For my daughter’s 2nd birthday I wanted to make a cake that she’d appreciate not only for its sugar content but for its appearance. This kitty cat cake was perfect for my animal loving girl!
All you need for this cake are 2 8-inch round cakes, no need for a uni-tasking cat shaped pan. And you don’t have to do much cake shaping, either. Leave one cake whole and cut the other in to a head, ears and tail.
This next step is the hardest. Using your favorite frosting recipe, this is mine, stick the pieces together and then frost the cake, being careful around the cut edges. This first coating of frosting is your crumb coat, so a few crumbs are ok and it doesn’t need to be totally covered. You’ll do that next.
Put the cake in the fridge for an hour or two, then frost another time to get a pretty, smooth and crumb-free layer.
Now you can decorate! I colored some of my vanilla frosting pink and then I just bought a tube of black icing (this one from Wilton) because making your own black icing can be tough.
She was so excited when we put this cake in front of her. Thankfully at 2 she didn’t care that it wasn’t perfectly frosted or that it kinda looked like a rabbit 🙂 Happy Birthday, sweet Betsy!