Of course, when MacKenzie's birthday rolled around last year I asked her "What kind of Birthday party do you want?". Knowing that most almost 3 year olds change their minds every 2 minutes, I started asking early and often. To my suprise (ok, not really) she said the same thing EVERY TIME! "Kitty" was her answer. More specifically "Kitty Cake" was her answer. Obviously, my precious little ones has her Birthday priorities in order - 1. CAKE; 2. FUN; 3. PRESENTS!
Being the disgusting over-achiever I strive to be - I decided that MY daughter deserved the biggest and BEST cake I have ever made - oh yea folks - I'm talking 3D Hello Kitty cake! Then the inevidable happened - I over booked; over scheduled; over procrastinated and totally ran out of time.
So, 3 days before the party I sat down with my husband and a picture of Hello Kitty. This is the point that I realized I made a huge mistake - I am NOT THAT GOOD of a cake decorator! After I did the measurements, I realized that Kitty's head is as big as Kitty's body. This creates a structural cake nightmare - you see, I'm a cake purist - I DO NOT like using anything non-edible in my cakes - and to date, I haven't! So, in trying to figure out how to make Kitty's head stay on Kitty's body I concluded it to be impossible with my current skill set. The last thing I wanted was to spend days on this cake only for Kitty's head to fall off and my 3 year old to be traumatized for live by a decapitated Hello Kitty!
So, I did what I always do in a cakepanic - check Cake Central! If you are ever looking for a cake idea or help with a cake - this is the place to go! Membership is free and it has thousands of pictures and recipes and all the help you could want for any decorating dilema!
I logged in, went to the galleries and headed over to "search" - there are a ton of Hello Kitty cakes. I found the one that I liked and at 8:00 the night before her party I started decorating! (nothing like waiting until the LAST minute!)
She has already started putting in her request for a SpongeBob inspired cake this year. I love my daughter, but I HATE SpongeBob. At least I have a few more months to talk her outta this!
Disclaimer: In my diffence of my last minute cake decorating - I was doing another cake for the same day and preparing the rest of her party as well as preparing for family to spend the weekend. Speaking of family - there is NO WAY possible that I would have finished this cake without thier help!!
Hope you enjoy! - Janel