You’ve seen the Ninjago cake pops — and you’ve seen the Ninjago cookies — and now.. the grand finale.. the Ninjago cake! Up atop his 6-inch perch.. glaring at all who challenge him. Well, really, glaring at everyone. Because that’s what Ninjagos do — they glare.
I love this cake! This was my first sculpted cake — which, to my great luck, was a very simple first sculpted cake to take on (thank you, Lego.. you are a very cake-like shape to begin with). This cake was a chocolate butter cake, the chocolate equivalent of the white butter cake I like to use for all of my fondant work, since it stands up extremely well to the weight of the fondant. We used a hazelnut praline buttercream frosting as filling.. maybe a little fancy for the tastes of a wild bunch of 6-year-old boys, but this was a very special birthday boy!
We were a little late delivering the cake (such a beautiful day — forgot about Tulip traffic!) — and by the time we got there, all of the little boys were already running laps around the house. But, they stopped on sight of this cake, with the birthday boy telling all of his friends to see his Ninjago cake — that kind of excitement over a cake, makes it all worth it!
(A great big thank you to The Great Cake Company for the amazing cake inspiration!!)
Edit — we got some party pics to show off the great details — thank you Joy!