I had a request from a family member for a Hello Kitty birthday cake for her 8th birthday. I considered renting a shaped pan, but decided to just go with a 2-layer 8-inch cake instead. As per her request, it was white cake with white/vanilla butter cream frosting.
After letting my 2 8-inch round cakes cool, I layered some vanilla frosting between them and stacked them, then filled the gaps on the sides with more vanilla.
I combined white butter cream frosting with Wilton "Rose" icing color, and did a couple of layers on the whole cake and sides for the background pink.
After letting that set for a while, I used a printed and cut out shape of Hello Kitty and traced the outline into my rose icing layer with a toothpick. I then filled the whole outline with white butter cream.
Then I cut my paper template down to just the bow and traced it on top again with a toothpick and filled it in with white butter cream with lots of "Red Red" Wilton icing color.
I did the outline of the face, bow and whiskers with prepared black decorating icing and the smallest circular tip I had. The eyes and the nose are jellybeans that have been cut in half.
The cake was a huge success, and I was glad I didn't have to use fondant!
I found pictures I liked of Hello Kitty then enlarged them and printed on regular white paper to fit my cake pan for this Homemade Hello Kitty Birthday Cake. I need two 8 1/2x 11 sheets to fit my pan, I just tape them together. I then taped the paper copy to counter and using wax or parchment paper over the paper design, I traced the design in black or brown icing onto the wax/parchment paper. Keep in mind that it will transfer in reverse...I use Wilton black icing in a tub using a small round tip. I then cut the "white paper" copy on outside outline and placed on cake and cut cake to shape.
I crumb coated the cake. I placed the wax/parchment paper that has the black icing onto the cake and press. When you lift back off, the outline is on cake then you know what to actually pipe on the cake... where eyes, nose, whiskers, etc...go. Then I used the small star tip and filled in. This one I used sparkles to make the dark pink to pop and add a little fun.
This Hello Kitty birthday cake was a chocolate cake made for my daughter's 6th birthday. I baked one cake in a rectangular pan, and made a cardboard template of Hello Kitty's head cut out of a cereal box. I then, once the cake was turned out and cooled, sat the template onto the cake and cut the shape out using a knife.
Then I split it, filled it with chocolate frosting, then crumb coated the outside and put it in the fridge. Then I covered it with white fondant, and cut out eyes and nose using coloured fondant, and using black fondant, rolled it into a long sausage shape which was used as the outline of the face, eyes, nose and whiskers.
This cake was really easy but looks effective I think.
My daughter wanted a Hello Kitty birthday cake that was different to show off to her friends. I had purchased the Hello Kitty tin on eBay thinking it was a big tin! So came up with the two tier idea.
I made a 9 inch cake decorated with roll on icing then stuck the top part with a bit of butter icing. I made the eyes, nose and her chain out of jelly beans piped the whiskers and bow with icing and filled the bow in with butter icing. I then decorated the bottom half with fondant hearts and rolled the fondant icing into little balls to decorate the bottom. My daughter was delighted and her friends were very impressed.