Once I got beyond the trauma of my little baby turning 3 last week, I did manage to make her her annual kitty cake and dress. The child has adored kitties since before she ever saw one.
Being that I was too lazy busy to make a kitty shaped cake like I did last year, I opted for a cake decorated with toy kitties. It was really quick to make and in the long run makes more sense because now she has the kitties to keep and play with whenever she wants.
After wandering the grocery store for 30 minutes trying to come up with ideas on how to decorate a cake with kitties on it I ended up with a cake that consisted of green icing with coconut dyed green for the grass. Pretzel rods and marshmallows (dyed green again) for the trees. A few nilla wafers for a path and yogurt drops for flowers or rocks or something…I don’t know, but they looked nice.
My favorite part was the mice made from licoice gum drops with little tails and ears made from pieces of cut licorice and glued on with black gel icing. If only I was smart enough to have taken a close up picture of them.
The result was that Alexandra actually squealed, “kitties!” when she saw the cake, which was adorable, but meant I probably could have placed the toy kitties on a plain cake with no icing on it and gotten the same reaction.