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Sunday, April 18, 2010

Hello Kitty Cake - blast from the past

Since The Amazing Race isn't on tonight I went blog hopping and found Gina at Mother of 1 Princess and 2 Princes. As I was reading through her blog I came upon this post. This BLEW MY MIND! My daughter is a SERIOUS Hello Kitty fan. I really think its possible that we have every Hello Kitty toy sold in the US. I even have a Hello Kitty cookie cutter ordered off Ebay straight from Japan!

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!)




All edible and handmade Hello Kitty - you can actually see where her face cracked a little bit when I put the whiskers in - oh well!


I LOVE this cake! It may not be the biggest and it may not be the best, but, it made her smile and even 7 months later its all she talks about when you ask about her Birthday.

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

15 comments:

  1. What an incredible job. The details are simply amazing! Stop by the Sunday Showcase party if you get a chance. You should be extremely proud of this!

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  2. Janel,

    Love the cake, and love Heloo Kitty!

    Also not so keen an sponge Bob... :)

    Please come by a visit me as I have a Party Links party every month, so this post would make a great addition!

    Hope to see you there?! :)
    Hugs,
    Bird

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  3. You did a wonderful job. It looks like something you would find on "Ace of Cakes". I had a cake decorating business years ago so I have seen many cakes. You daughter must have loved it. If you get a chance stop by and see my lampshade tutorial. Blessings...Sherry

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  4. that is a beautiful cake. I can see the joy in your little girl's face, she's precious. I just finished a beginers class in cake decorating at Michaels and have made a few cakes that are pretty cute. Next month I'll be learing how to use fondant. Thanks for the link to cake central.

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  5. Look out Cake Boss - this is a beautiful cake - I would put a smile on my face

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  6. absolutely delightful! VERY well done! I have become a follower and would be honored if you choose to do the same!

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  7. You're so awesome! I wish I could make a cake HALF that nice!!

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  8. Look great, and yummy!

    I have a link party on Tuesdays and would love to have you join in! www.craftedition.blogspot.com

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  9. So cute. I daughter would love that!! Have a great day!
    Bonnie
    Please check out my Earth Day Giveaway at http://creatingahouseofgrace.blogspot.com/2010/04/earth-day-giveaway-2010.html

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  10. That's an awesome cake!! I'm just getting into cake decorating. Fun, fun, fun!!

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  11. Really an amazing cake! What a lucky girl:)
    I'm sending you an email, hope you get it. I saw you had a question on cookie icing.

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  12. Janel,
    Holy cow!! That is the awesomest cake ever! I can't believe you made it! I am so impressed! You did a fabulous job on it!
    Thanks for joining the Craftaholics Anonymous party! I had fun stopping by and checking out your craftiness!
    Linda

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  13. Hi Janel,
    Just wanted to stop by and let you know I featured your fab cake today :)
    happy crafting!
    Linda
    Craftaholics Anonymous

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  14. HI!!

    I've featured this awesome party today!! :)

    Thanks again for linking up!

    Love,
    Bird

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  15. i just made a better one

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