This Lego cake design is so very simple! No special tools or cake decorating skills necessary!

Lego Cake- simple design! No special tools or skill level necessary!

I’m off to spend the next few days at the BlogHer Food conference but I wanted to leave you with this quick tutorial. I posted this Lego Cake on Instagram a few weeks ago for my son’s 4th birthday party. Not too long after that my Facebook feed and inbox started filling up with requests of how to make this design at home. Honestly I wasn’t even going to post this and I just took a few sloppy pictures- I hope you don’t mind me sharing!

Lego Cake- easy to do at home!

Apparently there are other little boys who like Legos. Who knew? They are kind of a big deal I guess. Now you can take this design and run with it. I tried with all my heart to get my son to pick a different frosting color but he insisted on red. So red it was. Wow was it ever!

3 Layer Lego Cake

This is technically a 3 layer cake. I used box mixes. Feel free to use a homemade cake made with the tears of unicorns if you wish. The bottom 2 layers are 9×13 yellow cake. The 3rd 9×13 cake was chocolate and I simply used a biscuit cutter to cut out 6 rounds. I placed them all on top with a dab of frosting. Then I did something crazy and heated my buttercream up to a pourable consistency. In theory this would have worked well if I hadn’t have stopped to snap a quick picture. Don’t do that. Just keep pouring. The frosting hardens quickly.

Or just frost it with a spatula like most normal people do. Whatevs.

Lego cake frosting tutorial- pour heat4ed frosting over the cake for a smooth finish

A lot of you asked about the little Lego head pops too so I’ll post those next week. Promise!

Lego Cake pops- marshmallow Lego man head! SO easy!!

 

- Katrina
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23 Responses to “Lego Cake”

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    Erin — May 14, 2014 at 9:08 pm

    How cute! I love the heating trick, that would work for lots of things. Great idea!

    • Katrina Bahl — May 20th, 2014 @ 10:37 am

      Thanks! That is one of my favorite cake tricks because I am the worst cake decorator!!

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    Akaleistar — May 14, 2014 at 10:11 pm

    What a cute cake!

    • Katrina Bahl — May 20th, 2014 @ 10:35 am

      Thank you! This was a fun cake to make.

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    Matt Robinson — May 15, 2014 at 1:36 am

    As a dad of two lego-loving boys, I would be a hero if I made this! I love how you got the lego writing down perfectly. So cool!

    • Katrina Bahl — May 20th, 2014 @ 10:34 am

      I am just about the worst cake decorator in the history of EVER, so thank you! :)

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    Chichi — May 15, 2014 at 4:25 am

    aww this is so cute

    • Katrina Bahl — May 20th, 2014 @ 10:34 am

      Thank you! So glad that you liked the cake.

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    Chloe @ foodlikecake — May 15, 2014 at 6:28 am

    So cute!

    • Katrina Bahl — May 20th, 2014 @ 10:33 am

      Thank you so much!

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    michelle — May 15, 2014 at 7:22 am

    so neat, love you poured the frosting to make it more smooth! we have HUGE lego fans here.

    • Katrina Bahl — May 20th, 2014 @ 10:33 am

      I loved it too… until I stopped to take a picture! Ha! But it all worked out in the end.

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    Amy @Very Culinary — May 15, 2014 at 1:59 pm

    I threw a lego themed party for Trevor last year and made cupcakes with candy lego bricks on top. I love your cake!!

    • Katrina Bahl — May 20th, 2014 @ 10:32 am

      Awesome idea, Amy! I couldn’t find those candy Lego bricks… I’m too much of a last minute planner to have ordered them online lol

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    Tiffany — May 15, 2014 at 4:36 pm

    What brand of frosting did you use or is it homemade?

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    Shari Kelley — May 15, 2014 at 9:19 pm

    I wish I’d seen this cake when my boys were little. They loved legos and would play with them for hours. What a great idea for a cake! Thanks for sharing your photos.

    • Katrina Bahl — May 20th, 2014 @ 10:29 am

      Thank you Shari! Boys sure do love Legos, right?!

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    Colleen — May 19, 2014 at 3:14 pm

    I cut marshmallows in half for the round pieces on top!!

    • Katrina Bahl — May 20th, 2014 @ 10:25 am

      Awesome idea! I think my cake was too large for that because that was my original thought but I needed larger rounds. Maybe if I had gotten those gigantic ones?! lol

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    Jen — May 21, 2014 at 10:26 am

    LOVE this cake and even more I love your comment about making a homemade cake with the tears of unicorns. Classic!

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    Ang — May 28, 2014 at 6:54 pm

    I just frosted my lego cake, but used a butter based buttercream. Yikes, I am scraping off the frosting and going to buy shortening and cream to make your frosting. How hot do I need to get it?

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    Michael Montauk — June 27, 2014 at 12:17 pm

    I told my daughter-law about this cake, and my grandson love it.
    Thanks

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