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Cat hair cake

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This instructable covers how to make a cake that looks like your cat mauled it. I am not sure why this needed to be made, but here it is!

Alternate title: how to make a cake that looks like you dropped it in the grass. The "hair" turned out a little green. This is what happens when you don't plan ahead. :P

During brainstorming of this cake, the office came up with both cotton candy and hard sugar being good hair substitutes. I wish I could have found regular cotton candy and done that on chocolate frosting. That would have made excellent hairballs.
 
 
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Step 1: What you need:

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  • a cake (I just used boxed cake mix and canned frosting.)
  • a hard candy recipe
  • some food coloring
  • hours of free time
This is not going to be super detailed since I was winging it. :D

Step 2: Make a cake and frost it.

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Simple enough. I used a boxed cake mix and jarred frosting.

I baked two cakes, let them cool, stuck them together with frosting and then frosted all the surfaces. :)

Step 3: Make the "hair".

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I used this lollipop recipe to make the hard candy. Once it was made and cooled a bit, I added black food coloring to it.

I pulled out a piece of parchment paper and laid it on the counter - this is a good base for the candy as it doesn't stick. I found out that using chopsticks was the best way to make the hair - just dip them in the candy, pull them out, and then let them drip in thin lines on the parchment.

Once the candy has cooled down nearly all the way, you can dip the chopsticks in and then pull it by hand.

(Fun pan cleaning tip: add a couple of cups of water on top of the hardened candy mess and bring to a boil while stirring with a spoon. This will loosen up most of the candy so you can throw it away and then dissolve the rest.)
marionpixie3 months ago
I like it.
billbillt1 year ago
Nasty looking...
rsmaudsley1 year ago
I should add this to my repertoire of Halloween deserts.
Definitely looks like something the cat dragged in! Love it. DD
Terranan1 year ago
When this found its way into my email inbox, the first thing i thought was, "oh s**t, jessyratfink went off the deep end..." Lol, i was sad for a moment... i would have missed your awesome foodie instructables. :P
Bugsley1 year ago
Any thoughts on using, real, cat hair? I'm baking a cake for my boss..... just sayin'. LOL ! !
This is a great Instructable, thanks.
Kiteman1 year ago
Pah, faking it is cheating - just wait until you've had a real one that's had hasty repairs.
I'm rather curious as to how that turned out...
I had to pick my teeth...
PeoplesCar1 year ago
This is awesome for all the wrong reasons :) I kind of want to make this for our next office potluck as my own form of passive-aggressive resistance to forced, feigned workplace joy and camaraderie.
You, sir, are a king amongst men.
chefsea1 year ago
Fun--I'm glad it isn't rat hair cake.
lmnopeas1 year ago
Super cool! I Love Step 4 :)
Great idea!
I will vote for it!
rrkrose1 year ago
Lol this is hilarious. I laughed so hard when I saw this.
voted!
hahahhaha, awesome
orange and white cat hairs and Lucas has eaten it! LOL
ChrysN1 year ago
I had read the title a few times, and just had to click on the thumbnail to see it. It sure looks like a cat mauled it, nicely done.
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