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Friday, 6 June 2014

Lego Cupcakes

The kid in me....

I couldn't   wait to post these pics as I really enjoyed decorating these cupcakes. This set of Lego goodies was requested by our friend, for her very playful son’s birthday...yeah... !

 
I got this inspiration from a Google image and the original pic belongs to  hellonaomi. Her cuppies look  really neat.  Well, I thought I should  give it a go as I  knew that the Birthday boy is a  Lego fan...

 Here is the recipe for the fondant ...


Fondant Recipe Ingredients


1/2 cup 125ml glucose syrup
1 tablespoon 15ml glycerine
1 tablespoon 14g (0.49 ounces) gelatine
1 tablespoon 15ml water
900g (31.75 ounces) 6 3/4 cups pure icing sugar
Extra 1-2 teaspoons of water as needed


Directions


Place the glucose syrup and glycerine in a heatproof bowl.
Sprinkle the gelatin over the top and then add the water.
 Leave the mixture for 1 minute for the gelatin to swell and soften.
Microwave for 30 seconds, stir and repeat until mixture is clear.


Sieve icing sugar into large mixing bowl and pour in the glucose mixture.(Sieving is really important).

Mix on low speed with electric mixer using a dough hook. If needed add the additional 1-2 teaspoons of water.

Once it forms a ball in the bowl tip onto the bench and continue to kneed until smooth.

If not using immediately wrap in plastic and then store in a ziplock bag.


 Prepare the Lego bricks using Fondant Icing. And store in an air tight container.

 And then start 
off by baking a batch of vanilla cupcakes.

Let them cool on a wire rack  before frosting.

Next top the cupcakes with vanilla butter-cream frosting.  and refrigerate the cupcakes.
Take them out after an hour or so.

Roll out some  fondant icing(which  prepared  couple of days ahead), and cut out circles using a cookie cutter. And cover the frosted cup cakes with the cut out fondant circles..



Next glue  fondant Lego bits using some sugar syrup. i used a fine paint brush and dabbed some sugar syrup on to the fondant topper...



Fondant Lego bricks

As for the Lego bits , I started off making them couple of days ahead...  First made fondant icing and sealed them in ziploc bags and stored them in an airtight container(no need to refrigerate) ..
 The following day  i rolled out a small portion of fondant and colored them with coloring gel paste. I  used a toothpick to add color to my fondant kneaded it well. 

 You can skip the above step and  roll out some store bought colored fondant(sugar paste)


  How to make the Lego bricks


Roll the fondant for desired thickness and  cut out rectangles and square shaped Lego bricks out of fondant.. just use a sharp knife..it will be easy to have some real Lego bricks with you to use as a m0del ..

Roll out some  fondant, use a straw or an icing nozzle to cut out the dots which is going to be on top of your Lego blocks... push the fondant dot out of the nozzle using a toothpick. Glue the dots on to your bricks using sugar syrup (or with a wet paint brush).

To stop fondant from sticking on to the surface or your cutting mat while rolling  you can use some vegetable shortening (Copha in Australia),  or dust  icing sugar or else corn flour.

You can cut out your desired shape with a sharp knife and with the help of a too pick.

I rested my Lego bits on a wax paper and stored them in an air tight container. until ready they were to use .

Here's a RECAP

Make the Lego bricks ahead and store.
Bake the Vanilla cupcakes.
Frost the cakes.
Add the cut out  fondant circles.
Fix the Lego brick toppers.



There you go .... this would be a great addition for your Lego party!
Happy cupcaking....