Force Field Protects Cake From Feline Menace

There is no reason we should post this other than we are happy about it and want you to be happy too.

[via BuzzFeed]


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  1. Loias supports harsher punishments against corporations says:

    Could this be… the first post even Consumerist admits shouldn’t be on this site?!?!

    Luv ze kittenz

    • mr cloudy says:

      It’s cute and yes it seems very out of place…

    • ellemdee says:

      Oh, it belongs here. This post demonstrated demonstrated that the structural integrability of the cake cover can withstand the weight of a cat without collapsing. Quality product, that cake cover. It’s a marvel of modern engineering!

  2. awer25 says:

    I am happy.

  3. Tank Fuzzbutt says:

    I do not see the humor in this.

    • mythago says:

      Goddamn humans.

    • Peer to Peer Nachos says:

      I was laughing at this until my wife pointed out that if our cat was after my cake I’d be on my way to the pound!

      • Wireless Joe says:

        Cats don’t belong on the counter tops. Yuck.

        • kc2idf says:

          I’ve tried to convince my cats of this, but it isn’t working very well.

          …and I could swear that was one of mine in that photo!

        • SenorBob says:

          Cats go wherever they damn well please and there’s nothing you can do about it. As a pet owner, it’s your responsibility to wipe down the counters BEFORE you use them as well as after.

          • CFinWV says:

            You CAN train a cat not to go up there. It’s not impossible.

            • Dallas_shopper says:

              My cats never go up there after I covered the counters with aluminum foil for a few weeks. They learned. Mine seem to hate the way foil feels on their feet.

            • SenorBob says:

              They just don’t do it when you’re around. There’s no telling what they’re up to when you’re out of the house. I stand by my previous statement – wipe down the counters BEFORE you use them.

            • dangermike says:

              You’re overthinking things. Let him eat cake. Fat cats don’t jump high.

        • Nick says:

          Yeah, break out the bleach.

    • pecan 3.14159265 says:

      You have no soul.

  4. sunniapocalypse says:

    You’re right, Consumerist. That did make me happy.

  5. ajmccoll says:

    That is the cutest cat I’ve seen today, besides my own of course.

  6. farcedude2 says:

    Wish I could have one, but family is very allergic (not quite deathly so, but definitely at the ‘will need to go to the hospital’ level).

  7. caradrake says:

    I’ve been craving birthday cake soooo badly lately. I’ve cut out almost all sugar/sweets from my diet over the last month, and now I’m craving something insanely sweet.

    I know just how that cat feels.

  8. Big Mama Pain says:

    Ok, Laura told me this was not on topic for Consumerist, but after this post, it should be:

    Mel Gibson quotes, by kittens!

  9. evilrobot says:

    I need to protect toilet paper from feline menace.

    Also, curtain pulls, loose change, dominoes (seriously), the cursor arrow on my screen, wayward insects, lamps (attracts wayward insects), and all dairy products. Do they make hamster balls cat-sized? Regardless, I love the kitteh. He’s my little ball of spite and fury.

  10. smo0 says:

    My cat will cut a bitch for cottage cheese.

    • EtherealFlame says:

      LOL! That comment made me laugh harder then that video!

    • EdnaLegume says:

      thank you. just.. thank you. I love to laugh that hard. makes me tinkle a little bit, but I don’t care, I laugh anyway.

  11. AI says:

    Obviously, the consumer issue here is the cat purchased a very tasty cake, and the business delivered it in a cat-proof container. That’s a very bad practice if you wish to sell your products to cats. The cake company needs to do the right thing, and provide another cake in a cat-acceptable container such as a paper bag.

  12. Thyme for an edit button says:

    My cat has an obsession with digging at things with smooth surfaces (especially pieces of paper that fall on the ground.) He would be all over this.

    He also weighs almost 20 lbs and would probably crush the plastic shield covering the cake.

    • EtherealFlame says:

      I was just waiting for the lid to collapse and scare kitty then send the kitty running through the house spreading chocolate cake messy prints all over!

      • erinpac says:

        I was thinking that seemed like a darn strong cake container. Perhaps that’s why it’s on topic… thumbs up to whatever store?

  13. anime_runs_my_life says:

    Something is wrong. The kitty wants the cake, but completely ignores the Fancy Feast box. Someone needs to teach the kitty about priorities!

  14. NarcolepticGirl says:

    I WANT THAT CAT!!!! Lookit that face!

  15. pierhogunn says:

    just wait until that kitteh divides by zero… it’s head will explode

  16. Tim says:

    Two words: credit union.

  17. theblackdog says:

    Clearly that cake is meant for the dog.

    • Platypi {Redacted} says:

      The dog would have knocked the whole thing on the floor, then eaten the cake, the force field, and maybe a nearby seat cushion…

  18. Applekid ┬──┬ ノ( ゜-゜ノ) says:

    Anytime I get to laugh at the unfulfilled desires of others I feel better about my own unfulfilled desires.

    Oh no! My arm is stuck in the Pringles can!

  19. ddenhardt says:

    Love how the cats looks at the person filming like, “Would ya put that thing down and open the damned cake?!?!”

  20. Sunflower1970 says:

    I just was over on LOLcats and just watched this. Highly amusing.

    I really wonder what that cat was thinking. Did it want to eat the cake? Use it as a litterbox…?

    • theycallmeGinger says:

      The cat wanted the cake for the sole reason that it couldn’t have it.

    • cinnarose says:

      Although I have a cat that will eat small crumbs of cake (and bread crusts, she’s a carb queen), I’m voting litter box.

    • kmw2 says:

      It was probably just because it was shiny. My cat is fascinated with my shiny plastic makeup bag and will do the same thing if I let him.

  21. dangerp says:

    Why is this on consumerist?

    Oops, I mean,

    Wh s ths n cnsmrst?

    • tbax929 says:

      Because they want you to be happy. You didn’t RTFA, did you? As short as it was…. tsk tsk

  22. DigitalShawn says:

    The cake is a lie.

  23. Danjalier says:

    WHY ARE YOU CLOSED? Why are you closed? Why? Tell me why? I want to get the cake! I want the cake! Why are you doing this to me? Why? Why are you putting me through this? Answer me! Why? Why? What gives you the right? I am a cat! I want to eat the cake! Why?Why?

  24. GuyGuidoEyesSteveDaveâ„¢ says:

    I wish I had some high res video of Skeeter getting stuck behind the clear shower curtain in my bathroom, and trying to get out.

  25. AstroPig7 says:

    I make my own cats at home… or at least my cat would if he weren’t fixed.

  26. qbubbles says:

    I want cake… :(

  27. Kimaroo - 100% Pure Natural Kitteh says:

    That cat is an amature. My cat, Bastien, would have chewed through the plastic and had the cake eaten and all over himself like a mudbath within ten minutes. But he’s a glutton like that.

    • Kibit says:

      If your cat ever does that, record it and send it to Consumerist. I was cracking up just thinking about it!

    • catastrophegirl chooses not to fly says:

      my cat would have secretly removed the lid when i was out of the room, hidden a dead bird in the cake, closed the lid and left the house so i wouldn’t suspect anything.

  28. segfault, registered cat offender says:

    And I want to eat the cat.

  29. umbriago says:

    Can’t blame the kitty, I’d want to eat anything other than Fancy Feast.

  30. Telekinesis123 says:

    The cake looks like him, he thinks he’s trying to rescue his brother.

  31. Fight Back Against David Horowitz! says:

    For some reason, I am hearing the voice of Wilford Brimley: “They all want cake.”

  32. MrsLopsided says:

    So much filler today.

  33. EllenRose says:

    I had some friends who had a tank of piranhas. They tended to leap out, so they put a plate of glass over the tank. Their cat would sit on the glass, looking down, trying to figure out how to get at the fish. The fish, on the other hand, were looking up at the cat, and it didn’t look like fear in their toothy little faces.

    Sometimes it’s better for the cat NOT to get into whatever.

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  35. H3ion says:

    That’s a cute kitten but a pretty raunchy looking cake.

  36. Froggmann says:

    Cute cat.

    You do realize those things walk through their feces, right?

    • pecan 3.14159265 says:

      Unless you’re eating the plastic cover, I think you’re fine.

      • Froggmann says:

        You are still touching that cover when you remove it. Also if he’s on that cake then he’s likely allowed to walk on the counter, where food is prepared.

  37. Hownowbrowncow says:

    Well, that was a wasted 50 seconds from my life.

  38. FilthyHarry says:

    Cute but i bet the cat is playing with its reflection in the plastic.

  39. Cairo says:

    This video is very Alex Owens a la Flashdance: “She’s a maniac, maniac on the cake. . .”

  40. LBD "Nytetrayn" says:

    And now, I am happy, too.

  41. dwcusc says:

    That is freaking awesome!

  42. yankinwaoz says:

    I get it!
    The cake represents universal affordable health care. The cat represents the US middle class. The cover represents the new health care bill that makes health care seem possible, but cruelly, is not.

    Or it could just be a dimwitted cat.

  43. mike says:

    Full of win!

  44. Snakeophelia says:

    My “catten” (permanently kitten-sized cat) is obsessed with windows/glass, and will do this same thing until you think her paws are going to wear out. However, I recently caught her doing this while sitting on a folder made of slick plastic, so I guess it’s the texture, and not the transparency. She would definitely do this if we brought a cake container into the house.

  45. legolex says:

    Cake Box = Impressive.

  46. MrEvil says:

    As much as I don’t particularly care for cats They never fail to crack me up.

  47. HogwartsProfessor says:

    Thank you for the lolz. I really needed that this morning.

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  50. BoredOOMM says:

    Well and Good Meg. Too long we have suffered without kitten posts.

    It appears a kitten playing with it’s reflection.

  51. Not Given says:

    My mother once found a paw print in a fresh pumpkin pie and smoothed it out before anyone else saw it.

  52. Oface says:

    Good god…why are people on here such pissy humbugs? Its something cute to break the monotony of the day. You didn’t have to click on the article.

    • Smashville says:

      Did you read a single comment?

      • Rectilinear Propagation says:

        They probably read Hownowbrowncow and MrsLopsided’s comments which are in fact downers.

        I think there’s another one on the first page of comments too but 3 out of 100 isn’t bad considering.

  53. axiomatic says:

    Are we entirely certain the cat wants to eat it? Or does he really want to poop on it then bury it?

  54. Miz_Ivy says:

    Holy crap, I laughed so hard that brought tears to my eyes