This was the first novelty cake I have ever made! It is for my son's 2nd birthday. He is obsessed with cats so had to make him a cat cake.
I used two round vanilla cakes and cut according to directions found on website. I froze the un-iced / uncut cakes prior to cutting and icing. Next time, I will freeze the cake cut, so that the edges can also freeze, and then icing will be easier. I found that the cats head and ears needed leveling.
I used cream cheese and icing sugar for the icing. The CSR chocolate icing mixture made it easy for the chocolate, while the white was just with plain icing sugar. For the pink nose, I just added red food colouring. At first I added milk to the icing, but realized it was way too runny. 2nd batch much better. I used a hot knife and a little water for the final spread which helped it look smoother.
I used Queens Writing fudge - chocolate for the whiskers, eyes, legs etc. The writing was the trickiest, as once it is down, that's it. Next time I will hopefully be more experienced! A lot easier than anticipated.
I had originally got this idea for a cat cake from this completely awesome website! I love it and I let my daughter pick from the cakes on here what she would like for her birthday cake. She picked the pink cat head cake. It looked a bit challenging, but we did it!
We baked two round cakes and iced them together. We also had baked a regular rectangular cake and froze it to cut the ears and a raised nose part from) Cutting a frozen cake is SO much easier!
Then I used a star tipped decorating bag to use for the texture on the face. I attached the ears by digging out a little from the 'head' of the cake and using the icing as 'glue' to fuse it together. I cut a hump of a piece out for the nose and whisker part out. I used a zip lock bag to pipe on the frosting for the tongue, eyelashes and nose. I used junior mints for the eyes and pull and peel licorice for the whiskers. I also added a collar with my daughters name on it. It was the hit of the party!
I made this Cat Cake for a little girl's 11th birthday party. I got the idea from a cake I'd seen on this site. I used a yellow cake mix and baked a 6in and 10in cake round. I used the 10in round to make the body and legs, it is held together with homemade french vanilla butter cream. I carved out the body with a small serrated knife then frosted it with the butter cream. I used the 6in round for the head and carved it out and frosted it as well.
I then covered the head and body with mmf and put it together on my cake board. I covered the cake board in mmf as well and used the Wilton ribbon tool and a knife to make the fringe. I then used edible food coloring and lemon extract to hand paint the cat to look like the little girls cat. The tail and facial features are fondant. The mice and milk bow is mmf/gumpaste and put in place.