It's my daughter's 8th birthday today, but we celebrated with family on Sunday. She requested a Hello Kitty cake for the 3rd year in a row, so...I finally gave in. Not that there's anything wrong with Hello Kitty, I just thought it was kinda boring for some reason. After surfing the net for ideas, I ended up enlarging a page from her Hello Kitty coloring book to use as a template. The next component to the cake was fondant...fondant? I've never made or worked with fondant. After viewing a few clips on You Tube, I was convinced I could do it! I was thrilled when it turned out perfect on my first attempt. I was banking on the fact that I'd have to do a few trial batches first, but not so!
I used my tried and true favorite cake recipe for making large birthday cakes; Wacky Cake. All in all, I was pretty happy with how it turned out AND how easy it ended up being. I should have done it 3 years ago!