Love those fancy swirled drinks you occasionally get from a well seasoned barista, and want to make some Gourmet coffee coolness of your own? If you have a Keurig machine, these Lil' Black Cat Cappuccinos are so easy to make & you could whip out a batch of them to make your guests feel extra special in a jiffy... no special swirling skills required. I figured the cats would be cute, rather than a ghoulish drink for Halloween, and you could always make these for your favorite cat lover.
Making the Cat Stencil
Here is the PDF file link of the cat stencil silhouette (there is also a ghost on it for halloween if you prefer>> PDF: Lil Black Cat Silhouette (with bonus ghost)
If you prefer to make something other than a cat or ghost for your image, browse online clip art and size down to fit the mouth of your cups or just freestyle a simple image. Just be mindful that fine lines will be hard to smoothly re-create with dusting, so keep your choices less detailed.
A good craft knife is essential for cutting clean lines and a cutting mat is handy for protecting your surfaces.
X-ACTO #1 Knife, Z Series With Safety CapAlvin Professional Cutting Mats Green/Black Size - 12L x 8.5W inches
A simple cappuccino can be brewed using k-cups like these...
Gevalia Cappuccino K-Cup Packs and Froth Packets, 6 Count
This Gaggia is sure to make a nice cup & is the one I am considering to replace the effective yet hideous safety orange X5 Francis!Francis! I currently use...
Gaggia Brera Super Automatic Espresso Machine in Silver. Pannarello Wand Frothing for Latte and Cappuccino Drinks. Espresso from Pre-Ground or Whole Bean Coffee.
- Cappucino K-Cups
- cocoa powder
- sugar duster
- x-acto knife
- card stock printer paper
- Print out the cat (PDF file link is below), and cut out carefully.
- Brew the Cappuccino on the smallest setting on your Keurig.
- Allow for foam to fully form.
- Hold stencil over cappuccino, close but not touching. (you may want to brace you wrist on a can or something).
- Use sugar duster to shake the cocoa powder on until silhouette is well formed.
Penelope (NYC Blogger) says
Wow, that is cool, you did a great job!
Robin (Masshole Mommy) says
I have to admit, that is REALLY cool! It's almost a shame to drink it 😉
Paula @ Frosted Fingers says
That is so cute!! I LOVE Caramel Macchiato, but can't have caffeine anymore. I'm glad that Keurig is getting in on the fancy drinks finally.
That is too cute! Pinning for later. I love a little black cat any time of year #crazycatlady
I'm going to be the coolest aunt ever when I pull this off for the hot cocoa at holiday time for my nieces and nephews!
Those are so cute! They definitely appeal to the cat lady in me!
Mickey Coutts says
What a cute idea! I've never tried to make a design in our coffee, but might try.
I always wondered how they got the cute designs in the cup!
Your kitty is such a fun and personal touch!
Crystal @ Simply Being Mommy.com says
That is genius. I never thought about using clip art like that to make a design on the foam. Love this.