Preparing for my daughter's fifth birthday, she could not decide on a theme. Two days before the big day, she decided she wants "snowy", our pure white kitten to be the subject of her special cake.
My good friend had found a fondant recipe on you-tube using marshmallows and microwaving them with confectioners sugar, which was cheap, easy, and tasty. We mixed up a batch and kept it white (easy), then I rolled it out with a rolling pin. It takes practice to get the texture right, and I was running out of time, so mine isn't as smooth as I would like.
I used an 8" round pan for the body and a cupcake for the head. I carved out the area for the haunches and used the curved piece as the tail. I carved and relocated a few key areas of cake, then frosted them in place before covering it with the fondant. Some well placed frosting held up the head, and I formed the front paws and ears out of the fondant. Some quick 'painting' with a Q-tip, toothpicks,and red food coloring to get the pink ears, and we were in business. To give the fur texture (and disguise the rough fondant) I sprinkled large grain sparkly white sugar over the whole cat.
Snowy was appropriately weird out by the entire ordeal, but my daughter loved her Homemade White Cat Birthday Cake!
My daughter wanted a Siamese Cat Birthday Cake for her 6th birthday. I made three chocolate cakes (23cm round, 23cm square and a 12cm square) ahead of time and froze them. I used the round cake cut in half upright for the main body and carved the other pieces from the remaining two cakes, using the small one for the head. I stuck it all together with raspberry jam, and toothpicks for the ears, crumb coated it and froze it again.
I spread the whole cake with buttercream frosting first, then used a #233 grass tip for the fur (inspired by cat 45 on this site). I used various other tips to do the tail, paws and face details. The eyes are cut from blue gummy fish lollies with a bit of licorice on top. I found that the tiniest dab of white frosting on the licorice really brought the eyes to life.
I made whiskers from strands of toffee. I dug out a bit of cake from the sides of the face and filled with soft frosting so I could stick the whiskers in without them breaking. I made the mistake of freezing the cake again after this step and the condensation made some of the whiskers melt and drop off.
My 3 year old daughter loves the Disney movie that was recently re-released, Oliver & Company. For her birthday she asked for an Oliver Cat cake, the movie's main character.
I baked 2 9" round cakes and 3 cupcakes for the muzzle. One round cake is for the face of the cat. The other cake, I made two cuts for ears. For one of the cupcakes, I shaped it like an hour glass before baking, this will be used for the mouth.
I made butter cream frosting and then split it into the colors of white, orange, tan, black, blue pink and yellow.
First I frosted the one round cake with orange frosting, and then I frosted and placed the ears on. Next I took the 2 round cupcakes and cut them down, frosted them tan and placed them on top of the cake. I then took the hour glass shaped cupcake and cut the bottom half of it and also cut it down, frosted it and placed it below the 2 cupcakes.
I continued to decorate the cake with details. I finished up with swooping a knife on the edge of the cake to make it look like the cat's fur and adding a band of blue for the cat's collar.