Hello Kitty fans would love this Hello Kitty birthday cake.
I made this for 2 year old Lisa whose birthday theme was Hello Kitty. The mother requested for the cake to be in white and pink and so I made little Lisa a 2 tier cake, all in white and pink (with occasional black that is part of Hello Kitty features).
This was a pretty cake and I truly enjoyed decorating it. I also thought it would be good to do a step by step tutorial on how to decorate this cake, so you will find as you read along, detailed step by step images on how I decorated this Hello Kitty birthday cake.
These were the main supplies I used to decorate the cake:
And this was how I put the Hello Kitty birthday cake together:
Since there were no major fondant deco on the cake that needed to be prepared in advance, I started the entire cake decorating processing by baking the cakes.
Once the cakes have cooled down, I leveled and filled them with buttercream. And then I crumb coated them with buttercream before covering them with white fondant.
Next, I made the Hello Kitty topper and the number ‘2’ topper. I added some CMC to white fondant, kneaded it well and then rolled it to about 1cm thickness. I used my larger Hello Kitty cutter to cut the cute cat out.
And then, while the fondant was still inside the cutter, I used the embossing part of the cutter to imprint Kitty’s facial features and bow on the fondant. And then I removed both the cutter and embossing tool. This was how it looked like.
Next, I added all the facial features. To do this, I used black fondant, rolled them into tiny black oval balls and attached them to the face. For the whiskers, I rolled some black fondant into really thin ropes and attached them to the sides for whiskers.
And finally, for the bow, I used my teardrop and round plunger cutters to cut out 2 teardrops and one small circle of fondant and attached them on Kitty as its bow. Once that was done, I left Kitty aside to firm up.
As for the number topper, again, I added a little CMC to pink fondant and cut the number out with my number ‘2’ cutter. This too, was left aside to firm up while I worked on the rest of the cake decoration.
Next was the bottom tier of the cake. To guide with the vertical strips, I attached my paper templates all around the cake with shortening. And then I cut the pink strips and attached them to the cake. To make sure the strips were perfectly straight, I used a ruler to push the strips to straight lines.
And then, using my round cutter that I used to draw my paper templates earlier, I cut the top of each pink fondant strip to a pointed end.
Next were the white fondant scallops. To ensure the scallops were all same length and height on the cake, I used my paper template again as a guide. That way I was able to get perfectly consistent scallops all around the cake. Once the scallops were all done, I slowly removed my paper templates away.
Next to go on the bottom tier were the Hello Kitty bows. I cut them in the same way I did for the Kitty topper and attached them all around the cake. With that, the bottom tier was completed.
For the top tier, I started by put the birthday girl’s name on first. I cut out the letters in white fondant and attached them to a pink fondant plaque with shortening. I attached the plaque to the front side of the cake and then added a border to it in the same pink fondant. The border was piped using my fondant extruder tool and attached to the sides for the plaque with shortening. I have prepared a separate tutorial on how to get your wordings on your cake well centered and you can read all about it here.
Back to the cake. Once the lettering was done, I attached Hello Kitty faces all around the cake. These were cut using my smaller Hello Kitty cutter and were added to the cake with shortening.
Next, I piped out long strips of pink fondant ropes using my fondant extruder tool, twisted it to make it look like a rope and attached it around the base of both tiers as the cake border.
And finally, I added both the Hello Kitty and the number ‘2’ on the cake with the help of some fondant glue.
With that, the Hello Kitty birthday cake was complete.
Thank you for reading. Hope this was useful.
Happy decorating :)
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