The Cat in the Hat Cake
It was time for my third son to turn one! My other two sons had literature themed cakes for their first cakes, and I am all about following a theme and tradition, so this one had to be literature themed as well. My oldest son had a Very Hungry Caterpillar cake, my middle son had a Where the Wild Things Are cake, and son number three had this The Cat in the Hat cake! Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat made for a simple, yet vibrant colour scheme. This cake was a bit intimidating, but overall I was pleased with the results.
This design was a bit tricky to draw. I used the book as a guide, and using a toothpick, drew the design into a thin layer of white icing. I then outlined the drawing with black icing and a round tip. I continued using the round tip to shade in all the areas that needed black and then used a star tip (#17 or #18) to fill in the red parts.
I needed to use a very small star tip (#13 or #14) for much of his face, as some areas were quite small. When happy, I went over all of the black lines again with a round tip to better define them and raise them off the cake more.
I spaced out my son’s name, writing it with a toothpick to ensure it would fit, and then used a large star tip to write it. I then filled in the remainder of the cake top in blue, with another large star tip.
I then added whiskers, and tiny white dots on the nose and eyes and filled in the sides of the cake with red and white.