The Cake Is a Lie

Here at the Institute for Driving Cats More Insane Than They Already Are, our scientists are creating new methods to send your feline friend ’round the bend.



  1. Just wait till she gets thru only to find out it’s nothing she wants to eat.

  2. Jay in Oregon says:

    Is it wrong that I took great pleasure in watching that?

    Kitteh torture FTW…

  3. Oh my, the she/he got an eyepatch!
    I’d name that cat Pirate!

    I loved that pleading look given to the camera holder

  4. Hon Glad says:

    Oh, the inhumanity poor patch eye.

  5. The Institute for Driving Cats More Insane Than They Already Are

    Is this a division of Aperture Science?

  6. Michelle says:

    gimme, gimme, gimme, gimme, gimme, gimme…

    Hey you with the camara? Help me!

    gimme, gimme, gimme, gimme, gimme, gimme

  7. @Hon Glad: Wouldn’t that be the infelinity?

  8. “I don’t hate you!”

    Nope, but you drive me insane!


  9. Hon Glad says:

    Lindr, your right 🙂

  10. lol @ the tag

  11. Padfoot_Lives says:

    Kitty, the Fancy Feast is right behind you!!!

  12. I can hear the suppressed laughter of the camera person; it was thoughtful not to laugh out loud at the desperate cat.

  13. @Michelle: Best comment EVAR.
    @Padfoot_Lives: I was going to say the same thing.

  14. 1 Box Fancy Feast + 1 Box Coors Light + 1 Ginormous Cake = Puuuurfect party!

  15. This was a triumph
    I’m making a note here, huge success

  16. Melissa says:

    MooooOOOOOM! I NEEDS CAKE! GIMME! Puleeeeeease, It won’t make me hyper………..C’MOOOON!

  17. Kitteh really digs that cake!
    And it is so appropriate that while I watch this I am at this moment nomming some delicious homemade chocolate layer cake to celebrate a coworker’s bday. Yay! Happy Birthday coworker, CAKE FOR BREAKFAST!!
    Oh sorry kitthe, was I gloating? My bad. 😉

    Should I add that I think this video takes the cake…and places it behind a forcefield? No? Ok then. 🙂

  18. What is it with cats sitting on the things they’re trying to break into? Even if the plastic were penetrable, I don’t think landing IN the cake is a desired outcome…

  19. Snowpea says:

    Love the patch on that cat!

  20. Trez4500 says:

    Reminds me of my dearly departed Katie Cat. She loved cake and would use whatever method necessary to get at it, even knocking if off the counter in hopes the box would open.

  21. Jimbeaux says:

    Friend of mine’s cat has trained the dog to knock things off the shelves for him to eat. Darn helpful of the dog, really.

  22. tesstricks says:

    But.. but.. it’s my birfday!!

  23. Sorry, Kitty! Chocolate’s not good for you!

  24. LOVE the Portal reference. Most satisfying ending to a game EVAR! And so appropriate for this post.

    This was a triumph.
    I’m making a note here: HUGE SUCCESS.
    It’s hard to overstate my satisfaction.
    Aperture Science: We do what we must, because we can.
    For the good of all of us, except the ones who are dead.
    Now there’s no use crying over every mistake,
    We’ll just keep on trying ’til we run out of cake.
    And the science gets done, and we’ll make a neat gun
    For the people who are still alive.


  25. OMG Kittens says:

    OMG look at that eye patch! Want him…
    will loooove him and hug him and squeeze him

  26. knittinkitten says:

    I remember the day my kitteh discovered icing and it has been a battle ever since! Poor eye patch kitteh! One day she will get the icing, one day! I’m just glad there wasn’t ice cream too!

  27. This was a triumph. I’m making a note here, huge success.

  28. the cake is a lie
    the cake is a lie
    the cake is a lie
    the cake is a lie

  29. Adorbs video, but isn’t this really old? Wasn’t this vid popular a year or so ago or am I suffering from premature memory loss? (meowmory?)

  30. This is why we love cats, they’re crazier than we are. And the eye patch? Bandeet Kitteh!

  31. Sporkles says:

    I don’t know if he actually wants the cake. My cats do that digging thing with anything really smooth, like plastic or porcelain. Maybe they like how it feels on their feeties…

  32. Mathasaurus Rex says:

    Yay for Portal!

    It’s okay. Everything is fine. I am baking you a cake.

  33. Cake Deflectorator sez, “No cake for you! Do I make myself clear?!”

  34. Shannon says:

    Well, what do you expect when you put birthday cake RIGHT NEXT to the Fancy Feast. You’ll ruin that cake that way – ew. 😉

  35. I’m glad I wasn’t the only person who noticed the cat is trying to eat the cake, when, ironically, Fancy Feast was available.

    Although, let’s face it–if the cat couldn’t open the cake box, he/she wouldn’t have been able to open the cat food cans.


  36. Miss Jade says:

    I can has cake?

  37. Bookmonstercats says:

    I have been known to attack cake boxes in a similar manner.

    I don’t know what Fancy Feast is, but assume it’s a high end cat food. However, kitteh’s logic is likely to be that s/he has the FF anyway so let’s see what’s under the invisible lid. I bet the icing would have gone very quickly.

  38. PYRIT!!!!! (TACKLE HUGS)
    Ahoy me matey!!!
    Psst. Clickey on mah name Pyrit m’dear there be a surprise in store for you! 😉
    Missed you greatly!

  39. This is a natural cake preserve area. This cake was saved from near extinction by the Audubon-bon Society. No pets allowed.

  40. METZ!!!! D-ARR-LING!!!!

    Loved your blog pics! I salute your booty! Hee.

  41. Why does everyone assume kitty would choose the Fnacy Feast if it had access to both? Would you?

  42. Heh heh. I don’t think I should enroll my cat in that institute. He does this with mirrors. And cabinet doors.

  43. My cats had the Kitteh Krazees in the middle of the night. Fish had the Fishee Freaks too. I think they were trying to warn me about the oncoming temblor…

  44. Kitty has upside down heart on eye!

  45. I think that he’s trying to leave that all important cat hair in his human’s food.

  46. Loving the Portal references! And poor pirate cat… but hey, it´s all an illusion… the cake is a lie!!

  47. BTW, I tewtally want to work at Institute for Driving Cats More Insane Than They Already Are. I think that I have ample skills/experience.

  48. Kitty might be attracted to whipped cream frosting; one of mine comes running when she hears the sound of Redi-Whip.

  49. Waaay too funny! At first I thought that there must be a mouse under that cover until I watched the video- the cat REALLY wants in that cake! Ha ha ha! 🙂

  50. I bet Maru would figure out how to get that cake 😉


  51. LovesDogs says:

    Would somebody PLEASE give this kitty a piece of cake!!

  52. @NTMTOM, “the Institute for Driving Cats More Insane Than They Already Are”?

    Would they be in competition with—?

  53. CAKE PLS ehn ehn ehn ehn ehn ehn
    Momma? Why is cake not? PLS
    ehn ehn ehn ehn ehn ehn ehn ehn ehn

  54. hot tams says:

    Bich keeps laffing as killy keeps trying!!! HOW?!?! How could she tease that cute little heart-eyed cutie?!! Bich!!

  55. kibblenibble says:

    @ Stella (comment #3): I like the eyepatch, too. I think it is the shape of said patch that gives the kitteh that pleading exprayshon.

  56. ha ha ha, that’s how my cat tries to open windows. . . little does she know they open sideways and not up and down.

  57. victoreia says:

    How to chocolate-proof your cat……

    Or is that cat-proof your cake?

  58. @ Theresa LOL!! Thanks I had forgotten that sketch.

  59. Cake or Death? Cake please!
    LOVE the eye patch!

  60. Tigress says:

    Hot Tams: I think you are over reacting. This is LESS THAN A MINUTE. No need to get all “bichy” about it.

  61. Did you just stuff that Aperture Science thing-we-don’t-know-what-it-does into the Aperture Science Emergency Intelligence Incinerator?

    [*ahem* no sender inner credit?? *ahem*]

  62. Hahahahaha
    So funny!
    Love it!

  63. Martha in Washington says:

    I think the kitty has already had one too many of those hideously sweet icing roses…

  64. Maru would love this! But he’d probably body slam himself on that lid and destroy that cake. Just like me. Heh.

    Please make it happen!

  65. ROFL @ hovertext

  66. Queen of Dork says:

    Wow. That kitty really wants a piece of cake. Maybe he thinks there’s something in there with meat in it like shepard’s pie. My poor kitty Picard once hurt his arm really bad and had to have stitches. The vet said, “he CANNOT go outside until his stitches come out! Period!” Picard loved to out in the back yard and during his healing process, he would do this same thing on the window wanting the window to open because we wouldn’t let him out. It was hard for us all to wait for the stitches to come out. The hovertext on this is fabulous!

  67. There is no spoon.

  68. @Rooanne – my dear departed Steve used to play with the Kitteh In The Mirror, too!

  69. @QoD – OMG, Picard is an awesome name for a cat! Of course he wanted to boldly go outside!

  70. “This is a triumph….”

  71. Thanks for the geek reference, totally made my day.

  72. Queen of Dork says:

    T.U.M.: …Where no cat has ever gone before….And he was such a sleek, muscular, all grey boy who was so bold and daring. We often had to save him from his own bravery. He really learned his place one time when he decided to (really quite innocently) sniff the kittens of a mama cat. She really laid down the law with him! I think he learned who was “The Captain” that time! What a cat. I’ll always miss him.

  73. Ruffian9 says:

    What a cute bebeh – love the face splotch

  74. 😆 I remember reading where someone had to put their cat on a diet 😆 The cat smelled a cake and, before the owners could stop her, the cat landed on top of the cake cover drooling 😆

  75. I guess the kitty’s owner’s name is Glados.

  76. BStrange says:

    “Here at the Institute for Driving Cats More Insane Than They Already Are” + “I’m going to eat you (eventually)” tag = NTMTOM WIN!

    @Andrew – I’m not so sure. Remember the vid of Maru vs. the washstand drain-plug? Aka “Drainhab”? 😀

  77. tobesograteful says:

    Hello, I’d like some cake, PLEASE!!!!

  78. If I ever saw a cat doing the “baroo” look, it´s this one at 0.33 …. 🙂

  79. @BStrange: Ah! Maru´s upper chest workout. Now we know how Maru keeps fit and is not chubbier than he already is.

  80. Sonia Z says:

    Hey, that’s what I do when I see a cake in a bakery window. Poor kitty, I feel his pain.

  81. Hahaha! portal. I made a companion cube cake for my BF’s birthday… very nice.

  82. 5^^now8ing says:

    If this had been my Francis, the cake would be soooo smoooshed!

    (Eek! It’s been so long since I commented, I couldn’t remember exactly how I spelled my CO name & hadda look it up!)

  83. I don’t like it when people use cute videos as ads 😡

  84. Uh oh, it’s been removed!

    Here’s the ad free original:

  85. Jasmine Mugwort says:

    Yay Katey!!! I was so sad with the thought that I couldn’t see this cake cat! Thanks for the link!

  86. Thanks Katey! I flipped out when I was denied cute.

  87. thanks for the link post, katey!