Pin Reaper: MissusTodd
Original Inspiration: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/216876538279412684/
What I Did: My daughter loves two things: cats and poop jokes. When I stumbled onto this Litter-box Cake, I knew it was just what the birthday girl would want. I didn’t like the sandy color of the original, so I switched from actual cake to just filling a litter box (new, of course) with a (TRIPLE!!!) batch of rice-crispy treats. I bought some sort of silver cake spray-paint from the cake decorating aisle and coated the top. I then just microwaved and molded numerous “cat turds” out of mini-Tootsie Rolls. She LOVED it, and I got to enjoy the sight of everyone munching on fake poop. Just to add to the effect, I also bought some food/water dishes for the kids, which I filled with blue Jell-o on one side and cereal resembling dry cat food on the other. (I get a little crazy on birthdays!)
Next Time I Will: The biggest thing I learned while making this is that if you use a big litter box like I did, you’ll need two cans of the cake spray-paint. I only used one, and it did work, but some of the rice-crispy treat color was peeking through. Second, when you are heating the Tootsie Rolls, make small batches (they cool & re-harden pretty fast) and line them around the edge of the plate you’re heating them on. If not, the ones in the middle of the plate heat too quickly and ruin.
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