Whimsical Cookery is a site for adults who prefer to eat like children, or perhaps just need to cook for some children. This site contains an aversion to vegetables, a love of fried food and cupcakes, lazy shortcuts, some disturbing creations, and an ignorance of proper culinary practices...

Thursday, 1 July 2010

Minty Cat-Shaped Cake

This is a devil's food cake with mint buttercream frosting shaped like a slightly-wonky cat.  This was more of an experiment based on what I had found in this cookbook.  I'm fully aware that it is a bit busted, haha.
I assembled the pieces as laid-out by this illustration:
 Betty Crocker, 1969

The cake was just a simple Devil's Food box cake mix.

The frosting is my own recipe...  However, I would strongly advise using a chocolate frosting for any cake where you have to cut it into puzzle pieces, as this produces many crumbs which are hard to keep covered with white frosting!  The trouble is, I'm not a big fan of chocolate frosting...  And I happen to have a cat called Minty, hence the inspiration for a mint frosting.

Mint Buttercream Frosting
1 cup butter (two sticks) - room temperature
4 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup skim milk
1/2 tsp peppermint extract (or to taste)
Black decorating gel

1. With an electric mixer, cream the butter.

2. Add milk and peppermint extract.

3. Add powdered sugar and beat, one cup at a time, until smooth.

Minty (front) and her brother, Ash <3