Kitty cat cakes with whipped cream and strawberries

date02.19.12

I just really like saying “kitty cat cakes.” Try saying it out loud. Admit it, you like it too. For Valentine’s Day, Lucas brought home cat-shaped cookie cutters and a cat-shaped silicone mold from Taiwan. Sometime between last August when we adopted our kitties and now, I’ve become a cat lady. They’re just so darn cute, how can you not love them? I really have no idea what you’re supposed to do with a silicone mold besides make shaped chocolate or soap (all of the recipes that came on the pamphlet with it were in Japanese), so I decided to try making cat-shaped cakes. Frosting kitty cat cakes would probably make them look deformed, so I served them with sliced strawberries and homemade whipped cream. Yum! I used Amy Sedaris’s vanilla cupcake recipe (after all, it was voted second best in NYC), and was quite pleased with the texture, moisture, fluff, and flavor. And, how CUTE are these little kitty cat cakes?! Look, they’re pouncing through a strawberry field on a cloudy day.

Since these kitty cat cakes are in honor of our furry friends, I think it’s appropriate that I share an anecdote from a day in the life of Artichoke and Aioli. Typically, they’re both very well-behaved kittens – they don’t really scratch, bite, or ruin (too many) things. HOWEVER, I think they were feeling a little betrayed by Lucas’s weeklong trip to Taiwan, and things took a dark turn as they acted out their frustration. While he was gone, they discovered that there’s a window behind the kitchen sink with a stellar view of some birds. Our rascals are pretty much allowed to go anywhere they want in the house except the counters or the coffee table (since it’s our dining table). Apparently when your dad abandons you for a foreign country, they think these rules no longer apply. For the past week, I’ve been battling with keeping the cats off the kitchen counter. And they know darn well they’re not supposed to be up there; as soon as I lower my voice to say “get down” they leap off the counter as if to say, “what? you never saw me here.” At least Aioli does; Arti hides behind the curtain pretending I can’t see him, and doesn’t jump down until he’s practically drenched from the squirt bottle. They’re testing me. Notice that this story includes both of them – that’s because they’re partners in crime; when one is being naughty, the other is never too far away. I had had it up to HERE today and covered the kitchen window with brown paper bags to block the enticing view of any fluttering finches (credit to Angi for the idea:). I hope it works because I really don’t want cat hair in my dinner (we may or may not have photoshopped a cat hair out of one of these photos…).

 

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17 Comments

  1. hahahaha these cakes are soo cute! ;) I know what you mean, when we got back from vacation my boyfriend and I (it was the first time we were gone this long) they reinvented the rules! No problem climbing on the table before us! And I know about photoshopping cat hair too :S

  2. Those are just so very cute!

  3. tovie says:

    Cat hair = extra fiber ;)

    Those are so cute I had to go order the pan :D I had a muffin tin once that was supposed to make the cutest little cat shaped muffins but I could never get them out of the pan. Maybe since it’s silicone this one will work better.

    • snixykitchen says:

      I should call these “fiberful kitty cat cakes”! I had no problem getting them out of the silicone pan, but make sure you let them cool a little bit before trying to get them out, or they’ll fall apart (this happened to my first sleeping kitty). Also, I found it easiest to just turn the pan over onto a plate and gently push the back of each cat. Goodluck!

  4. Veronica says:

    The cakes and strawberries are so cute. What a great idea! Arti and Aioli are adorable.

  5. sweeteves says:

    Oh my goodness! I neeeeed one of those pans. Why can’t wilton jump on the lovely animal cakelets bandwagon? :( I might just have to order one. :D

    And as for cats. My Father, quite unfortunately for me, decided while I was going to university that cats should get table scraps. At the table. Which means that when I came home for a break there were cats swarming around the table, jumping on our chairs and jumping ON the table… while we were eating. I promptly went out and brought a spray bottle and they’ve mostly stopped. Except for one who I think just does it because he knows it makes me angry lol.

    Lovely cakes and thank you for the cat antics. :D

    xoxo

    – Eve

    • snixykitchen says:

      haha – table scraps and cats sounds like a recipe for disaster! Aioli likes to eat rice cakes OUT OF MY MOUTH. She comes up and takes a bite out of it while I am. It’s cute, but also super invasive at the same time. haha. Thanks for the story!

  6. I absolutely love this!

  7. Colette says:

    How did I miss this?!
    It’s adorable.

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