Friday, October 8, 2010

Lego Cupcakes- again!

I was asked once more to make Lego cupcakes for the launch of Lego Universe, a new online game made by my husband's company, NetDevil. I made 5 dozen cupcakes for the launch party today.

I love making special themed cupcakes like these. Having made Lego cupcakes once before, I already knew how to make the bricks out of fondant. This time, I decided to make the 2x2 bricks, because apparently they are more common than the 3x2s that I made last time. I also made them in 3 different colors, red, yellow and blue.

I made the bricks one day, and the cupcakes the next. I made 2 dozen vanilla, 2 dozen red velvet, and one dozen chocolate, all with vanilla frosting. I tinted the frosting red, yellow and blue, to coordinate with the bricks.

I also tried to different decorating technique with the frosting. Using different tips for each color, I piped stars and dots all over the cupcakes. So cute! The stars kind of remind me of flowers, like hydrangeas. I then placed different colored Legos on each cupcake.

I was really pleased the way these turned out. I delivered them to the office early in the morning, in time for the launch party. They had also gotten a cake with the logo on it, and my cupcakes surrounded the cake. It was a great setup.

Although I can't imagine eating cupcakes at 8am, I'm sure everyone will enjoy them.


Please Do Not Feed The Animals. said...

They look brilliant. I have a little boy sitting on my knee saying, "Can we make those tomorrow, can we, can we, please, please, pretty, pretty pleeeeeease?"
Hmmm... I don't have the heart to tell him his Mummy wouldn't have a clue where to start!

Elise said...

Oh my goodness, these look so delicious. But they look so colorful and pretty, I wouldn't be able to eat them! Great job! I would love to learn how to use fondant...

Tania said...

Elise- fondant is just like cookie or pie dough. you can tint it and roll it out and cut it into any shape you like. I taught myself how to do it. It's not super tasty, but it is made out of sugar and is edible. You can buy it pre-made or make your own. Just start playing with it and see what you can do!