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Lego birthday cake recipe

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Ingredients:

  • 1 butter cake, trimmed to the brick proportions on four sides
  • 8 marshmallows

Icing

  • 180g butter, softened
  • 3 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 cups soft icing mixture, sifted
  • 3 tbsp milk + a little extra to thin the icing later
  • 2 tsp blue food colouring

Method:

Place the butter cake brick on the cake board or cake plate and place it in the freezer for 1 hour.

While it is in the freezer, place the butter in a bowl and mix with an electric mixer until it is pale and fluffy. Add the vanilla and combine.

Using half a cup at a time, add the icing mixture and beat well. As the mixture becomes stiff, add a little of the milk and the food colouring until all of the icing ingredients are combined.

Remove the cake from the freezer and using a small spatula, coat the entire cake in a thin coat of icing (crumb coat) and return the cake to the freezer for 30 minutes.

When the cake is chilled, mix the remaining icing again for 1-2 minutes and give the cake an all over smooth coat.

Thin the remaining icing with a few drops of milk and place the marshmallows on a fork and dip into the icing. Slide the marshmallow onto the cake using a knife.

 

Notes

  • There is a way to make this without even cooking. You can buy a madeira cake from the supermarket and coat it in some Betty Crocker ready-made Vanilla Frosting. It is totally cheating and perfect if you can't find the time to cook.
  • The crumb coat is a very important step if you are after a really smooth finish.
  • I used liquid Queen brand food colouring. You could also colour this yellow, red, white or green.
  • This recipe was created by Jennifer Cheung for Kidspot, 's New Zealand's best recipe finder.

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