Happy birthday to my little brother! Even though he is not so little anymore, he will always be my little brother. As usual, I was kindly asked to bake his birthday cake... I agreed! I love baking, especially if I have a legit reason for engaging in this activity. Don't worry! I haven't forgotten my New Year's resolution. I'm working on some healthier recipes for you guys, but yesterday was a special occasion!
I wanted to do something fun... something different! I'm quite fond of cake decorating, but I never got myself to take a course. As an independent learner, I generally enjoy learning through observation. After a few minutes of looking at cake ideas and loads of pictures, I decided I wanted to bake him a robot cake!I started off with a basic box of gluten-free chocolate cake mix (Gluten Free Devil's Food Cake Mix from Betty Crocker to be exact)! Before preparing the mix, I lightly greased a square baking pan and three baking cups. Basically, what you are going to be doing is baking a square cake and three cupcakes. Once all the preparation and baking is done, allow everything to cool.
With your choice of frosting, smooth the top of the square piece. Take two cupcakes and slice the top off (slice one of the top portions in half for the ears and use the other to create the mouth). Place cupcakes on top for the eyes. Smooth some frosting on the eyes and top with your choice of sprinkles. Voila!
That wasn't so bad, right? Many people think baking something fun is too complicated. Personally, I think this is a fairly easy way to create something the whole family will love!
P.S. What's your favorite gluten-free cake mix?