This was a cat cake I made for my two year old son who really loves "Meow's".
It was actually SO much easier than I thought it would be and it was a lot of fun to make. I had seen the cake on this site and tried to do the same thing, while adding my own imagination to it.
Here is how I made it:
I made 3 chocolate cakes in circle pans and then froze them for almost 2 days (make sure you wrap them up tight so you don't get freezer burn). I placed each cake above the other (like a snowman) but I cut the curvy part so that it was a straight line (so they would fit together). I used the third cake for making the tail and the ears...which was SO easy cause the tail is only a half a moon shape and you don't have much to cut with a circle pan!
The ears I did freely and they actually looked better when they weren't exact.
I made my own icing which was very easy and then adding a bit of cocoa powder to make it brown. I "glued" the pieces together using the icing and then iced the whole cake over. I used black licorice for all the black lines. I just cut it to the size I wanted and it came out great.
I made the eyes out of half a marshmallow (just cut it with a pair of scissors) and mini Oreo cookies, the rest I drew on with red and pink icing (which I bought).
Hope this helps anyone who is looking to make a great "Meow" cake!
My son has wanted a different dinosaur cake every year for his birthday. For his 5th birthday I made this Pteradon cake. I used a boxed cake mix and two 8x8 pans. The first cake I cut in half diagonally, then flipped so the outside edges were in the center. This formed the wings/body/tail. For the head, I cut on the diagonal of the second cake (about 1/3rd of the cake). The horn was a 1/4 diagonal cut with the remaining outer corner. The remaining cake was cut in half, and placed with the pointed edges out to form the legs. (If I make this cake again, I will be trimming the legs down to make a bit more narrow.) The eye is a marshmallow, with some black gel in the center.
My son had wanted a red Pteradon, but no matter how much red food coloring I used, the butter cream frosting looked magenta. So, I covered the entire cake with red sugar, which gave the cake a textured look...almost like scales.
this was the first cake i ever made. it was three tiers covered in pink and brown fondant with a simple toy crown placed on top. i love this cake however learned some helpful things. first is make sure all your dowels are the same exact height and the same size as each tier. also, you need a cake board under each tier. this was for a friends daughters first birthday and it was a big hit!
This cake was made on 8/4/2010, this was my first cake ever, and was made with mm fondant and store bought cake mix. The family loved the cake. It was made for my mother's birthday. She loved it, everyone commented on how good it was. Please comment.
this was just a fun and simple cake to make its just a round cake.. i drew circles in red and dug a toothpick threw the center to create the web look...and for the spider i drew cirles with eight lines for legs...