I started drafting a few cake ideas for Robotto Otto’s first birthday when my husband Allen nonchalantly mentioned that I could not make a robot cake without some electronics! My knowledge of circuits, however, ended with grade school science.
Needless to say, we decided to divide and conquer. I added the lights into the cake design and Allen headed off to RadioShack. Allen created a series circuit with three LED’s, two nine volt batteries, a switch, a bunch of wires, a project box, some solder, and a bit of electrical tape.
(he totally wrote this section, see my aforementioned self proclaimed electronic ignorance)
We’re not sure if this is necessarily the best way to create a simple light box, but it definitely worked and we didn’t start a fire!
Once the light box was complete, I simply covered it in fondant, and added it to the cake. This was a great project to ease into adding electronics to baked goods! We were really happy with the final result and can’t wait to tackle the next project!
Confession of a *wannabe* foodie:
Sometimes, it is important to decorate the back of a cake… to disguise imperfections in the fondant!