Back in December, my good friend Diana threw a baby shower for her sister Leona, and she had asked me to make the cake and cookie favors for the cat-themed event. Diana and her husband, owners and creators of Bumble Ink, had designed the cat logo for the shower invitations, so we decided I would use the same cat logo for the cake!
The baby shower colors were to be purple and green, but after a few sketches Diana and I decided that the cake would look better with just purple and white.
Diana's sister had requested anything chocolate, so I decided to make a moist chocolate cake, filled with decadent chocolate mousse. I split each cake layer in half horizontally, giving me four layers of cake, and three layers of mousse (with a cream cheese buttercream border so that the mousse wouldn't ooze out of the cake!).
Then I did a quick crumb coat with cream cheese buttercream, and let it set in the fridge before proceeding with the petal sides.
Once the crumb coat was set, I piped my petal sides, starting with the darkest purple on the bottom, the medium purple in the middle, and white on the top. To see more of my petal cakes, see here, here, and here (you can also see the original tutorial over at Hungry Housewife).
After piping a congratulations message on the top, I piped the outline of the cat logo, and then filled it in with a Wilton star tip.
I finished it off with a Wilton tip #2 for the details on the cat's face, and then I was done!
... until finally she could finally have a bite!
Congratulations Leona! We can't wait to meet your new little one!