Hello Kitty Cake

I made this cute Hello Kitty cake for little Regine’s 1st birthday celebrations. First year birthdays are  very special both the children and their parents and it was such a pleasure for me to be able to be part of these important celebrations with my cakes.

And this particular cake was quite special as Regine’s mum, Janice used to work in the same office as me and when she asked me to make a cake for her daughter, I was totally delighted.

Hello Kitty Cake
The cake design was provided by Janice and as usual, I tried to trace back to the original designer of cake and found it to be from Ginas Cakes.

And off course it is not exactly the same as in the link above as I have made slight modifications based on Janice’s request.

Overall, it was a fun cake to make. It was quite tricky to make sure the dual colors on each tier were combined in a straight line and right in the middle of the cake. Even the Hello Kitty fondant topper was double sided to match the cake tiers.

Hello Kitty Cake Decorating Guide

These were the main supplies I used for this cake:

  • Cake - this was a 3 tier cake, measuring 6 inches, 9 inches and 12 inches. Each tier was 4 inches high. I used my butter pound cake recipe for the cake. 
  • Buttercream - I used buttercream to fill the cake layers as well as to crumb coat it. 
  • Fondant - I used Satin Ice fondant for the entire cake including the Hello Kitty Topper.
  • Satin Ice gum paste - I used very little gumpaste on the cake, and that was for the lettering.
  • CMC powder - I added CMC powder to fondant when making the Hello Kitty topper.
  • Round plunger cutters - I used the plunger cutter set for the white polka dots on the cake, as well as for Kitty's ribbon centres, eyes and nose.
  • Toothpick – to create the frills on Hello Kitty’s dress

And this was how I assembled the cake:

  • I started by making the Hello Kitty fondant topper first.  The topper was made using fondant and I added CMC powder to it so that the fondant would dry quicker and firmer. Kitty was shaped by hand and was 2 sided. I used toothpick to make the frills on the dress and attached the entire dress to her with shortening. The eyes, nose and whiskers were all rolled and shaped by hand and attached to the face using fondant glue. Also, since the topper was 2 sided, there were 2 pairs of legs for Kitty, one pair on each side. 

  • Once the topper was done, I let it set and harden until the rest of the cake was ready. Here was how the topper looked sideways on both sides.
  • As for the cake, once baked and cooled, I leveled, filled and crumb coated it with buttercream. And then I covered with fondant. Before the fondant covering, I marked a line on the cakes right at the mid point. This was to guide me in making sure the yellow and pink fondant covering on each tier is balanced and of the same size on both sides.
  • I started with pink and then added the yellow. At the joints, I used very light fondant glue to attached them together.
Hello Kitty Cake

  • Next were the cake borders. I cut these out with my pizza cutting wheel in white fondant and attached to the cake with shortening.  Once the borders were done, I added the fondant number '1' on the second tier, making sure it was right in the center from the pink-yellow joints. In fact, there were two of the number '1', one on the pink side and the other on the yellow side. To make the number, I rolled a long strip of white fondant, and used a hand drawn number '1' paper template as a guide to form the numbers. The paper template helped in making sure both the numbers were of the exact same size and shape. I let the numbers set a little before transferring them to the sides of the cake. These were attached with shortening.
Hello Kitty Cake

  • After that, I added the Hello Kitty face fondant cuts on the sides of the cake. The cut outs were in 3 different sizes, with the largest on the bottom tier and the smaller on the top most tier. I had a set Hello Kitty cookie cutters and they was perfect to make the cut outs. But I only had them in 2 sizes  and so had to manually cut the smallest Hello Kitty faces for the top tier. The eyes, nose and whiskers were shaped by hand and attached with shortening. The bow on Kitty was cut out using my teardrop plunger cutter and round plunger cutter. These were attached to Kitty with shortening too.
  • I added all the features first before attached the Hello Kitty cut outs on the sides of the cake. 
Hello Kitty Cake
  • Next were the white polka dots. These were also in 3 different sizes, starting with the largest on the bottom tier and smallest on the top tier. I cut these using my round plunger cutter set and attached them to the cake with shortening. 

Finally were the fondant cubes on both sides of the cake. The cubes were cut out of fondant, and I must admit, it was not easy to get the edges to be sharp. The cubes were in 4 different colors - pink, deep pink, yellow and orange. I had the birthday message and Regine's name on these blocks. The lettering were cut out of thinly rolled gum paste using my FMM block letters cutter. I attached the letters to the cubes using shortening and the cubes, on the other hand, were attached to the cake with fondant glue. 

Hello Kitty Cake

  • Hello Kitty topper was the finishing touch for the cake. The cutie was attached to the cake with fondant glue. 

And that's that. Hello Kitty Cake for Regine's first birthday. 

Hope you enjoyed this sharing. Happy Decorating :)

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Hello Kitty Cake

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