Baking

Robbie robot

R o b b i e R o b o t
1 Item
1H

Ingredients

Butter cream
Decorations

Method

1.Preheat oven to 170°C/340°F. Grease 26cm x 35cm (10¼-inch x 14-inch) baking dish and deep 20cm (8-inch) square cake pan; line bases and sides with baking paper, extending paper 5cm above sides.
2.Make three cakes according to directions on packets. Spread mixture into baking dish. Make remaining cake according to directions on packet; spread mixture into cake pan. Bake both cakes about 1 hour. Stand cakes in pans 10 minutes before turning, top-side up, onto wire racks to cool.
3.To make butter cream, beat butter until white as possible, gradually beat in half the sifted icing sugar then milk, then remaining icing sugar. Beat until smooth.
4.Level cake tops so cakes are the same height; turn cakes cut-side down. Cut out robot’s body from large cake, and cut its head, neck and arms from the smaller cake. Position cake pieces, cut-side down, on 30cm x 40cm (12-inch x 16-inch) rectangular cake board to form robot shape; secure with a little butter cream.
5.Tint butter cream pale grey; spread all over cake.
6.Using picture as a guide, trim licorice strap to make eyes and to outline body and arms. Trim thin pieces of remaining licorice strap to make mouth and pocket.
7.Cut red jube in half and position for mouth. Position flying saucers for cheeks. Position white sugar-coated almond for nose. Secure white jelly beans to eyes with a little butter cream.
8.Sprinkle robot’s neck and feet with choc rocks. Position Hershey kisses as buttons; position silver-coated lollies on robot’s shoulders.
9.Cut black jubes in half and position as controls on robot’s body. Bend cake decorating wires into desired shape and push ends into top of robot’s head to make antennae.

Warning, warning… the kids will be back for more of this cute robot cake. Get your little robotics engineer to help with the decorating.

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