Last week my youngest daughter celebrated her summer birthday at school. She requested Hello Kitty cupcakes. The kitty heads were made using a royal icing technique that I previously wrote a tutorial on. She loved them and so did her classmates!
And now for more Hello Kitty! This creation was to finish off our birthday weekend celebrating with family.
First I have to make a comment – don’t mind the cake plate! We got it cheap from a local store at the end of the Valentine’s day stuff. The original cake design we had planned to do would have matched it a little better. But then Emily and I ended up going another direction and I decided to just use it anyway as it made a great serving platter.
Anyway – that said… Emily laid out the design for this one. After seeing a few pics online, she knew she wanted a 3D head on top. The head is made of rice krispie treats. I’m making up a basic tutorial on making rice krispies for this purpose and how to create a shape with them to use like this. This kitty is covered in white chocolate melts. She has an M&M nose, gumpaste bow and I used a food marker for the eyes and whiskers.
The cakes themselves are 6″ and 8″. The top cake is white with mini chocolate chips and a chocolate pudding filling. The bottom is a chocolate cake with an oreo filling. All at the birthday girl’s request.
So here’s part 1 of the Hello Kitty birthday weekend! Friday night my daughter had her friends over for a sleepover party. I picked up this Hello Kitty Wilton pan and Emily and I decorated it together. Actually she did a good part of it. I blobbed the icing on and she went to work smoothing it. I showed her how to do the sides and then she went to town and did a fantastic job getting them really smooth. I showed her the technique for the top and again she went at it.
I was impressed! Then we took our magic smoother to it and ta-da! Hello Kitty. We then used the chocolate candy melts to make the bow, eyes and mouth using the cleaned cake pan. Its a super easy technique that’s great for this type of thing. Just use your cleaned metal pan. Pour some melted chocolate candy melts into the spot you want to mold. Tap the pan on the counter to get rid of air bubbles then pop it in the fridge for about 10 min. It will easily pop out again. Instant bow
Then she spent about 15 min practicing how to write to “sign” her name on the side of the board. I think she did great. She was beat after this and wanted me to write Happy Birthday though
So here it is – the cake that Emily made ….
Another cake creation made by my sister and myself. I did all the base fondant, embossing, base borders and made the kitty head from gumpaste. She decided where she wanted dots and hearts and also traced the hearts. Nothing like teamwork A super girly cake for her 2 little girls’ birthday party.