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Vegan Lego Cake (2 Tiers)

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I don’t know about you, but I have always loved to play with Legos. First when I was younger and then later when I was older with my little brother. In fact, that was the theme of my brother’s 6th birthday cake I made for him last year.

I was so ecstatic when I got a cake order for making a Lego themed cake for a friend of my brother’s.

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There were a few twists though. For one, I had to make the cake completely dairy, egg, and nut free. That wasn’t all that hard since I experiment with vegan desserts for my dad all the time. Two, the cake had to serve a lot of people so I had to make a two tier cake for the first time.

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I have to say that this cake took some time to make (about 12 hours straight), but I was happy with the result considering that it was my first time making a two tier cake.

I looked online for some good recipes to try out before finalizing the one I wanted to use. The first cake recipe that I tried didn’t work out unfortunately, but the next one (with a few adjustments) worked out great. You couldn’t even tell the difference from a non vegan cake. The frosting was pretty easy to make as well. I used my normal buttercream recipe and replaced the butter with non-hydrogenated vegan butter and the regular milk with rice milk.

I also had to made sure that all of my ingredients weren’t made at a factory that produced nuts. The fondant I used was the Satin Ice brand. Though this fondant costs twice as much as the regular one, the texture, quality and the taste is much better.

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As for the design, I did the bottom tier covered in red, blue, green, and yellow lego sized strips. I also used fondant to write out the birthday boy’s name that looked a bit like the Lego logo.

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For the top tier, I covered the cake with blue fondant and scattered fondant Lego bricks that I had made. I thought that the top looked a bit plain so I added a couple of fondant stars that I attached to a piece of my florist wire.

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I was so glad that the birthday boy, his family and the guests really enjoyed the cake!

PS: Most happiest person with this recipe is is my vegan dad. He has already started bugging me to make a cake like this (not a lego theme) for his upcoming birthday but one which is gluten free as well 🙂

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Vegan Vanilla Cake

Makes 1 8in. or 9in. Cake

Or

Makes 2 6in. cakes

Ingredients:

2 cups of rice milk

2 tsp. of apple cider vinegar

2 ½ cups of organic all purpose flour

1 ½ tsp. of baking powder

4 tbs. of cornstarch

1 tsp. of baking soda

1 tsp. of salt

2/3 cup of oil

1 ½ cups of granulated sugar

4 ½ tsp. of pure vanilla extract

Directions:

1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Grease your pan with cooking spray.

2. Stir together rice milk and apple cider vinegar in a small bowl. Set aside for later.

3. Using a whisk or spatula, mix oil, sugar, and vanilla extract. Then pour rice milk mixture and stir until combined.

4. Sift flour, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda, and salt into a medium sized bowl.

5. Whisk in flour mixture into oil mixture.

6. Batter will be lumpy so pour batter through a sieve to get rid of lumps.

7. Pour batter into prepared pan(s) and bake for 30 to 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

8. Let cake(s) cool completely before serving or decorating.

(adapted from Vegan Cupcakes Take Over The World)

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Author: TheNerdyOwl

Just a teenaged girl with a food blog and a passion for baking.

3 thoughts on “Vegan Lego Cake (2 Tiers)

  1. I just found your blog and this cake is absolutely stunning! Unfortunately, I don’t bake too well, even though I love desserts! *wink* crazy right?

    My five year old loves Lego. This year I just used a Lego silicone cast available on Amazon to melt some candy and decorate a simple white cake from Safeway for him. Hopefully next year I’ll gather the courage to bake a Gluten Free and nut free cake for him and decorate it myself. Or… if you take orders and bake, I would totally take you up on that!

    Keep up the fabulous baking. Now I’m off to drool over your other recipes at 9:30 in the morning! *grin*

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