AMy sons birthday is in September. We are taking him to Lego land, so I was planning a simple Lego cake, rectangles of fondant on the sides, etc. now he says he wants a Frozen cake. With Olaf, Sven and Kristoff. I am a total novice, so I am at a total loss about how to combine the two. My only thought is a Lego olaf[IMG]http://cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/3270681/width/200/height/400[/IMG] But is this doable for someone with no experience carving a cake? Am I crazy?
you might could do it with white chocolate on the outside and either cake or rice krispie treats inside-- you could also use fondant plaques cut to size and dried out-- getting those nice sharp edges is the trick -- if you are really creative you could do it -- it's not a beginner cake -- carving is the least of your worries --
what about olaf playing with a few legos ;)
AFondant plaques. Hmm. Anything ahead is a bonus. The bottom two layers seem almost doable, but very complex, like you said. I am thinking of olafs head to the side, like it fell off. Maybe mold it out of rpk or just a big block of mc. But still Lego look [IMG]http://cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/3270685/width/200/height/400[/IMG] With a Lego board. It would eliminate some if the structural problems his head presents, at least.
but fondant plaques might not get that real exact edging -- chocolate could but it's not super white -- that's a tremendous degree of difficulty for a total novice --
i mean just figure dumping out a bunch of legos and fashioning them into an olaf...now rewind and create the legos and then fashion olaf --
AWhy does it need to be Lego and frozen? If he's asked for a frozen cake couldn't you just make a frozen cake? I like the head on the floor btw. My daughter and I have only just watched frozen and her favourite bits are where his head falls off or were he's impaled on an icicle or his nose is on the back of his head. I'd like to make her a frozen cake for her next birthday and Olaf won't be all in one piece on her cake. :-)
AI like to make things complicated. One of my first cakes was for my mil. I had to combine her love of football, running, and herself. So I made a "football mountain". Three football shapes( not rounded) stacked. Then I dug a trail into the side, added candy rocks and bc grass. I took a bunch of pictures of her and put them on toothpicks, with the one of her running on the trail. The rest went on the cupcakes. As for this cake, I like to use his cake and party to give clues to his present. This year, it's a trip to lego land. And it reflects him more than frozen would. My other idea is to do a more standard round cake, with Lego bricks, but in frozen colors. Then I was going to buy the Lego figures. But so far, no frozen guys exist. Not sure I could make them myself. Maybe I can have my hubby make the Olaf out of real Legos. Then I could see what I'm trying to do. Could I harden the fondant w gumpaste to get the crisp lines in the first pic?
Ai saw duff goldman's crew take hardened gum paste and sand it with some kind of electric sander -- so sure it's possible -- I've used a microplane on hard dry fondant before -- I think it left marks - can't remember-- probably could smooth them out with your finger --
your cake for your mil sounds very cool and yet sculptures are a different breed altogether -- sculptures with 50 flat surfaces and 150 right angles and all those teeny tiny dots to represent a character --
on the order of your previous cake -- what about a lego mountain with small frozen characters?
hey! what about making legos out of chocolate! you could make the mold for it but I have also seen them on sale too, Lego molds-- just start googling
AJust want to say, you guys are amazing! Thank you so much for trying to help me figure out a doable project. I knew it was a crazy idea, but I can't learn without some challenges. This may be a few too many at once, lol. Why would I need to sand it, exactly? The sheen? I know I'm missing something. Also, I'm wondering if I could do a big version of their figures, where it's one piece for each section, just a little squared off. My version of what an Olaf mini figure would look like?
Ai'm sorry, sanding or micro planning would even out the edges to be perfectly square --
Wilton has a sitting teddy bear pan that i think you could fashion an Olaf out of -- i can add some links tomorrow -- Olaf could be playing with some legos --
sure you can make your own figures!
AOh, I see. Sorry, sanding would never have occurred to me, so I got a little lost. I have seen that pan. I was thinking Olaf would be in pieces anyway, though, like when his body and legs run off? I'll see if anyone has done a mock up of a mini figure. I saw the girls and Kristoff, so it has to be out there. That would at least simplify all the individual layers