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Happy Birthday Bisou! + How to Bake a Cat Cake

How to Bake a Cat Birthday Cake | Crafts and a Cat by Kayleigh KosmasBisou turned four years old on December 1, or sometime thereabouts. Since Bisou is a rescue cat, we’re not sure of her exact birthday, but December 1, 2013 was the day she turned up at the humane society looking about a year old, so it’s the day we’ve celebrated each year since then. I can’t believe she’s been with me three years. On one hand, the time has flown by, but on the other, so much has changed since then it seems like much longer. Just days after I adopted Bisou, we met her dad/my future husband. P and I have since gotten engaged and married, he’s finished grad school and started a challenging career in education, and I’ve started working as a photographer. Bisou has been the center of our universe through it all, and it’s entirely thanks to her that I’ve embarked on this career path. She’s my muse and favorite subject, and the feedback my lovely readers gave me on early pictures of Bisou gave me the drive to hone my craft. All in all, I owe a lot of the best things in my life to Bisou, so I decided to show her how much I adore her by baking her a kitty sized birthday cake.

How to Bake a Cat Birthday Cake | Crafts and a Cat by Kayleigh KosmasThe cake is incredibly simple to make, and your cat is sure to love it because their favorite wet food is the main ingredient! All it takes is three ingredients and some catnip sprinkles for decoration. Bisou and I were anxious to get the cake out of the pan – to eat it and to start shooting it, respectively – and I didn’t let it cool down enough, so it came out a bit dented and lopsided. Bisou didn’t seem to mind though, and if you’re more patient than us you should end up with a perfectly formed little cat cake! The texture was dense yet fluffy and spongey, just as cake should be. It’s soft enough that it’s nice and easy for cats to pull apart with their teeth if you let yours dig in to a whole cake. Give it a try for your cat’s next birthday or special occasion, and let us know how it turns out!

How to Bake a Cat Birthday Cake | Crafts and a Cat by Kayleigh Kosmas

How to Bake a Cat Birthday Cake | Crafts and a Cat by Kayleigh Kosmas

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How to Bake a Cat Birthday Cake | Crafts and a Cat by Kayleigh Kosmas

Cat Birthday Cake

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 2 cat cakes

Cat Birthday Cake

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup wet food of your choice
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup potato or corn starch
  • pinch of catnip

Instructions

  1. Blend the wet food, egg and potato or corn starch in a blender until combined.
  2. The mixture should have the consistency of a thin cake batter; add more wet food or starch if needed.
  3. Pour into a nonstick muffin tin; I had enough batter for two cakes.
  4. Bake at 350º Fahrenheit for 25-35 minutes, until set or a toothpick comes out clean.
  5. Sprinkle with catnip before serving.

Notes

Depending on the consistency and moisture level of your wet food, you may need to adjust the baking time. Start checking for doneness around the 15 minute mark.

http://ohhoneyblog.com/2016/12/how-to-bake-a-cat-birthday-cake.html

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4 Comments

  • Reply Mollie December 8, 2016 at 5:30 pm

    I adore the picture of Bisou with her nose wrinkled, digging into her birthday cake! And I loving knowing that other people feel their lives have been as greatly impacted by their pets as I feel mine has.. we’re so lucky to be able to share our time with these special souls! Happy Birthday Bisou!

    • Reply Kayleigh Kosmas December 8, 2016 at 6:42 pm

      Thank you so much Molly! We feel so lucky to have connected with people who love their pets like we do…and that includes you! 😻

  • Reply Jill March 30, 2017 at 7:56 am

    I just came over to your site from your post at A Beautiful Mess. You’re so awesome! And you have me reeled in with the cat and booze posts. I look forward to reading your posts over the next few days and being your newest fan.

    • Reply Kayleigh Kosmas March 30, 2017 at 8:31 am

      Oh my goodness Jill, you are too kind! Thanks so much for stopping by the blog – I’ve got more cat and cocktail posts on the way! ☺
      – Kayleigh

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