Thursday, September 10, 2009

Kitty Litter Cake

This is a cake that I have made a few times now. It is met with laughter and resistance, but is truly delicious if you can get past its' looks. It is a great dessert for Halloween. This particular cake was made for an office party. No matter the occasion, it is sure to raise some eyebrows!



  • 1 box German chocolate cake mix*
  • 1 box White cake mix*
  • 2 large pkg vanilla instant pudding
  • 1 large pkg vanilla sandwich cookies
  • Green food coloring
  • 12 small Tootsie Rolls
  • 1 NEW Kitty litter pan
  • 1 NEW Plastic kitty litter pan liner
  • 1 NEW Pooper Scooper
*I prefer to use 2 butter or yellow cake mixes instead, but you may use whatever type of cake suits your taste.


Prepare cake mixes and bake according to directions (any size pans).

Prepare pudding mix and chill until ready to assemble.

Crumble white sandwich cookies in small batches in food processor, scraping often. Set aside all but about 1/4 cup. To the 1/4 cup cookie crumbs, add a few drops green food coloring and mix until completely colored.

When cakes are cooked to room temperature, crumble into a large bowl. Toss with half the remaining white cookie crumbs and the chilled pudding. IMPORTANT: Mix in just enough of the pudding to moisten it. You don't want it too soggy. Combine gently.

Line a new, clean kitty litter box. Put the cake/pudding/cookie mixture into the litter box.

Put three unwrapped Tootsie Rolls in a microwave safe dish and heat until soft and pliable. Shape ends so they are no longer blunt, curving slightly. Repeat with 3 more Tootsie Rolls; bury them in the mixture. Sprinkle the other half of cookie crumbs over the top. Scatter the green cookie crumbs lightly on top of everything-- This is supposed to look like the chlorophyll in kitty litter.

Heat three Tootsie Rolls in the microwave until almost melted. Scrape them on top of the cake; sprinkle with cookie crumbs. Spread remaining Tootsie Rolls over the top; take one and heat until pliable, hang it over the side of the kitty litter box, sprinkling it lightly with cookie crumbs. Place the box on a newspaper and sprinkle a few of the cookie crumbs around for a truly disgusting effect!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

My first embroidery project

I recently finished my first embroidery project. The pattern was a Sublime Stitching pattern. It turned out really cute and was a lot of fun! I guess I can't really say that I'm new to embroidery, but it was my first time trying an iron-on pattern like this one. I can see that there will be many more projects like this one in my future. I've been spying on some really cute patterns on Etsy.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

End of Summer Fun

Labor Day weekend was quite the whirlwind this year. It started off Saturday with a baby shower for my friend Stacy, then onto having a house full of guests that we carted off to our friends' house on the river for a cookout on Sunday, and ended on Labor Day with an early evening 30th birthday celebration for my friend Vicki. Talk about a fun-filled and exhausting weekend! Here are some highlights from the weekend.
Vic and Stacy...both mommies-to-be! Check out the finished farm animal cupcake display!

Connor enjoying the boat ride, a lot!
Teagan trying to keep warm with Jeff.
Vicki (aka. Vanna) displaying her gifts.