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Here at The Coloured Bubble Cakery all my cakes and cupcakes are lovingly hand baked and decorated to the highest standards and the tiniest of details. My blog is here to update you on my recent projects along with lots other exciting news about the Cakery. You can also follow the cakery on Twitter and Facebook for a more interactive way of staying up to date, if that's the way you roll. Cakes and Cupcakes are available to order for any occasion. Please feel free to contact me at, through the contact me tab on Facebook or give me a call on 01242 698698, all enquiries are welcome, Rachel at The Coloured Bubble Cakery :) x NEW WEBSITE COMING SOON!!

Thursday 15 August 2013

Lego Batman

ahhhh... Lego, my old friend :)

Hands up, who doesn't know what Lego is....?!
[no hands raised]
Exactly!!  It's an international play thing, past time and even an art form.

I got massively diverted whilst perusing the web for Lego facts... here are a few of my favourite diversions...

Royal Wedding... in Lego
Honey I Shrunk the Lego
Stay Puft... in Lego
Bond, James Bond... in Lego
Indiana Jones... in Lego
Psycho... in Lego
American Beauty... in Lego
The Matrix... in Lego
Afghan girl... in Lego
New York... in Lego
The Beatles... in Lego
Twilight... in Lego
The Shining... in Lego
And lastly but by noooo means leastly... 
(apologies for the rude bits, but the clean version just doesn't have the same hilarity!)

Basically in my humble opinion, if you haven't played with, had the misfortune of standing on with bare feet or even ever heard of Lego then you simply haven't lived!!

Originally invented in 1949 by Ole Kirk Christiansen, and with it's 'modern brick' design patented in 1958 it has taken the world by storm, and with 6 Legoland Amusement Parks and 8 Legoland Discovery Centres it has successfully infiltrated every corner of the globe; which is pretty impressive when you consider that it's just a kid's interlocking brick!

And, just in case anyone was wondering... 
Did you know that...

...the name Lego comes from the Danish phrase 'leg godt' which translates to 'play well'?
...original Lego bricks made in 1958 are compatible with Lego bricks made today?

Fascinating stuff!

And then there's Batman... he's even older than Lego!!!

Originally created by artist Bob Kane and writer Bill Finger, 'The Batman' was first published in May 1939 for DC Comics... here he is, throttling a baddie whilst swinging from a wire (all in a days work)...

According to Wiki, soon after his introduction, he became so popular he was given his own comic book title; Batman in 1940 and has been keeping the streets of Gotham City safe, with a multitude of famous partnerships and archenemies ever since.

(personally, I prefer Lego)

Anyhoo, that's enough trivia, I should really be telling you about the cake...
Carved from chocolate and Nutella cake into separate sections, covered in fondant and sprayed silver (obviously not the head part), it was a bit of a fiddly cake but well worth it in the end to keep the iconic Lego Man shape...

And here he is, in all his moody glory... 

I'd just like to add that while struggling to put this blog post together a friend sent me the following text message...

"Because he's the hero Gotham deserves, but not the one it needs right now.
So we'll hunt him.  Because he can take it.  Because he's not our hero.
He's a silent guardian, a watchful protector.
A dark knight."

Make of that what you will, needless to say Batman is still loved by many, but as I said earlier, I prefer Lego :)

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