The Cat's Hat Cake

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The Cat's Hat Cake

This Great Cake Contest entry was submitted by shannaboudreau from Orange, California: A great cake for any Dr. Seuss themed party. This cake also allows you to cater to a large group of people with a variety of different cake flavors.

What you'll need

  • 3 Boxes of Cake Mix, prepared
  • 5 8" cake boards,(drilling a hole into the center of each board)
  • 1 12" cake board
  • Butter cream Frosting
  • White & Red Fondant
  • 25 1/4" wooden dowels, cut to size

How to make it

  1. Follow box instructions for preparing cake mix. Pour a little over half of the batter into five 8" cake pans. Bake according to instructions.

  2. Slice off any excess cake that has risen over the pan, to create a clean shape. Remove cake from pan and place onto an 8" cake board. Frost each cake with butter cream frosting.

  3. Cover 12" board in white fondant. Cover 3 cakes in red fondant and 2 cakes in white fondant, adding folds as you cover the cake.

  4. Use dowel rod construction for added support on 2 red and 2 white cakes. Each dowel should be the exact same height, measuring about 1/8" to 1/4" above the surface of the cake. Insert 6 dowels in a circle, about 1 1/2" in from the edge of the cake.

  5. Assemble cakes onto the 12" cake board. Stack the first 4 cakes, while alternating the colors. Stabilize the tiers further by pushing one dowel through the center of the cakes and boards, until you reach the base of the bottom board. Place the final red cake on top, covering the center dowel completely."

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