Introduction: Instrucable Robot Cake

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

Step 1: Bake the Cake!

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

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

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

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.

LinuxH4x0r

Comments

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porcupinemamma made it!(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)

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Instructables+Robot made it!(author)2007-12-31
I am honored that you would want to consume me.
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Randomguy65 made it!(author)2010-06-26

LOL!

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kcls made it!(author)2010-03-04

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

*Sigh*

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Plasmana made it!(author)2008-12-28

What the?!?!! Hahaha!!

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Baron+A made it!(author)2008-02-12

LMAO.

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James+%28pseudo-geek%29 made it!(author)2008-01-13

AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

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Spl1nt3rC3ll made it!(author)2007-12-31

:D

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LinuxH4x0r made it!(author)2007-12-31

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

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Plasmana made it!(author)2008-12-28

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

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LinuxH4x0r made it!(author)2008-12-28

Thanks! no :(

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mrbox made it!(author)2008-03-17

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

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Plasmana made it!(author)2008-12-28

...or no stuff in it.

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McGreenish made it!(author)2008-10-26

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

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LinuxH4x0r made it!(author)2008-10-26

Thanks!

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linuxmom made it!(author)2008-07-06

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

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LinuxH4x0r made it!(author)2008-05-07

http://wiki.eeeuser.com/howto:installsoftwarequickguide
does that help? If not try posting something in the forums. I'm a fedora guy, and I've never touched an eee

Sorry
Good luck!

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LinuxH4x0r made it!(author)2008-05-06

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

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GorillazMiko made it!(author)2008-04-26

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

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funwithfire325 made it!(author)2008-05-03

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

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LinuxH4x0r made it!(author)2008-05-03

thanks! Yeah, like 1/2 a year!

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LinuxH4x0r made it!(author)2008-05-03

oop! *blush* I thought you meant me!

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funwithfire325 made it!(author)2008-05-03

Lol!

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LinuxH4x0r made it!(author)2008-04-26

Happy birthday! here, have a piece (>

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mrbox made it!(author)2008-03-17

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

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LinuxH4x0r made it!(author)2008-03-17

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

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Gjdj3 made it!(author)2008-03-02

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

Oh, and nice instructable btw.

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LinuxH4x0r made it!(author)2008-03-02

I'd be honored to.

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Doctor+What made it!(author)2007-12-31

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

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LinuxH4x0r made it!(author)2007-12-31

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

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Baron+A made it!(author)2008-02-12

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

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LinuxH4x0r made it!(author)2008-02-12

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

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Baron+A made it!(author)2008-02-13

Lol. whatdya get?

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Baron+A made it!(author)2008-02-14

Cool. Zen is awsome! Will do!

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LinuxH4x0r made it!(author)2008-02-14

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

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Baron+A made it!(author)2008-02-15

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

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LinuxH4x0r made it!(author)2008-02-16

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

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Baron+A made it!(author)2008-02-16

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

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LinuxH4x0r made it!(author)2008-02-16

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. ;)

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Baron+A made it!(author)2008-02-16

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

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LinuxH4x0r made it!(author)2008-02-16

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

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Baron+A made it!(author)2008-02-17

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

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LinuxH4x0r made it!(author)2008-02-17

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

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Baron+A made it!(author)2008-02-18

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?

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LinuxH4x0r made it!(author)2008-02-18

Either apple, or myself.

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Doctor+What made it!(author)2007-12-31

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.

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LinuxH4x0r made it!(author)2007-12-31

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

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Doctor+What made it!(author)2008-01-01

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.

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LinuxH4x0r made it!(author)2008-01-01

3 plus a slideshow

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