cat in the hat cake

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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).

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

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

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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!

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9 Responses to “cat in the hat cake

  • Julia_nj
    5 years ago

    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

    • Anonymous
      5 years ago

      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? =)

  • You did an awesome job on it! I do believe this is my absolute favorite Cat in the Hat cake!

    • Thank you so much, Jeanne! It sure was fun to work on!

  • Mayer4556
    6 years ago

    Good grief, I wouldn’t even know where to start!! I love the fish bowl!

  • Theresa Turpin
    6 years ago

    Amazing! Too bad they had to eat it.

    • The best art is the art you get to destroy when you’re done!

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

    • 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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