cat in the hat cake


John turned the big “3” in March, so to celebrate, I made a cake representative of his favorite book. The cat is modeling chocolate with royal icing and gum paste accessories. This cake has a couple of firsts for me. First structure using pvc and a copper wire frame and also the first attempt at using a cornstarch mold for sugar candy (for the fish bowl).


The cake on the top of his hat was actually cake, and had the birthday candles in it for John to blow out.


John liked the cake, but was equally impressed with the effect of the blue frosting on his tongue.


All in all, I was probably happier with how this came out than with any cake I’ve done so far. Now I just have to figure out how to make sure I have enough time to set up good photos for these cakes before its time to blow out the candles and destroy them!


9 thoughts on “cat in the hat cake”

  1. The cake is amazing! Do you have a picture of the structure for the cat? I would like to make a cake like yours for my son’s bd. how did you make the fish bowl? Is modeling chocolate easier to use than fondant? Thanks

    1. I suck at doing tutorials – I figure it out as I go along, but I might be able to explain some of it. How long till your son’s birthday? =)

  2. How did I even get to become friends with the most talented person ever?!? Good lord. This cake is ridiculously amazing.

    1. Thanks! It took several evenings, once John was asleep, to finish, but it wan’t that difficult. I’ve learned so much watching the Food Network!

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