Tuesday, March 29, 2011

{Disappearing Cat Cake} - Where's the Cat? - Read Along with Me

Prepare to laugh with me (not at me...because I know you all are too polite) when you see this cake.  If you've ever had a cake not turn out quite the way you'd planned...well...know you're not alone.

Meet the disappearing cat...

When I sent this picture to my sister Katie, she thought I'd decorated a big pile of Chex Party Mix...so here's a close-up view where you can see him better...

I know I mentioned Where's the Cat by Stella Blackstone back before our Read-Along started...but it goes SO perfectly with how Sweet Pea's birthday cake turned out...I had to mention it again.  Besides it's one of Sweet Pea's favorite books.

So before you think that I planned to have the cake turn out this way...let me explain.  My original thought was to have a light colored cat, outlined with Nutella to see it's features  (because I was too lazy to make dark frosting and you all know Sweet Pea loves Nutella). We don't really like the typical buttercream all that much, though, so I thought I'd try out a Rocky Road frosting recipe instead...afterall the different ingredients would give some varied colors like cat fur and the melted marshmallows would lighten it up a bit right?  Not quite.

Then it turns out that Rocky Road Frosting doens't spread all that well...especially if you've added some coconut and mini chocolate chips in addition to the called for marshmallows and chopped walnuts.  So the sides of the cake were bare.

That's okay, though...it's all the easier to take bits out of it if your parents aren't fast enough serving it up.

And even though the cake looked ridiculous...the only person I really needed to impress was this adorable new 2-year-old.

And she's pretty easily pleased by anything sweet with frosting...and even though the frosting looks a bit funny...it did taste delicious. 

Sweet Pea had a pretty good birthday overall.  She loved the faux embroidery Firecracker made for her...

...and Nana and Granddad (my grandparents) unknowingly matched the theme with a cat coloring book.

...and Sweet Pea loved the scrapbook I made for her...even though I'd only gotten about 6 pages of pictures (and hadn't even added captions yet.)


  1. What a wonderful cake! It reminded me a little of the Cheshire Cat, and the way he disappears. I think it goes really well with the "Where's the Cat?" book, too. I am sure that everyone loved it.

    Our gift will be on its way in a day or so!

  2. I like your cake! :) And I like how everyone made gifts. Very sweet!


  3. I love it! Your daughter loved it, and that is the most important thing of all. Who cares what it looked like to everyone else?

  4. I love the cake! So sweet! Thanks for sharing!!! Looking forward to getting to know you!

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  5. Happy Birthday, sweet pea!
    Glad I'm not the only one that has things that don't turn out exactly right!

  6. Fun cake, even if it didn't turn out the way you planned! The rocky road frosting sounds tasty.

  7. Love the cake! The scrapbook is such a nice gift! What can be more precious than memmories!

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  8. Your cake is wonderful. It looks like a giant cupcake. Who won't love a giant cupcake!

    Thanks for sharing it on Read.Explore.Learn.

  9. I love your cake, it's sweet and made with love, what more could a birthday girl need. Happy Friday Hugs!

  10. Cute book-themed birthday cake. My kitty-loving daughter would enjoy a cake like that.

  11. I love this! What a darling (and yummy!) idea. If you get a chance, I'd love for you to link this up to my Not "Baaad" (get it?) blog hop, which features a competition for the Best in Show award :)

  12. So cute! That frosting looks so delicious, and your little girl is too cute!

    Rachel @ Maybe Matilda

  13. That is such a great activity/book idea! And different from the norm :D

  14. ha ha... that is so cute! What a fun way to tie it to her favorite book. I had to laugh... because at first glance, that cake looked more like cat food than cake to me.. ha ha. However, once I saw the actual photo I was thinking it looked pretty delicious.

    Thanks for linking this project up with For the Kids Fridays! I appreciate you stopping by, and hope to have you back for this week's party! I'll be posting it later tonight.

    :)rachel at SunScholars.blogspot.com


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