Monday, January 27, 2014

hello kitty pastel pom pom birthday cake and cupcakes

My sweet Melodie turned four this past December! Where does the time go?!?

Last year, she requested a purple Hello Kitty cake, which I made to for us to celebrate with at home, and then I made these Hello Kitty mini cupcakes for her party at preschool. But this year, she requested a "rainbow Hello Kitty cake", so I decided to make her a pastel rainbow pom pom cake!

For the cake layers, I made a white layer and a pink layer, and sliced each in half horizontally. Then I filled each layer with freshly whipped cream.

After a quick crumb coat with whipped cream, I let the cake set in the fridge for about 30 minutes.

In the meantime, I colored portions of the whipped cream with pastel colors - pink, lavender, mint green, and sky blue - all using Americolor gel paste food coloring. 

I also colored very small portions with black, red, and yellow for the eyes, bow, and nose. After quickly piping a Hello Kitty face on the top of the cake (see here and here for more examples on how I do this), I started piping the pom-poms around it, by piping stars with a Wilton #18 tip.

Then I filled the sides with piped stars as well, varying the colors randomly.

I loved the finished cake! And so did Melodie!

As for her class party, I made matching cupcakes! Pink on the inside, pastel pom-poms on the outside, with piped Hello Kitty faces on top. (see here, here, here, here, and here for more example of how I pipe mini Hello Kitty faces!)

Happy Birthday to my little Melodie!


  1. OMG
    This cake is gorgeous and so's your li'l Melodie. My Daisy would love to have one for her bday, too!
    BTW It's not too late to enter in the giveaway to win a foodie gift box on my blog. Winner will be chosen
    this Sat. Just leave me a comment on the Maille Salmon post!

    1. @Colette Joseph - thank you so much! and yay i will definitely check out the giveaway on your blog!

  2. I die over the cuteness. And using whipped cream instead of frosting is sorta genius. I just may have to steal that idea for my daughter's 2nd birthday that's comin' up. Did you whip it stiffer than normal for the part you were going to pipe on?

    1. @Mindy - hahaha, thank you! yes i love using whipped cream instead of frosting for a lighter touch to the cake. plus whipped cream has way less sugar, which is great when it comes to baking goodies for the kids. and you're right, i do whip it stiffer than normal to be able to pipe with it. :)

  3. Hello, oh wow that is soo pretty!!! I live in a do i make the whip cream hold??? and do it melt while you are piping?

  4. Hi, do your mind sharing the recipe of the whipped cream you use for decorating cakes like this? Thank you! ☺