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Robot Cake

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Robot Cake
  • Prep Time 1 hr 45 min
  • Total Time 3 hr 45 min
  • Servings 12
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Do the robot—or just make a cake that looks like one! Fruit by the Foot® snack and a delightful assortment of kids' candies make it look extra cute.

Ingredients

Cake

1
box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ yellow cake mix
Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
Tray or cardboard (20x15 inches), covered with wrapping paper and plastic food wrap or foil

Frosting and Decorations

1 1/2
containers Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy vanilla frosting
Black food color
Blue food color
2
colorful licorice twists (7 inch)
2
large black gumdrops
2
soft fruit ring candies
2
M&M's™ chocolate candies blue
3
pull-apart red (cherry) licorice twists
20
M&M's™ chocolate candies (any color)
1
roll Betty Crocker™ Fruit by the Foot™ chewy fruit snack (any variety from 4.5-oz box)
6
thin chocolate wafer cookies

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 350ºF (325ºF for dark or nonstick pan). Grease or spray bottom and sides of 13x9-inch pan. Make and bake cake as directed on box for 13x9-inch pan. Cool 10 minutes; remove cake from pan to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 1 hour. Refrigerate or freeze cake 1 hour until firm.
  • 2 Tint frosting with black and blue food colors to make desired gray color. Using serrated knife, cut rounded top off cake to level surface; place cake cut side down. Cut cake as shown in template (template can be found under the Tips below). On tray, arrange cake pieces as shown in template, attaching to tray with small amount of frosting. Spread thin layer of frosting over top and sides to seal in crumbs. Refrigerate or freeze cake 30 to 60 minutes to set frosting.
  • 3 Frost entire cake with remaining frosting. Cut 1 colorful licorice twist into 2 (1-inch) pieces. Carefully insert licorice pieces between head and body.
  • 4 Cut remaining colorful licorice twist in half. Using scissors, make several cuts in 1 end of each licorice piece to form antennae. Insert licorice pieces, antennae ends up, in top of head. Insert gumdrops into sides of head for ears. Arrange fruit rings on head for eyes; use 2 blue M&M's™ chocolate candies for pupils. Separate 1 pull-apart red licorice twist into single strands. Trim 1 strand to 3 inches; place on head for mouth. Use remaining strands to decorate base of robot as desired, trimming to fit.
  • 5 Tie a knot in each remaining pull-apart red licorice twist. Insert knotted licorice twists in each side of body for arms. To decorate robot body, arrange 20 M&M's™ chocolate candies in desired pattern on body. Use fruit snack to form border around candy design, trimming to fit. For wheels, insert chocolate wafer cookies in base of cake. Store loosely covered.
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Tips  

Create an attractive display by covering a piece of sturdy cardboard with wrapping paper, then plastic food wrap. Stretch and secure with tape. Or cover cardboard with foil or cooking parchment paper.

Get a party menu, prep guide, tips, party games, activities and more for a Robots Rule! Birthday Party!

Need cutting help? Download the template.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving (Cake and Frosting Only)
Calories
430
(
Calories from Fat
170
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
19g
29%
(
Saturated Fat
4g
20%
,
Trans Fat
3 1/2g
)
Cholesterol
50mg
16%
Sodium
360mg
15%
Potassium
55mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate
65g
22%
(
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
,
Sugars
45g
)
Protein
2g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 3 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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