I wanted to make a Cat Birthday Cake for my friend Jessica. She loves them and of course everyone loves cake. To make this cake I baked 4 9" cakes. To make the body I cut 2 of the circle cakes in half and laid them flat side down and frosted them together.
To make the legs i cut the other circle in 3 pieces, so I had 2 curved pieces and the rectangle piece from the center. The 2 curved pieces I placed flat side down and frosted them to the back side of the body. I cut the rectangle piece in half and used those for the front paws.
From the last 9" I cut a smaller circle for the head, 2 triangles for the ears, and a curved shape for the tail. Frosted the whole cake in chocolate frosting. To make the face I used decorating gel. I also used Twizzlers pull-n-peel for the whiskers but the gel would have worked just as well.
I made this cat and mouse Cake for my friend's 5y old. He requested the cat to be lying down. The rest was up to me.
I made several sponge cakes, cut different pieces out of each sponge. When all the pieces were laid out, I cut them in half (sideways) and put jam and butter icing in between the layers.
Next, I put a layer of butter icing all over the cat and put it in the freezer to set. I rolled white icing out and put pieces of black icing randomly on the white and rolled it out again to get the effect.
I made some green icing and piped it all around the cat to make it look like grass. Cut out ears, nose and badge out of colored icing. Made mice out of white icing and put details on. Made a ball of wool out of strawberry laces.
This is a Calico Cat Cake that I made for my daughter's 8th birthday.
I baked several large flat cakes and basically "cut and pasted" pieces together to form the cat's body. I "glued" the pieces together with homemade cream cheese icing and used skewers to hold the ears in place and legs to the body. Wilton colored icing tubes were used to decorate. I used Wilton tip #233 for the fur (this tip is also great for hair and grass.
Around the nose and eyes I put icing and patted flat with cornstarch on my finger. It gives the look of fondant, but works great when you only need a small amount. The whiskers are chocolate licorice and the nose is a molded piece of Starburst.
I use a lot of molds, but love making free-form cakes.
The cake was a huge hit and something my daughter can remember for a long time.
I made this Cat Cake for my daughter's first birthday. It was easy to make and was interesting for her because she used to love looking at all the cats that would hang around outside our house.
As it is evident, I baked 3 round cakes - one each for the face and body and a third to cut up the ears and tail from. The cakes themselves are sponge cakes with carob (that's like cocoa but caffeine-free) frosting. The cake recipe is from "The Book of Egg free Cakes" by Cintia Stammers. It's an amazing book for vegetarians who love to bake.
The base icing is whipping cream with sugar and carob and the darker one is carob butter icing (since it is firmer than the cream icing and easier to pipe).