Alan’s birthday weekend was a success! And even ended with some awesome Teryaki Burgers that I made Sunday. He loves teryaki and we could never seem to get the burgers to come out right. My tip to success – let them marinate for an hour before and then cook them. We just tried pouring the sauce on them as they cooked before and that usually ended in burned and under cooked burgers that we had to throw away…
Anyway, I wanted to make Alan a fun cake and came across this one on Parenting.com.
Cute right? So I thought it would be creative to make Legos that spelled Alan’s name. So I took my daughter’s Mega Bloks and spelled out his name so I would know how to do it. The cake was way harder to do than I thought!
I made a yellow cake in a 9×13 pan. I dumped it out onto a cookie sheet (I learned a new trick of how to get a cake out of the pan from Alan’s grandma – warm it up in the microwave for about 30 seconds and it will slide out a lot easier and be less likely to break).
Once it was out, I cut the Lego pieces to spell out Alan’s name. I had mapped it out on the Saran Wrap I had used to cover the cake. The pieces were super hard to frost! Well the top was easy, but the sides with all the crumbs just wouldn’t hold onto the frosting! This recipe says to use a frozen pound cake which probably would have been a better idea – so next time, I’ll take the cake out of the pan, then freeze it, then let it thaw slightly, then cut it. Got it.
I also used marshmallows on top instead of the candies it suggested. I cut them in half and frosted them and I think that actually turned out quite well.
So here’s the finished product!
People said they liked it and it tasted really good, so that’s what counts right? Happy Birthday Alan!