I love cooking & creating my own food masterpieces. I also enjoy sharing my own recipes including my decorative cake & cupcake tutorials.
Decorating a Kitty Cat Cake
Decorating a kitty cat cake is really fun and easy! Since my daughter loves kitty cats and I love my grandkitties, it seemed only appropriate that we decorate a kitty cat cake for my daughter's birthday.
Making this kitty cat cake is simplified by having the design template pictured below and the step by step instructions on how to make a Kitty Cat Cake provided in this article. You decide the cake and frosting flavor. I chose to make a white coconut cat cake, but I plan to make a German Chocolate cat cake for Halloween. Of course, you may prefer a black cat for Halloween or a tabby cat for a birthday party.
They would all be beautiful kitty cat cakes!
Kitty Cat Cake ~ With Green Eyes
Where to Begin
Kitty Cat Cake Instructions
Since this article is about decorating the cake, we are going to start with the cake already baked, cooled and ready for decorating.
For the cake shown, bake the white cake in two 8" round pans. Allow it to cool completely before you cut the cake sections according to the cake diagram below.
Ingredients Needed for Decorating a Kitty Cat Cake
My Coconut Kitty Cake Cat ~ If you are not making a white coconut cat cake, you will need to substitute the cake and frosting accordingly
- Cake baked in two 8" round cake pans
- White Frosting
- Flaked Coconut
- Strawberry Fruit Roll-ups, Jelly Beans or Spice Drops
- Colored Toothpicks
Kitty Cat Cutting Template - Cut 1 layer in sections as shown here
Sections 1 ~ HEAD
Sections 2 & 3 ~ EARS
Sections 4 & 5 ~ BACK LEGS
Sections 6 & 7 ~ FRONT PAWS
Section 8 ~ TAIL
Kitty Cat Cutting Template - Cut Second layer in half as shown
Sections 9 & 10 ~ BODY
Placement of the Cut Cake Pieces to Make a Cat Cake - Kitty Cat Cake Assembly
Apply frosting/Icing between each piece to hold them in place.
Hold EARS (pieces 2 & 3) until first layer of frosting is on entire cake.
The frosting will hold ears in place on head.
Frost the ears last.
Decorating the Kitty Cat Cake
Coconut Kitty Cake Cake
1) Frost the entire cake with white icing.
2) Place Ears and Frost Ears.
3) Sprinkle with flaked coconut.
4) Make bow and ribbon on neck with Strawberry Fruit Roll-up.
5) Use cut piece of fruit roll up for color insert in ears
6) Place jelly beans or spice drops for eyes and nose
7) Use a small piece of the fruit roll up for the tongue.
8) Place colored toothpicks for whiskers.
Step by Step Photo of Making A Kitty Cat Cake
Kitty Cat Cake with Blue Eyes
Back Side of Kitty Cat Cake
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Join Me Now for Kitty Cat Cake and Coffee! - Tell Me Please, What Color/Flavor Cat Cake Would You Make?
Cynthia Sylvestermouse (author) from United States on January 20, 2019:
Neomi Rios, unfortunately, I don't have a printable template. If I can find a way to create one for you, I will add it to this article and leave a new note (comment) that it is now available.
neomi rios on January 08, 2019:
How do I print the template? thanks!
lou16 on May 31, 2017:
I think I'd have to do a black cat with green eyes - looks like fun!
Susan Deppner from Arkansas USA on June 03, 2016:
Such a cute cat cake! Sylvia loves your detailed instructions!
CherylsArt on May 07, 2015:
That is such a cute cat cake! My daughter loves cats, as do I. It'd be nice if she also liked cake and coconut.
Anna from chichester on June 19, 2014:
Wow this is so great! I know my sister in law would adore this - she has a big ginger cat, so I might try this out with some food colouring... Might end up as a disaster but worth a try!
amy-crawforddeible on May 18, 2014:
Cecelia's birthday cake!!
Ruthi on March 17, 2014:
Oh, goodness, how cute this cat cake! But, I have my dog Tidbit here beside me and she wants a black chow cake too!
VisFeminea on May 05, 2013:
I think I'll do one for my baby girl BD. I'll do a white-black one ;)
Aunt-Mollie on March 10, 2013:
I think I would go with the white one in your photograph.
Frankie Kangas from California on February 18, 2013:
Adorable! And, it's made me very hungry. Blessed. Bear hugs, Frankie
anitabreeze on February 10, 2013:
You made this look very possible! Nice job!
Snakesmum on January 19, 2013:
Chocolate, if I could bake! :-)
rattie lm on January 18, 2013:
That is so gorgeous and very, very doable I think.
anonymous on January 14, 2013:
Returning with a fresh angel dusting for your cute kitty cat cake....and now for a cup of that coffee you just reminded me of!
mlipskoch on November 22, 2012:
Awesome I'll Have to make that for niece some day. She loves Hello Kitty.
halloweenprops on October 10, 2012:
Wow, this cake is amazing! :)
HomeDecorKnight on October 04, 2012:
Kitty Cat Cake is very cute to look, here are nice instruction for making Kitty Cat Cake, Thanks for this.
LouisaDembul on September 26, 2012:
We're invited for a children's party on Saturday- this kitty cat cake would be perfect to bring!
anonymous on September 19, 2012:
Awe, that is So Cute! I was thinking of "Hello Kitty" but this is Much Better!! ;)
WebMarketingPro on September 17, 2012:
Love the kitty Cat Cake! How cool. I'd like a lemon flavored cat, but I can be flexible :)
hntrssthmpsn on September 17, 2012:
Adorable! I like my cat, and would enjoy trying to duplicate her dark tabby coloring in a cake... probably a chocolate cake. I have a good buddy who is closer with his cat than any human-cat relationship I've observed before, and he celebrates his cat's birthday with a full-scale party every year. I bet he'd go bananas for a kitty cat cake! In fact, I'm kind of surprised he hasn't done something like this already. What better food for the humans in attendence at his kitty's birthday?
anonymous on September 17, 2012:
As an interesting read, I recommend it to my lenses.
pennyhart lm on September 16, 2012:
This is so adorable! This would be the perfect birthday cake for a cat person! (me!)
NYThroughTheLens on September 15, 2012:
Cute cake and love the step by step visuals and info!
Renaissance Woman from Colorado on September 14, 2012:
Too adorable! I'm thinking a carrot cake, since you asked. Some of the things I treasured most while growing up were the custom cakes that my mother made us for special occasions. Love your kitty cat cake. Congrats on your feature and Purple Star!
nicks44 on September 14, 2012:
I would make a green one with apple flavor! :)
Jennifer P Tanabe from Red Hook, NY on September 14, 2012:
Oh my, that is just the cutest cake ever, I just love it! Angel blessed
anonymous on September 14, 2012:
wow fantastic decoration of cake..
kburns421 lm on September 13, 2012:
How clever and cute!
RedHairedRockHead on September 13, 2012:
SO AWESOME! Totally making this for Halloween, just need to figure out black frosting!
theallin1writer on September 13, 2012:
I would love a kitty cat cake. My birthday is only 2 months away :)
attraction 42 on September 13, 2012:
So cute! :)
helendress on September 12, 2012:
Very very cute !
KhairuZiya on September 12, 2012:
nice info, thank's
anonymous on September 12, 2012:
This is so innovative lens.. I wish I could eat your Kitty Cat Cake.. :D
RoadMonkey on September 11, 2012:
That's fantastic! And the hardest part about it is cutting the cake - and you even have a template for that. The nearest I have ever got to making a decorated cake was to make a chocolate log for Yule! My eldest granddaughter would love that. Coconut sounds good but chocolate is my favourite.
Rosaquid on September 11, 2012:
MoniqueDesigns on September 11, 2012:
Great lens, looks delicious!
KarenCookieJar on September 11, 2012:
Wow! super cute. I've never made a shaped cake before, but I would love to.
jarajelissa on September 10, 2012:
That is just too cute!
miaponzo on September 10, 2012:
Wow!!!! Now THAT is cute!!!! I am going to try this.. wish me blessings!!!! And here are some blessings for you, too!!!!
nightbear lm on September 10, 2012:
What a very clever thing, it is way too cute to eat, wonderful baking. Congratulations on your purple star and front page honors as well.
Tea Pixie on September 10, 2012:
I LOVE that sylvestermouse is making us eat a kitty. ;) But I especially love the instructions. I think I could do this and I have a girl who would love it. Thank you for sharing this.
blessedmomto7 on September 10, 2012:
anonymous on September 10, 2012:
I just loved this in July but wanted to congratulate you on your home page honors and purple star on the purr-fect sweetness!
jinggaberseri on September 10, 2012:
cute cat, i like this idea..
terrancejose on September 10, 2012:
soo...sweet..I wl surely try it for my little angel,my daughter,Siara:)
SheilaMilne from Kent, UK on September 10, 2012:
It's far too good to eat! I'd have to choose coffee and cream and then gaze at it admiringly. :)
Jeanette from Australia on September 10, 2012:
So very cute! I think I fancy a lemon kitty.
Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on September 09, 2012:
Wow, what a masterpiece.
Ellen Gregory from Connecticut, USA on September 09, 2012:
This is so cute. I love that there is no special cake pan needed. This more like what we used to do to make theme cakes -- before there was a cake pan mold for everything. Thank you!
randomthings lm on September 09, 2012:
Very very cute !
queenofduvetcover on September 04, 2012:
Never tried making a cat cake, this is too cool! Thanks for sharing. =)
Blonde Blythe from U.S.A. on August 19, 2012:
Chocolate! :) Wonderful lens with clear, concise instructions. That kitty cake is too cute! :)
DonnaMarie2 on August 18, 2012:
Chocolate for me, Please.
Gotta book-mark this! This cake is too cute-Love the idea,
Thanks for sharing,
Alana-r on August 17, 2012:
Chocolate orange cake, tabby cat!
norma-holt on August 16, 2012:
Your cake decorating skills are incredible and always so easy to follow with the lovely pics and instructions you give. Featured on Blessed by Skiesgreen 2012-2 and also on Squids Cooking Cake Recipes. Hugs
Darcie French from Abbotsford, BC on August 15, 2012:
Came back to tweet and add to facebook :)
Darcie French from Abbotsford, BC on August 15, 2012:
Oh my goodness, I would be so delighted to join you for kitty cake and coffee!! I have to post this lens on my Tingaling lens (she is a white cat).
KimGiancaterino on August 13, 2012:
How cute! I make a bunny cake that is similar with loads of coconut. My problem is that it's hard to eat such a work of art. Well, maybe just one bite?
fullofshoes on August 13, 2012:
Oh!!!! This is ADORABLE. and a terrific set of instructions along with it, good job and thank you. ~blessed~
Lynne Schroeder from Blue Mountains Australia on August 05, 2012:
I have nothing but admiration for anyone who has the time and patience to create these spectacular cakes. And then they get all gobbled up in minutes! Gorgeous Kitty Cat Cake and great instructions.
nickybutler on August 03, 2012:
Such a cute, unique idea! Thanks for sharing :)
Coreena Jolene on July 31, 2012:
Found your lens on Pinterest. I got one word - Catastic! I am saving this to make someday.
anonymous on July 29, 2012:
Your intro picture just made me want to cuddle that kitty cat, it looks like he or she just flopped down and is the cutest kitty cat cake ever with perfect and easy to follow DIY directions and pictures to guide us along.
flycatcherrr on July 26, 2012:
That is just too cute! How would you ever bring yourself to cut into a kitty cat cake? I'd want to keep it just to admire.
Carol Fisher from Warminster, Wiltshire, UK on July 26, 2012:
What a wonderful cake and your instructions are so good that I think even I could do it.
Moe Wood from Eastern Ontario on July 26, 2012:
Definitely chocolate. Would it be too weird to have red velvet?
JJNW from USA on July 25, 2012:
Oh so fun! I DO want to make one. Let's see - white kitty, lemon-flavored!
pawpaw911 on July 19, 2012:
I may have to come back here when my wife's birthday rolls around.
aishu19 on July 17, 2012:
That is such a cute kitty cake...It must taste as good as it looks. You are really good at decorating a cake
Winter52 LM on July 17, 2012:
I've seen bunny cakes that are similar, but I think that I like this one even more... that is adorable!!
Joan4 on July 17, 2012:
Oh so cute! A kitty cat cake would be fun for birthdays or baby showers, too!
BuckHawkcenter on July 17, 2012:
Yep - I'm on my way over! Kitty cat cake and coffee sound just perfect right now! But, I don't want to mess up that beautiful creation! How about we eat MY attempt at it??
Lorelei Cohen from Canada on July 17, 2012:
Oh your kitty cake is absolutely gorgeous. You are so creative. I could not figure out just by looking at the image how you could have made a 3D cat cake but seeing your cuts and step by step instructions really made it look easy. You are a rock star girl.
Dianne Loomos on July 16, 2012:
This cat cake is adorable! You make it look so easy!
DecoratingEvents on July 16, 2012:
My Gosh! I think you can duplicate any animal, vegetable or mineral! This is gorgeous! I love your simple step by step directions and all the photos so that I won't make a mistake. You are the queen of tutorials!
Heather Burns from Wexford, Ireland on July 16, 2012:
chocolate cake, white coconut icing like you have here, yum!!! I want a Kitty Cat cake now!
anonymous on July 16, 2012:
What a work of art! I love chocolate cake.
Dragonspells on July 16, 2012:
It wouldn't take much to make that pretty little white kitty into a friendly dragon :) What a beautiful cake. I'll bring the coffee. Save me an ear!