Vegan Cat Cake

One of the more random and bespoke orders that i have done – a 3D cat cake for a vegan! Sure thing I can do this (I think). I have made a few vegan cakes in the past but simple round and square cakes with frosting nothing on this scale before so it was a bit of a leap into the unknown. I used this amazing recipe from Sweet Little Bluebird . The original recipe was actually created during the Great American Depression when eggs, milk and butter were very hard to come by.  It is so easy to make and can be adapted to make a wide range of flavours, you don’t even need a mixer and it can be made and baked in the same bowl so no washing up!

To make my 3D cat cake, I made 2 9 inch round layers, one chocolate and one vanilla. I then made two 8 inch vanilla cakes and the two more of the same size chocolate cakes.  This was then all topped off with a 6 inch round vanilla cake. These were all stacked on top of each other giving me the basic shape of the cat. I levelled each layer off and kept this to crumb and make into a cake pop mix to shape the ears and the tail.
I have done a collage of the stages that the cake went through to show you how i got there. To cover the cake is made a vegan buttercream using Trex  a LOT of icing sugar and vanilla. To colour the face I dusted on cocoa powder and edible dusting powder, the used some food colouring for the piercing blue eyes.

I was pleased with how it turned out and i was told that the cat stole the show at the birthday party so I am a happy baker.

Vegan cat cake

Vegan cat cake