Sugar Swings! Serve Some: halloween lego minifig pops & cupcakes....!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

halloween lego minifig pops & cupcakes....!

halloween lego minifig pops

...so halloween had to be one of my least favorite holidays when i was a little kid....the thought of going up to strangers houses...knocking and then asking for a treat was kinda like a mini panic attack to someone who was a wee bit on the shy side as a kid....now that's no problem at all...only took 30 or so years to get over that (and working in the corporate world kinda forces you out of comfort zones anyway).....

.....that said halloween is really fun now with my kiddos and they love it....they are a little cautious as well...but they quickly loose any fear when it comes to gettin' some free candy....and the treats out in the blogosphere are pretty sweet around halloween time too....!

....and i think i've mentioned it plenty of times before....but we have lego freaks living here....so i knew these would be a hit around this particular homestead......

halloween lego minifig candies


.....to make the lego minifigs..... you'll need this:

...it's a silicone ice cube tray but it works really well with candy melts/wafers.....and if you are crazy like me...you may take time to sketch out your master plan (does anyone else do this or am i the only looney bin?)....

  lego mini fig drawing

...start with the colors you want the basic lego minifig to be....you can find the process for making these candy lego dudes here...just remember you need to work kinda fast and have the colors ready to go at the same time for each minifig......

lego minifigs

....once hardened....add the details for the halloween characters....i used more candy melt (add wafers to a zip lock bag....nuke until just melted and snip off the tiniest edge so you can "pipe" on finer detail....i also had some left over royal icing from other projects and tinted it black to do some of the face detail (like on frankenstein's monster's face and belt, dracula's hair)....other detail is candy melt (devil tail/eyes/horns, dracula's cape/fangs, skeleton face and bones, mummy eyes/mouth, zombie blood) or you can also try the food writers (i used this for the mummy cloth lines and zombie eyes/mouth and pumpkin head eyes)...really i just experimented until i got the effect i was looking for.....oh and for the bride of frankenstein...you need to add extra white candy melt over the legs to make it look like a dress and use black and white candy melt for her hair.....

 ...the kiddos loved these as mini pops...but you can also use them for cupcake toppers...or any other lego treats you can think of....i've used them on cakes...as valentine's day treats....and of course as cupcake toppers as well.....this mold has gotten a ton of mileage out of it for the 10 bucks or so that it cost....!

  halloween lego minifig cupcakes

....and you get some pretty neat looking edible lego minifig dudes just for halloween....!!

halloween lego minifig

....anyhoo hope you like them and thanks so much for stopping by....don't forget to enter to win the "halloween treat making care package" too---it's open til Oct 8th!...have a GREAT week!

37 comments :

  1. These are incredible! You put a lot of time and effort into this project and it shows! GREAT job!

    ReplyDelete
  2. These are amazing!! you did a fantastic job, I thought that they were toys but later found out you did this with candy melts.
    Any kid would love to have this for a treat :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. Where can you get the trays???? my grandsons would love these

    ReplyDelete
  4. these are freaking outstanding!!!

    ReplyDelete
  5. I love love love these! I'm going to have to buy that lego tray from your site. I didn't even know that existed! I live with a couple of true "lego freaks" too, so I know this is going to become a favorite around here. Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Thanks everyone! Trayne1837 (don't have an email for you) but I got the tray from a lego store about a year or so ago...looks like you can order them online too at the lego store http://shop.lego.com/en-US/Minifigure-Ice-Cube-Tray-852771 or if you search "lego minifigure ice cube tray" there are other places to order from...GL!

    ReplyDelete
  7. saw you on creative me monday - those are amazing!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Wow, these are so cute! My boys would just love them!!

    ReplyDelete
  9. These are fantastic! I think I need to give this a go, not just for Halloween but just because it's really cool. Thanks for posting this! Very clever!

    Lauren at Lovely Frankenstein's Quilting Laboratory
    http://lovelyfrankensteindesigns.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  10. These are so stinkin' cool!!!! LOVE them. You did a great job. I'm pinning this so I can make these! Thanks.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Wow! Your kids must just absolutely love you!

    ReplyDelete
  12. These are amzing, and the Lego Men are so original. Where did you get the trays?

    ReplyDelete
  13. Oh my goodness!!! Those are awesome...and very realistic looking. I really thought they were toys until I continued reading!!!! What a super fun candy mold to have:-)

    ReplyDelete
  14. Fun! I think I need to find one of those molds!
    Thanks for joining us at Cupcake Tuesday!
    ~Liz

    ReplyDelete
  15. These are awesome! Kids will go crazy over them!

    ReplyDelete
  16. These are absolutely amazing!!!! I don't have kids (yet) but I know my husband (who is kind of like a kid - sometimes) would love them!!! What a genius idea :)

    Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting on my (unintentionally) pink velvet cake. I'm glad it wasn't just me who had that issue with the beets!

    ReplyDelete
  17. Those look awesome! My son and husband would love them! Love that Lego mold!!!

    ReplyDelete
  18. These are AMAZING!!! My son would go nuts over these! I have to get one of those trays!

    ReplyDelete
  19. Hi! I just wanted to let you know that I'm featuring these wonderful spooky Lego dudes on my blog today! Thank you so much for linking them to my Everything Halloween party!

    http://midwesternsewinggirl.blogspot.com/2011/10/even-more-features-and-last-day-to-link.html

    ReplyDelete
  20. Crazy cool! I thought we were brave attempting salt dough LEGO minifigures, but these take it to a whole new level! Wow!
    --michellepaige.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  21. Those are awesome! I also sketch out a plan before I start most projects. Although my sketches are usually so sloppy that no one can understand them, except me!

    ReplyDelete
  22. Amazing!!! I have the ice cube tray and never thought of this! The lego nuts in my house will love this!!!

    ReplyDelete
  23. Question: How do you get Black & Gray? Food coloring? Any info you can provide would be greatly appreciated.

    ReplyDelete
  24. These ROCK! I knew I should've bought that tray when I was at the Lego store.. doh My Legomaniac son wants these right now. Awesome job.

    ReplyDelete
  25. For the black and Gray---i used wilton's candy melts in black (they are out around halloween time)....then for gray just added a tiny bit of black to some white...HTH!

    ReplyDelete
  26. These are amazing! My 8 year old son would be going nuts if he saw these. I hope you'll stop by and link this post up to my Wickedly Creative Halloween Ideas Party.
    www.itsybitsypaperblog.com

    ReplyDelete
  27. Wow! Great idea! Where on earth did you get the mold?!

    ReplyDelete
  28. How fun! My boys would love this. We even have the mold! :)

    Thanks for linking up. I am going to share over on Facebook.

    ReplyDelete
  29. Love this so much, super cute! I've included it in a blog post of my favourite things this week: http://www.matinlapin.com/2011/10/my-favourite-things-this-week_30.html

    Can't wait to try it out!
    Vixie

    ReplyDelete
  30. What a fun project! I love it, posted it to my blog, and linked it right back to you. :)

    ReplyDelete
  31. Hi there, what a fabulous mum you are. My kids were have jumped over the moon for those. Thanks for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

    ReplyDelete
  32. I bet lego tray sales just shot through the roof! These are really great thanks for sharing. Off to pin.

    ReplyDelete
  33. You are amazing! Love these!

    ReplyDelete

Love to hear from you or any feedback...make sure are signed in so I can reply back!