Last week, I decided that I hadn’t baked cupcakes in a while, and it was high time to change that. And just in case I needed a reason, it was my cat’s birthday – according to the official Humane Society paperwork, which may or may not be all that accurate.
In any case, I brought out my trusty chocolate cake recipe from VCTOTW, and gave then a kitty-centric decorating job, since I had some fondant left over from my dad’s birthday cake. As one of my professional-baker friends noted, fondant lasts practically forever, and with a little kneading is good as new. Suddenly, buying a whole box of the stuff for a few little cutouts doesn’t sting so much.
That’s blue raspberry frosting, by the way. I can’t resist anything blue raspberry. And, as my mother noticed, if you turn the cupcake 90° to the left (or your head 90° to the right), the cat turns into a bunny of sorts, like one of those bizarre optical illusions.
The birthday girl was mildly intrigued, until she determined they were non-fishy in nature. “Thanks a lot, Ma.”