Easy cat cake

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Think cats couldn’t get any sweeter? Then think again. This super simple cat cake is an absolute breeze to make and is quite possibly one of the cutest things I’ve ever had the pleasure of baking. Seriously, just check out that cute little face!

Whether you have a cat-lovers birthday, fundraising morning tea or simply want to create a deliciously sweet ode to your favourite feline, you have to give this cake a try. The best part is the whole thing is entirely edible – and there’s not a piece of fondant in sight!

All you need to create a cat cake of your own is some buttercream icing, M&Ms, jellybeans and a little milk chocolate. Oh, and your favourite cake, of course! As a cat-mum to two gorgeous little ginger cats, I tinted my buttercream icing a pale orange colour – just colour it to suit the favourite feline in your life.

While some cakes can be a little cumbersome to decorate, this one really is a breeze – you’ll be done and dusted in less than 30 minutes! Want to know a trick to make it even faster? Bake your cakes ahead of time, wrap them tightly in cling-wrap and pop them in the freezer. Then simply unwrap and defrost on a wire rack when you’re ready to decorate. Simple, huh?

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While I sat down and enjoyed a slice (or two) of this pretty little creation I couldn’t leave Hunter and Sybil without – after all, slicing into a cake that looks surprisingly similar to them could look a little creepy in their eyes! So as I enjoyed some cat cake, the fur-babies were enjoying some decadence of their own – their favourite Fancy Feast varieties.

Fancy Feast’s handy single serve Inspirations range is a tried and true favourite – for both me and the cats! Not only is there no mess, but with flavours like sliced chicken in broth and tuna with courgette and wholegrain rice it’s easy to cater to both cats’ discerning tastebuds.

Find out how to create this cute little cake below and treat yourself (and your cat!) to a little indulgence.

 

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Easy cat cake

You will need

  • Your favourite cake recipe (this one’s my fav!)
  • One batch of buttercream icing, tinted your preferred colour
  • 1M ‘star’ decorating tip
  • 30g milk chocolate, melted
  • 2x M&Ms, for eyes
  • 1x pink jellybean, for nose

How to do it

  1. Level your cakes and sandwich together using your favourite filling, if required
  2. Scoop around ½ cup of buttercream icing onto your cake and spread until entire cake is coated in thin layer of icing (a crumb coat)
  3. Scoop remaining icing into a decorating bag fitted with a 1M tip. Starting at the top, pipe small star shapes in a circle around the edge of the cake. Work inwards until top of cake is fully iced.
  4. Continue piping stars around the sides of the cake, working in rings around the cake to keep the lines uniform. Continue until sides are fully iced.
  5. Lay baking paper on a tray or chopping board. Place melted chocolate into a small re-sealable bag and snip the corner. Pipe shapes for ears (x2), mouth (x1) and whiskers (x4) onto the baking paper. If you have chocolate remaining, pipe a few extra features just in case. Place in freezer for 5 minutes or until firm.
  6. Using a blunt knife, carefully lift chocolate features and place on top of iced cake, beginning with ears. Add M&Ms for eyes and jellybean nose before adding mouth and whiskers. Enjoy!

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This giveaway has now closed. 

Thanks to the lovely team at Fancy Feast I have a $100 Animates voucher to give away to one lucky reader!

To be in to win, simply leave a comment below letting me know who you would make this simple cat cake for – and which cat you’d be using as inspiration. Bonus points if you upload a photo of your muse (or even your finished cat cake!)

Entries close at 11.59pm Thursday 15 December and the winner will be drawn at random on Friday 16 December. Winner must make contact within 3 business days or they will forfeit the prize and a new winner will be drawn. Sorry – this giveaway is only open to New Zealand residents.

This post was made possible thanks to Fancy Feast. All words, photos and opinions are, and always will be, my own.  

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