Robot Cake

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Robot Cake

Robot Cake

I started drafting a few cake ideas for Robotto Otto’s first birthday when my husband Allen nonchalantly mentioned that I could not make a robot cake without some electronics!  My knowledge of circuits, however, ended with grade school science.

Needless to say, we decided to divide and conquer.   I added the lights into the cake design and Allen headed off to RadioShack.  Allen created a series circuit with three LED’s, two nine volt batteries, a switch, a bunch of wires, a project box, some solder, and a bit of electrical tape.
(he totally wrote this section, see my aforementioned self proclaimed electronic ignorance)
We’re not sure if this is necessarily the best way to create a simple light box, but it definitely worked and we didn’t start a fire!

Once the light box was complete, I simply covered it in fondant, and added it to the cake.  This was a great project to ease into adding electronics to baked goods!  We were really happy with the final result and can’t wait to tackle the next project!

Confession of a *wannabe* foodie:
Sometimes, it is important to decorate the back of a cake… to disguise imperfections in the fondant!

Robot Cake

Robot Cake

Robot Cake

Robot Cake

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robot Cake

Robot Cake

Robot Cake

Robot Cake

 

6 Comments

6 Comments on Robot Cake

  1. Captain Canada
    June 22, 2011 at 10:43 am (8 years ago)

    Wow! Perhaps the next cake should speak. It would give Allen a chance to hone is integrated circuit skills.

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  2. Mr. Robotto's mom
    June 23, 2011 at 8:57 am (8 years ago)

    This cake was just. so. good. I loved all of the details (especially the zero to one meter) and the icing was incredible.

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  3. Nancy Cavedine
    July 6, 2011 at 11:07 am (8 years ago)

    Love the idea of Otto the Robot , but it is a shame that he couldn’t speak.

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  4. tom cavedine
    July 9, 2011 at 3:24 am (8 years ago)

    how many circuits has allen made?

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  5. Amanda
    March 28, 2013 at 7:06 pm (7 years ago)

    I found this cake on Pinterest. It is amazing! We are doing a robot 3rd birthday party next weekend and I am stumped on how exactly I want the cake! Can I just poof this one into my kitchen???

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    • annie
      May 6, 2013 at 9:06 pm (7 years ago)

      I am so glad you love the cake! I hope your party went well, and you all enjoyed a tasty cake :)

      Reply

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