How clever are these building block cake decorations? They’re simple to make and perfect for jazzing up any cake or cupcake – and they look just like real LEGO! They’re the perfect way to top cakes for kids’ parties too.
Learn how to make your very own edible building blocks with our step-by-step picture recipe.
Stack them high, arrange them in an organised fashion on top of your cake or personalise with a matching name tag.
The kids are going to love them!
Recipe by Victoria Threader
- 70g modelling paste
- 70g ready-to-roll fondant
- 10g black fondant
- Red, yellow, green, blue food colour pastes
- Cornflour for dusting
- 1tbsp royal icing sugar mixed with a dot of water to make glue
Knead the fondant and modelling paste together and colour to classic colours. You will need: 30g red, 30g grey (white paste with a dot of black fondant), 30g green, 15g blue, 15g yellow and leave 10g white for the lettering.
Roll the green paste to 2mm thick and cut a 68mm circle.
For the studs, you can use either use a 4mm circle plunger or a plain piping tube. Victoria likes to use the plunger as its much faster than the piping tube.
Roll the green fondant out to 3mm thick and brush the underside with a touch of water, this helps the studs stick when you plunge them on to the disc. Line them evenly all over the disc until it’s full up.
Use the 58mm circle cutter to cut a disc. This gives you a cleaner edge.
Roll the red paste to 8mm thick and cut rectangles with a sharp knife. Use a Lego brick to guide the size.
Use a 4mm circle plunger to add the studs onto the tops of the bricks.
Cut small squares from the yellow paste and add the studs.
To make a name decoration, roll the paste out to 2mm thick and cut a 58mm disc. For the lettering, print out your chosen font and text from your computer and cut the letters out to make templates.
Roll the white paste out to 2mm thick and using the alphabet templates, cut around with a sharp knife.
Dust the counter with a touch of cornflour, black fondant can be quite sticky so this will help it not stick to the counter. Roll it out to 2mm thick and with a brush of water stick the letters onto the top and trim around the edge with a sharp knife.
Repeat with the yellow paste and then stick to the red disc with a brush of water.
Ideally these could do with drying overnight. Cardboard cake boxes are good but nothing airtight or they will go soggy. The next day, use a dot of royal icing to stick the bricks to the toppers and then place the finished toppers on to your cakes.