All my boys LOVE legos (including hubby). And they love Star Wars. So, what happens when boy #2 decides that for his birthday he needs a lego Captain Rex birthday cake?... Mom has to get creatively awesome!
#2 was thrilled to have the "coolest cake ever Mom!!!"
I simply googled "captain rex lego" and found an image, then with ruler, pencil and a huge eraser, sketched an outline pattern. I baked my cake, put on a thin crumb frosting and then the blue base frosting and put it in the freezer. When it was frozen solid I placed my outline on the cake and with a sterilized quilting pin, pricked little holes through the paper into the frosting all along my lines. This created just enough guideline on the cake so I was able to then outline and fill in (using pastry bags and a small round tip) with my buttercream colors.