Monday, November 15, 2010
Leopard Printed Hello Kitty Cake
I love, love, love how the cake turned out! I made a similar one a few months ago for my daughter who turned 3 which was all in pink (and without the leopard print). With Meilaneeh turning 11, I wanted to make Hello Kitty a little older and found a perfect picture of her over the web wearing boots and with long lashes so I had to recreate her. The tutorial on how I made the characters can be found here. I dry-dusted Dogwood Brown and Buttercup Yellow Petal Dust directly onto the cake free hand to create the leopard print: I wanted a light, dusted effect and not something that would be bright and overpower the characters that I had spent so much time making - hah-ha!
Characters: Keroppi, Kuromi, Hello Kitty, Badz-Maru, Tuxedo Sam all made in MMF mixed with Tylose to help it harden and dry faster.
I also made some Hello Kitty Bows that were randomly placed around the cake. This is how they were made:
Step 2: Use a ball tip tool to indent it
Step 3: Cut off the tip
Step 4: Pinch the corners together
Step 5: Repeat 1 more time the add a round piece in the middle.
Finished off the cake with a fondant ribbon around each tier, ribbon roses, and a fondant shaped "11".
9" and 6" round Vanilla Butter Cakes (a very heavy cake!) filled with Fresh Banana Cream Buttercream and Fresh Strawberry Buttercream.