling this several times, I came across some easy instructions to create building-block cakes perfect for my LEGO-obsessed 7 year old.

By the way - I am by no means a cake-decorator. You'll find much better examples elsewhere on the web. : ) But you can tell my cakes were decorated with love!

1) Bake one 9x13 slab cake. Chocolate by my boy's request! I lined the pan with parchment paper so that I could easily remove the cake from the pan.
2) Cut the cake into "building-block" shapes - squares, rectangles and long strips.
3) To make the raised circles on each cake, cut a large marshmallow in half with sharp kitchen scissors.
4) Ice each cake in your choice of LEGO colour. Also, ice the marshmallow halves needed for each cake.
5) Apply the iced the marshmallows to the iced cake.
So what do you think? They aren't perfect (in fact, at the time, I was quite embarrassed by them. But now, looking at the pictures, they really aren't half bad!)
And my son- what did he think? He said they were "awesome" and couldn't wait to show all of his friends. So, after seeing "Puss in Boots" at the movie theatre, we returned home for slices of LEGO cake. And yes - they other kids thought they were cool too!
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6 comments:

  1. O my goodness!! Those are just too cute!!! Thanks for sharing at my "Anything 2011" linky party!!


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  2. Wow, B! I never saw these. So cool!

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  3. Wow, What a awesome cake idea! I love to bake and make several birthday cakes throughout the year.. this one I will be trying in June for my nephews birthday! S.T

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  4. THOSE are AWESOME!!! thank you for sharing! I will attempt for my 5 year olds party…

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  5. THOSE are AWESOME!!! thank you for sharing! I will attempt for my 5 year olds party…

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