Actually, this was my second attempt. This cake was served at my youngest daughter, Malia's, first birthday. My first attempt was this same cake, 21 months earlier, at Janae's 1st birthday. Her cake was green. I don't know why since I had never seen a green cat! I suspect that it was because green food coloring was what I had on hand.
I've searched through all my pictures and I can't find a picture of the green cat. I'm pretty sure it is on the VHS video we took of her birthday. It's too bad you can't see it, because it was something else. From cutting the cake into shapes to assemble my cat, crumbs collected all over the top. Being the culinary genius that I am, I did not brush all those crumbs off; therefore, the green cat had chocolate freckles all over his body!
I got the idea for the kitty-cat cake from my trusty Betty Crocker's Cookbook. The cookbook is a classic, but I don't know about that cake!
If you'd like to see other humiliating photos, head over to Marcy's at The Glamorous Life Association. She is now hosting Sincerely 'Fro Me to You.