Here Kitty, Kitty!

26 Oct

Sheeee’s popular, sheeeee’s cute, sheeee’s copywrited, she’s Hello Kitty!

Yup, can‘t do Hello Kitty. What you can do is make a Kutie Kitty, not to be confused with the copywrited Hello Kitty. Got it? NOT Hello Kitty. It’s a different bow, so it can’t be. It’s Kutie Kitty. Got it? Got it?

Alrighty, then. Let us proceed to make a Cute Cat Cake.

I’m a slacker at heart, so my kitty starts with a shaped pan you can find here:

http://www.wilton.com/store/site/product.cfm?sku=2105-4945

bear cake compressed

Using a sturdy cake recipe, make a bear cake. Yup. Bear. Not cat. Bear. S’alright. You’ll see.

Now, in a grown up, cake addicted, adult version of Operating Table, we’re going to perform a lil non-plastic surgery on Mr. Bear ‘cause his whole life he’s really felt like a cat inside. Who are we to stand in his way? All you need for the surgery is a knife and for the kids to be out of the room. Unless you want to traumatize them. If you do, that’s a whole other post on a whole ‘nother blog.

 creating kitty ears compressed

Slice the roundness off the ears by cutting a straight line perpendicular and a straight line horizontally. Don’t know your perp from your vert from your hort? Memorize this song and you’ll never have that prob again:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=spaw8bCZMHc

Wow! Those were the days, huh? I can hardly remember what it was like to be that cool.

crumbcoat kitty compressed

After you’ve run a towel into one ear and out the other to clean those images out, crumb coat the bearcat. This time, keeping the facial details is not important, so slather away at it.

final icing coat kitty compressed

You know the drill: final coat and smooth.

Geez, that song is still playing in my head. I think I’ve aged at least 30 years in the past 1 ½ minutes. Can you believe leggings are back in style? No, you cannot wear them. Remember: if you wore it the first time, you cannot wear it the second time. By the third time, you’ll be so old people will accept your little quirks as age issues, so don’t toss your originals just yet. But I digress….

Where were we? Let’s see: carve, crumb, final. What’s next? Oh, yes! Fonnnnddaaaaannntt!

rolling kitty fondant compressed

The rolling pin (found here: http://www.wilton.com/store/site/product.cfm?id=B46C2136-802D-F658-044AFB328E609BEE&killnav=1) was left in the picture as a guide for you. Okay, I really didn’t think about it at the time, but it is a happy circumstance, isn’t it?  The pin is 20 inches long, for those of you too lazy to click and look right now. Roll your fondant and prepare for launch- onto the cake, of course.

cover with fondant kitty compressed

Cover your kitty (insert your own joke here). Adhere and smooth the fondant to the cake. Ignore that it’s not quite kitty kat shaped. Again, s’alright. Your friends won’t notice. Or coworkers, in this case.

adding kitty details compressed

Begin adding the details. The nose and eyes are ovals, not circles. You can use an oval cutter- or a round one if you’re good at that kind of thing. I’m not. Those things only happen by accident in this kitchen. The bow you add is up to you. Consider your time, skills, and tools at hand and go bow-making-crazy.

Awww, ain’t she adorable? She still needs whiskers. We wouldn’t want her to get her head stuck somewhere because her curb feelers are AWOL. I used 3 long black coffee stirrers cut into halves for my Kutie Kitty. You can try dying spaghetti black or getting string licorice stiff enough if you like. My time, talent, and fear of color bleed kept me firmly on the coffee stirrer path; but hey, you may be superior to me.  😛

The final touch was a dusting of white pearl dust to make her shiny. Every gal needs a little glitter for her big debut.

Red carpet, errrr, office pod- here we come!

finished kitty compressed

Happy B-day, J!

(P.S. I told you it would be alright. When will you learn to trust me? Yeesh, some people. )

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