When Jakob asked me to copy this piece of Lego for his birthday cake, what could I do but accept the challenge?
First, I scaled up the Lego piece to make a template. I baked several rectangular chocolate cakes, sandwiched them together with vanilla buttercream then carved the top into the approximate shape.
Adding syrup to molten chocolate creates a pliable medium (similar to a soft Tootsie Roll). I used this to mould the cake’s surface details.
A quick spray of edible gold paint and voilà – “Han Solo in Carbonite” was ready to be consumed!