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Coolest Hello Kitty Birthday Cake 75

by Brenda J.
(West Bend, Wisconsin)

Homemade Hello Kitty Birthday Cake

Homemade Hello Kitty Birthday Cake

This Hello Kitty birthday cake was baked in a 12" square cake pan. After removing the cake from the pan, I placed it in the freezer for an hour or so to firm it up temporarily for easy sculpting.

I found a picture online of Hello Kitty and enlarged it to 12" wide. It didn't all print on one page, so I taped the sections of the photo together and then cut it out. I secured this template to the cake with a few toothpicks to hold it in place as I cut around the outline. I then applied a crumb coat and after allowing it to crust, I relaid the template and put toothpicks through it into the cake to mark the location of the eyes and nose.

Working around the toothpicks, I then frosted with buttercream, allowed it to crust and smoothed it out. Black jelly beans were used for the eyes and a yellow one for the nose. The bow is made of red gumdrops rolled out in granulated sugar and formed into a bow.

The whiskers are made of black licorice. I couldn't find the pull-apart smooth stringy kind I wanted so I had to use the textured kind, which worked out better and I would recommend because it was stiffer than the stringy licorice is. I cut them lengthwise into thirds, discarding the center piece and turning the end pieces rounded side up.

I hope this information will help anyone who wishes to make a Hello Kitty cake, but if you have any questions I can help you with, please leave a comment and I will assist you as best I can.

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very nice cake
by: Anonymous

very nice hello kitty cake,

I love it thank you for this cake.

by: Anonymous

I think this is the best cake on here! Love it!

by: Brenda

Aww, thank you!

by: letty

I love your cake. I'm going to make one what just like yours. I think that the way you did the ribbon was great, can you help me more on how to make the ribbon with more information I'll be very thank full.

by: Brenda

Letty, the bow is actually made of three pieces - the two ends and the center strip. Put a handful of red gumdrops on top of a thin layer of granulated sugar and use a rolling pin to both flatten them and make them stick to each other so they form a sheet. You may have to flip it a few times to get a nice coating of sugar on both sides to keep it from sticking. Three smaller sheets are easier to make than one big one. For each of the two end pieces, fold the rough edges under to form a rectangle with rounded corners, then pinch one end to make the pleat in the bow. For the middle piece, cut a strip from the gumdrop sheet and fold each long side under. Now put the two pleated edges of the bow end pieces together and wrap the center strip around them, having the middle strip's seam on the bottom so you don't see it. You could probably use a fruit roll-up instead of gumdrops if you want. Cut out two rectangles and a strip and continue as described above.

nice cake
by: sue

Your cake is really nice. I like it. I'm about to make one, I just want to know where did you find the white coloring that you used to make the face so white. thank you so much.

by: Brenda

Sue, the frosting is a homemade American buttercream. If you don't want to make your own, the whitest store-bought frosting I know if is Betty Crocker Whipped Fluffy White.

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by: Anonymous

This is the best looking cake. I am going to try it for my daughter's bday. I am going to make it 10 inch and see how it turns out. Thanks for posting your awesome cake!

by: mimmy.

Looks super. Going to make it for my brother's 20th birthday lol.

by: Sophie's mom

I am having a hard time finding a plain template without extras. Do you remember where you found yours?

well done
by: dune

Well done for this cake and thanks for the tips. I really thank you for the tip you gave on the way you made the bow. Never ever thought of that way. I'll sure use your tips for my girl's next birthday.

Thank you from Oxford, UK
by: Astrid

Thanks for the brilliant description - have made the cake and cut the template. Cake is cooling as we speak. My daughter is going to love it! Thank you for going to all the trouble.

by: Chara G

Hi! Do you think this cake can be made using cupcakes to make a "pull apart" cake?? About how many cupcakes do you think it would take? Where did you find the image of hello kitty to use as a guide? Thanks for your help! Awesome job!!!

by: Andrea

This cake is just what I've been looking for! Ill be making it for my daughters 3rd birthday in a couple weeks. Thanks for the detailed instructions - saves me from trying to figure it out myself :-P

Quick question
by: DVI

Awesome, i will be making this cake this weekend, actual 2 because i have twin girls... What did you mean by, "I then applied a crumb coat and after allowing it to crust"... What type of crumb coat? I thought it would be easier to put icing on e the cake itself versus on top of a crumb coating. Your reviews are great and i want to make it how you instructed. Thank you

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by: victoria

Hi there, i love the cake!!!!!! i am about to hire a cake tin as want to have ago at making this cake, i see you used a square tin,why did you not use a round one? I only ask as having a look at your picture of the cake i am trying to work out if its a circle of not?

Thanks so much


Thanks a million!
by: Amateur in Ohio

Hi Brenda,
I followed your directions and made this adorable cake for my daughter's fifth birthday last month. It turned out beautifully. I loved the gum drop bows so much that I made cupcakes and topped them with smaller bows to go with the cake. Thank you so much for the help!!

by: Brenda

Victoria - I used a 12" square because it was the biggest cake pan I had at the time. In the picture you can just barely make out the gold circle the cake is on, so that should help you see how it could be cut from a circle instead of a square. The head shape is more oval than round so if you used a round pan, you'd still have to do some trimming.

DVI - A crumb coating is just a very thin layer of frosting that seals the cake so you don't have crumbs showing in the frosting. I do it on all cakes, but it's especially important on carved cakes because the cut edges have a lot of crumbs.

I don't remember which website I found the picture for the template on, but if you do a picture only search it will make finding a plain one easier. Another idea would be to buy a Hello Kitty coloring book.

Thank you to everyone for the compliments. :)

by: Henriette

Hi Brenda

I think the cake is so cute, and it's made really well.

I wonder how you make the bow. Do you melt the gumdrops first before rolling them with the sugar?

Best, Henriette

by: Alli

can i still use this cake for my 16th birthday and do you think my mom could make it?

Cute cake
by: Anonymous

My daughter is turning one and i want to make a Hello Kitty cake for her. How did you mold the gumdrops into a bow?

by: Anonymous

what kind of cake did you use? I've heard that pound cake is the best to use when carving.

i <3 cake!!!!!!!!!
by: non of yah bidness

this cake,it is a very beautiful cake and in my head I'm like how long did that take an i am actually planning a party and it would be nice to have a cake like that

excellent bow!!
by: Anonymous

love the bow!!!!!!!!!!! was trying to figure out how to do hello kitty. the bow was problematic. this is terrific!!! thank you for posting!!!

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Coolest Hello Kitty Birthday Cake 85

by April G.
(Arleta, CA, US)

Homemade Hello Kitty Birthday Cake

Homemade Hello Kitty Birthday Cake

This Hello Kitty birthday cake was made for my friend's 21st birthday. I really didn't think it was going to turn out this good but I guess it did!

I started off with a regular pan sized cake
about 9" by 13" and I let it cool overnight.
After I had cut out the shape of Hello Kitty's face. I used a this template for her face. I just enlarged it a bit.

I pinned down the template on the cake with toothpicks while I was cutting it so it would stay still.

I then made butter cream frosting for the crumb coat. (I would recommend using a butter cream recipe from ). I applied that and let it cool.

While it was cooling I homemade marshmallow fondant. I dyed some of it black (for the eyes and whiskers), yellow ( for the nose), and pink ( for the bow ). I hand sculpted everything.

Then, I applied vanilla frosting to the cake.
I put some water in the frosting to make it smooth and while I was applying the frosting I dipped the knife in hot water often to give it a smooth texture. I applied everything else.

FOR THE FLOWERS: (that's optional). I put the flowers there because I didn't want to put the candles on the cake, so I placed the candles in the middle of the flowers. It turned out great!
ps. flowers were made from my left over fondant!

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