Last weekend was Hello Kitty's 40th birthday! (It was on November 1st, to be exact!) I was lucky enough to be a part of her birthday celebration by giving a cookie decorating workshop at the first ever Hello Kitty Con, a 4-day extravaganza featuring Hello Kitty products, pop-up shops, food, fashion, workshops, panels, art exhibits, and so much more!
I'll have more details on Hello Kitty Con in a later post, but in honor of Hello Kitty's birthday I thought it would be the perfect time to share this pastel pom-pom cake with you! I actually made it for my friend Monica, for her daughter Izzy's birthday party. It was inspired by a previous pastel pom cake that I had made for my daughter Melodie, but this time I made a large 10-inch chocolate cake, which I filled with chocolate mousse.
Once the cake and filled mousse had chilled in the fridge overnight, I whipped up two batches of cream cheese frosting (recipe in my book!), and did a quick crumb coat all over the sides and top of my assembled cake.
I divided the rest of my frosting (after setting aside a bit of white frosting to be used later), and colored them all different shades of pastel colors.
Then I used a medium star tip to fill in the bow with pink frosting, and the face with the reserved white frosting.
Once I filled piping bags with the rest of the colored frosting, I was ready to fill the rest of the cake with pastel piped stars!
Hours later, I was done. (Yes, it took hours! I had to return the cake and frosting to the fridge several times to avoid melted frosting!)
But all the hours of piping stars was worth it - I loved the end result! So cute and pastel and perfect for a birthday party!
Monica later told me that when she asked her daughter what her favorite part of her birthday party was, she had answered, "the CAKE!". Hearing that made my heart swell. :)
Happy Birthday, Izzy! And Happy Birthday, Hello Kitty!