Coolest Wall E Cake

My son requested a Wall-E cake for his 6th birthday. It took some creativity, but turned out to be not very difficult.

I stacked 3 8″ x 8″ cakes (with frosting in between) on top of each other for the body. My cakes turned out a bit flat, so I probably should have used 4 cakes for a more square body.

The neck is a paper towel roll covered in frosting. The head is a foam block that I carved and frosted. For the tracks, I cut an 8″ x 8″ cake diagonally and trimmed the corners a bit to give them a slightly rounded look. The arms were tricky. I ended up taping two spatulas to foam triangles, then taping the foam to the cake board.

The body is frosted in yellow, with some rust-colored patches blended in. The top, neck, and head are frosted in gray. The tracks are frosted in brown.

The eyes are Oreo wafers, as well as the cogs on the tracks. The tracks are pieces of black licorice. I sprinkled crushed Oreos around the bottom to look like dirt.

11 thoughts on “Coolest Wall E Cake”

  1. What a clever idea for his hands. They look just like in the movie. I’m sure my 2 year old will be wanting Wall-E for his next birthday, so I’ll have to remember your great ideas. Thanks for sharing.

  2. When I made a similar WALL-E cake, I used 2 batched of Rice Krispy bars for the cube body. Rice Krispies seem to hold up better for such a solid large mass. I frosted it just like a cake. Also, this trick works great for large cake because you can cut up the left over rice krispy part into bars and it keeps longer than a giant cake.

  3. I am so impressed, you are so creative. I am going to attempt something like this for my son’s 5th birthday next week. I tried to convince him that the robot in the birthday cake book would do…but it must be Wall-E. Love the hands!

  4. my daughter is going to be 5 in a week and is dying to have a wall-e cake. This will be perfect, except I would love to have a front view photo of the cake.

  5. This cake is AWESOME! Will you please post a photo of the front? I want to do this, but would love to see the front! Thank you!

  6. Thank you for sharing. I made this cake for my 4 year old’s birthday party. He was so excited and told me it was “the best cake ever, mom!”. That was the best feedback a mom could ever hope for. I used chocolate pirouette sticks instead of the black licorice for the treads. ANd I used Styrofoam for the neck and head and kept it together with shishkabob sticks.

  7. I love your cake! My son loves Wall E and I’m delighted to have found your cake. He’s starting pre-school soon so I’m going to make this as a “WOOHOO Pre-school!!’ type cake. THANKS!!!!

  8. I’ve been planning and looking at many pics of Wall E cakes for my son’s upcoming 3rd bday.
    Your recipe for Wall E is great. I love the side view and Oreo cookie idea is great!. thanks for an inspiration to still make a Wall E cake!

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