Kids love Lego and my own son is no exception. So, when he asked me for a Lego-themed birthday party, I knew that these cupcakes had to be a part of it! These super cute Lego cupcakes are perfect for any Lego-themed birthday party, celebration, or heck…just for fun!
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-Line the cupcake tins with paper liners.
-Mix the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a bowl.
-In a separate bowl add the eggs, whole milk, oil, and vanilla.
-Add the bowl containing the eggs, whole milk, oil, and vanilla to the bowl holding the dry ingredients.
-Mix all together until fully incorporated.
-Beat for 3 minutes on medium.
-Slowly add the boiling water starting with a small amount then pour in the remaining boiling water.
-The batter may be a little runny.
-Scoop batter into cupcake lined cups until 3/4s filled.
-Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes.
-Remove from oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes.
-Take out of the cupcake pan placing on a wire rack until completely cooled.
1 C soft unsalted butter
4 + C powder sugar
4 TBSP heavy whipping cream
Lego candy pieces
-Cream the butter and powder sugar until it looks light and creamy.
-If it doesn’t cream add several drops of the heavy whipping cream until it creams.
-Test to see if the frosting can form and hold a stiff peak by taking a spoonful of frosting and turning the spoon upside down. If the frosting stays on the spoon it is ready if not then….
– Add more powder sugar 1/2 C at a time…. mix well.
-If ready scoop the frosting into a pastry bag with a large tip.
-Twist the open end of the pastry bag to push the frosting to the tip.
-Start the frosting on the outside edge of the cupcake working to the center of the cupcake.
Royal Icing Recipe (for Yellow Lego guys):
-Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl mixing on medium speed for 4 minutes. (except your food coloring)
-If icing is not stiff enough add 1/4 C powder sugar.
– Divide the icing into 2 bowls. The first bowl there should be 6 TBSP of icing add several black gel food coloring, mix well.
-The second bowl will have the majority of the icing add several drops of yellow gel food coloring, mixing well.
-Locate a picture of a single Lego on Google. Print the picture in color. Tape this picture with the number of small images of it that you will need to put on your cupcakes on it to a cookie sheet. Use this picture as an outline.
-Tape wax paper (covering the copies of the Lego’s) to the cookie sheet. Follow the features as printed on the paper.
-Using a small pastry bag fill with the yellow royal icing and a #2 tip. Start by outlining the Lego first. Fill in the Lego with the yellow icing then allow it to dry for 30-60 seconds.
-Add yellow dots on the Lego to show the Lego connecting parts.
-Fill a second small frosting bag with a #2 tip with black icing.
-Using the black icing draw, outline and fill in with sun glass frames, mouth, and two lines for the side frames.
-Allow to dry for 5 -10 hours.
-Ensure that the Lego is dry, gently touch one of them with your finger if it allows you to push in on the icing allow it to dry more…. If the Lego is dry then it will have a hard feeling not allowing you to push in on it.
-Cut the wax paper holding the completed Lego into squares surrounding the completed design.
-Once the image is dry, carefully peel the wax paper off of the back of the Lego’s.
– Place on the center of the frosted cupcake.
-Put the Lego candy pieces on the frosted cupcakes that do not have the yellow Lego piece.