I made this Hello Kitty Birthday cake for my daughter's 3rd birthday. I got the idea for this cake from this website, but I decided this would be my first try at fondant. I was really happy with how it turned out. The fondant took a few attempts to get it on the bottom layer (I did it in 3 sections) but I didn't stress and kept playing with it.
I made the fondant from a marshmallow recipe I found on-line. The cake itself was just a box mix and I used the technique of another cake submission on this website. I used an 11 x 15 bottom pan and then two (2) 8" round pans for the Hello Kitty. I cut one of the rounds in half and the other in three strips. I took the middle strip and placed it in between the two halves of the other round to make an oval.
Then I made ears out of the remaining strips of cake. I gave the entire cake a base coat of buttercream icing, then I draped the fondant over that. I colored the fondant pink for the bottom half with Wilton Pink.
I made the eyes and nose out of fondant, just colored it with Wilton coloring. I also made the whiskers with fondant that I wrapped around toothpicks, then I stuck them under the fondant and smoothed the whiskers down to cover the insertion holes.
The cake was a hit with my daughter and family. A good addition to the Hello Kitty theme.
I took inspiration from this site before making my Hello Kitty Birthday Cake, so I thought I would return the favour by posting mine!
I used a cream cheese icing for this cake, in order to achieve a nice white colour. I did not add butter like many recipes say, as I wanted it to stay white. I also did not use vanilla extract/essence as this would have coloured the cream as well. Instead I used 1 tsp of lemon flavouring, which I checked beforehand was clear! It tasted delicious. I used 6oz cream cheese (just a normal tub cream cheese from the supermarket) and 6oz icing sugar, or until I got the right consistency.
Because I was using cream cheese, I opted to make a carrot cake instead of the normal sponge. I used 8in cake tins and printed out a Hello Kitty face from Google images to use as a template. I froze the cake for an hour or so before cutting out the face, then froze overnight before crumb coating and doing the final coat. I used a Betty Crocker carrot cake mix but made it extra special by following the premium carrot cake recipe on the Betty Crocker website which by the way came out deliciously moist! This is also why I froze it overnight before icing.
For the nose and eyes I used midget gems in a packet bought from M&S. The flower was made with jelly beans and the whiskers a roll of liquorice, both from the pick'n'mix at Sainsbury's.
This Hello Kitty birthday cake was made for our neighbor girl's first birthday party. The theme was "Hello Kitty." This cake is made of strawberry cake and marshmallow fondant.
The eyes and nose were jelly beans. The pink bow is made out of the fondant. I made each layer of the bow separately. I free handed the shape which was challenging but fun! The fondant seemed a little stickier than usual so I had a few air bubbles that I could not get out.
As for the whiskers, I cut black licorice which was much harder than it should be. To get everything to adhere to the fondant I used some butter cream frosting as glue. For the final touches to the cake I used the pearl dusting for fondant and applied it all over the cake to add some sparkle.
This cake ranks one of my favorites! It was the first cake that I had free handed at shaping the design.