Litter box cake. Kitty litter cake. Would you make it? (Would you eat it?)
With Halloween just around the corner, this may be the perfect cake for cat lovers who want to both gross out and delight their party guests.
While you could go with some other Halloween-themed cat cake, there's something extra special about serving your family and friends a scoop of "litter"-laden cake topped with Tootsie Roll "treats." As Leslie Green of The Hungry Housewife said, "this cake will be sure to offend someone."
If you don't have time to make it for Halloween, you can save the recipe for April Fool's Day or the next time you need a thank-you gift for your dutiful cat-sitter, as some commenters suggested.
How to Make a Litter Box Cake
The idea has been around for a while, with baking bloggers posting recipes as far back as 2008 (as far as this researcher can tell) and claiming to have been making it for years prior. Since then, people have shared all sorts of wonderful tweaks and additions—think odor crystals, cat figures, urine clumps, and more.
You can be more or less realistic depending on much you want to, well, shock people. The more realistic, the more drama you're sure to create! You'll need to purchase a new litter box pan to place the cake in after it's baked and buy a new scoop to adorn the cake or serve it. You can add bits of food coloring to create the appearance of odor crystals in the crushed-cookie litter, and you'll even learn how to shape Tootsie Rolls to look just like your cat's own creations.
Here's a collection of some of the best litter box cake recipes from around the web.