Welcome back to another post inspired by Fandom Foodies‘ theme of fictional felines, or #Nyanuary, hosted by my good friend Katharina at Pretty Cake Machine! Yes, I know, I’m a week late. I promise I’ll make it worth it.
If you too are a lover all creatures that purr, play with catnip, and poop in sandboxes, I would also like to point out that Katharina has linked a number of charities supporting kitties who are not as privileged to have their own
slaves parents. While adopting a fuzzy baby to stare at you contemptuously from under the couch cuddle and love might not be possible at the moment, you can still help them get the care they need.
That said, today’s recipe is inspired by one of the most prevalent cats in the realms of the interweb. Friends and Fans, I’d like to introduce you to a not so little webcomic called Something*Positive.
Something*Positive, as it’s writer/artist R.K. Millholland describes, “is the story of a few friends – namely Davan, Aubrey, PeeJee, and Jason – and their daily lives, struggles, and the occasional mass catgirl cataclysm(…) These are people you know, although you may not admit it. It’s just a comic about trying to live your life and bringing a few friends with you so you don’t kill anyone. At least, not anyone you might get in trouble for.”
To give you an idea of how pervasive this story is to internet culture, it’s been running since 2001. Think on that a moment and try not to feel old; I know I do! Since 2001 Something*Positive has been entertaining us with sacrilegious musicals, redneck trees, catgirl invasions, plushie vigilantes, pudding cats, and commentary on the small but bizarre joys one finds in what one would otherwise think of as an ordinary and dismal life.
Now if you were paying attention, you would notice my inclusion of the words “pudding cats” and that brings me up to the inspiration behind today’s post. At one point Davan, the main character, adopts a 26-year-old cat named Choo-Choo Bear who has gone through chemo, lost all of his hair, and had his bones turn into cartilage.
With the ability to morph into all sorts of shapes, go down drains, and absorb objects (most often panties) into his skin, Choo-Choo Bear has melted his way into comics all over the internet from Queen of Wands to Girls With Slingshots, as well as melted into our hearts with how murderously-protective he is of his daddy.
So that’s why I decided to pay homage to my favorite panty-thieving pudding pussycat with a pink lemonade pudding pie. Since Choo-Choo Bear is also a practicing member of the Jewish faith, I mixed in some crushed matzo crackers into the crust to keep it kosher.
Finally, I drew a face that expresses a certain je-ne-sais-quoi (or as Choo-Choo would say “Murr?“) on the surface in icing.
So here it is, simple, sweet, and totally not filled with panties, cell phones, or the skeletons of bratty children. Make sure to poke it before slicing if you suspect otherwise, and also make sure to check out Something*Positive to learn about the adventures of Choo-Choo Bear and his friends!
Choo-Choo Bear's Pink Lemonade Pudding Cat Pie
Equipment: Oven, freezer, 3 decorating bags with small round tip, 9-inch pie plate, toothpicks.
- 1/2 cup crushed graham crackers
- 1 cup crushed matzo crackers
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1 stick butter, melted
- 5.25 oz box instant vanilla pudding mix
- 2 cups milk
- 3/4 cup pink lemonade drink mix
- 3/4 cup cool whip
- can of white frosting
- large tube of black frosting
- red and yellow food coloring
- The night before you want to serve: Preheat the oven to 350° F. Stir the sugar, graham cracker and matzo crumbs together in a mixing bowl. Pour in the melted butter and mix thoroughly. Press the mixture into and up the sides of the pie plate. Bake for 15 minutes and cool while making the filling.
- Stir the pudding mix and pink lemonade mix in a separate mixing bowl. Pour in the milk and stir until thickened. Fold in the cool whip. Add a drop or two of red food coloring if it’s not quite the shade of pink you want. Scoop the pudding into the pie shell, and smooth it with a spatula. Draw your favorite Choo Choo Bear face on the surface with a toothpick and freeze overnight.
- The day you want to serve: mix up a dish each of red and yellow frosting using the canned icing and food coloring. Fill in the white sections first, then the yellow, then the red. Line the sections with black icing.
- Poke the pie. If it meows, shoo the kitty out of the pie shell and start over. If it doesn’t, serve.