I made this Hello Kitty cake for my daughter's 3rd birthday. I used a regular sheet cake for the whole cake. I then iced the entire cake with regular store bought icing, and used Wilton's food coloring.
After icing the whole cake,I then got a spatula and dipped it in milk to get a real "glossy look. I printed out a picture of "Hello Kitty" and used a toothpick to stencil out the shape of the head.
To get the real white color of the head I used Wilton's white food coloring. I then used Wilton's star tips to fill in the entire Hello Kitty, make sure to keep freezing the cake throughout the decorating process because the icing will melt and you will not get a good design.
The eyes and the bow were also stenciled in with toothpicks, and decorated with the same star tip. Occasionally freeze your icing when it starts to get warm because you get a "cleaner" look from icing that is harder. I then used black licorice for the whiskers. The key to getting the Hello Kitty to look right is to put the whiskers down lower and in the correct placing,this makes for a cute and easy cake!
I set out to make this Hello Kitty Cake for my sister-in-law's baby shower, not sure exactly what I would end up with. I printed a large picture which I place on the cake with toothpicks and carved around it with a thin knife.
I made the mistake (which I won't do again) of using a super moist double fudge cake mix ( she really wanted chocolate!) and ended up having to do 2 crumb coats. Getting the buttercream frosting smooth was probably the biggest challenge. I smoothed it out some with waxed paper and warmed the remaining icing and poured it over the top kind of like a glaze. It may not be something that everyone recommends but, for me, it really worked and I would definitely do that again.
For the eyes I used black jelly beans, yellow for the nose, and I "glued" on pipe cleaner whiskers with more icing (didn't care for the look of licorice). Everyone thought it looked great and my sister-in-law LOVED it!
I made the Hello Kitty Cake (strawberry pink, of course!) in a 9x13 pan and cut out the shape using a picture I got online. I frosted the top and sides with buttercream frosting and a star tip. The nose was a yellow peanut M&M. I had planned on using brown peanut M&Ms for the eyes, but after searching through many bags I only had two, and they were completely different shapes (maybe Hello Kitty could be winking?)
I ended up using two Hershey kisses for the eyes, shaved a bit with a knife so they'd be oval-shaped, flipped upside down and pressed into the cake. I put the candles at an angle where the whiskers go (not pictured), black candles are easy to find in the "over the hill" section of a card shop.
It was easy to make, and most importantly, my daughter was tickled.
I made this Hello Kitty Cake for my daughter's 3rd birthday. She is really into Hello Kitty for the moment so she really insisted to make that for her. I went through a lot of photos that I found on the internet and I must say that this page was really inspirational. In the end I came up with this design. Everyone was amazed of how wonderful it turned out.
As for the cake, my girl is a very picky eater so I had to make a recipe that I knew she would actually eat. I made both the layers and the fillings with chocolate flavor.
The layers are baked in a rectangular sheet and then shaped according to a drawing that I downloaded from the web. I decorated the cake with whipped cream; I only added colorings to it to achieve the desired colors.