Cat Lovers, It's Time to Whip Up These Cute Cat-Shaped Desserts
What else would you possibly be doing on National Cat Day?
Cat parents know that pretty much every day is Cat Day. But on October 29, National Cat Day, it’s official. In celebration of the holiday, we rounded up desserts that take after our favorite furry friends (or roommates?). Here are the most adorable sweets that serve as the perfect excuse to treat yourself, while you give some extra love to your pet.
BLACK CAT POPS **HalloweenGiada De LaurentiisGiada at Home/Ghoulish GoodiesFood NetworkMission Figs, Creamy Unsalted Almond Butter, Dark Chocolate Chips, Coconut or GrapeseedOil, White Chocolate, Orange Food Coloring, Strawberry or Raspberry Fruit Leather,BLACK CAT POPS **Halloween Giada De Laurentiis Giada at Home/Ghoulish Goodies Food Network Mission Figs, Creamy Unsalted Almond Butter, Dark Chocolate Chips, Coconut or Grapeseed Oil, White Chocolate, Orange Food Coloring, Strawberry or Raspberry Fruit Leather
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Giada De Laurentiis swaps cake for dried figs and almond butter to make a delightful snack – that’s still healthy. The pops get their black “fur” from chocolate chips and oil, while their tiny ears and noses are cut from fruit leather.
Kids will have a blast putting these kitties together. You only need four ingredients – store-bought pound cake, vanilla ice cream, butterscotch chips and chocolate sprinkles – for these brilliantly simple ice cream cake bites.
The 3-D texture on this cake may look like it would be best left for the pros, but nailing down the decoration is much easier than you think. All you need are a few piping tips! But the best part of the cake may not be its smiling exterior. When you slice into it, there’s a trove of colorful candy ready to spill out.
This one’s for all the cat ladies out there. For those who are looking for a homage that’s a bit more intricate, look no further than Helen Nugent’s Cat Lady Quilt Pie. An indulgent chocolate-strawberry filling gets a fancy crust treatment with a whimsical array of cat-dedicated patches.