EASY LEGO BIRTHDAY CAKE
I MADE THIS CAKE FOR MY SON'S 3RD BIRTHDAY AND IT CAME OUT DELICIOUS IT TASTED LIKE A WEDDING CAKE , VERY DENSE AND PERFECT FOR DECORATING! THE LEGO BLOCKS WERE MADE BY USING A SILICONE MOLD WHICH I FOUND EBAY FOR $8.00. I MELTED CHOCOLATE IN THE MICROWAVE AND ADDED FOOD COLORING! THE CHOCOLATE DID COME OUT VERY THICK SO I ADDED A BIT OF SHORTENING TO GET IT BACK TO A POURABLE CONSISTANCY! I FROZE THE CHOCOLATE IN THE MOLDS FOR 20 MINUTES. OK HERES THE CAKE RECIPE!
I USED THIS MARTHA STEWART WHITE CAKE RECIPE
18 tablespoons (2 sticks plus 2 tablespoons) unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for pans
Step 1Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter and flour three 9-by-2-inch round cake pans, tapping out excess flour; set aside.
Step 2In a medium bowl, stir together, milk, egg whites, and extracts. Into a second medium bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside.
Step 3In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter on medium speed for 30 seconds. With machine running, gradually add the sugar. Continue beating until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Scrape down sides of bowl as necessary.
Step 4Add one-third of the flour mixture and one-third of the milk mixture, and beat on low speed until just incorporated. Add remaining flour and milk mixtures in 2 separate batches beating between additions to fully incorporate. Scrape down sides of bowl, and stir by hand to finish.
Step 5I USED ONE LARGE 9X13 RECTANGLE PAN . Smooth surface with a rubber spatula. Bake until top of cake springs back when lightly pressed and a cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean, 25 to 30 minutes.
4 CUPS OF SHORTENING
16 OZ POWDER SUGAR
CLEAR VANILLA EXTRACT
BUTTERCREAM FLAVOR EXTRACT
WHIP UNTIL THICK AND CREAMY. THE THICKER THE BETTER . THIS RECIPE IS EXCELLENT FOR DECORATING CAKES BECAUSE ITS FIRM ! GOES ON NICE AND EASY!