A friend of mine asked me to make a birthday cake for her daughter’s birthday party. A purple Hello Kitty cake was requested. I went to the Bulk Barn, and found that they had the cake pan that I needed for rent (don’t worry, I’ll show you what to do if you can’t find one!), and they also had them for sale at Michael’s.
These cake pans will hold any regular cake mix that would make a two-layer cake, or one box of cake mix. The recipe that I used will be at the end of the post. It’s very important to use a non-stick coating on these pans. I used Pam for baking, so it already has flour in it, but you can also grease the pan with butter and then add flour.
Now, if you don’t have access to one of these pans, it’s pretty easy to make it yourself. Make the cake in a 9″x13″ pan, and then cut around the sides to get the same shape face (don’t forget the ears and bow!).
For the tray, I used a large piece of cardboard, wrapped in aluminum foil. Pretty easy!
I then frosted the cake according to what the pan suggested, but next time, I’ll do all the white first, and then the rest of the cake. In case you were wondering, I did add a little of the Wilton white-white colouring to make the white even brighter.
And there it is! However, I wasn’t done yet…
I wanted to add a little something extra, so I made a batch of sugar cookies. Actually, a half batch. I had purchased a set of alphabet cookie cutters from Super Store last summer for $5, and hadn’t used them yet. I made some ‘Katie’ cookies for the birthday girl, ‘David’ for my boy, some for hubs, and some hugs and kisses for me.
I hope the birthday girl likes it! Here’s the recipes that I used:
- 1 cup margarine, softened
- 1 1/3 cup sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 4 eggs, at room temperature
- 2 2/3 cups flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 8 tablespoons milk, at room temperature
- Cream the butter and sugar together. Add in the vanilla, and the eggs, one at a time.
- In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda, and salt.
- Add half of the flour mixture and half of the milk, beating well. Add the remaining and mix again.
- Pour into a greased and floured 9″x13″ pan, or one of the molds
- Bake at 350° for at least 35 mins, but it make take up to 40. Cake it ready when a cake tester comes out clean.
You can find the next recipe for icing at Wilton.com. It’s an easy buttercream to make, dyes easily, and tastes like marshmallows.
Wilton Buttercream Icing
- 1/2 cup margarine, softened
- 1/2 cup solid vegetable shortening
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 4 cups icing sugar
- 2 tablespoons milk
- Cream together the margarine and the shortening. Add in the vanilla.
- Slowly beat in the sugar, about 1 cup at a time. When all of the sugar has been added, it will appear dry.
- Add the milk and beat until light and fluffy.
- You can store this in a sealed container for up to two weeks. Make sure to rewhip before using.
The original recipe called for clear vanilla extract, which I don’t have. I used my regular vanilla, and then added some white-white colouring to make the white brighter. For this cake, you’ll want to tint about 1 tablespoons yellow, and about 1/2 cup purple (or red if you want to do the original Hello Kitty). I didn’t tint any black, instead I bought a tube of the ready to use black icing. The last time I make black it turned purply/grey, and I wanted black this time. If you want to use black, tint about 1/4 cup of your frosting black. The rest you keep white for your kitty’s face.
I hope you enjoyed this, and I hope Katie enjoys her cake!