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!
You can now find my recipe for Pink Hello Kitty Cake in my new book, "The Hello Kitty Baking Book"! Enjoy!