Lego Crazy

 If you have a child you know Legos.  
My kids LOVE them.  They can’t get enough.  
As a parent, I love them too; they can occupy my boys creativity and imagination for hours.  
As a mom anything that will keep your kids quiet while engaging their brain, when you’re reading US Weekly trying to make dinner, is a blessing.  
Here’s what I DON”T love about Legos…stepping on them with bare feet.  Seriously.  It hurts.  Back when Guantanamo was around this might have been an effective form of interrogation/torture.  Make the detainees walk on Legos until they spill.  It would work, I am sure of it!  
Another thing I don’t like about Legos…building them.  I don’t mean building a free-form ship, or castle, I mean, following those directions to build an ARC-170 Starfighter.  Don’t you love it when you get all the way to step 24, only to realize you did step 2 wrong.  Love it!    My 6 year old is just at the age where he is starting to follow the directions himself, but mostly still needs help.  This is primarily because he doesn’t want the Legos that are appropriate for HIS own age, he wants the super complicated cool ship that has like 4 million pieces!  There is nothing worse than struggling trying to build a Lego spaceship for your 6 year old while having him tell you, “no, mom it doesn’t go like that” and him being 100% correct.  Schooled by my 1st grader…feels great 😉
I think anyone who is going to have a boy should be required to take a night-school course.  Lego 101, anyone?
But , here’s the worst thing…finally getting that Lego Starfighter built after 3 hours of sweat and tears only to tenderly hand it over to your kiddo and watch as he dive bombs his Clone troopers with it.  What you are left with is 4 million pieces, yet again, along with a crying boy.  The joys of parenting.
With all that off my chest, I do really like Legos.  I think they are a great toy, as long as my involvement is limited.  Some of my kid’s creations only solidify my stance in that they are geniuses ~ future architects who will add to the New York skyline one day.

Since all little boys (and girls too, I’m sure) love Legos I was excited to make these cupcakes for one of my 1st grader’s classmates.

Legos + Cupcake = Happy Kids

Overhead view of chocolate cupcakes with candy legos
I made the Legos out of fondant.  They took a bit of time, but it was worth it.
I wish I had taken some pictures of the process, but I didn’t.
I colored the marshmallow fondant, rolled it out about 1/2″ thick and using a pizza cutter, cut them into Lego blocks.  To make the circles on top, I rolled the fondant thin, about 1/8″, and used a drinking straw as the cutter to make the circles all the same size.  I adhered them with a paintbrush and water and let them dry for a few days.
Close-up of a chocolate cupcake with candy legos
Now, don’t even get me started on Transformers…

Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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June 3, 2010 6:15 pm

Love your blog and your Legos are really cute. I took it one step further and bought the Lego ice cube molds from their website. I use the candy melts from Michael's and once they set up, they pop right out of the silicone molds. Kids love them!

February 21, 2010 8:18 pm

Very cute! My son is begging for a lego store party this year! I was planning the same cupcake idea but was trying to come up with a way to get the circles on. Drinking starw…fantastic!!! Thanks! Love your blog.

January 21, 2010 8:03 pm

Love it! These are so cute! My daughter would love these… in pink and purple of course, lol.

January 14, 2010 3:29 pm

How cute! These are really darling. I can't imagine taking the time to make all of these- what great patience you have.

Sue Sparks
January 14, 2010 5:03 am

These are way too cute!

I have something for you on my blog:)

Mini Baker
January 13, 2010 10:35 pm

your legos are PERFECT!!!

Katherine Aucoin
January 13, 2010 6:39 pm

You are so creative, the Legos on your cupcakes look spectacular! I remember the Lego days and they REALLY do hurt when you step on them.

January 13, 2010 6:23 pm

LOL, my boys never played with toys. They had ZERO interest. Now sporting equip and balls? We had enough of all that to equip multiple amd various sports teams. 🙂

Your cupcakes turned out super cute.

Amy I.
January 13, 2010 4:21 pm

Hi and thanks for your sweet comment! I'm so glad I found my way to your site too, can't wait to poke around. It's nice to "meet" you 🙂

January 13, 2010 3:31 pm

LOVE these – they're so creative and fabulous! I'm bookmarking for when my daughter gets a little older 🙂

January 13, 2010 2:49 pm

Those legos are absolutely adorable! I need an occasion to make them 🙂 And yes, stepping on Legos DOES hurt!

January 13, 2010 1:31 am

Those are absolutely adorable. He must have adored them.

Susan Crabtree
January 12, 2010 10:51 pm

seriously cool-love these!

January 12, 2010 6:49 pm

So creative!! The topping looks really yummy!

Tracy @ Sugarcrafter
January 12, 2010 3:26 pm

It's me again! I wanted to let you know that I passed along the Happy 101 award to you, because it makes me happy every time you blog!

Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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