My daughter is a huge Hello Kitty fan so I looked on this site first to get some ideas. None of the children liked fruit cake so I used a dense vanilla sponge recipe which is then pricked with a cocktail stick and a vanilla syrup drizzled over which keeps the sponge moist.
The cake is also made with yogurt which helps stop it drying out. I made two of these in deep square tins then froze them for around an hour whilst I found a picture of Hello Kitty I liked. I then drew the picture onto two pieces of A4 size paper - the head on one, the body on the other, and cut each piece out. I positioned the templates on the semi-frozen cake and traced out the template onto the sponge using a cocktail stick and then I cut the shape out.
I then rolled out marzipan really thin and covered the cake in it. The syrup kept the marzipan stuck to the cake so I didn't have to use warmed jam. I then left it to dry for 24 hours.
I then covered the cake in 3 layers of white royal icing and covered the messy edges with a pink icing pen. I made the features (eyes, clothes, bow & mouth) with ready-coloured fondant icing, brushing the iced cake with water to help it stick on. I then wrote my daughter's name on it in writing icing. I didn't find the icing weighed the cake down at all and everyone said how lovely it was to have a thin layer of marzipan that didn't overpower the flavour of the cake. My daughter was thrilled with her Hello Kitty Birthday Cake!
For my daughter's fifth birthday cake, she requested a Hello Kitty Birthday Cake. After searching the net, I decided I'd do her head. I used Wilton's Animal cracker cake pan and baked a chocolate cake. I cut the ears into points and she was ready to go!
I dirty iced in cream cheese frosting and used butter cream and a star tip to make the texture. Butter cream eyes, nose and bow as well. I misjudged the area the bow would take up so it kind of runs into Hello Kitty's eye! I cut black licorice in half to make the whiskers. Since there were a lot of party goers I wasn't sure if that would be enough cake so I made up some chocolate cupcakes as well. Those were also chocolate and I used butter cream and a star tip to make it cohesive to the cake itself. I sprayed them with purple Wilton edible food color spray and sprinkled them with pink sugar crystals.
Needless to say she was so surprised and happy, she exclaimed "OH MOM It's what I ever wanted!". It sure wasn't perfect but it was perfect to her.
This is a Hello Kitty Birthday Cake that I created for my daughter's 7th birthday. It is a Madeira cake covered in pre-rolled icing and I created the Hello Kitty with another piece of icing and stuck it on the top and used a icing pen to go around it and added the pink (Morrison's Strawberry Chocolate swirls) decoration with water icing.
This Hello Kitty Birthday Cake is a sponge cake, with a cream filling. The cake is decorated with sugar paste and frosting. The Hello Kitty is also made from sugar paste. The border has purple and pink sugar paste twisted together. This is to give an idea of using these colour combinations.
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