I love Legos! Yes, I’m thirty-five and still play with Legos. I even returned from our family trip to Seattle with my nephew’s large container of Legos (with the promise of returning them once he has his own spawn). Building with Legos has to be one of the most therapeutic things for me. One of the few moments where my mind slows down and I can just be.
Legos are such an amazing tool for letting the imagination fly and there was no better way to dive back into orders after vacation than with Ninjago cake pops! The ninjas weren’t too difficult but when it came to Sensei, things were a little tricky. First, I dipped each cake pop in yellow, the ever recognizable Lego Minifig color. For the ninjas, I then dipped the back of the pop in the color and topped them off by dripping the colored chocolate on the forehead, sides and bottom. Tap, tap, tapping away, everything smoothed out.
Next, Sensei’s beard, mustache and eyebrows. Hmm. I have wanted to try out modeling chocolate for extra details on my cake pops and really, I did try. Unfortunately, I just couldn’t seem to master the recipe and either ended up with it way too oily, or solid as a rock. My savior? Airheads. Yup, my second favorite candy (after gummy worms). After warming the white Airheads for a few seconds in the microwave I rolled them out, cut out the pieces I needed and attached to our dear minifig heads.
This wasn’t quite like playing with Legos, but piecing everything together was just as much fun. I sure hope this becomes a popular order because I had a blast!