I got the idea for this Cat in the Hate cake from this website! The main difference is that I did my cake using the star tip of my decorating kit! It took about an hour and a half to do all the stars.
This cake is actually made of 6 layers instead of the 5 that are visible! I made 2 yellow,2 chocolate, and 2 strawberry (this looked very nice inside!), and alternated red and white icing inside. After I had placed the 4th cake, I put three wooden dowels inside and topped it with a round piece of cardboard to hold up the cake (I didn't want it to collapse due to all that weight!).
Before starting the stars, I did the outline of each layer and the wrinkles of the hat in black, then added the red and white stars.
For the brim, I cut a piece of cardboard that was a few inches wider than the cake, and I iced it with white icing. Underneath the brim is an even bigger piece of cardboard that I covered in wrapping paper and glued to the brim with a glue gun. I found some Dr. Seuss clip art online and printed them on cardstock and cut them out, then attached toothpicks to the back. These were placed in the cake after I delivered it!
The cake was for my niece and I had to drive two hours away to get it there, so in order to prevent the cake from toppling over on the drive, I froze it the night before. It was still frozen when they cut it but tasted great cold! It was overall a huge hit and was not difficult to make!
This cake was so much fun! I was inspired by one I saw online, I searched and searched for the perfect cake for my friends little girl. I found one that had the fish bowl ontop but must have been a little plain for her cause she was much less excited about the cake! So I went to search again and came across this cake. I sculpted all the items from fondant and let them dry overnight. (longer is sometimes necessary) Cat in the Hat's face was a little difficult to get right, not completely satisfied but it had to do! He is supported throughout his body with toothpicks to keep him sturdy since he stands. I used edible markers to draw the star and lines on the ball and 'painted' the red stripe with food coloring. I cut the kite from white fondant and painted it. I ran a post from top to bottom of the cake since it has the topsy turvy effect and I didn't want it going anywhere. The cakes, this is a three layer white cake dirty iced and filled with buttercream and covered in buttercream fondant. In the post I found the picture I used, she mentioned that she used red velvet and buttercream in the hat to mimic the pattern when cut! I thought that was a great idea but it was late and I had not time to run out for red velvet cake! I was very satisfied with the end result and am happy to share my version of 'The Cat in the Hat'!