Thursday, December 9, 2010

pink hello kitty cake


My friend Hsing asked me to make a Hello Kitty cake for her friend's daughter's birthday.  Since I had made pink strawberry Hello Kitty cupcakes for Hsing's birthday a few months ago, I immediately wanted to make the same pink frosting for this cake!  So I decided on a chocolate layer cake with fresh strawberry buttercream.


After the crumb-coating, I piped a basketweave design along the sides, and then piped a decorative rope border around the top.


Then I piped Hello Kitty in white buttercream, with a red bow and nose.


Right before Hsing came to pick up the cake, I realized that I had forgotten to pipe Hello Kitty's whiskers!  Oops!  I pointed it out to her, and she said she wouldn't have noticed had I not said anything, so hopefully no one else noticed either!


16 comments:

  1. The cake was a big hit! Thank you so much michele ♥♡♥ And no one noticed the missing whiskers!

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  2. ahhhh amazing!!! i didn't notice the whiskers either until you mentioned it. Everything is piped SO perfectly. Strawberry + chocolate.. my favorite combination :) Speaking of which, have you tried the new Strawberry Milano cookies? They are super. good.

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  3. hsing, i'm glad everyone liked it. and i'm glad no one noticed the missing whiskers!

    kotomi, i LOVE pepperidge farm milano cookies! i MUST try the strawberry milanos ... gonna go to store today!!!

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  4. wow, the lattice work on the side of the cake is amazing. I am so impressed. your title is no joke. this is a serious cake! your pics are awesome.

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  5. @veggietestkitchen - thanks for the lovely comments! encouragement like that makes me want to bake all day!!!

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  6. Wow, I just came to your blog from tastespotting. Your piping is incredible. I just struggled to frost a cake yesterday (poorly might I add) so I am super super impressed with your creations! I'm really loving your blog, I feel like I can learn a lot. Thank you. :)

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    1. @Somni - thank you so much! so glad you are enjoying the blog! :)

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  7. what a beautiful cake! and it looks yummy too :)

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  8. Beautiful cake! Do your mind sharing the recipe of the butter cream you use for decorating cakes like this? Thank you!

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    1. @Christine - thank you! sure, here is the recipe i used:

      2 sticks unsalted butter
      4 cups confectioner's sugar
      pinch of salt
      1-2 teaspoons vanilla extract

      beat all the ingredients until light and fluffy.

      note: i started adding a stick of cream cheese to this recipe as well, as the buttercream by itself was a little too sweet for me. the addition of the cream cheese makes the frosting a little more loose, but i like the taste way better!

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    2. Thank you, Michelle! I'll try this recipe soon!!

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  9. Hi, i really love your site! I am thinking of making a hello kitty cake for my daughter's 4th bday. i would like to use a strawberry cream cheese frosting. May I know, what your recipe for basic cream cheese frosting is...or where would i find it on ur blog? -thanks

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    1. @maly baly - thanks! and sure, my basic cream cheese frosting is 1 stick of cream cheese, 1/2 stick of butter, 3 cups confectioner's sugar, pinch of salt, and 1-2 tsp of vanilla. enjoy! :)

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    2. @maly baly - thanks! and sure, my basic cream cheese frosting is 1 stick of cream cheese, 1/2 stick of butter, 3 cups confectioner's sugar, pinch of salt, and 1-2 tsp of vanilla. enjoy! :)

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  10. I am so fascinated by this cake.plan on making one for my daughter 4yr old birthday. i wanted to know what size of pan did you use for this cake and how can you give me the link for hello kitty template. thanks

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