I made this naughty cat cake for the mum of a lady at work. Her mum had a cat that had the same personality and looks as Felix from the cat food adverts, so she asked me if I could a cake a Felix type cat cake.
I Googled Felix and found some pictures of him and it became clear he was a naughty fun cat! It's a rich fruit cake, covered with marzipan and sugar paste.
I made the 'splat' cat first, from black sugar paste. TIP: I bought it in black as it takes ages to color yourself! I made some dents in the cake where he had 'landed' and plopped him on top.
Then I made a cat to peep over the cake. TIP: I added Tylose powder to stiffen the sugar paste. I made the body and head and pushed a cocktail stick through it to hold him together. I added the facial features and then and stuck him onto the cake with another cocktail stick. I added his arms, legs and tail last.
The cat hanging onto the cake was next and I scratched the cake surface with a scriber where his claws had gouged their way across the cake - (that hurt as the icing was so perfect!). I tuned his head round as though he was looking at something - maybe they'd all be caught by the cake decorator!
I added a mouse nibbled cheese with a mouse escaping down the side of the cake. The cheese is sugar paste with holes made by a ball tool. I added some cat paw prints just to make the cake even cuter!
I am very pleased with this cake and everyone loves it too - it is THE coolest naughty cat cake!
My best friend's daughter is mad about cats and the color purple. So when she came to me, asking if I could make her daughter's 3rd birthday cake, naturally it was going to be a purple cat face.
I made a vanilla butter cake and tinted it pink. Baked it in a square tin and cut the shape out. The recipe I used had a bunch of reviews saying that it made a very decent sized cake, but I'd heard that before and didn't believe it so made two batches, it was more than enough.
So I baked the second cake anyway and took it to my father in law's for dessert, but kept a little bit of it to make the raised nose on the cat's face. After I'd cut the shape out to what I thought looked good enough, I covered the nose and inside of the ears in white butter cream icing, then covered the rest in the purple icing. I scored the markings for where the darker triangles were going to go and set to the task of piping out the stars all over the face.
I tinted the remaining purple a bit more and piped the darker purple triangles in. For the nose and tongue I used different amounts of Rose colored gel paste and for the whiskers and mouth shape I used licorice. The eyes are dark chocolate buttons with a tiny bit of white icing in the centers. I wasn't completely happy with the eyes but it was the only thing I could think of. I'm still pretty new to cake decorating and it took an hour to decorate.
Overall I am really pleased with it. The party girl knew exactly what it was and she loved it!