Robot BIrthday Party - Part I (The Cake)

To celebrate my son Dylan's 8th birthday, we had a robot themed party.  We chose grey and orange for the colors, I'll share some of the party details over the next week.  The details are my favorite part of planning a party. To start, this is the cake, we named him Robo.
I struggled to mix grey buttercream.  In the past, I have tried to make grey icing and it usually ends up being a light purplish color.  You would think that adding black food coloring gel would make grey - wrong.  With a little google researching, I found that others had experimented with adding a little yellow to the black as well.  I tried this, and I worked!  I'm really happy with the grey I achieved.
I made three rectangular cakes for the base of this cake.  One for the head, one for the body and one for the arms, ears and legs.


  1. Faaaaaaaantastic cake!
    All my kids were impressed too.

  2. Robo was VERY YUMMY!!!!!


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