Lego Themed Cupcakes {Birthday Boy Party Ideas}

This past Saturday my son had a few of his closest friends over for a “Lego” themed birthday party. As you know I was not feeling well a few days prior to the party. I was worried that we would have to postpone the party, luckily I felt good enough to make it a fun filled day for my 10 year old son and his friends.

I originally had a long list of fun and creative snacks and desserts I wanted to make for this special day but I just didn’t have the energy  to do it.  My son didn’t care, he told me he was happy to have friends over and reminded me to keep things simple. So I took his advice and made things easy,I went to Costco to by the Ghiradelli double chocolate brownie mix from Costco. Luckily I found this food blog, she had some wonderful ideas for a “Lego” themed birthday party. I took a few  of her ideas, such as the Lego themed cupcakes and Lego themed games. 

The boys all had a great time and loved the cupcakes! I even made one for myself, the face says it all!

 

Ingredients:
1 pouch of Ghiradellli chocolate brownie mix
1/4 cup water
1/3 cup grape seed oil (vegetable oil)
1 whole egg
12 muffin liners
 
Frosting:
1/2 recipe for vanilla frosting
blue food coloring
 
Directions:
1. Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees. In the meantime, prepare the Ghiradelli chocolate brownie mix per instructions on the box. Click here to view.
 
2. Line muffin tins with muffin liners, spray liners lightly with vegetable spray (makes it easier to remove liner from brownie cupcake). Even divide the brownie mix into the muffin liners, bake for about 35-40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of muffin comes out clean.
 
3. While muffins are cooling, prepare the icing, add blue food coloring and frost.
 
Lego marshmallow head pops:
Ingredients:
12 large marshmallows
12 mini marshmallows
yellow chocolate ~ 3/4 cup melted
black edible marker
12 lollipop sticks
 
Directions:
For step by step directions, click here.
1. Thread one large and one mini marshmallow per lollipop stick, continue until you have total of 12; set aside.
 
2. Melt the yellow colored chocolate using a microwave or double broiler to melt. Gently dip one marshmallow lollipop at a time. Let them air dry by inserting the lollipops in to a foam board or if you don’t care lay them on wax paper (note that the bottom will not be smooth).
 
3. Once dry, draw a face using a black edible marker to resemble a Lego guy.
 
I didn’t get a chance today to figure out the calorie content. My nutritional software program is acting up so when it is up and running I will update this post with the nutritional information. Sorry for the inconvenience.

11 Responses to Lego Themed Cupcakes {Birthday Boy Party Ideas}

  1. Lisa, these cupcakes are so creative and fun – my boys would have gone gaga at your son’s age… and to think you pulled this together when you weren’t feeling well. Quite a mommy moment… and what a great reminder from your sweet son to keep things simple; our kids are so good at reminding us of what’s important in life ;-). I hope you’re feeling stronger and happy birthday to your son.

  2. Lisa.. me and you are so much alike. I go to Costco and get t he Ghiradelli chocolate brownie mix too LOL. It’s just an amazing bargain and so much cheaper than getting one box if I know I’m going to bake for an occasion. And as grown as I am, I would certainly love lego cupcakes ;). Love these girl

  3. I love the Ghiradelli brownie mixes! Your cupckaes were incredible. No need to wish you could have done more. In fact, it’s remarkable you did so well while feeling under the weather. Well done, Mom!

  4. Lisa, You’re just the best mom!! I don’t know how you do it all, but you somehow just manage to!! And these are great!! My son would have loved this (way back when!)

  5. Those cupcakes are too cool Lisa – they must have taken an absolute age to make. Still, I can imagine that no task is too long for ones’ child :) Beautiful! :)

  6. Bwa ha ha! I love the face you made for yourself! That’s totally how I feel before, during and after Mr. N’s parties. LOL! Love it! These are so darn cute Lisa. I’m definitely going to have to remember these. Mr. N will about die if I make these for him. :)

  7. Oh my…these are so cute! I have never even seen coloured chocolate before!

  8. Love these cuties!They look so delicious!Lisa , I have nominated you for a “Leibster Award”!!Check out my post!

  9. I hate it when I accidentally miss a post – especially a fun birthday post! These are so cute and so creative! I love the little expressions on the lego faces.

  10. So cute! I definitely get huge lists of ideas for parties and then have to whittle it down to what is actually feasible. You did an awesome job pulling this off while sick! Glad it all worked out!

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