The Lego Cake Pops Fiasco!
Huck’s birthday is this weekend, and of course we are going to have it at the Lego Store in Downtown Disney. The store was recently remodeled and it is so super amazingandweloveitsomuchOMG! One of the cool things they added with the remodel is a private room on the second floor that has glass windows all around overlooking the store and all of the cool Lego sculptures inside. There are a bunch of Lego tables, and you can rent it out for small birthday parties. We were limited to inviting eight kids (ten total, including my two guys), so that was kind of tough to whittle down, and Huck and I had to do a lot of negotiating, but ultimately I am happy to have a smaller group so that I can focus on doing something fun and special for each kid.
The store is directing the building portion of the party, but we are meeting all of our friends for a small snack and cake before we head over for the fun. I decided that I will make each kid a snack box with Lego-themed foods and drinks. One of the non-healthy items are these Minifigure pops. The heads are made from marshmallows (one big one with half a little one on top) that have been coated in yellow candy melts (idea via Living Locurto). I’m not 100% happy with them, but I think they are pretty cute. This was the first time I used candy melts (Wilton) and I was a little disappointed at the thickness of the melted candy. I was hoping for a smoother look. I probably did something wrong, because I see really smooth candy coatings on cake pops all the time, but I followed the instructions on the package and they still came out a bit lumpy. The other thing is, if you try this at home, do not, I repeat (screaming in your ear), DO NOT use Wilton Food Writers. What junk! Junk junk junk! Maybe they are good for writing on other foods, but they did not work at all for this project. I wish I had read the reviews on Amazon before wasting my money. I ended up using a fine brush dipped in black food color paste. That worked much better, but took a looooong time to dry completely. Like days. So I’m not super happy with Wilton right now. The pops are cute, but they look more “handmade” than I was picturing. (Although, thankfully, not as “handmade” as my Ugly Duckling awhile back!)
I have other parts of the treat boxes that are coming out great, though. I’ll share some pics after the party!