Introduction: Instructables Celebration Cake

This is a fun way to celebrate an Instructables birthday party. The checkerboard pattern of the cake is a fun artistic project, for the kitchen and and the cake topper is a unique craft. The cake can be used for an Instructables themed birthday party, or for an Instructables celebration!


  • Yellow and white cake mix
  • Checkerboard cake pan set
  • oven
  • Sugar
  • Food Coloring
  • Cardboard
  • Black insulated wire
  • Hot glue
  • thick yellow paint
  • Two seasoning bottles
  • Two extra seasoning bottle lids
  • One package of cream cheese
  • Vanilla extract
  • Powdered sugar
  • butter

Step 1: Baking the Cake

In two separate bowls, mix up a yellow cake mix, and a white cake mix. Using the provided link, purchase the checkerboard cake pan set. Flour the three cake pans. Insert the divider. Pour in the cake mixes, in alternating rings. Bake a temperature, given on box.

Step 2: Decorating the Cake

In a metal bowl, mix together:

1/4 cup of cream cheese

1 teaspoon of Vanilla extract

about three cups of powdered sugar

1 package of cream cheese.

1 teaspoon of milk

You might have to add more powdered sugar, to give it the consistency of frosting. Ice the cake.

In a small bowl, mix a few tablespoons of sugar with two drops of blue food coloring. Mix thoroughly, and sprinkle over cake.

Step 3: Making the Cake Topper

Using the provided picture cut out cardboard pieces, to assemble the main body of the robot. Then cut out six cardboard squares, to form the head. Hot glue the pieces together. Also hot glue two black insulated wires to the sides of the head, to make the antennas. For the legs, I used two seasoning bottles. Glue all of these pieces together, and paint the entire assembly yellow. I then used to seasoning bottle lids, for the feet, after having painted them silver. Use a colored markers, for the mouth and eyes. The arms were simply extra cardboard pieces, painted yellow, to match the body.

Step 4: Decorate!!

1000th Contest

Participated in the
1000th Contest