Created by: DeannaSB
Project

Cat in the Hat Cake

Do you sell this cake? Yes (locally only) Share a little about the materials, processes, and techniques used to create this cake Peanut Butter Rice Krispy Treats, Chocolate and Strawberry Cake, Icing, fondant, gel food coloring or airbrush colors. Wooden base & foam board for cake boards What are you most proud of? My grandson loved it!! As you can see he was taste testing already - then he bit the "cats" nose - such a goof ball!!It was very structurally sound, this was the same base that I had used for the topsy turvy cake so I knew it would travel well. What advice would you give someone starting this project? When making the rice krispy treat head don't compact the krispies so tight that its a rock. I packed the warm/gooey krispy treats in a bowl approx the finished size needed & let the marshmallows firm up, then cut to shape - what you cut off will always stick back on where needed. You may need to remove a center core of cake prior to sliding it over the cake support - if you don't the cake might split in half. For your base board...remember to put some feet on it so you can pick it up easily!! I screwed on 4 rubber door bumpers - they work great.

You Can Make This

DeannaSB made Cat in the Hat Cake with:

  • Buttercream
  • Fondant
  • Modeling Chocolate

Project Description

Do you sell this cake? Yes (locally only) Share a little about the materials, processes, and techniques used to create this cake Peanut Butter Rice Krispy Treats, Chocolate and Strawberry Cake, Icing, fondant, gel food coloring or airbrush colors. Wooden base & foam board for cake boards What are you most proud of? My grandson loved it!! As you can see he was taste testing already - then he bit the "cats" nose - such a goof ball!!It was very structurally sound, this was the same base that I had used for the topsy turvy cake so I knew it would travel well. What advice would you give someone starting this project? When making the rice krispy treat head don't compact the krispies so tight that its a rock. I packed the warm/gooey krispy treats in a bowl approx the finished size needed & let the marshmallows firm up, then cut to shape - what you cut off will always stick back on where needed. You may need to remove a center core of cake prior to sliding it over the cake support - if you don't the cake might split in half. For your base board...remember to put some feet on it so you can pick it up easily!! I screwed on 4 rubber door bumpers - they work great.

Q&A with DeannaSB

pinkangel100000434892456 asked:
How do you come up with a price? I do cakes not even close to as fancy as any of yours. For some reason I find fondant intimidating.
DeannaSB answered:
i price per serving, carved cakes are the same but calculate how much cake you need prior to carving versus the finished cake. you might need 40 servings to stack & carve to make a 20 serving cake. as for fondant, it can be frustrating even for me some days, but i still prefer it. i make my own fondant but i bought Satin Ice once to see how commercial fondant felt to work with. if you find your getting a lot of elephant skin then add some modeling chocolate to the fondant. be sure to mix both separately before combining. contact me on Facebook if you want - Deanna Briggs in Gillett PA

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