Monday, September 26, 2011

hello kitty cake


My friend Helen has a friend Alysa who asked me to make a Hello Kitty cake for a bridal shower she was planning.  I had made the same cake for my daughter's first birthday, as well as a piggy cake using the same cake pan.


This time I made two layers of chocolate cake, and a strawberry whipped cream to go in between to two layers.  I've made whipped cream filling to go inside of chiffon cake in the past, but never for a more dense cake like this chocolate cake.  I had seen a recipe somewhere for stabilized whipped cream, which had dissolved gelatin added to it, so I thought I would try that to keep the whipped cream firm.  But when I tried it out, the whipped cream came out soft and gummy - perhaps I added the dissolved gelatin too soon?  So I ended up making a second batch of my regular strawberry whipped cream - hopefully it held up!


After filling and stacking the two layers, I did a crumb coat of cream cheese frosting.  Then I piped the eyes, nose, bow, and whiskers.  And finally I filled in the entire face with a star tip.



When Alysa came to pick up the cake, we both thought each other looked familiar - and after talking a bit, it turned out that we went to the same high school!  What a small world!


14 comments:

  1. I'm really fascinated by your cakes~! Beautifully made~

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  2. Complimenti, son qui davanti al pc con mia figlia di 4 anni ad ammirarla!

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  3. This is such a cute cake for a girls birthday!

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  4. What a darling cake! You do such exquisite work!!!

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  5. I found the link for your site on del-icio.us! These are really great cakes, especially the Hello Kitty designs! The step-by-step pictures are really neat and add so much to the articles/blogs. They look really...Yummy. The photo showing the expression of excitement and joy at first sight of the Superman cake at the birthday part WAS priceless. All best!

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  6. My words are simply not enough to say how beautiful these cakes are. So lovely

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  7. I've spent the last 20 minutes on here in awe of these Hello Kitty goodies!

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  8. Awesome hello kitty cake ..You have a beautiful blog ..I'm planning to have a party for my three year old .Can You tell how much batter do I need to make a cake using this pan ..Thanks ..

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    1. @Vvstiya - thank you! i make enough batter to fill two 8-inch pans. good luck! :)

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  9. Hi! I found your site on Pinterest and am making one of these cakes this week. I see the commenter above me asking the same question...but I am not a cake baker, just make them occasionally for my kids. So should I buy 2 boxes of mix for 2 layers of this cake or will one store-bought box give me enough to bake two layers?

    Thank you!
    Amanda

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    1. @Amanda - i believe one box of mix will make two 8-inch layers, correct? it should say on the box. if so, then you can just use one box. the recipe i use is not a box mix, but it is meant to fill two 8-inch pans. good luck!

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