Dr Seuss is one of the most beloved American authors – his wonderful cartoons and simplistic writing – which is also filled with adventure and perfect for installing a sense of wonder in children of all ages. His unique style of cartooning and his memorable characters also make them the perfect subjects for some impressive birthday cakes.
There also plenty of those characters to choose from – he published over 60 books during his prolific career -the most well-known of these being ‘The Cat in the Hat’ and ‘Green Eggs and Ham’.
So if you want to add that sense of wonder to a child’s birthday party what are the best subjects for that wonderful home-baked birthday creation. Read on below for some Dr Seuss birthday cake ideas.
Cat in the Hat
The first of the ideas must of course be the famous ‘Cat in the Hat’. This iconic character has appeared in numerous of the Dr Seuss books, as well as Hollywood creations. It simply not possible to catch a glimpse of that fantastic top hat with its immediately recognizable red and white stripes and not have a mental picture of the famous cat with his quirky sense of fun- and the ability to teach children some important life lessons.
The great thing about making a Cat in the Hat cake is that the home baker does not have to be an expert of fondant creations – the design of the cat’s features can be executed fairy simply in black and white – and that hat is also simple. Butter icing, fondant, and a plain vanilla cake are great – and the cat’s whiskers can easily be created using floral wire. There are numerous step-by-step guides on Youtube to ensure that the Cat in the Hat cake is perfect.
Another great idea is a nature scene from the beloved book and cartoon fold ‘The Lorax’. The forest floor can be made using green-colored butter icing. A river flowing through the scene can also be easily created using blue-colored butter icing. Details such as tree stumps and even small fish in the river can be executed using butter icing as well. Chocolate pebbles stand in for rocks (these are readily available from confectionery dealers).
The Lorax character can also be executed using butter icing. The main feature is the trees. These can be made using the cake itself and the bark can be made using brown butter icing. the decoration is finished by using cotton candy for the tops of the trees. The various colors used to make the tree’s foliage this whimsical fantasy world come alive in the imagination.
Green Eggs and Ham
Of the most impressive birthday cakes can actually be among the simplest – and this is based on the front cover of books such as Green Eggs and Ham. The home baker already has a template with those wonderful cartoon creations by Dr Seuss.
There are very few children who will not be delighted to have Dr Seuss cakes as part of their birthday celebrations. Add some colorful decoration – perhaps some brightly frosted cupcakes and party favor packs and the recipe for a memorable party is complete.