You might be asking, “What IS a Powercat?”! That’s OK. I didn’t know either. For a long time, I lived in total oblivion of Kansas State/Wildcats/Power Cats/Bill Snyder.
Then, Big Boss and I sent off 2 out of 3 sons to college at…yeah, K State. And they graduated with purple blood running thru their purple veins. Plus, we picked up another K Stater along the way in the form of daughter-in-law. The other son and one DiL graduated from Oklahoma Panhandle State with the last DiL a grad of Fort Hays State. So, no matter how you look at it, K State is big in this family.
Back to the Powercat…K State legend says that Bill Snyder, the famed football coach of K State for decades, asked a K State art prof to come up with a new logo and “Powercat” was born. Simple, distinct and easy to cut out of gumpaste. Sort of. Patience and a really sharp, new Xacto knife helps, a lot!
The Trickle Down theory rules here, as in all but 4 of the grands are huge K State fans. Those 4, bless their hearts, are big KU fans…especially in the basketball department. But then so are the K State fans! 🙂
All of that to say, YES, another Powercat cake was requested for #1 granddaughter’s birthday last week. In fact, SHE designed it. Thankfully, it was very doable so I did it.
She did rearrange the numbers as I had them pretty wonky, on purpose. She lined them up a bit! Last year she designed and helped decorate the cake. Couldn’t do it this time due to many, MANY complications. So I worked alone this year.
I’m losing track of all of the purple and white cakes. Maybe I should check them out….