Somewhere once said that the internet loves cats and cake. It’s pretty true. We ourselves are suckers for a funny picture of Li’l Bub or Grumpy Cat and the lucky recipient of this fabulously fun cake that we created is definitely a fan of a certain sardonic feline. For a lively 62nd birthday we were asked to whip up this Grumpy Cat themed birthday cake and of course we were more than happy to get started!
The cake itself was a delicious chocolate fudge cake filled with a ganache and chocolate buttercream hybrid filling. We crumb coated the stacked cake with a dark chocolate ganache before icing the full deep cake with fondant.
The board is freehand etched with a wood grain effect and hand painted. We then hand made edible gum paste/modelling paste pieces such as a tiny mouse, golden pet bowl filled with cat food and a lavender ball of yarn ready to be played with!
The cake was given a bit of regal theme as one of our requests was that the edible Grumpy Cat figure is perched on a gum paste velvet cushion trimmed with golden rope and tassels! We balanced out the bold purples and gold with a modelling paste crown studded with purple sugar pearls.
Making the realistic fondant cat food was pretty fun! We chopped up brown fondant before painting with edible confectioner’s glaze a few times and then adding on an extra ‘jelly’ layer of tinted piping gel. This created quite a realistic look to the faux pet food which we loved.
We were sad to see this cake leave us. It was so much fun to design and make. We have to admit that we were often found chuckling to ourselves over Grumpy’s sarcastic disposition!