Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Hello again


Like many women my age, I grew up with Hello Kitty. Somewhere in a drawer or on a shelf in my parents' house, a large collection of stickers, pencil cases, erasers, and note pads, is hiding out, waiting to see daylight again. They are all unmarked, unused, and unpeeled, making me wonder today whether their pristine nature is more a sign of childhood restraint or of deference.

Simone's Hello Kitty Birthday Cake - back

It doesn't matter. Although Hello Kitty now belongs to a whole new generation where she can be a blinged out, luxury brand, pop culture icon in her own right, it is nice to know that to a four year old girl like Simone, she is still just Hello Kitty, that wide-eyed, big headed, cute but mute (no mouth?) cat that is every bow-loving girly girl's cartoon dream.


Fondant Hello Kitty adorns a 9" round chocolate cake with layers of chocolate and raspberry mousse, glazed with a shiny chocolate glaze. She is surrounded by colourful fondant daisies and was easily removed before cutting and serving because no one wants to dismember Hello Kitty and eat her left paw. Meanwhile, here is a photo of the real Hello Kitty who keeps me company...

Hello Simba

12 comments:

Patty said...

I love you decorations, the Hello Kitty theme is adorable and the chocolate glaze looks amazing!

natalie said...

OMG WOW! that is an amazing hello kitty cake!! LOVE IT!

Jojo said...

The glaze looks so nice. Is it the same one you used for the space cake?

Susan said...

Omg. I Love your hello kitty cake. i saw it on foodgawker.

i'm 27 and a hello kitty lover. maybe when i get married, i'll have a hello kitty cake and my fiance can get his bass fish cake. ;-D

Keribel ~~~~ said...

Hello. My name is keribel, and I've been reading your blog for a while now because I've been thinking about a career in Pastry... and it has helped me a lot. I still dont know if that is what I will do but anyway... I just wanted to say that this cake is beautiful!

jami said...

So cute! I was just thinking tonight about whether you can pipe frosting onto fondant; guess the answer's yes! What kind of frosting did you use for the black outlines? Great job!

Alisa-Foodista said...

I love it! Im a big fan of hello kitty, but your cat is beautiful!

Elins Altmuligblogg said...

What an adorable Hello Kitty cake.. ;o)

Nat said...

Absolutely love all your creations, great work!!

Fahrenheit 350° said...

Wow! You always amaze me!

B said...

very pretty hello kitty. I made one for my daughters birthday last summer

DB said...

gorgeous. the hello kitty is absolutely perfect. veeeeeery nice!!