Nyan Cat Cake – Old School Style

First, if you don’t know what nyan cat is, please take a moment to review the following material, otherwise this cake will just be a lot less entertaining.

From wikipediaNyan Cat (also known as Pop Tart Cat)[1] is an internet meme, referring to an 8-bit animated gif of a flying cat with the body of a cherry Pop-Tart, leaving a rainbow behind the cat; or to a video of the animated ​.GIF​, set to a remix of the song “Nyanyanyanyanyanyanya!”[1].”

This is the original video

See Knowyourmeme.com for more info.

Cute huh? You can Nyan Forever or listen to Nyan Dubstep and buy all kinds of nyan merchandise  .

I love internet memes, and all kinds of nerdy things in general, so I wanted to immortalize the nyan cat in cake, but I didn’t want to use fondant or make a crazy 3-d cake. The nyan cat is in 8-bit, so I wanted to keep with the old school feeling and make a grocery store style cake, complete with piped shell border and buttercream roses.

This cake was so incredibly fun to make. Those are my first buttercream roses ever.  How’d I do? I think I’ll keep practicing, but I love the old school style they give the cake.

What flavor is nyan cake? Funfetti of course! You can make any white cake into “Funfetti” by adding about 1/6 cup of sprinkles to the cake batter. I used “classic” American style buttercream for the icing (recipe HERE). I prefer meringue buttercreams in general, but this holds up better for all the piping work.

Enjoy! Nyannyanyanyanyanyanyanyanyanyanyanyannya!

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Comments

  1. ddd,
    perfect old school roses! teach me how?
    ilym,mom

  2. Best birthday cake ever…

  3. Nice birthday cake. Can i share it @ nyan cat fans’ site, http://nyan-cat.com? Credit will be given by linking to your site. I think many nyan cat fans will love this :>

  4. i wonder have u received my previous comment? I really like the cake. Could i share the cake at nyan cat fans’ site? I will link this to your site too.

  5. Best. Cake. Ever.

  6. i love this cake neko:D

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