Monday, October 1, 2012
Robot Birthday Bash
For The Boy's 4th Birthday we had a robot party. We had two activities for the party that I wanted to share with you.
The other activity that we did was to build a robot treat. I made robot heads by making cookie pops with candy eyes, and blank bodies from rice crispy treats "frosted" with more candy melts. On this base we gave them candy and pretzels and frosting to build and decorate there own robot (another reason to keep the balloons light on candy)
One of the things we made for this were what I called robot buttons and these are great little treats for whenever. Preheat over to 200 place Chocolate kiss candies (or a candy melt of your flavor or color) on a pretzel square. Put them in the oven and turn the over off. let them sit for 10 min or so, (less if you are using a candy melt just watch them and pull it out when its gets glossy.) and then place a candy (we used mint M&Ms because The Boy wanted green and blue for the party colors but mini marshmallows would be great or what ever else you want to use just nothing much harder than chocolate at room temp) on the center of the now melted chocolate. let them sit to cool and firm up.
For The Boy's Cake I did my first butter cream transfer. It turned out great! I used a store bought black frosting but I don't think it would do well if you tried to do the whole thing store bought I had to go back in and touch up the black once I got it on the cake. There is a great Tutorial for how to this at brasstacksandbasics.com