Wednesday, June 29, 2011

3d Hello Kitty Cake Tutorial - The Body

Here is the tutorial I promised. I will break it up so when you make it you can pick which parts you want to click on. Easier to find what you are working on at the time. We adore this cake and had a blast making it. I do have to say that I was really nervous about making the head. lol. I would have changed a few things but all in all I am happy with her. Her dress is so cute! Let's get started.

SUPPLIES:

3lbs of fondant
crispy rice treats
sharp knife
spaghetti
serrated knife

1. Stack and fill your 6 inch rounds. You could use 
larger cakes if you want. We made tons of cupcakes
for the party so a smaller cake worked best. 
We used a dense vanilla cake we colored purple.
A dense recipe is better for a 3d cake. 

2. I use a bread knife to carve the cake. Cuts much
better. You can use your favorite serrated knife though.

3. Carve off a little at a time until you have a shape
something like this one. 

4. Now crumb coat it with a thick layer of icing.

5. Now for the under shirt. With a small piece of 
hot pink fondant cover the top part of the cake.
You will later cover this with the dress fondant so
make it smooth and don't worry if it doesn't go all 
the way down. Over look the card board. I was
measuring for the head plate. We will use it later.
You can make yours now too if you want. 

6. I made the dress in two pieces. A front and back
piece. Roll out lighter pink fondant for the dress.
1/4 inch thick and large enough to cover the cake and
extra.

7. Place on the front of the cake. Leaving the back
uncovered. 

8. Smooth everything out and trim the extra. Leaving
enough around the bottom of the cake for the skirt.
Also leave the bottom of the fondant loose and not
smoothed against the cake. That will give it more of 
a dress look. 

9. Here I made legs so the fondant wouldn't dry out 
on me before I did. I just made a large lump of 
fondant for each leg out of pink and round flat balls
for the feet. Any size that looks right to you.
Make a few ruffles in the cake now too. Just use 
your finger to lift up on the fondant skirt.

10. I used the bottom of the large circle in the Wilton
circle set to mark the round cut out to show the 
under shirt.

11. Cut that out with a sharp knife without cutting
the under shirt. If you cut it some don't worry. We 
add decorations to it later.

12. Now cover the back in the same way. Trim it all
up and make it look nice. We add flowers to this line
later too so its not so bad. The birthday girl didn't
mind at all. You can cover it in one piece but it was
easier to do it this way.

That is how you  make Hello Kitty's body in cake! Easy! Making this cake is like this the whole way. A bunch of easy steps to make a difficult looking cake. You are going to love it.

Just let me know if you have any questions. I am happy to help all I can. Keep checking back for the next steps in the tutorial. :) Not much more to go.

16 comments:

  1. You totally rock! So talented.

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  2. Thank you for the step by step, love your cake, I've browsed around I think your 3D is the most proportional than others. Love the colors too. I'm crossing my fingers that mine will turn as good as yours.

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  3. Could you tell me the dimensions of the body (height) and head. I made 3 - 6" rounds but I dont think the body looks tall enough.

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    1. Not sure of the finished dimensions but I used 3 - 6" round cakes. They were baked in 6 inch by 2 inch round pan. When you fan out the fondant for the dress she looks wider at the bottom. I also made some cupcakes for the party so everyone would have some cake. I think, if 8 inch rounds were used it would be huge to get the look right. :)

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  4. How many people will this cake feed? I have a request for it and am going to try making it, but need to see if I should make a sheet cake for it to sit on top of.

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    1. The 6 inch cake has 12 servings so if you add another half to that it would serve 18 then take in to account what you cut off. I'd say close to 15. If you don't use cake for the head that is. :) We made cute little cupcakes to match to go to the party. The kids loved both. :) Thanks for stopping by. :)

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  5. Thank you for sharing your tutorials!

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    1. You are very welcome! Thanks for stopping by. If you have any questions just let me know. I am happy to help. :)

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  6. LOVE THE CAKE! TRYING TO DO ONE FOR MY GRANDDAUGHTER. IS THERE A RING OF FONDANT AROUND TOP OF THE DRESS/BELLOW THE HEAD? IT LOOKS LIKE IT IN THE PICTURE, BUT NO MENTION OF IT IN TUTORIAL.

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  7. Thanks for your comment. We did but a small ring of fondant around the top of the dress just to finish the look under the head. You can just use icing too. :)

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  8. Hello Melanie. Many thanks for your tutorial. My little niece asked me to make her a Hello Kitty cake for her birthday and searching the internet for ideas I found your site. Your instructions were easy and clear to follow and made the whole task less daunting for me, and i am thrilled with the result, and I know little Hannah will be too when she sees it. I'll email a photo to you, please feel free to use it on your blog. Many thanks Hazel xx

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  9. Hi really silly im sure but how do u colour the fondant and what recipe did u use for the cake im making for my neice shes hello kitty mad thanx x

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  10. Hi what is the recipe for the cake its great cake thanks

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  11. how do you make your icing that you use between your sponges and to crumb coat the outside ?

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  12. hi, im from South Africa, I got a request for a cake like yours, and I was so happy to get your tutorial because I was a little worried on how to put the cake together, please hold thumbs for me, im going to do it tomorrow! will let you know how it went

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  13. Hi, can you explain how you made the arms.
    Thanks

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