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Friday, January 20, 2012

Happy 5th Birthday Lilly!!

Hello Kitty Cake
Lilly ordered a Hello Kitty cake and wanted it pink and purple.  We showed her a lot of cake pictures and she liked them all!!   So we combined a few ideas from several of these cakes.  

She also wanted a strawberry cake with strawberry frosting.  We made a triple strawberry cake with a strawberry cream cheese frosting. The other layer is a triple chocolate cake with a cream cheese frosting.  

We made a topsy turvy cake and frosted it.  The dots, ribbons, stripes, etc are made from some homemade and store bought fondant.  Joy made the cute Hello Kitty and letters while I frosted the cake and made the bow. We worked together on everything else. 

Every once in a while, unfortunately, we really struggle on a cake... and this was one of them!!   On one layer, the frosting went on easily, the other layer was a real battle.  Joy and I always laugh, because we love cake decorating but hate to frost!!   We really prefer fondant because it is easy to get smooth and professional looking.  But we also know that everyone does not like the flavor and texture!  The next problem was getting the angles right on the topsy turvy and stacking them without messing up the frosting.  The frosting probably needed to be stiffer, because it was trying to seep through the stripes.  Even with the problems, we were content with the finished cake. 

Joy also made a small personal cake for Lilly with a Hello Kitty that she made that was too big for the 'bigger' cake. 

Hope you had a great 5th birthday and party at Incredible Pizza Lilly!!