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Coolest Cat In The Hat Cake 12

by Abby
(Jackson, WI)

Homemade Cat In The Hat Cake

Homemade Cat In The Hat Cake

I made this Cat In The Hat cake with my lab partner, Megan, for a school project.
We took the idea of the Hat from others on the website, and added Thing 1 and Thing 2, and the Fish, to give it a little more character.

The Hat's base is made of 5 layers, after stacking we pushed in 5 dowels around the outside, to give it some extra support. For the very bottom, we used a pizza pan so the bottom would hang out.

The Hat is covered with a star tip to give it a "fuzzy" feel. We used a stiff Wilton frosting recipe that uses meringue powder(Wilton). Using the stiff frosting gave me quite a hand work out, but allowed me to add Thing 1 and Thing 2 on the sides. The base of the board says "The out of the box came Thing One and Thing Two. But the Fish said, "No, No!""

If I would have had more time, make it again. I would like to add Cat ears on both sides of the hat. I would also put more detailing in the Hat and fish bowl.

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cat in hat
by: Kelly

Very Cute and very cool! Great job!

dr.seuss
by: shyquan

happy birthday Dr Seuss. I hope you like your birthday cakes.

nice
by: dokki

nice

cool cake
by: Anonymous

how did you make the fish on top?

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Coolest Cat In The Hat Birthday Cake 29

by Vanessa
(Maine)

Homemade Cat In The Hat Birthday Cake

Homemade Cat In The Hat Birthday Cake

This Cat In The Hat birthday cake was baked in a 9x13 baking dish that was greased and coated in flour. After the cake cooled, I did a crumb coat and put it in the freezer for approx. 20-30 minutes. It is frosted with cream cheese frosting tinted with Wilton royal blue color gel.

I made the Cat In The Hat figures by using the royal icing color flow technique: Tape wax paper over images and outline them with white royal icing using tip #3 or #2 and then colored and thinned the icing {using 10 second rule} in order to "flood" in the outlines. I let the figures dry for about 24 hours to make sure they were completely dry and then used black edible marker from Americolor in order to make the black outlines.

The dots were piped using Wilton tip #12 and I used Wilton black cake decorating icing {so much easier than trying to make my own black, it usually comes out grayish-purple!} with tip #3 to pipe the kite tails and The Cat's whiskers.

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Cat in the Hat Cake
by: Sharon

EXCELLENT JOB! Upon first glance, I wondered if you had purchased the faces (and if they were plastic). I have not yet tried color flow but man, if I do 1/2 as good as you did, I'll be happy! Great job!

Color Flow Tutorials
by: Vanessa

Thanks, Sharon. If you are considering doing color flow, there are many wonderful tutorials on youtube that I thought were very helpful.

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Coolest Dr. Seuss Cat in the Hat Cake 14

by Ann F.
(NJ)

Homemade  Dr. Seuss Cat in the Hat Cake

Homemade Dr. Seuss Cat in the Hat Cake

These are two cakes I made for a Dr. Seuss celebration at the local library. The star is obviously an easy star-shaped pan. I made the hat cake our of a flat sheet cake since I didn't want to bake 4 or 5 tiers and was too intimidated to go for the dowels etc. on the tall hat cakes.

This was actually very easy to do. I just cut away some of the flat sheet cake to make the hat look a little floppy and lop-sided. Then just colored half the icing red and did the stripes in alternating colors. Last I used black gel icing to outline the stripes and hat and give it that "cartoon" look.

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Coolest Cat In The Hat Cake 11

by Debbie E.
(Pike Road, AL)

Homemade Cat In The Hat Cake

Homemade Cat In The Hat Cake

This Cat in the Hat cake was such a FUN cake to make & decorate. I baked 1 10" round cake and 1 11X15" sheet cake. I made a pattern out of a grocery sack first and then was able to carve my cake from this pattern.

I didn't want to waste cake when I carved the hat, so the left over cake became his bow. I used tip 18 for most of the cake and outlined in tip 3 & 4 the whiskers are pipecleaners.

I used red wrapping paper for my board to put the cake on & used cut out sticky letters to place on the board.

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Coolest Cat in the Hat Birthday Cake 28

by S. Elliott
(Lexington, KY)

Homemade Cat in the Hat Birthday Cake

Homemade Cat in the Hat Birthday Cake

Homemade Cat in the Hat Birthday Cake
Homemade Cat in the Hat Birthday Cake

I made this Homemade Cat in the Hat Birthday Cake for my daughter's Dr. Seuss party at day care. I used a ball and covered it in fondant to make the cat's head. I dug out a bit of cake to make it look like the cat was coming up out of the cake. I added some fingers, made of fondant, around the head.

The hat was not my best work. I used felt because I didn't want to use fondant which could have ended up too heavy.

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Very Cute
by: Ashleigh

Definitely something worth attempting {by me obviously}
Though it looks simple there's obviously a lot of effort in it :D Great job.

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Dr. Suess Cat in the Hat Cake

by Beth
(Lynn Haven, FL)


Buttercream icing. Background is airbrushed and
Dr. Suess is copied from coloring page.

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