No, I haven't gone off of my rocker. Have you heard of a Kitty Litter Cake? It's yummy, but you might have to eat it with your eyes closed.
At hubby's work, the person who had the last birthday is responsible for the next birthday person's cake. They used to always make fun cakes, but then people got busy/lazy/whatever, and started just picking up a cake at the grocery store. But what's the fun in that? The birthday lady, Janet, has always been wonderful to my girls, so I really wanted to do something special for her.
I originally found the recipe here, but after reading thru all of the reviews, decided to alter it a bit.
1 box german chocolate cake mix
1 box white cake mix
1 4 count package of vanilla pudding cups
1 bag of vanilla sandwich coookies
10 or so tootsie rolls
new kitty litter box (the small one was about $3 at Walmart)
new litter scoop
Bake both cakes according to the recipe on the box. let cool. Try not to eat too much of it (I heart warm cake fresh out of the oven)
After the cakes cooled, I put the chocolate cake on the bottom. Trim if you need to to fit. I forgot to take a pic of that. So pretend this pic is of chocolate cake, about half as tall.
Then put the white cake on top of that. Mine is cut up in pieces, since my cake pan was being stupid and wouldn't release it in one nice piece.
I then took the pudding cups (I used all 4) and spread a thin layer on top of the white cake.
I used the cheapo Walmart brand of the vanilla sandwich cookies. Apparently they are really good though, since hubby said I'm not allowed to buy them anymore and I had to keep him from stealing the cookies from me. I put about 2/3 of them in a large ziplock bag, and then used a rolling pin to crush them. The original recipe says to use a food processor, but I'm cheap and never bought one.
I then spread a layer of the crushed cookies on top of the pudding layer. Apparently I sucked at the taking pics part of this tutorial.
I used tootsie roll minis, since the long tootsie rolls are too thin. I just unwrapped two of them, and worked the two ends together. Then put it in the microwave on a plate, heated them up on high for 10 seconds. Then when they're soft and pliable, have your hubby form them into "poop" (twist the ends so they are no longer blunt, curve them, etc). Then place them on the cookie layer.
Try not to gag when hubby is finished with the poop part. He had too much fun with these.
And voila! Poopy cake.
Oh, and apparently it was very good. Hubby texted me this pic after the party. Scraped clean, yo.
What I learned:
- You can use any kind of cake you want, since the vanilla sandwich layer covers everything. Some reviews said they used marble cake, spice cake, etc.
- Other people used peanut butter cookies (i.e. Nutter Butter) instead of the vanilla. But I was happy with the color of the vanilla cookies.
- The original recipe calls for you to save part of the vanilla cookies and mix them with green food coloring and sprinkle that on top. But I don't remember having green bits in my litter when we owned cats, so I nixed that part.
- The original recipe calls for you to crumble both cakes, then mix the vanilla pudding mix until it's moist but not soggy. But that just sounds weird to me, and some reviews said it wasn't very tasty and was hard to scoop out, so I just did layers of cake.
Oh, and you want to know how you know if your cake was a success? When the party started at 2, and your facebook page looks like this at 2:30.
We all love a good party: