Hello Kitty Birthday Cake

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).

Hello Kitty Birthday Cake

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.

Hello Kitty Birthday Cake Decorating Tutorial

These were the main supplies I used to decorate the cake:

  • Cake – this was a 2 tier cake measuring 6 inches and 9 inches in diameter. Each tier was 6 inches high, so that made the total cake height to be 12 inches. I used my butter pound cake recipe to bake the cakes.
  • Buttercream – I used buttercream to fill all the cake tiers as well as to crumb coat them. 
  • CMC powder – I added CMC powder to the Hello Kitty topper on the cake as well the number 2 topper on the cake. CMC helps the 3D fondant work to dry harder and firmer and therefore hold their shapes better.
  • Hello Kitty cutters – I used 2 different Hello Kitty cutters in this project. The first cutter was slightly larger and had Hello Kitty cut out up to its chest. The second cutter was just Hello Kitty’s face. I used the larger one to cut out the cake topper while the smaller one was used to cut out 2D Hello Kitty faces for the sides of the top tier cake. Both these cutters set had tools to emboss the facial features on the fondant cut outs making it easier to add the eyes, nose, and whiskers consistently on all the cut out.
  • Scallop paper template – I drew this template by hand to guide me in attached the pink vertical strips as well as the white fondant scallops all around the bottom tier of the cake. To ensure I had the strips and scallops consistently spaced out all around the cake, I started by measuring the diameter of the cake. Once I had the diameter, I divided it into equal sections. I marked the sections on the paper and used my round cutter to draw a semi circle, making sure the circle was exactly on the intervals I marked earlier. I then cut out the scallops and used them as my templates.
  • Pizza cutting wheel – this was the general fondant cutting tool and was particularly useful to cut the pink fondant strips for the bottom tier cake.
  • Shortening – I used shortening as the glue to stick fondant cut outs on the cake.
  • Number ‘2’ cutter.
  • Fondant plaque cutter – I used this cutter to cut out a pink fondant plaque to put the birthday girl’s name on.
  • Fondant extruder tool – I used 2 different disc patterns for this project. One is a small plain round disc to piped out long fondant roll for the name plaque on the cake. The other is a 3 combined holes disc which I used to piped the rope borders for the top and bottom tiers of the cake.
  • Fondant glue – I used this to stick the Hello Kitty topper and number ‘2’ topper on 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.

Hello Kitty Birthday Cake

Thank you for reading. Hope this was useful.

Happy decorating :)

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