I made these Lego cupcakes for an impromptu birthday party/weekend for my nephew Jacob. Normally if you are wanting to make these little Legos I would suggest purchasing this nice little mold and using candy melts. But if, hypothetically speaking, you don’t have enough time to get the molds before you will be needing them, fondant works too! You can make your own fondant or purchase the pre-colored stuff.
24 baked cupcakes, any flavor
Fondant – Red, Yellow, Green & Blue
Bright Colored Confetti
makes about 3 cups
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine softened
1 teaspoon clear vanilla extract
4 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar (approximately 1 lb.)
2 tablespoons milk
In large bowl, cream shortening and butter with electric mixer. Add vanilla. Gradually add sugar, one cup at a time, beating well on medium speed. Scrape sides and bottom of bowl often. When all sugar has been mixed in, icing will appear dry. Add milk and beat at medium speed until light and fluffy.
Spoon buttercream into a pastry bag with a 2D tip. Pipe frosting onto cupcakes in a circular motion.
For the Legos
Roll fondant out, leaving a thickness of 3/4 inch. Using a knife cut into Lego sized pieces. (Yes, really technical I know). Pinch off a very small amount of fondant the same color as the bottom piece. Roll into small balls. Repeat 5 more times. Place small balls on top of the bottom Lego piece in two rows, three on each side. If the fondant needs some help sticking, you can brush the backs of the round balls with water. Once attached, slightly press on the tops to flatten.
Place one Lego on the top of each cupcake and sprinkle with confetti. You can make 24 Legos if you would like, or you can make less and alternate between Legos and confetti.