This cake is sour cream chocolate cake with vanilla bean Italian meringue buttercream. I like my chocolate cake recipe in general but for some reason this time it tasted better than ever!
The theme for the cake was Jurassic Park Lego which, if I'm honest, I didn't even know existed before I started planning this cake! The dinosaur topper is made with crispy treats covered in fondant. I think by far my favorite element on this cake is the gate on the bottom tier.
Making the Lego people was more of a challenge than I expected. There is so much detail to put in to such a small figure. I'm fairly happy with how they turned out but I prefer the cake without the figures on it.
The dinosaur head topper turned out pretty good too. I used a cobblestone pattern sheet to add the texture and dusted with a large number of colors to give depth.
I was lucky enough to get to see the birthday boy's face when he saw his cake and that made the late night last night so worth it! :) Now let the weekend begin!
This blog will follow my adventures with cake, pastry and all things sweet!