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I have always enjoyed being crafty. I remember getting really excited about stickers and fun stationary when I was little. Well its good to know that some things in life never change!

I was introduced to scrapbooking in 2005 and have been hooked ever since. My love of crafting has branched out to include DIY, projects, gardening, baking, and canning. I hope to share my projects here.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Hello Kitty Cake

Hello All! I have been so busy visiting with family that I have not had time to post pics from Alex's Sweet 16th Birthday Party.

Well I thought I would share her birthday cake with everyone. I was quite pleased with how it turned out, seeing as I have only made like three cakes so far, and this was the first time I tried to make a layered cake.

Alex and I made 4 layers; one each at 10", 8", 6", and 4" in diameter. Each layer, except the bottom one, was cut in half and filled with a strawberry preserves filling.

Then we spread a thin coat of buttercream frosting on each layer to give a nice smooth finish to the fondant.
We colored our white fondant with hot pink, light pink, and black gel colors. Then we covered alternating layers with the light pink and hot pink fondant. The layers are supported inside the cake using wooden dowels cut to size and cardboard inserts between each layer.



This is where my Good Friend Missie, from Created by Missie came and helped me to decorate the cake.


Then we whipped out the Cricut Cake Machine and cut out Hello Kitty at 2.5" from Hello Kitty Greetings page 29 in white and black and we cut her bow in light pink. We also cut 4 sets of "16" from Hello Kitty Font cartridge. I believe they were cut at 1.5 ". We also cut a variety of circles in white using the Hello Kitty Font cartridge, page, 72 Shadow feature. We used Wilton's Pearl Dust on all white and pink fondant to give the cake some sparkle. (Thank you Leslie..for that tip!)

I also used a fondant mold to make the borders and flower buttons on the cake. It is hard to see in the picture, but the bottom border had flowers on it, the borders on the two center layers have a stitching pattern, and the top layer is a wide scalloped border.
Here is our finished cake. I am so pleased with how well it turned out. The more I make cakes, the less stressful the decorating becomes. This one was actually very fun to make.


I hope you all have a Great and Crafty Day!

Jan

4 comments:

  1. Beautiful, you are awesome!!!!

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  2. Cool, what a wonderful cake. I love the colors
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