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Creating a cake for Ninjagos

Ninjago birthday cakes

The ability to use Pinterest to create a themed cake will leave an endless number of parents feeling as though they are falling short.

I fell in love with so many cakes, but decided, whilst instructions were missing that a Ninjago cake would be possible, without too many more grey hairs in the process.

And this would be the first year that B & E should have their own cakes, their own rendition of ‘Happy Birthday’, for this is this year they are four, where their birthday is *the* most important date in our diaries.Ninjago birthday cakesTo start we made sponges with our usual recipe, for one complete cake we used:

4 medium eggs, weighed

The equivalent weight in :

Caster sugar

Unsalted butter/ baking spread

Sifted self-raising flour

1tsp vanilla essence.

And as always we:

Cream the butter and sugar.

Add two of the eggs and mix,

Add a tablespoon of flour, mix

Add the remaining eggs, blend

Add 1/2 the flour and blend,

And blend the remaining flour.

Mix in the vanilla essence.

Spread equally in two sponge tins.

Bake at 175 degrees celsius for 25mins or until golden brown, and/ or when tested with a skewer is clean. Creating a Ninjago cakeTo create the Ninjago cake, we decided which Ninjago most has the favour, and stocked up on Renshaws made to roll icing, along with buttercream flavour frosting (I am prepared to cut some corners), and jam.

After the sponges had cooled, I used a gadget I was gifted for Christmas (with Lakeland packaging) to level the sponges.

And after creaming with the buttercream and jam, we got ready to create a Ninjago. 

I used the yellow icing to create the face, and after rolling, and covering the sponge with buttercream, this was applied easily.

Next was creating the Ninjago scarf, not so easy to create the ‘material folds’ but our best was accomplished.Creating a Ninjago cakeCreating the eyes was a bit more free hand, but between the black and white rolled icing, we achieved happy little people.A Ninjago birthday

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  • Reply
    Polka Dot Family
    January 31, 2015 at 10:38

    They look amazing, I really wish I had your patience and talent when it comes to creating magical birthday parties.

    I’m a shop bought kinda mum as Tigger doesn’t eat cake and I refuse to put lots of effort into a cake if he isn’t going to eat it (lol).
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      Debbie
      January 31, 2015 at 21:48

      Awww, thank you- it keeps my mind occupied- and yes, I agree, fortunately the little ones like baking, but there are so many things they have no interest in so I choose the quickest route to sort.

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    Emma
    July 8, 2015 at 18:43

    Brilliant, we nearly did a similar cake but I ended up veering away from Ninjago to a general Lego theme and my hubby got a bit carried away (I bake he decorates) and created a cake ‘made’ from individual icing bricks – it was good but took him HOURS, think he wished he’s have gone for this in the end!
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      Debbie
      August 13, 2015 at 00:36

      Aaaaah, now the lego bricks was my first choice- got the moulds from ebay and everything- but time with the party bags got the better of me. It’s just great that the little ones love it regardless of the faults we see.

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