I made this Hello Kitty Cake Idea for my boyfriend’s sister, who loves Hello Kitty. It turned out much better than I expected it to. I’ve seen so many wonderful cakes on this site, which were my inspiration, but I wasn’t sure I’d be able to pull it off, as I’d never done anything like this before.

I had to try to make this cake twice, as the first time the cake refused to release from the pan when I tried to flip it out. So, the second time I lined the pan with aluminum foil and sprayed it with baking spray and left enough foil to where I could grab it and just lift the cake out when it was cooled. I found that tip online, so if you have a problem with cakes sticking, it is definitely worth a try because it worked PERFECTLY for my cake.

After the cake was cooled, I removed it from the pan and wrapped it in foil and put it in the freezer for about two to three hours. Then I set my Hello Kitty template on the cake, secured with toothpicks, and cut around it. I then applied a crumb coat and left the cake in the refrigerator for about an hour. I then applied another coat of frosting and smoothed it out as best I could.

The cake itself is chocolate/vanilla marble, both store-bought mixes. And the frosting is whipped vanilla frosting. I used licorice for the whiskers and jelly beans for the eyes and nose. The bow is made from red fondant, which I learned how to do by watching YouTube videos.