My youngest turned 5 recently and wanted a Lego birthday. I debated between making him a Lego cake covered in fondant or doing something easier. Since he loves chocolate I decided to make chocolate Lego men on cupcakes instead.
I started out with a Lego figurine ice cube mold from Lego.com (thanks Santa).
Since I was making these for kids I opted to melt chocolate chips rather than really going through the task of tempering chocolate. The chocolate chips can result in an oxidized waxy look after a couple of days but the kids wouldn't care.
Since I'd be refilling the piping bag very often and remelting the chocolate I used a ziploc bag with the corner cut off instead of my standard parchment paper cones.
Goes in the freezer for 15 minute and pops out of the silicone easily.
Stays smooth and shiny for a day so if you care about this don't make then too far in advance.
Where are the Lego CSI guys? Note overfilling the mold is hard to fix unless you remelt them - or just let the birthday boy eat your mistakes!
Finished products on vanilla Italian meringue buttercream (Martha Stewart recipe) on devil's food cupcakes.
All in all a hit with boys young and old.
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