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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.

Step 1: What you need:

Picture of What you need:
  • 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
inventor scout10 months ago
Instead of coating your hands with flour, coat your hands with powdered sugar.
inventor scout10 months ago
Instead of coating your hands with powdered sugar.
I like it.
billbillt3 years ago
Nasty looking...
rsmaudsley3 years ago
I should add this to my repertoire of Halloween deserts.
debdegraeve3 years ago
Definitely looks like something the cat dragged in! Love it. DD
Terranan3 years 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
Bugsley3 years 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.
Kiteman3 years 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...
PeoplesCar3 years 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.
chefsea3 years ago
Fun--I'm glad it isn't rat hair cake.
lmnopeas3 years ago
Super cool! I Love Step 4 :)
Great idea!
I will vote for it!
rrkrose3 years ago
Lol this is hilarious. I laughed so hard when I saw this.
hahahhaha, awesome
orange and white cat hairs and Lucas has eaten it! LOL
ChrysN3 years 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.