This Hello Kitty Birthday Cake is a basic vanilla sponge made in a 20cm round tin, which I froze on the day of baking. I printed a Hello Kitty template and mounted it onto thin cardboard and cut out.
When I was ready to decorate, I took the cake out of the freezer and after about an hour, I placed the template on top, securing using toothpicks. I used a sharp knife to cut around the template. I then covered the cake in a crumb coat, using powdered sugar and butter, and popped the cake in the fridge for an hour or so, whilst making the frosting.
The frosting was an easy recipe - 500g butter / 2.5 large cups powdered sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla essence, 3 x tablespoons extra thick double cream, 3 tablespoons marshmallow fluff.
I then cut out the bow from the template and placed it back on the cake securing with toothpicks. I used a Wilton star tip #18 to pipe the white icing, starting at the sides and working round the cake, row by row.
The eyes are just black fondant icing, the nose is the biggest orange pretzel M&M I could find, and the whiskers are black liquorice which I had to hunt down in a specialist sweet shop.
I then removed the bow paper template and using the same star tip, iced the bow - the frosting was colored red using coloring paste. The black outline on the bow was again colored with coloring paste and piped using a writing nozzle.
The cake was a huge success for my 7 year old niece!
This year my daughter for her birthday wanted a Hello Kitty birthday cake. I disliked baking cupcakes and cakes but I decided to give it a shot since most cakes I purchased at the store tasted horrible, (very dry and super sweet). The good ones where very expensive. So even though I had never made a Hello Kitty cake before, I decided to give it a shot.
I started by purchasing all the materials the day before. I baked two chocolate round cakes and cut the uneven parts after letting it cool down. I added filling to the bottom cake and put the other on top. I covered the whole cake with white icing at first and used a cake spatula to smooth out all sides.
After the cake was completely filled with icing, I traced the pattern of the Hello Kitty image which I printed online. I started with outlining the stenciled image with black decorating gel. After that, I started applying star shapes with tip 16 with regular white icing. Then, I filled the bow part of the Hello Kitty with red icing and the nose filling with yellow. After I had completely filled and made the Hello Kitty image, I reinforced the black gel outline and applied the whiskers. Now, I was starting to like my cake.
The last part I did was to outline the cake with the same tip #16 but with a outward strokes on the bottom edge of the cake and the top part also. The results were better than what I had expected and everybody liked it and complimented my work.