|Lego cake for a lucky 7-year-old|
Two things, I need to share with you. First of all, the cake serves 12 so I figured I needed to double the recipe. The original recipe was for a double layer round cake. The doubled recipe produced so much batter that I made two sheet cakes. That was on Wednesday. I froze both cakes. I learned the hard way that it is easier to shape cakes when they are frozen. The first cake became the party cake. The day before the party, I mixed up my favorite frosting and added giant mega blocks in the shape of a seven. I had found interesting Lego cake ideas, but this one came to me and I stuck with my idea.
The second detail worth noting is that I usually use oat flour to create a gluten-free cake. I have tried brown rice flour, but it doesn't seem to raise well. This time I used regular flour and the cake was drier than I expected. I may have to go back to oat flour only or try a mixture of flours.
The second cake stayed in the freezer for school visit day. I mixed up a fresh batch of frosting and iced the cake, adding mini-marshmallows to each piece to create Lego blocks. Note to self: cupcakes are easier to serve at school, since you don't need to slice and serve. It would also eliminate the need to bring forks and plates.
This recipe is time consuming compared with a box mix or calling the grocery bakery. I really like knowing that my kids are eating a caffeine and sugar free cake that is a wonderful treat for their special day. By baking the cake on Wednesday, I was able to make my mess ahead of time and that freed me up to get the activities (and cleaning) prepped for the party.
The last time I made this recipe it got smudged with carob powder. This time I learned my lesson and cut and pasted it to fit on one page. Then I add I plastic sheet protector. This time I got to keep my copy, although I did have to sponge it down!