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Coolest Cat Cake 74

by Breanne
(Colorado)

Homemade Cat Cake

Homemade Cat Cake

The idea from the cat cake came from my mother in law's birthday, she's a cat freak and her "baby's" name is Maggie so I wanted to create an identical cake for her of Maggie. I was nervous because this was my first cake I ever designed that took detail. However it turned out really fun and everyone loved it.

I made the cake out of one cake mix and two round cake pans. One of them was for the head, the other was cut up for the collar, and ears. I had a picture of Maggie next to the cake so I would know how to frost it. I first assembled the cake how I wanted it then began to frost it using the star tip.

I had three different frosting bags and two pre made spray tubes of frosting. I alternated using the dark brown tan and white frosting to match the fur of the cat. Once I had the color pattern down I took a fork and roughed up the frosting making swift up marks to make the frosting look like fur.

The white for the whiskers were from the tub frosting and the mouth also. The eyes were made of gummy eyes that I just detailed to make them look like cat eyes.

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Coolest Cat Birthday Cake 43

by Lisa
(Ajax, Ontario, Canada)

Homemade Cat Birthday Cake

Homemade Cat Birthday Cake

Homemade Cat Birthday Cake

I made this Cat Birthday Cake for my daughter's 1st birthday. The cake and icing had to be dairy free so she could have it so I used Duncan Hines Devil's Food cake mix and vanilla Homestyle frosting. I first made a template and cut it into pieces to fit on 3 cakes baked in oblong pans. After baking the cakes I put them in the freezer, then I cut the pieces using the templates and a serrated knife. Then after being back in the freezer I put a thin crumb coat of frosting on all the pieces and "glued" them together with frosting.

The "fur" was made using the Wilton grass tip, the collar with the basket weave tip and the writing was a plain tip. I used Wilton icing gel dyes for the colours. The eyes and whiskers were black licorice and the nose was a red sour berry candy that I cut into a triangle.

This was the first cake I have ever made and it was very easy, just time consuming! I had a lot of fun making it and everyone at the party liked it, including the birthday girl!

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Coolest Cat Cake 75

by A. G.
(Boston, MA)

Homemade Cat Cake

Homemade Cat Cake

This was the first cat cake I ever decorated. It for a friend's daughter's first birthday. I made 2 9" chocolate cakes. Cut a tail out of the edge of one of them keeping the remaining cake as circular as possible (its the head), and then cut a wedge horizontally across the bottom of the the smaller circle, to have a flat side. The wedge was then cut in half to create the ears (there are diagrams for this all over the internet).

Made half a batch of vanilla butter cream and removed about half a cup which I dyed pink. The rest was dyed yellow. Made a batch of chocolate frosting and used that for sticking the cake pieces together as well as the base frosting of the cake. I used a star tip to frost the face and tail, alternating the yellow and brown to give a little more depth. The eyes were done with black gel and the pink was used for the last few touches.

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