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Coolest The Cat in the Hat Book Cake 24

by Dolly K.
(Price, Utah, USA)

Homemade The Cat in the Hat Book Cake

Homemade The Cat in the Hat Book Cake

This The Cat in the Hat Book Cake is the first cake book that I made. I made it for my daughter's class and they celebrated Dr. Seuss's birthday. My cake is made of buttercream icing and spray painted it. The character in the front is made out of fondant and colored it with edible pen.

The letters are cutout made of fondant also. I printed the front of the book in 8x11.5 paper and cut the letters and characters. I used the cutout as my template. I had fun doing this cake with the help of my daughter. I actually made 2 books of the same design for 2 classes but unfortunately dropped one so there was one. It's was a humiliating experience when I brought the cake to my daughter's school because I got green coloring on my nose and just realized it when I got back home. It would be better if its a Grinch team. hahahaha. I just laughed at my self. You learn from experience. Dropping a cake is not funny at all especially if its a paid cake. That means you have to make another one. Its okay if its just a gift and nobody is expecting it.

It was quite an experience doing this cake. I learned another lesson. Be careful handling your cake.

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Dr Suess
by: Michelle

Great Job on the cake ,, did you use the Wilton blue spray in the can ?

Cake Recipe
by: Anonymous

If you still have the full recipe for this cake I would love to have it.
jmarble1@bruinmail.slcc.edu

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Coolest Dr. Seuss Birthday Cake Design 25

by Andrew G.
(Manville, NJ)

Homemade Dr. Seuss Birthday Cake Design

Homemade Dr. Seuss Birthday Cake Design

This Dr. Seuss Birthday Cake Design was a cake my wife and I entered into my son's kindergarten cake contest to celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss. She bakes the cake and makes the icing. I decorate. Anyhow, everybody seems to do the Cat in the Hat's hat or Green Eggs and Ham, so we wanted to stay far away from those icons and went with the Lorax instead.

It's just a chocolate cake decorated with 100% butter cream icing. I outlined the drawing into a blue base coat. I then piped the over the sketch with black butter cream icing. Then I filled in the colors with hundreds of piped stars of varying sizes. That's all there is to it. And to explain what exactly is happening in the picture, I wrote the following with all apologies to Dr. Seuss:

"I'm being quite useful. This thing is a Thneed. A Thneed's a Fine-Something-That-All-People-Need! It's a shirt. It's a sock. It's a glove. It's a hat. But it has other uses. Yes, far beyond that. It's sweet, low in fat and easy to bake. So here I have made you a Birthneed-Day cake!"

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

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Awesome
by: Dione

This is truly one of the most awesome cakes I have ever seen! I have a friend who will love this one when her birthday rolls around. Well done!

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Coolest Dr. Seuss Birthday Cake 17

by Glory
(Bemidji, MN, USA)

Homemade Dr. Seuss Birthday Cake

Homemade Dr. Seuss Birthday Cake

My son wanted a Dr. Seuss theme for his 6th birthday. After searching for ideas, I came across the topsy-turvy homemade Dr. Seuss birthday cake. It was perfect since it was so imperfect! This was my first attempt at making one, and I was pleasantly surprised at how it came out!

The bottom tier are 8" and 9" cakes, and the top tier are 4, 5, and 6" cakes. They are stacked smallest to largest with buttercream frosting in between each layer. I put mine in the freezer for a few minutes to firm up so that carving them would be easier.

The cake is frosted with buttercream, and I used pre-made fondant for the stripes, circles, and balls (I wouldn't recommend eating it - it tastes horrible!) I made the hat out of card-stock.

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questions
by: Catherine

This cake is beautiful! I am going to attempt a version this month for my son's 1st birthday.

Can you please tell me what size cake pans you used and how many layers is in each tier? Thanks SO much!

cake sizes
by: Anonymous

those look like 10" and 8" cakes to me! That's what I am using!

stacking
by: Anonymous

How did you stack the cakes on top of each other? Did you decorate them first or stack them and then decorate?

cool
by: Anonymous

Your cake is really cool but if it was my son i would want something to eat so do you have any other ideas that would make it taste good?
By the way would it be a good idea to make the hat out of cake or would that not work very well?

Fondant
by: Anonymous

The fondant comes of pretty easily, and that the part that does not taste good, it's not bad, it's edible, and has some sugar added to it. I had it on my wedding cake, and if you don't know what to do with it, people just ate it.

how do you make your cake imperfect
by: Anonymous

I want to make a similar cake for my baby's first bday, but I am not sure how to make each cake so "imperfect" and make sure it will be "balanced"
Please help

stacking
by: Glory

Sorry I don't get on this site often! :) It's a total illusion that makes the cakes look "crooked." Each cakes is totally level. Before I stacked the second tier, I actually cut down into the bottom layer of the cake. I used the smaller cake pan for a guide. So, the side of the bottom tier that is taller, I had to cut down a little further into. I ended up removing a circle shaped wedge from the bottom tier. Once that was done, I put in 4-5 cake dowels for support, then added the second tier (already decorated) to the top. The whole cake is buttercream frosting, except for the little balls, and the red stripes. The hat on top is just something I drew up that morning. :) Hope this helps anyone! :)

Topper
by: Anonymous

Where did u buy hat topper

cake topper
by: Glory

I actually drew the hat on a piece of cardstock the morning of his party. I taped 2 toothpicks to the back of it so that I had a way of sticking it to the cake. :)

Incredible Cake
by: Anonymous

Just wondered how you made the colored balls that go around the cake? Are these made out of fondant or are they made with modeling chocolate? Again the whole cake is incredible.

Colored ball
by: Glory

The colored balls are just colored fondant. Thank you for the compliment! :)

Amazing Cake!!
by: Jade

Just LOVE it! Totally fantastic thanks for all the assembly details!

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Dr. Seuss Cake 9

by Maria Colasante
(Canada)

Dr. Seuss

Dr. Seuss

This was a Dr.Seuss cake I made for a school cake decorating contest and I won first prize. To make the cat I prepared rice krispie treats following the directions on the box then I let it sit until I was able to mold him. After that I decorated him just like I would with a regular cake.

He is sitting behind a Dr.Seuss book. The book I made with two 9 inch square pans and I covered the cake with a homemade fondant that has marshmallows in it (I got the recipe online). Then I added the detailing on top of the fondant with butter cream icing.

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