This is a fondant cake I made for the little girl who lives next door. She turned 3 last week and she wanted a pink ‘Hello Kitty’ cake.
Cake & Filling
The cake is Danish Dream Cake which is a light and delicious cake. I have split the cake in order to make a 2 layer cake. The fillings consist of raspberry mousse and chocolate ganache. I have covered the cake with chocolate ganache and pink fondant which I have mixed with a bit of marcipan.
Some time ago I went to a Cake Fair. There were plenty of stalls full of all sorts of cake decorating supplies and I spent way too much money on cake stuff 😉 One of the things I stumbled upon was this amazing thing – it is a silicone mold called ‘Silicone Onlays’ which you can use to make a ring pattern on the side of the cake. (I have also used it on my birthday cake)
I am sometimes a bit sceptic when it comes to fancy cake stuff but this mold simply worked perfectly! It is really easy to use. I did one trial run and then it just worked. I like it! 🙂
Silicone Onlays – how it works
Start by lightly cornstarch the silicone onlay. Then, add a pinch of tylose powder to the fondant and roll it out really thin. Then, lay the rolled out fondant on top of the silicone onlay and roll again so that the pattern appear. Afterwards, you remove the excess fondant with a toothpick or the like. Then, dab some edible glue on the side of the cake and press gently on the back of the onlay to get the fondant to attach to the cake and gently remove the onlay.
Hello Kitty Decoration
I made the ‘Hello Kitty’ cake decoration by using a picture I found on the net. I printed it and cut it out so that I could transfer the image onto the fondant.
I rolled out the fondant really thin and placed the image on top of the fondant. Then, I cut along the edge.
Each minor part such as the little flower, the eyes, the hands, the nose etc, were cut out individually and placed on top of the fondant and then I pricked the outline with a toothpick and cut out the fondant. Finally, I painted the outline black with a food pen and adhered the individual pieces on the cake using edible glue.
The letters on the cake are cut out from fondant. I have made them with the Funky Alphabets & Numbers Tappit cutter set from FMM.
The little pink flowers on the cake are made with a flower cutter and a silicone veiner. I have attached sugar pearl with a dot of edible glue to the flowers. The flowers have also been colored with a bit of color dust. These flowers are really simple to make. You can make them well in advance and store them in a dry place. I keep them in an egg tray.
Now, I have attached them to the cake with edible glue:
And the final result:
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