cat in the hat cake

cat_in_the_hat

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).

on_top_of_my_hat

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

blue_tongue

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

cat_in_the_hat_2

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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