My friend’s son loves the new Alice in Wonderland movie, not to mention chocolate and peanut butter! Who doesn’t?! The Cheshire cat, in particular, is very cool and I thought it would translate well to the cake medium.
The homemade Cheshire Cat cake was chocolate with a filling of chocolate and peanut butter mousses and sliced bananas. I don’t really follow recipes; I just do what feels right to me. For the peanut butter mousse I melted peanut butter and powdered sugar with a little milk and cooled it down so I could fold it in with whipped cream. It tasted great, but I see now that there should have been some gelatin involved in order for the mousse layers to hold up, especially on a hot day like the one I had.
Rice Krispie treats are always the “Go to” medium when it comes to 3 dimensional cakes. I used the marshmallow treats to form the cat’s ears. Yes, I realize the colors are not as they are in the movie, but I think that is part of the creative originality of each cake I do… I work with what I have. I got a lot of OOOh’s and AHHH’s and my friend’s son was happy.
A friend ordered this Cheshire Cat Cake for her daughter’s fourth birthday. It is white cake with vanilla butter cream. The base is two sheet cakes, with strawberries in between, stacked and frosted green to look like grass. The cat’s body was three 9” round cakes, stacked, cut and rounded on the sides. The face was created by cutting away from a 9” round cake to make the shape around the eyes and upper cheeks. The cat was then covered in purple butter cream; pink modelling chocolate was used for the stripes and the base of the mouth. Dark chocolate modelling chocolate was used for the eyebrows, pupils and mouth/nose/whiskers detail.
The eyes were yellow modelling chocolate wafers that I stuck in backwards. The teeth were done with white butter cream that I patted down with a little bit of cornstarch on my finger. I then did the lines between the teeth.