Hello Kitty fondant cake
I’ve loved nearly every Sanrio-created character especially Hello Kitty since I were a little girl and I’m hardy surprised that now that I’m a mum my own daughter loves Hello Kitty everything too. She’s got the dresses, tee-shirts, pyjamas, fluffy ear muffs, toy figurines, clothing, pretend play rice cooker complete with pretend sushi and rice bowl sets. Not counting the Hello Kitty handbags, purses, backpacks, tupperware, hair accessories and shoes–all gifts from nana. I swear I had nothing to do with it. There’s just something quirky about this adorable ‘cat with no mouth’ who hails from Japan, a fictional character that’s endeared itself to both little girls to teenagers and adults and most importantly made Sanrio extremely rich. Fashioned after a caricature of a domestic Japanese bobtail cat in a red bow, the family of Hello Kitty has now extended to include an entire neighbourhood of family members and friends.
When B was 4, she was adamant she wanted a Hello Kitty birthday cake. It had to be a ‘small cake’ with lots and lots of Hello Kitty cupcakes to share with friends. “And mummy,” she added, “I want Hello Kitty to have a pink bow, not a red one please.” Being her fairy godmother when it came to a number of wishes especially cakes–I obligingly sourced the Hello Kitty cake mould online on eBay and some cookie cutters for the cupcakes. The best memories of it were made when B perched herself on a bar stool and in her little apron, we had the best afternoon together making the cupcakes. She was the chief, and me? I worked for her. As her kitchen hand I think. There’re some things money just can’t buy.
It was one of the easiest fondant covered cakes I’ve ever created, mainly due to its mini size and the easiest elements to dress her in: the signature bow, whiskers, eyes and nose. I loved making this HK cake. I only wished my mum made it for me when I was 4. Are you reading this mum?