Saturday, May 29, 2010

Robot Cake, anyone?

Posted by Jennifer at 10:25 PM
Keith wanted a unique cake for Cassandra's birthday. They both love robots and so he thought a robot cake would be a good idea. He gave me a few pictures of different toy robots that they love and I just tried to make a compiled version of them. The body of the robot is cake while the legs, head, and arms are all fondant. Cassandra's daughters wanted Cinnamon and Sugar Cake (cinnamon flavored cake layered with buttercream and more cinnamon). I thought this lil' guy was really cute but I have to admit that I think his body is a little too big for his body parts... his arms and legs are just a touch too small. Luckily, Keith is a friend and didn't mind the over sized body because it meant more cake to eat. Keith later told me that Cassandra loved it so much that they just stared at it for a while. She didn't want to cut into the lil' guy. In the end, they ate the cake and kept the head since it's fondant. I hope it's a trophy on her shelf or something like that.... that's what I do. :)

Alright, so to make a robot cake, you just need to make sure you get the proportions right (which I clearly didn't do here!). I made the legs and arms and head in advance so that they would dry and harden in place. For the body of the robot, I made "panels" out of fondant that I adhered to the side of the cake with buttercream. This way, I can decorate the panels early and save time in the end. So much fun!

2 comments:

Lisa on May 31, 2010 at 9:05 PM said...

this cake kicks ass... the oversized body totally works. It's a robot, it doesn't have to fit human proportions. again I ask you, when are you moving back to Sac so Sheridan can have really cool cakes???

mr roboto said...

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