This cat birthday cake is an orange chocolate cake following the black Halloween cat instructions - just like the cake below...
The cake recipe is a modification from Joy of cooking, vegan chocolate cake replacing the cup of water with a cup of orange juice and adding one tablespoon of grated orange zest. Cream cheese icing, don't let the 'vegan' fool you, this is the most delicious recipe / combination you will taste. The eyes nose and heart pendant are butter cookie with colored lemon icing.
My four year-old daughter said she wanted a pink cat birthday cake for her birthday so I came to this site for inspiration. I found a link to a recipe for Halloween Black Cat Cake on the Betty Crocker website which includes an easy template for cutting and assembling the cake from two round cake layers.
I used a chocolate cake mix and made a white chocolate buttercream frosting which I tinted slightly pink with red food coloring. The eyes are Jordan Almonds with a dab of black icing gel. (I wanted them to be white or green eyes but my daughter insisted on pink.) I used black and purple icing gel for all other details on the cat. This was very easy and fun to make!
I found a picture online of a cat birthday cake that I liked and my daughter loved it. There were no directions on how to make it so I improvised. I made two round cakes and layered them with a filling and dyed the frosting to match. For the 3-D effect I made an extra cake and froze it.
I cut the ears and the face pieces out of that while it was still frozen and secured it with icing. I used red licorice for the whiskers and junior mints for the eyes. I bought food coloring especially for frosting in order to get the colors right.
I made this cat birthday cake for a friend's daughter's first birthday. I found the idea for the main cake at this great site and purchased the Wilton Animal Crackers tin. When I finished I thought my 'cat' would look great with some 'kittens'! (Little did I know that it would take twice as long to make the cupcakes as they were very fiddly?)
I made all the cakes from scratch and iced them with a homemade butter cream icing. I was pretty happy with the results (second novelty cake I have every made) and was later told that it was a great idea as all the guests at the party took a 'kitten' home and the birthday girl got to keep her 'cat' (not chopped up).
This is a cat birthday cake that I found in a Betty Crocker cake book. It's really easy just a bit time consuming.
You make a couple of round cake pans and cut them to make the parts of cat and glue them together with icing. I used homemade butter cream and mixed it to the colors of my choice.
Eight pounds of confectioner's sugar later and a numb hand later I was done. The eyes are jelly beans and the whiskers and bow are made of twizzlers.
Let me introduce you to Trix. She is a cartoon character that my daughter Ally created herself. Trix is a ball shaped creature (called a BIP (Beautiful Intelligent Pet) with some characteristics of a cat (but is NOT a cat). Ally has drawn many comic strips with Trix and other characters she's created but Trix has always been her favorite.
So for her 14th birthday I decide to try my hand at 3D Trix (the cake is similar to a cat birthday cake). I used the 3d ball cake pan for the body and two mini balls for her feet (with about 1/3 cut from each mini ball). I placed them on a sheet cake iced smooth (of course). The hardest part for me was getting the face right (which of course I didn't get exactly right only Ally can do that!!) Needless to say she was VERY surprised to see her creation in cake form! She still talks about that cake to this day!! And she still draws Trix comics! (She's hoping to one day be a cartoonist/animator.
Hanna, Alberta, Canada
I made this cat birthday cake with the football shaped pan for the body and the 1/2 sports ball pan and one mini loaf pan for the tail. Cut the tail length wise in half for the long tail. For the hair I used tip 234 and used butter cream icing. Cover the body with same color icing as the hair, add some icing to the back of the head and attach to front of body and add a dowel if needed.
Cover entire body, head and tail with tip 234. Don't forget the whiskers like I did.
My friend wanted a cat cake for her daughter's birthday. I found a website with instructions for a Halloween black cat cake and tweaked it a bit. The template for cutting from two round layer cakes is included. I used white butter cream icing with pink and blue details and added a real bell to the collar.
For this cat birthday cake I used a Madeira mixture divided into two 1/2-liter lined Pyrex basins. When cool I trimmed each one so that when it was put together, it formed the shape of a ball. I then put it into the freezer for a few days until I was ready to create kittens playing with a ball of wool.
To do this I used a vanilla buttercream and seedless jam for the filling. I covered the cake with a layer of fondant (not too thick). It doesn't need to be perfect; I made markings using the back of a knife to give the look of a ball of wool.
Using black fondant I made two kittens, placed them onto the cake, and I then rolled some pink fondant into strands draping it over to finish. I find freezing helps to moisten the cake and Madeira is ideal for this type. I made this for my Granddaughter Anna together with a matching card on her 6th birthday.
New Albany, IN
I baked this kitty cat birthday cake in the Wilton teddy bear pan. I first iced the edges in purple and then made an outline of the kitten in pink. I filled in the kitten with white stars. I added whiskers and a mouth in pink. I used dark purple to make the basket weave. I then used a size 2 round-tip and filled in blue to make one ball of yarn and repeated the same thing in pink. I added a pink border around the bottom of the kitty cat birthday cake.
Soddy Daisy, TN
I just printed out a picture offline and traced it onto the cat birthday cake. I made royal flowers ahead of time and used them in the grass; I also made cat paw prints on the side of the cake.
Jana loved her cat birthday cake!
I used the Wilton Animal Crackers pan from Michael's to make this kitty cat birthday cake for my daughter's second birthday. The theme was Baby Einstein and I modeled this cat birthday cake after the Baby Einstein orange tabby cat. I used the Wilton orange and brown gel food colorings mixed to make the two different colors of orange.
I used a tube of black gel frosting for the whiskers and mouth; the tongue is a spice drop I flattened with a glass. The triangle nose is the edge of a chocolate square. The eyes are a brown jellybean cut in half.
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