Your next birthday party will be the cat?s meow when you serve the Cat Cake. This cake is simple to decorate, with various candies?such as pink taffy and black licorice--serving as the cat?s facial features.
Prepare Icing We suggest that you tint all icings at one time while cake cools. Refrigerate tinted icings in covered containers until ready to use.
Tint 1 1/2 cups orange (mix orange with a little brown for icing color shown)
Reserve 1/2 cup white
Decorate in Order
Use spatula and orange/brown icing to build up ears to a point.
Use spatula and white icing to ice inside of ears and muzzle.
Position black candy-coated chocolates for eyes.
Position heart-shaped candy for nose.
Form pink taffy into tongue shape and position on cake.
Cut black shoestring licorice whiskers and dots; position on cake.
Baking Instructions Preheat oven to 350°F or temperature per recipe directions. Your cake will unmold easily, without sticking, when you prepare the pan properly. Grease the inside of pan using a pastry brush and solid vegetable shortening (do not use butter, margarine or liquid vegetable oil). Spread the shortening so that all indentations are covered. Sprinkle about 2 Tablespoons flour inside pan and shake so that flour covers all greased surfaces. Turn pan upside down and tap lightly to remove excess flour. If any shiny spots remain, touch up with more shortening and flour to prevent cake from sticking. (You can use vegetable oil pan spray or vegetable oil pan spray with flour, in place of solid shortening and flour or use Wilton Cake Release, for perfect, crumb-free cakes!).
Make one 2-layer cake mix according to package or recipe directions. Pour the cake batter into pan, and if necessary, spread the batter around with a spatula to fill all areas of the pan evenly. Be careful not to touch sides or bottom of pan. Bake cake on middle rack of 350°F oven for 30-40 minutes or until cake tests done according to recipe directions.
Remove cake from oven and cool on cake rack for 10 minutes. While the cake is still in the pan, carefully slice off the raised center portion of the cake. This allows the cake to sit more level and helps prevent cracking. To remove cake from pan, place cooling rack against cake and turn both cake rack and pan over. Lift pan off carefully. Cool cake at least one hour. Brush loose crumbs off cake.
To transfer cake to serving board, hold a cake board against cake and turn both cake and rack over. Lift off rack. Hold another board against bottom of cake and turn cake over. Be sure to hold cake, rack and board close together while turning to prevent cake from cracking.
Rated 5 out of
Carol F. from
Be sure to generously grease and flower the pan prior to baking. I made a cat cake for my daughter's 7th birthday party. The cake was the mama cat. I made cupcakes that were the kittens. Party guests each received a kitten cupcake and my daughter got to keep the mama cat cake for herself. I used a star tip for the mama cat's fur. I thought it looked nicer than the Wilton photo with icing that is just spread on the cake. It was hard to find black licorice to use for the whiskers and mouth outline. I couldn't get the licorice to flex as shown in the Wilton photo. It was too stiff. I used a pink Starburst candy that I shaped into a nose and tongue. The cake was a hit! :)
Date published: 2010-11-30
Rated 5 out of
I made this cake for a dog birthday party...yep, you read that right, a DOG party! haha I used an animal friendly cake and icing recipe and used a star tip to make the fur look 'fluffy'. I did not use the candy accents for the nose and whiskers etc. but instead used natural food dye to color the icing that I had used. I really wish I could find the picture of the finished cake, it was SO cute!!! My inlaws (major dog lovers) absolutely adored the cake and the dogs munched it up like it was going out of style!!! I got the thumbs up from everyone when they saw it.
Date published: 2011-05-14
Rated 5 out of
I actually haven't made this cat cake yet, but I do have the pan and plan on making it for my daughter's birthday at the end of this month! I love that this cake pan can be used to make several different animals!
Date published: 2011-05-12
Rated 5 out of
I did this cake for my sisters birthday, I decorated it as Garfield the cat, She loved it.