...that's what we do around here...especially this summer when school is out....i wonder how many of these....
we have...its got to be in the gazillions and if not it sure feels that way....i used to try to keep sets together (me and my type A personality and all), but now they just end up in the lego ether as we call it (along with the hundreds of dollars spent on them!)....i have to say the kids are really creative with them, so guess that's a plus...
...these were for the lego fanatic(s) around here...not sure who's the bigger lego maniac, the 6 y/o or the 40 y/o but either way they were fun to make and definitely had lots of candy and sugar to keep a bunch of 5 and 6 year olds going for a play date/birthday party.
...the lego dudes are made from candy melts (each color zapped in a plastic zip lock in the microwave for a minute or so) then snip a corner and "pipe" the candy into the lego dude ice cube tray, and freeze for a few minutes....you end up with a bunch of these:
...used a chocolate cake recipe (because most kids like chocolate cupcakes, right?) and topped with vanilla buttercream tinted yellow...edged in mini m&m's...oh yeah, also before baking added one of these inside each:
....which ended up looking like this:
...it gave the cupcakes a neat texture thing with some salty going on...i would have added more than 1 but wasn't sure how it would have turned out and since they were for 5-6 year olds I didn't want to chance the..."ewwww, i found something in my cupcake, yuk!" factor....in the end they were pretty tasty!
week 4 hoosier homemade's cupcake challenge