Sunday, October 14, 2012
I'm excited to be making this cake. Very excited. Sarah wanted a geeky Star Wars cake for her husbands 40th birthday, and left the creativity up to me. I decided to go full on geek, and pulled out an idea I was saving for a special occasion.
Lego Millennium Falcon.
I had saved this one to make for my fella's birthday, but came up with something even more incredible for him, so lucky Sarah!
I knew it would be a challenge from the start, but was looking forward to it. The bake went fantastic, the rough ice, sculpt and good ice; great. I spent a good chunk of time figuring out how to make the fondant come out looking like Lego, and in the end got a great idea... use Lego!
I'm very fortunate to have had a good amount of Lego growing up, and found exactly what I was looking for... 'ground'. A green square of lego that was just hollow on the bottom - it doesnt have the snap in circles required for stacking. After trying a few techniques, this was by far the best. A few more times using it, and it'll be perfect. I hope I get to make more Lego cakes... they are so fun.
It turned out to be much easier than expected. I had some issues in a few areas, but I was expecting it. I'll need to figure out a technique for adding fondant on the inside of 3D cakes... So here she is; my Lego Millennium Falcon Cake!