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Instrucable Robot Cake

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

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.
Love what you made! 10/10! When life really gets me down, I eat cake in the tub (like the cat in the hat)
I am honored that you would want to consume me.
LOL!
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*
What the?!?!! Hahaha!!
LMAO.
AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
:D
LinuxH4x0r (author)  Instructables Robot6 years ago
I am honored that you commented on my instructable. *kneels down humbly*
Plasmana5 years ago
WOW! Great job on making a robot cake! Does it move? :-)
LinuxH4x0r (author)  Plasmana5 years ago
Thanks! no :(
mrbox6 years ago
If only we had a box cake =/ shaped like an open box with stuff in it =(....
Plasmana mrbox5 years ago
...or no stuff in it.
McGreenish5 years ago
ha ha! i made one of those once for a sci-fi themed party. Yours is more kickass...
LinuxH4x0r (author)  McGreenish5 years ago
Thanks!
linuxmom5 years ago
Dont forget Linuxmom deserves alot of credit for this one!!!!!!
Gavabc1235 years ago
cake the next best thing to opensorce software PS how do i install programs on linux xandros 4
LinuxH4x0r (author)  Gavabc1235 years ago
Thanks! Can you give me a longer explanation? What type of file is it (.???). Hope I can help
asus eee pc on advance mode need I say moe sizlack
LinuxH4x0r (author)  Gavabc1235 years ago
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!
I wish I has this cake today. (My birthday.) :P
happy b day!!!!! ( im kinda late tho )
LinuxH4x0r (author)  funwithfire3255 years ago
thanks! Yeah, like 1/2 a year!
LinuxH4x0r (author)  LinuxH4x0r5 years ago
oop! *blush* I thought you meant me!
Lol!
LinuxH4x0r (author)  GorillazMiko6 years ago
Happy birthday! here, have a piece (>
mrbox6 years ago
Poor instructables robot (the real one) it must think we are cruel eatting it's clone =(
LinuxH4x0r (author)  mrbox6 years ago
Look below "I am honored that you would want to consume me."
Gjdj36 years ago
Hey, I wondered if you would add this instructable to the new Instructables Robot group?

Oh, and nice instructable btw.
LinuxH4x0r (author)  Gjdj36 years ago
I'd be honored to.
Doctor What6 years ago
You should have entered this into the contest a while ago, it would have racked up tons of ratings.
LinuxH4x0r (author)  Doctor What6 years ago
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
cool. Happy B- day. ( late) How old have you become?
LinuxH4x0r (author)  Baron A6 years ago
16 on december 11th (16 and 2mo and 1day today)
Lol. whatdya get?
LinuxH4x0r (author)  Baron A6 years ago
Cool. Zen is awsome! Will do!
LinuxH4x0r (author)  Baron A6 years ago
Thanks! Zen is awesome! It's cheaper ($110) and has more functions than an ipod, and its more unique.
Kinda makes me regret on getting the Shuffle...... btw, Zen is really good.
LinuxH4x0r (author)  Baron A6 years ago
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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