In my introductory post, I said that I make my cakes for family and friends and that I make them out of love. While that is mostly true, I have on occasion made a cake out of spite. I was asked by some friends to make a Hello Kitty birthday cake for our friend Koji, who absolutely despises Hello Kitty. A few years ago, Koji dressed up as a Hello Kitty hunter for Halloween. This shows you his level of hatred towards this normally loveable Japanese character.
I made this cake by taking a 10-inch round cake, and shaping the top to have ears. First, I cut out the middle piece to make the ears and the top of the head. Then I made the curvature along the outer edges of the cake. A regular knife will do, but make sure your cake is on the dense side, rather than light and fluffy. It will hold up to cutting better. Next I covered in buttercream icing and added the details: jellybeans for the eyes and nose and licorice for the whiskers. To make it even more girly, I added pink candy melts all around the side of the cake and made a flower for her ear.
The end result was a cake my friend was happy to stab as he served pieces to everyone.
(No Hello Kitties were harmed in the making of this cake).
This cake makes me happy. It was such a great surprise for poor K. 😀