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Cat Party Cake

Another birthday has come and gone at our house! My four-year old daughter requested a cat cake for her birthday, when we had been planning for a Minnie Mouse cake.  She has been in love with "Baby Booties" and "Mama Booties" for quite some time now so I thought it would be fun to recreate her kitties for her cake. While there were many kitties to choose from, these were the lucky ones who made the cut. Spot, Lindy, Baby Booties, Mama Booties, Ta-tas, Whiskey, and Kiki. These little guys were so much fun to make, just a little time consuming! Shh....don't tell her that Zebra isn't a kittie! It's just a kittie with a mo-hawk! Hahaha!
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