Last week I had a really fun cake order! I’ve always wanted to try a lego character, but not just a laying down one, how boring. So when this order for a sitting up Lego Anakin cake up I was SO excited.
The birthday boy is just a few month older than Lego boy, which is fun. His sister ordered his favorite Lego character for a fun birthday surprise! He LOVED it!
The first thing I do when starting a cake is sketch it out. For this one I also had to get EXACT measurements as I sized it up! This cake has an 8 inch by 8 inch base tier and ended up almost 19 inches tall, that’s as tall as some newborns!
I started with a two layer 8 inch square, then I carved the side so that the back. If you look at a lego you’ll see their legs narrow a bit.
Then I carved out between the legs and the leg shape. I ended up need a bit of extra height for the toes. Luckily I had plenty of extra cake leftover from the other carving!
The body is 8 inches x 4 inches, so I just cut 2 more layers in half and stacked them up! Then I carved the body prefilling so I wouldn’t have the cream cheese filling spilling out everywhere!
fill and stack… Because I had pre-measured everything this all went really fast. I also carved a 5 inch round head, but since I just did a lego head carving tutorial I didn’t take pictures of that step.
Because I wanted nice sharp corners and I didn’t want any of the detail lost I used whipped ganache for the frosting!
The arms I actually used pvc pipe for the “bones” then squished rice krispy treats into the shape I wanted. I also covered it with two layers of ganache to get a nice smooth finish before covering them with fondant.
All the fondant work is done! I forgot how much extra height I would need for a lego head with hair! I should have had the cake created the height, but I forgot and so I used the cardboard circle top, wrapped it with fondant and then added the hair, but you can see the ridge along the top, it’s the one thing I’m not happy with!
To help such a tall narrow cake stay up I created this really sturdy base! It was probably over kill and if I do another sitting lego cake I think I’ll actually make the cake smaller so it won’t need quite so much support!
To keep it pretty I covered it with fondant, marbleized grey to keep with the space theme! I stacked him and drove him over, assembling the arms, hands and adding the shine once I got to the party! I’m SO pleased with how he turned out. He looks SO much like the image the sister sent me, I’m in love! The birthday boy recognized Anakin at once! I love what I do!