Bake

Robot Party!

January birthdays kinda suck.  No offense meant by that, but c’mon, it’s just true.  I mean, my own birthday is in early February which is almost as bad, but at least its one month closer to spring and one month further away from the Holidays.  It’s hard to muster the creative enthusiasm needed to properly celebrate a birthday so close to the Holidays but somehow we managed…and managed to do it twice, once for each side of the family.  Which is something I can very confidently say will not happen again.  Next year we’re thinking one party at a bowling alley, Chucke Cheese etc – which in the middle of January should be a festering cesspool of influenza…did I mention that January birthdays suck?

Anyway, the toddler successfully turned 3 surrounded by his family which is all he really cares about…that, and cake.  We settled on a Robot theme and this is what his day looked like:

Everything was inspired by these super cute printables and invitations found here:

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I used the cupcake toppers as mini banners that were attached to back of each invite and stamped each envelope with these adorable robot stamps, found here.

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These YumBot cupcake molds are really the only thing you need for a cute Robot birthday party.  Seriously, forget everything else and just buy these.  They are super cute and easy to bake in once you get the feel for baking time etc.  I found with my cupcake recipes, they needed to bake for 20-25 minutes but it is going to vary greatly based on how full you fill the cups and what recipe you use.  If you overfill these, it just looks like the have extra big robot brains, which only adds to the cuteness factor.  You really can’t go wrong.

imageI used this Wilton mold and candy melts to make the gears/bolts/screws…so much easier than trying to hand pipe shapes!

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To make these Brownie Bots, I used this square silicone baking tray.  I dipped each brownie in chocolate ganache and attached the eyes/gears etc while the chocolate was still wet.  Super easy, super cute.

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We had a robot making contest using different sizes of marshmallows, silver decorating spray, mini m&ms for buttons, pull n peel twizzlers for wire and tube icing to attach them all.  So many cute edible robots!

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Craft made him this unbelievably perfect Duck from Sarah and Duck along with these adorable Shallots.  If you haven’t seen Sarah and Duck, follow the link…like now.  It’s so cute it will change your life.

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A Robot photobooth and a Robot Dance Party rounded out the day which ended in tons of presents, treats and one happy three year old bot.

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