Lego Friends birthday party
My little girl’s Lego Friends birthday party was a brick building blast! She and her friends enjoyed this beautiful ombre layer cake with fondant butterflies.
I used the Wilton Ruffle Tip to create the layers of buttercream. This ombre look was not as time consuming as you may think. Simply decide what colors you would like to use, I chose to go from pink to purple to blue, obviously. Start with a white buttercream base and mix 3 separate bowls of color reserving some white buttercream for adding in later. Once you’ve done your first couple layers of your base (pink) color add a bit of the next (purple) to your piping bag and massage into the top portion of your bag. No need for a new bag because as you are piping your layers the colors will mix beautifully and give you the gradual effect of ombre. Continue adding spoonfuls of color until you’ve worked your way into a completely purple layer, then start adding in spoonfuls of your next color (blue). I have a very light blue at the top of my cake and this was done by adding in that reserved white buttercream after I had completed my transition to blue. So all in all 4 different colors were added to create this ombre effect. Easy!
The next step was adding my fondant butterflies which I had made earlier in the week. It was a process but just like with the buttercream, I started with 3 separate colors of fondant and gradually added in each color. I used this Wilton Fondant and Gum Paste Silicone Mold. There are only two butterflies on this mold, a large and a small but it worked for my needs. To create the 3D effect on the butterflies, after pressing them into the mold and removing them, I put them each in the center fold of a magazine so that the wings would curve out. I let them dry there for a few hours before moving them to a covered container. I chose butterflies because a lot of the Lego Friends accessories are butterflies or bows.
Of course I had extra icing and cake batter left over so cupcakes were next. These are no model for decorating, I’m still learning new things every year about decorating. You can tell from my above piping that I did NOT get a complete ribbon on each layer. You can also tell from these cupcakes that I had not yet discovered the right way to pipe a rose, straight up and down, pipe from the middle 🙂 You can use either a #1M or #2D for a rose and both give beautiful results (if you do it right, don’t do it like this picture!) These from the X-Large Wilton Icing Tip Set are the cupcake decorating queens.
Cookies, the bane of my Pinterest aspirations! These were pretty simple to make, I love my shape cookie cutters, they’re so versatile. You can get a 6pc rectangle cookie cutterset for a bunch of different options to find your perfect Lego shape.
After baking my sugar cookies I traced and cut the cookie shape on paper to use as a template for the Lego dots. I wanted them to be evenly spaced so I measured and placed 6 dots on the template so that I could poke the dry base layer of icing through the paper to use as a guide when piping the dots.
On the butterflies I just did whatever felt right, they are all different and tiny and cute. I used the smallest of a 3 piece butterfly cookie cutter set.
Chocolate Lego’s were a huge hit! I bought this Building Blocks Chocolate Candy Mold. I could have done so much more with it, I feel I really under utilized it for the party. Ice cubes, fondant, gummy candy, crayons, soap, the list goes on! These Building Bricks and Figures molds come with an ebook and probably tons of ideas, plus the Lego figure mold!
My decoration was a simple crepe paper streamer background and fans that I bought at Party City. I used the Lego Friends silhouette below to cut out some girls from card stock. I cut several and hid them around the house on the walls for a game of hide and seek when the kids needed something to do in between cake and Lego building.
I attempted to make a Lego flower bed from a shoe box covered in packing paper. It’s cute, but not perfect. I used bamboo skewers to hold the paper flowers up.
For the invitations I quickly made this on photoshop and had it printed off at my local CVS store, it’s so much cheaper to print on 4×6 photo paper than to have another place do it on card paper, not to mention how long it takes for them to be delivered! If I’m running behind on getting invites out the one hour print time is a life saver! Feel free to use this invite for your own purposes. You can also use the .png files above to help create your own.
At the time these were the only Lego Friends coloring pages that I could find, I had to hunt high and low! There are a few more on my Pinterest board that I have found since. Please follow 🙂
Not pictured was the Lego building sets that we did. I got a great deal on those bagged mini Lego sets after the holidays. Target has sets for about $5 each during easter, christmas, halloween, etc. You can find them in the check out aisle too. But what happens after every holiday? Clearance!! 50% off, 70% off?! I’m a scavenger at these times and I managed to find about 20 bags of a Lego Friends mini set like this one: LEGO Friends Mini Golf Mini Set (bagged). Score! I used these as take home gifts as well as a LEGO Friends Book that I unfortunately paid full price for 🙁
If you’re buying your party supplies online I highly recommend using Ebates! It’s such an easy way to save money on the things you are already going to buy. I have a plugin on my browser that asks if I want to activate Ebates cash back every time I visit an online store that has it. It’s crazy how many places do! All the major retailers do it. It’s so easy to sign up. I’d appreciate it if you follow my link, I’ll get a referral fee 😀