This Ninjago cake was crazy fun to make, but a cake like this will yield best results when you start a least a week in advance. Lego cakes were the reason that I finally broke down and bought some silicone putty. Namely, my Kai Ninjago cake. If you’ve never used it before, it can be super useful to get impressions of very specific things, like Legos or broaches.
But it takes planning. These Legos, Lego guys, and ninja stars were molded and allowed to air dry a couple days before, but ideally you do them a whole week before to allow the fondant to dry. Otherwise, they might end up a bit droopy. Or very fragile. Or both. There were many casualties. Make extra!
If I were to make this cake again, I would maybe trim around the black Lego flats with a knife to get a more rectangular shape, but make sure to do this step before the fondant dries to avoid cracking pieces. I might also use a smaller brush for the gold design. But otherwise, this is a piece I’m pretty proud of.
Happy baking, friends.
Originally posted on April 12, 2015