Saturday, November 24, 2007

CAT BOX CAKE

I know, don't say it. This is gross. But it was SO MUCH FUN! Plus, it actually tastes good. It was my sister's birthday and I wanted to do something a little bit different for her cake ( I think I accomplished that). Yes, we bought a brand new cat box and a brand new scoop and thoroughly cleaned and sanitized them beforehand. The box slid perfectly into a brown paper grocery sack so the surprise wasn't ruined and you actually cut and serve it with the scooper. As you can imagine this is a huge hit with the kids. My niece came running up to see the birthday cake in the last picture and her reaction is priceless!







1 (18 ounce box) spice cake or german chocolate
1 (18 ounce box) white cake mix
1 large package white sandwich cookies
1 large box vanilla instant pudding
12 small Tootsie Rolls
1 new litter box--cleaned and sanitized
1 plastic scoop--clean and sanitized
green food coloring

Prepare cakes mixes and bake according to directions in any size pan since you will be crumbling
them up into pieces.

Prepare pudding mix and chill until ready to assemble.

Process white sandwich cookies in food processor until the consistency of cornmeal. Set aside all
but 1/4 cup.

To the 1/4 cup of cookie crumbs, add a few drops green food coloring and mix well using a fork or
shake in a jar with the lid on. Set aside.

When cakes are completely cooled, crumble them together into a vary large bowl. Toss with half the
remaining cookie crumbs and some of the chilled pudding--you want a moist consistency, not soggy,
so you probably won't use all of the pudding. Toss thoroughly and gently until well combined and pour
into clean and sanitized litter box.

Put 2 unwrapped Tootsie Rolls into a dish and heat them until soft and pliable--not melted. I used the
warm oven after baking the cakes. Shape the ends of the Tootsie Rolls so they are no longer blunt, curving
them slightly and shaping them like, well, you know how they are shaped! Repeat with 3 more Tootsie Rolls
and bury them in the mixture so they just show. Sprinkle the other half of the cookie crumbs over the top.
Scatter the green cookie crumbs lightly over the top, this is supposed to be the chlorophyll in the kitty
litter.

Heat remaining Tootsie Rolls, 3 at a time, sprinkle them with cookie crumbs and place around the cake.

Serve on a newspaper and save a few of the cookie crumbs to sprinkle on the newspaper. Serve with the
scooper buried in the cake. Vanilla ice cream is very good on the side.

After the initial shock your guests really will enjoy it--I promise!

Serves 24.

2 comments:

Mapper said...

Been reading your blog for awhile now thinking your recipes often look great and plan to try a few. This is the first one that made me laugh out loud though! Great idea, thanks for sharing, totally hilarious!

LadiesoftheHouse said...

I am so glad you liked it...I was worried it may offend someone, but it was just too much fun not to share it. Thanks so much for visiting! Kris