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I am Ann Reardon Today we are making a lego city police station
cake at the request of my youngest. To start with we need to make a lego texture
mat. Take a lego base board and make a border around the edge using lego bricks. Then heat
up some reusable food grade molding gel. Pour it in and tip it and spread it until
it goes all the way to the edges. Then let that cool and set.
For the frosting take one batch of vanilla buttercream and mix it with a cooled batch
of milk chocolate ganache. I’ll put all of the recipe quantities for
this on the website howtocookthat.net in grams and ounces and cups.
You will also need two trays of chocolate cake, baked, cooled and leveled.
Place your template on top and cut around the shape of the first building. And the template
is also available on the website. Place it on a spare cake board or a plate
and add a thin layer of frosting. Then continue to stack up those layers of cake until they
match the height of the front template. Then cover the whole thing in frosting. Repeat that in the same way for the next two
buildings layering them up and then covering them in frosting. Then place them in the fridge
for the frosting to chill and firm so that they are a bit more stable. By now your molding gel should be set, remove
the bricks from the edge and peel it off from the base board. And you now have a nice lego
texture mat. Place some light grey fondant over a cake
board and roll it out fairly thinly. Add the texture mat over the top and using the rolling
pin press down firmly all over the surface .
Then simply peel it off. Take a knife and trim around the edges of
your board. And we now have our lego base board. Take some more light grey fondant and use
the texture mat to make an impression. Then using a pizza cutter cut out a 7 x 8
rectangle. Then cut out a section from the top of that and base to make the letter for
the helipad. Use the side of your knife just to straighten up the sides because lego doesn’t
bend. Roll out some black and put the texture mat
over the top. Then using the shapes that you used for the
cake cut out one of those for the top of each building, making then a little larger to allow
for frosting and fondant on the sides. Repeat that process to make some green 2 by
10’s that we’ll use for grass. And again just use you knife to make sure it is straight
on the edges. Roll out some yellow and grey fondant. Rub
a little water on the yellow and add the grey to the top.
Slice it into little pieces the size of a two by one. These will be the lights for around
the top of the building. Now lets make the windows for the police office
building. Roll out some white and cut it out using the templates. Remember that you need
to do the front one side and the back too. I just have the front and one side here. Mark
off the centre line with a slight indent and add a vertical line too.
Using a dry brush add some gold luster dust in each window corner and then brush blue
over the top of the whole thing. Add some strips of white across the base of
each window. You’ll need to dampen the back of the fondant to make it stick. Then trim
it to size. Cut a strip of blue and place it across the
top of each window. Then place a strip of blue up between each
window and along the edges. Now for the prison cut out some black fondant
and brush with a little silver luster dust. Then rub a little water across to dampen that
fondant. Roll a snake of light grey and place it across, using your template as a guide
for where to put those bars. Add them on the bottom windows and then going down the centre
of each window. Then add strips of grey down and strips of grey across. Cut a strip of
white and add that across the top. Add another one along the bottom of the jail cell and
then add a thinner strip down each side on two of the jail sides only, don’t do it on
all four of them. For the garage door.
Cut a square of white then make indents across and down. Brush it over with blue luster dust
and add a strip of white across the top. Roll out some blue using the lego on the sides
to guid how thick it needs to be. Then cut some strips the width of a two block. Roll out some thin strips of white and add
them to the top of the front fondant police station part. To the other smaller front bit add a strip
one side and a half a strip to the other smaller front bit and leave the last one plain. Using edible white food colouring write police
down the front of the blue support. For the police sign Cut a square of white
and put two blue strips across the top. All of these fondant details can be made up to
a month ahead which will give them time to dry out. If you need to make it for a cake
today or tomorrow then add some tylose powder to the fondant which will make it dry out
faster. Add the cake for the police station onto the
cake board. Then add the two smaller pieces, followed by the front one. Now put a strip
of white along the corner there using a little water to hold it in place. Add the side and
then the back of the station. Add the black roof on top and then add a strip
of white to cover the join. For the jail add the piece that has white
sides, followed by one that does not. Repeat with the other two. Then add strips of white
the the two sides that need it. Then add the black roof on top.
Choose the best side of the jail and add it into place next to the police station.
Cover the whole garage in white fondant then add the door to the front and the roof to
the top. Then add a strip of blue along the edges and add it into place.
Add your fondant grass piece out the front. Use some spaghetti to support the lights while
they set. Just use a little bit of water on the back of the fondant to join them onto
the cake. Add the front of the station, again you may
need to use a little spaghetti to support it while it’s drying out and joining on.
Use edible marker to write the police sign and add it to the top of the jail. Add some strips of blue and the helipad to
the top of the police station and a cylinder of white and red. The next day remove that
spaghetti. And add a lego police car and robber and policeman
out the front. And your lego city cake is complete. If you
have a helicopter you can add that on the helipad too. Big one, blow
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