Coolest Robot Cake
When my son’s fourth birthday came around he was obsessed with robots. He wanted all the movies, action figures, etc. So we knew that his party would be robots.
I knew exactly what I wanted to do. I made a robot cake topper that matched his invitation out of fondant and gum paste and let it harden for like a week. I attached it to the cake with a long skewer going both layers and icing his body to the top tier. I didn’t want him to fall over, he was quite heavy. I did his legs separate and just stuck them on with the royal icing grass. The sides of the cake I wanted to make more robots and gears. He loves gears and gadgets and I wanted to highlight that for my little guy.
I did the gears out of circle cutters with another little petal cutter to cut out in between the teeth. I had a real hard time covering these cakes and had tears at the bottoms so I decided to make a ribbon of fondant in the corresponding color to hide those flaws. It actually worked well. I made his name “GAVIN” out of fondant cut letters that I hand carved and let dry overnight before attaching to cake. I used tinted butter cream to finish off the edge with some piped ruffles and then made some grass for the robot.
The cake themselves are white box cake mix with a raspberry filling and vanilla butter cream. The top tier was chocolate with raspberry. I covered the cakes with marshmallow fondant and proceeded to decorate. The whole cake took me two days to complete and I was very happy with it.
My birthday boy was extremely excited to have a robot cake and he wanted to play with the gears when I was making it. I think I had an extra one he got to eat. All in all I learned a lot from this cake. Next time I will cover the robot in fondant and do rice krispy treats under that to help with all that weight.