For any of you who have young boys or are anywhere in the vicinity of young boys, you know the recent fascination with Lego's latest creation, Ninjago. They have created a whole franchise, with games, a TV show, video games and of course, the Lego brick sets. Drew, the birthday boy, asked for a Lego cake and his Mom told me that he is Ninjago-crazy, so the rest was a bit of a surprise to him. As my kids are currently immersed in the Ninjago culture as well, they were the perfect technical advisers, checking and praising or correcting my work with each step.
The cake flavor is the family favorite, White Almond Sour Cream, with Vanilla Buttercream icing and covered in fondant. All of the details are hand-molded of fondant and the Asian script is taken straight from my son's actual Ninjago brick set of the ancient gate. As I have recently been asked to do more fondant work, I wanted to make sure that I was offering the best product that I could find. I am now using Satin Ice, which is considered the best on the market and the brand that boutique and celebrity cake artists use. The flavor and consistency is head and shoulders above those fondants sold in mass retail markets.