Purr-fect for Halloween: How to Make a Spooky Cat Cake! by Donna John

Purr-fect for Halloween: How to Make a Spooky Cat Cake!

This cat may not be black, but he’s purr-fect for Halloween! Mix and match any candy to create a cat that’s all your own.

You’ll need:

  • 1 box cake mix (plus ingredients to make it)
  • 3 waffle ice cream cones
  • 1 - 2 tubs white icing
  • food coloring
  • white candy melts
  • yellow candy melts
  • round candy for hat and nose (Peanut M&M’s or gumballs work well)
  • red or black licorice strings

Here’s how you make it:

  1. Bake cake according to package directions for a two-layer round cake. Cool.
  2. Color icing with the food coloring until you reach desired color.
  3. Frost the cake.
  4. With kitchen shears, cut four triangles out of two of the waffle cones (keep one whole for the hat). Make two of the triangles just a little larger than the other two. Frost the larger triangles and insert into the cake for the ears. Add the unfrosted triangles to the front to complete the ears.
  5. Add the whole waffle cone to the top of the cake for the hat.
  6. Add candy around the base of the waffle cone to complete the hat.
  7. Use two white candy melts for the cat’s cheeks.
  8. Add two licorice strings to each side of the cheeks for the cat’s whiskers.
  9. Add two yellow candy melts for the eyes.
  10. Add a round candy for the nose.

Note: Gumballs are a choking hazard. Not for children under the age of 3!

Keebler Ice Cream Waffle Cones
Keebler Ice Cream Waffle Cones $12
Pack of 6 12-count boxes of Keebler Ice Cream Waffle Cones.
Betty Crocker Whipped Frosting, Vanilla
Betty Crocker Whipped Frosting, Vanilla $8
Easy to spread and gluten-free!
Wilton Gel Food Color Set, Primary
Wilton Gel Food Color Set, Primary $7
Food coloring is great for batter icings frozen desserts whipped cream and more.
White Candy Melts
White Candy Melts $5
Easy-to-melt candy wafers are microwaveable for quick melting.
Yellow Candy Melts
Yellow Candy Melts $5
Perfect for quick and easy dipped strawberries, pretzels, cookies, snacks or other treats.
Dubble Bubble Assorted Colors Gumballs (1 pound)
Dubble Bubble Assorted Colors Gumballs (1 pound) $9
Approximately 120 pieces per pound.
M&M'S Peanut Chocolate Candy Party Size
M&M'S Peanut Chocolate Candy Party Size $8
Contains 1 42-ounce bag of M&M's Peanut Chocolate Candy.
Gustaf's Strawberry Red Licorice Laces
Gustaf's Strawberry Red Licorice Laces $15
Approximately 50 licorice laces per pound. Bag contains 2 pounds!

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