My youngest daughter Darcey was 5 last week and after changing her mind about 100 times she finally decided upon a Hello Kitty cake for her party. It was a really easy and straight forward cake to decorate. I used a Madeira cake (recipe here) as always and this time made a square cake to cut the shape from.
Once shaped cover the cake with a thin layer of buttercream
Roll out a piece of sugar paste that will cover the whole cake and down the sides. Smooth it with your palms and then a smoother tool then position the cake on the cake board or plate with a little royal icing.
Roll out some black sugar paste and cut out two eyes. Use a small amount of icing rolled into a ball for the nose. I used yellow but was reliable informed by Beau (my 7 year old) the next morning that I should have used pink! I corrected it after these pictures were taken!
I made the bow with two oval pieces of pink icing. Each piece is folded in half and bunched up in the middle. I then positioned a ball of pink sugar paste on top where the two ‘ovals’ meet, hiding the join. Stick it to the cake with a little royal icing. Roll up some baking paper and slip a piece into each bow to hold it a little open allowing it to dry in that position. You can remove it after a few hours. I leave it over night.
Happy Birthday Darcey Doodles! We love you!