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.