So I'm very new to cake decorating, and at this point I'm really just doing birthday cakes for friends as practice. I love a challenge, but this request from a 5 year old may be more than I can handle...LOL! She would like a cat playing with a ball of yarn, with both the cat and the yarn being cake. The yarn I can handle, and if the cat doesn't work out, I told the mother I would just do some little cat figures out of fondant (like the debbie brown cake) and she was fine with that. I'd really like to try it though, but I'm having trouble figuring out where to start. The whole thing only needs to feed about 10 people, so it doesn't have to be very big at all. Should I stack and carve rounds or squares to make the cat? And is my only real option for the head RKT? Thanks in advance! I'm totally addicted to this website and am amazed by the talent you all have!
I would go the debbie brown cake route. I made this cake before and I was easy enough to do with out too much stress. If you really want to make the cat out of cake then maybe you could do one laying down with it's head on the floor. that way it can be all cake and no RKT. HTH.
I agree with bakencake...I've made the Debbie Brown version (it's in my pics)...my cats were made of MMF and tylose.
Since the mom is ok with it and you're new to decorating...do it. A 5-yr. old would love it...I can't imagine her being upset.
AnaB4, I did one I think something like your talking about, it's in my photos on page 2. If I can be of any help just let me know
Flour Pots, that's so funny you replied...yours is the pic I showed the mom as to what the cake could look like with the fondant kitties. LOVE IT! I can only hope mine will be anywhere near as flawless!
Thanks to those who responded...I appreciate your advice!
Well thank you so much...that's very cool to hear