Introduction: Instrucable Robot Cake

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How my mom and I made an instructable robot birthday cake.

Step 1: Bake the Cake!

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Dig out a recipe book and use your favorite cake recipe. For my cake I used a slightly modified version of Betty Crocker's cake recipe.

2 1/4 cups flour
1 2/3 cups sugar
2/3 cups shortening
1 1/4 cups milk
3 1/2 Teaspoons baking powder
1 Teaspoon salt
1 Teaspoon vanilla extract
3 large eggs

For high altitude (like in Santa Fe), add an additional 2 tablespoons of flour, decrease baking powder to 3 teaspoons.

Mix together sugar, shortening and milk
Add in vanilla and eggs
Combine remaining dry ingredients
Blend well

Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit (175 C)
Bake for 40-45 minutes, or until you can insert a toothpick into it's center and it comes out clean.

It works best in a 9x13 Pyrex.
Cut the cake into the shape of the Instructables robot and place on the dish you plan on serving it in because once you frost it it will be almost impossible to move it without damaging it.

Step 2: Mix Frosting

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For this step you will need to make frosting (butter, milk, powdered sugar).
Then using a picture of the robot as a guide mix yellow food coloring into it.
Take another bowl and mix red into it.
Spread the yellow frosting over the cake evenly.

Step 3: Decorate

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Now that we have a nice layer of frosting we need to make robot's other parts.
Use the red frosting to make the ball like things on the side of his head and his eyes.
Use melted chocolate to draw on his wheels, hands, mouth, eyes and the thing on his stomach.

Step 4: Done

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Now just add some candles and enjoy!

I hope you will try this and that you enjoy it as much as I did.

Please feel free to comment. I would love to hear your opinion and see your pictures.

If you liked this instructable please rate it.



porcupinemamma (author)2011-05-14

Love what you made! 10/10! When life really gets me down, I eat cake in the tub (like the cat in the hat)

Instructables Robot (author)2007-12-31
I am honored that you would want to consume me.
kcls (author)Instructables Robot2010-03-04

Wow... The instructables robot commented on your instructable? I wish he commented on my instructable (ahem ahem)... apparently I'm just not important enough.


What the?!?!! Hahaha!!



I am honored that you commented on my instructable. *kneels down humbly*

Plasmana (author)2008-12-28

WOW! Great job on making a robot cake! Does it move? :-)

LinuxH4x0r (author)Plasmana2008-12-28

Thanks! no :(

mrbox (author)2008-03-17

If only we had a box cake =/ shaped like an open box with stuff in it =(....

Plasmana (author)mrbox2008-12-28

...or no stuff in it.

McGreenish (author)2008-10-26

ha ha! i made one of those once for a sci-fi themed party. Yours is more kickass...

LinuxH4x0r (author)McGreenish2008-10-26


linuxmom (author)2008-07-06

Dont forget Linuxmom deserves alot of credit for this one!!!!!!

LinuxH4x0r (author)2008-05-07
does that help? If not try posting something in the forums. I'm a fedora guy, and I've never touched an eee

Good luck!

LinuxH4x0r (author)2008-05-06

Thanks! Can you give me a longer explanation? What type of file is it (.???). Hope I can help

GorillazMiko (author)2008-04-26

I wish I has this cake today. (My birthday.) :P

happy b day!!!!! ( im kinda late tho )

thanks! Yeah, like 1/2 a year!

LinuxH4x0r (author)LinuxH4x0r2008-05-03

oop! *blush* I thought you meant me!


LinuxH4x0r (author)GorillazMiko2008-04-26

Happy birthday! here, have a piece (>

mrbox (author)2008-03-17

Poor instructables robot (the real one) it must think we are cruel eatting it's clone =(

LinuxH4x0r (author)mrbox2008-03-17

Look below "I am honored that you would want to consume me."

Gjdj3 (author)2008-03-02

Hey, I wondered if you would add this instructable to the new Instructables Robot group?

Oh, and nice instructable btw.

LinuxH4x0r (author)Gjdj32008-03-02

I'd be honored to.

Doctor What (author)2007-12-31

You should have entered this into the contest a while ago, it would have racked up tons of ratings.

LinuxH4x0r (author)Doctor What2007-12-31

My birthday was the 11th, and by my standards of laziness 20 days isn't too bad. They should wipe out all the points and start from zero when the contest is over and the judging begins.... I'm pm eric

Baron A (author)LinuxH4x0r2008-02-12

cool. Happy B- day. ( late) How old have you become?

LinuxH4x0r (author)Baron A2008-02-12

16 on december 11th (16 and 2mo and 1day today)

Baron A (author)LinuxH4x0r2008-02-13

Lol. whatdya get?

Baron A (author)LinuxH4x0r2008-02-14

Cool. Zen is awsome! Will do!

LinuxH4x0r (author)Baron A2008-02-14

Thanks! Zen is awesome! It's cheaper ($110) and has more functions than an ipod, and its more unique.

Baron A (author)LinuxH4x0r2008-02-15

Kinda makes me regret on getting the Shuffle...... btw, Zen is really good.

LinuxH4x0r (author)Baron A2008-02-16

Yeah, I've never been an ipod fan. If the shuffle breaks or something look at the zen. I'm really impressed by it's newness-VS-price-VS-functionality ratio

Baron A (author)LinuxH4x0r2008-02-16

lol. This time you got quality and inexpensiveness all in one product. Hard to get that sometimes....

LinuxH4x0r (author)Baron A2008-02-16

Actually, the price didn't matter to me, it was a present from my aunt and uncle. Despite the high cost of living it remains quite popular. ;)

Baron A (author)LinuxH4x0r2008-02-16

Good. Nice Present. Just a Q. You ever watched DBZ (DragonBall Z) ?

LinuxH4x0r (author)Baron A2008-02-16

Only one, or twice, never really got into it.

Baron A (author)LinuxH4x0r2008-02-17

Nonsense. I'ts a really good animie! ( superb!) You should give it another chance. Do you watch Animie?

LinuxH4x0r (author)Baron A2008-02-17

No, its not bad, its just that I don't watch that much TV.

Baron A (author)LinuxH4x0r2008-02-18

Oh, wow..... But it's true though, I watch less telly now than i used to.... Now I'ts computer,computer, and computer! Whats your fave computer Manufacturer?

LinuxH4x0r (author)Baron A2008-02-18

Either apple, or myself.

Doctor What (author)LinuxH4x0r2007-12-31

Yeah, but they don't (unfortunately), or I would post my new instructable right now. I want all the laser cutter hype to go down first.

LinuxH4x0r (author)Doctor What2007-12-31

Actually they do! But don't post I already have enough competition as it is!

Doctor What (author)LinuxH4x0r2008-01-01

Wow. Didn't know that. How many instructables do you have in the contest. I have three, I think. Two little ones and one slightly taller one.

LinuxH4x0r (author)Doctor What2008-01-01

3 plus a slideshow

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