Saturday, October 8, 2011

Vintage Black Cat Cake

I am a big fan of vintage halloween decorations.  In fact, decorations that I had a a child are now considered vintage * insert sound of deep sigh*.    So with some left over cupcake batter and orange buttercream, I attempted to replicate a black cat reminiscent of an earlier time.

I have never tried this before, but I treated the cake top like a cookie.  After it was crumb coated with buttercream, I did an outline and flooded the cat in black.  Using a star tip, I made stars as a border on the top and all over the sides to look like vintage crepe paper.  Hmmm, maybe if I start thinking of cakes as large cookies, I will like making them more...

After dinner I thought it sounded nice to take the cake outside and have dessert on the picnic table.


My cat's eyes began to glow.  I became frightened; not only of the glowing eyes, but also the green mildew growing  on my picnic table.  

It appeared as though flames were shooting from the depths of buttercream the evil creature's soul.  This is creepy stuff, but I guess anything is possible on a dark and moonless night.  The enchanted oven is just getting warmed up for halloween so be afraid ... very afraid!

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  1. First. love the new decor here, and your photo! I love Halloween too. This is a perfect Halloween cake. Serve it up with some witches' brew and we're all set. :) xo

  2. Almost fell off my chair when I saw the angle we had on our Christmas tree listed as "vintage" on Ebay!!! Your cake turned out great! Love Halloween-bring it on:@)

  3. Oh Lisa....this is fabulous! You know...I could kick myself in the hide for not saving all my vintage Halloween decorations from when I was a child! Now I scour Ebay for them and am paying a pretty price for these things!

    Wish I was there for a wee piece of that cake!


  4. the vintage cat cake is Awesome!! What great detail and the spooooky eyes. Fun always here, love it.

  5. Lisa, I forgot that I learned how to flood on cakes many moons ago learned at a Wilton class. Thanks for the reminder. Your scary cat is fabulous! Always loving a visit to your Enchanted oven.

  6. Love your talent!!! Great to have you a part of Seasonl Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  7. Hi,
    I love this cake! I too am a fan of vintage Halloween decor. I decorated my entire table with them. If you would like to take a peek, check out my post "Spooks came out last night"
    Loved how the eyes glowed. Very, very scary! Now a new follower.

  8. Ooooh now that's what I call a spooky cake! hehe I'm taking part as well in Spooky Mondays so if you have the time, I'd love for you to drop by:-) You did an amazing job on that cake and goes to show how we can use anything on hand to make a story! lol I'm like you, I love the vintage Halloween decorations. I've gone on eBay to search for some often times and yikes, they sure are asking a lot for them. Makes me wish I would have kept all my old stuff from when I was little!!! xo

  9. Fantastic autumn post! A grand spooky cake here. Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

  10. Omigosh...this cake is truly fantastic! I love the the detail...amazing! Visiting from Sweetology!

  11. That cat cake must have been the hit of the evening. Very clever and how spooky!
    I'm visiting from Sweetology.

  12. LOVE it! You are so creative. I don't know why I hesitate to try something this beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing!

    P.S. Love the blog design too ~

  13. LOL! HaHA! What a great story and the cake was so vintage and enchanting. The scary part is how can you eat such a beautiful cake. The part about the oven is darling. Thanks for giving us a scare for Halloween is so much fun. You made my day! Thanks, Pam

  14. Love your spooky Halloween cake! Thanks for sharing this at the Open House Party.