Celebrate your next birthday with Cat Cookies and Cat Cupcakes!

Pretty little kitties and furry friends unite, we have some adorable Cat Cookies and Cat Cupcakes that you can make at home with your kiddos!  Delicious and adorable…these little kitty treats will make your next party a hit!

Have you ever noticed that little kids love cats?  I mean the internet in general seems to really love cats, but little kids go crazy for those furry little critters!  We have a neighborhood cat that LOVES our backyard.  Every time she comes into our yard, they get so excited to see her and are always trying to leave her little treats.

Throwing a CAT THEMED PARTY?
☑️ This Cat Party Kit is the perfect set to get your party planning headed in the right direction!

It’s that universal love of kitty cats that makes these fun and nerdy little kitty cookies and cupcakes so much fun.  Ready to bake up some fun treats?

 

How to use Cat Cupcakes + Cookies

These adorably fun cookies and cupcakes can be used for a cat birthday or as fun sweets to bake with your kids.  The design of these treats is a fun and playful, nerdy kitty feel that is just too, too delightful!

 

Ideas for a Cat Themed party

I baked these fun little cat cookies and cat cupcakes for our cat birthday party to match this amazing set of cat themed tableware.  Be sure to check out our post on How to Throw a Cat Themed Party!

cute cat shaped plates

Ready to start learning how to make these fun little treats?

Cat Cupcake Tutorial: STEP by STEP

First up are the fun little kitty cupcakes.  These were super simple to make and oh so delicious.  The cupcake base was my easy no fail chocolate cupcake recipe, but you can really make these using any flavor or cupcake recipe you prefer.

Materials:

Step 1:

Bake cupcakes using recipe of choice and allow to fully cool.  If you are in a hurry…you can also buy cupcakes and scrape off the frosting to decorate.  

Step 2:

Divide fondant and using the food coloring, make some black, some gray, a smaller amount pink and then leave some white.  Roll out fondant to 1/4 inch thick and cut as appropriate.  

There are four basic cat designs:

For the two white cat faces, you want a piece approximately 4″x4″ rolled out thinner than 1/4 inch to cover the top of the cupcakes.  You will also need two small triangular ears per cupcake. 

From the pink fondant, you need one pink nose piece per cupcake.  Round the edges of the triangle to make the nose.  From the black fondant you need two small round eye circles. 

For the gray cat faces, you want a piece approximately 4″x4″ rolled out thinner than 1/4 inch to cover the top of the cupcakes.  You will also need two small triangular ears per cupcake. 

From the pink fondant, you need one pink nose piece per cupcake.  Round the edges of the triangle to make the nose. From the black fondant you need one small round eye circle.

For the black cat faces, you want a piece approximately 4″x4″ rolled out thinner than 1/4 inch to cover the top of the cupcakes.  You will also need two small triangular ears per cupcake and one round eye circle.

From the pink fondant, you need one pink nose piece per cupcake.  Round the edges of the triangle to make the nose. From the white fondant cut a larger oval piece for the spot behind the eye and one small round eye circle. 

Allow all fondant pieces to harden while you move onto step 3. 

Step 3:

Put a thin layer of white frosting on the top of the cupcakes.  Spread the large fondant pieces over the cupcake top and press the edges to the edges of the cupcake.  Trim extra fondant (which can be re rolled to cover additional cupcakes.)  

Step 4:

Using small drops of water, place fondant pieces on the cupcakes for the ears, eyes and noses.

Step 5:

If you are comfortable using royal icing, prep your icing.  You will need black, white and teal icing.  If you are NOT comfortable with royal icing, you can use the icing pouches to do the same thing. 

Draw on the mouths, whiskers, freckles, winky eye and glasses with the icing. 

Allow all to dry and the cupcakes are ready to serve.  Dress up the cupcakes with fun colored cupcake liners.

Purr-fect Cat Cupcakes

Purr-fect Cat Cupcakes

First up are the fun little kitty cupcakes.  These were super simple to make and oh so delicious.  The cupcake base was my easy no fail chocolate cupcake recipe, but you can really make these using any flavor or cupcake recipe you prefer.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Additional Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • Cupcakes (any color or flavor)
  • White frosting (any flavor)
  • Fondant (I recommend starting with white and coloring to desired color)
  • Royal Icing or Icing Pouches
  • Gel Food Coloring

Instructions

Step 1:

Bake cupcakes using recipe of choice and allow to fully cool.  If you are in a hurry...you can also buy cupcakes and scrape off the frosting to decorate.  

Step 2:

Divide fondant and using the food coloring, make some black, some gray, a smaller amount pink and then leave some white.  Roll out fondant to 1/4 inch thick and cut as appropriate.  

There are four basic cat designs:

For the two white cat faces, you want a piece approximately 4"x4" rolled out thinner than 1/4 inch to cover the top of the cupcakes.  You will also need two small triangular ears per cupcake. 

From the pink fondant, you need one pink nose piece per cupcake.  Round the edges of the triangle to make the nose.  From the black fondant you need two small round eye circles. 

For the gray cat faces, you want a piece approximately 4"x4" rolled out thinner than 1/4 inch to cover the top of the cupcakes.  You will also need two small triangular ears per cupcake. 

From the pink fondant, you need one pink nose piece per cupcake.  Round the edges of the triangle to make the nose. From the black fondant you need one small round eye circle.

For the black cat faces, you want a piece approximately 4"x4" rolled out thinner than 1/4 inch to cover the top of the cupcakes.  You will also need two small triangular ears per cupcake and one round eye circle.

From the pink fondant, you need one pink nose piece per cupcake.  Round the edges of the triangle to make the nose. From the white fondant cut a larger oval piece for the spot behind the eye and one small round eye circle. 

Allow all fondant pieces to harden while you move onto step 3. 

Step 3:

Put a thin layer of white frosting on the top of the cupcakes.  Spread the large fondant pieces over the cupcake top and press the edges to the edges of the cupcake.  Trim extra fondant (which can be re rolled to cover additional cupcakes.)  

Step 4:

Using small drops of water, place fondant pieces on the cupcakes for the ears, eyes and noses.

Step 5:

If you are comfortable using royal icing, prep your icing.  You will need black, white and teal icing.  If you are NOT comfortable with royal icing, you can use the icing pouches to do the same thing. 

Draw on the mouths, whiskers, freckles, winky eye and glasses with the icing. 

Allow all to dry and the cupcakes are ready to serve.  Dress up the cupcakes with fun colored cupcake liners.

Cat Cookies Tutorial: STEP by STEP

What’s a cat party without some adorable cat cookies?  They fun and playful little kitty sugar cookies are perfect for any kitten loving little one to enjoy.  With nerdy and cute expressions, they bring personality to life and will be the talk of the party!

Materials and Ingredients:

Step 1:

Pick your favorite sugar cookie recipe and prep dough accordingly.  I like to add a little extra flour to my dough right before I start cutting the cookies to help them not stick to the cutting surface.  Usually, I just rub a little on my hands and then rub it into the dough.  I also liberally flour the surface I am cutting cookies onto.

Once your dough is ready to start cutting, roll it out to about ¼ inch thick.  Don’t be afraid of making thick cookies. I feel like my thicker cookies always bake better and decorate easier!

Step 2:

Preheat oven according to the recipe.  Line cookie sheets with parchment paper. Cut the dough using a cat face  shaped cookie cutter.  Bake the cookies according to the desired recipe.

Typically I pull the cookies out of the oven a little earlier than what the recipe calls for.  You do not want the edges browning. Browning means you have already baked them too long!  Allow cookies to cool.

For best results, bake cookies the day before you decorate them.

Step 3:

Prepare white, black, light gray, pink and teal royal icing.

As a warning…you will need a good amount of black food coloring to get a true black from white icing. 

Add small amounts of water to each container and mix until you get the frosting to the desired consistency. You will want the black, white and gray to be both piping and fill consistency. 

You will want the pink and teal icing to be piping consistency. Piping icing should be toothpaste-like and fill icing should be honey-like.

Put the icings into separate piping bags.  I like to use number 1 or 2 tips for piping icing and number 3 tips for fill.  

Step 4:

Outline and fill the white and gray cat faces.  While the icing is still wet, add black eyes and pink noses with the icing.  The color will spread a bit so go slowly and do not use too much.

Outline and fill the white eye spot on the black cookies, then outline and fill the rest of the black face.  While the icing is still wet, add white and black eyes and pink noses with the icing.  The color will spread a bit so go slowly and do not use too much.

Allow all icing to dry.

Step 5:

Using the piping icing, draw the eye wink, whiskers, mouths and glasses onto the kitten faces.  Allow all to dry.

Simple and ready to serve!

Purr-fect Cat Cookies Recipe

Purr-fect Cat Cookies Recipe

What's a cat party without some adorable cat cookies?  They fun and playful little kitty sugar cookies are perfect for any kitten loving little one to enjoy.  With nerdy and cute expressions, they bring personality to life and will be the talk of the party!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Additional Time 30 minutes
Total Time 57 minutes

Ingredients

  • Cat Face Cookie Cutter
  • Sugar Cookie Recipe
  • Royal Icing.
  • piping bag
  • icing tip 1/2
  • Gel Food Coloring
  • Parchment Paper

Instructions

Step 1:

Pick your favorite sugar cookie recipe and prep dough accordingly.  I like to add a little extra flour to my dough right before I start cutting the cookies to help them not stick to the cutting surface.  Usually, I just rub a little on my hands and then rub it into the dough.  I also liberally flour the surface I am cutting cookies onto.

Once your dough is ready to start cutting, roll it out to about ¼ inch thick.  Don’t be afraid of making thick cookies. I feel like my thicker cookies always bake better and decorate easier!

Step 2:

Preheat oven according to the recipe.  Line cookie sheets with parchment paper. Cut the dough using a cat face  shaped cookie cutter.  Bake the cookies according to the desired recipe.

Typically I pull the cookies out of the oven a little earlier than what the recipe calls for.  You do not want the edges browning. Browning means you have already baked them too long!  Allow cookies to cool.

For best results, bake cookies the day before you decorate them.

Step 3:

Prepare white, black, light gray, pink and teal royal icing.

As a warning...you will need a good amount of black food coloring to get a true black from white icing. 

Add small amounts of water to each container and mix until you get the frosting to the desired consistency. You will want the black, white and gray to be both piping and fill consistency. 

You will want the pink and teal icing to be piping consistency. Piping icing should be toothpaste-like and fill icing should be honey-like.

Put the icings into separate piping bags.  I like to use number 1 or 2 tips for piping icing and number 3 tips for fill.  

Step 4:

Outline and fill the white and gray cat faces.  While the icing is still wet, add black eyes and pink noses with the icing.  The color will spread a bit so go slowly and do not use too much.

Outline and fill the white eye spot on the black cookies, then outline and fill the rest of the black face.  While the icing is still wet, add white and black eyes and pink noses with the icing.  The color will spread a bit so go slowly and do not use too much.

Allow all icing to dry.

Step 5:

Using the piping icing, draw the eye wink, whiskers, mouths and glasses onto the kitten faces.  Allow all to dry.

Simple and ready to serve!

Looking for more ideas for Cat Cookies + Cupcakes?

These adorable cat cookies and cupcakes were made to match this adorable cat themed party.  Be sure to check it out for fun ways to use these decorations to create a memorable kitten filled party.

cat themed birthday cake

SHOP THIS CAT PARTY

This party was honestly so simple to decorate and put together.  The Cat Party Tableware set really styled the party. If you feel like Kitty Cat is your theme of choice, I highly recommend this design.  The colors are bright and fun and the products are super high quality.

Click the links below to view and purchase the products from Target!

Cat Party Collection

Cat Cups

Cat Large Plates

Cat Dessert Plates

Cat Napkins

Cat Shaped Plates

Cat Banner

Cat Party Blowers

 

Here are some helpful links for throwing a cat party:


 

Conclusion for Purr-fect Cat Cupcakes + Cat Cookies Tutorial:

If you are looking for some fun and festive kitten cookies or kitten cupcakes for a birthday party or just to say hey…your purr-fect, these adorable cat inspired treats are for you.  Simple and easy to make, these delicious treats are playful little kitty designs you will love to bake and eat!

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