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
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.