I made this homemade fondant Hello Kitty 6th birthday cake for my daughter’s 6th birthday. The theme is Hello Kitty. It is a 2 layer cake made of a traditional plain vanilla birthday cake recipe that works great with fondant and is easy to cut into a shape. The filling is a basic butter cream/shortening recipe. The butter cream was also used to crumb coat the cake prior to laying the fondant.
The face, eyes, nose, and bow are all made from marshmallow fondant (which tastes great, not like pre-made store bought fondant). The face is simply the fondant without any food dye. The fondant was made the day before and allowed to sit in the fridge over night. I added some meringue powder to the fondant for the eyes, nose, and bow so they would be a little firmer. Those pieces were all hand shaped the day before.
The white fondant is rolled out to about ¼ inch. I trimmed the extra using a pizza cutter. Using the edge of my hands, I put a little pressure around the ears and top of the head to get an accurate head shape. After fondanting the cake, I made yellow royal icing and piped the small star flowers around the base of the cake to give it a nice finish. I used the remaining royal icing to make more star flowers around the homemade fondant Hello Kitty 6th birthday cake.
The candles are also set in royal icing. There are 6 candles and an extra for luck. The cake measures about 10.5 inches wide, 9.5 inches long, and 5 inches tall. It will feed about 10-15 people depending on how large the pieces are cut.
The Hello Kitty cake that I made was for my niece. She was only 2, so I had no idea what she was into, so I decided to make her a cake that looked like something all girls like. Me being a male, I had a really hard time with Hello Kitty.
I used a 13x9 inch pan and I free handed an oval and two ears. The flavor was chocolate with diced cherries and coconut, a flavor that you would never expect just by looking at it. I used about three layers of frosting. After each layer, I put the cake in the fridge and added the next layer. This way, it would be easier to make the cake smoother. The reason I did not go for fondant is because I forgot to buy the ingredients and the supermarket was closed.
The bow is made out of a strawberry yogo. I made two loops, two tails, and a middle piece and used a toothpick to hold it in place.
What made this cake really stand out was the black icing to line the cake. Without the black lining, the cake looks incomplete.
The good thing about this cake was that it was popular with all of the female children. The bad part of this cake, all of the girls at the party asked their parents to buy them one for their birthdays, but this cake can't be bought in a store.
For my daughter's 3rd birthday she decided it should be Hello Kitty, and I was not so sure about my artistic ability to draw this, so I took the stand up teddy bear pan handed down to me from my mother (used for my birthdays as a child) and a cupcake sized version of the same. She really likes the idea of Mommy kitty and Baby kitty.
After the Hello Kitty cakes were cooled I carved the ears into points like a cat. Then I cut off the feet, and carved them into front facing feet instead of side feet, and stuck them back on with frosting. then I just found a cute picture on the internet and frosted it the best I could, with a yellow M&M nose for the big kitty, and a small piece for the small kitty.
Unfortunately, she wouldn't eat the small kitty, even though it was all for her on her plate. But the big kitty sure tasted great, and was not hard to prepare!