This week's challenge was to make a Hello Kitty Cake for my friend Linette's graduation party. My creative juices activated! (That sounds gross, Joanna)
16 oz. bag of mini marshmallows (get the good stuff!)
2 lbs bag of powdered sugar
3 Tbs of water
extra powdered sugar for dusting
extra crisco for hands
If you have a mixer with a dough hook, it is best to use it. Not only is it easier, it is less messy. If you do not have a dough hook, use your hands and mix the ingredients in a bowl. Just be warned... this will be MESSY!
When everything looks combined, pour onto the counter. Be sure to scrape EVERYTHING from the bowl til the very last crisco shmear.
It's best to make this the night before. Leaving it on the counter is fine, but if you will be making this days ahead, put it in the fridge. Just be sure to plastic wrap it tight!
Linette requested Marble, so I made a box of cake. Thanks Duncan Hines. I put it in the fridge to cool completely and harden just a bit. This will help you carve it easier. I printed Hello Kitty's picture straight off the internets and used it as a template.
YAY for cake scraps! They went straight into this belly ::points to muffin top belly::
I also cut out a piece of cardboard to fit the cake exactly (you shouldn't really see it) so that I can move the cake around.
Hubby asked why she doesn't have a mouth...It's because she speaks... from her heart. ::tear:: gag!
This cake-gift took me 10 hours to make. I had fun and wish that I could've kept it for myself.
My anxiety subsided when I presented the cake at the party. It was a hit. Everyone thought it was amazing ::blush:: and some even said it tasted yummy. I'd like to think I did pretty darn well.
This always hurts a bit...
My birthday is coming up and I hope someone will make me a cake. I don't care if it looks nice, I just want to feel like someone took the time to make me something sweet and special. I like chocolate or Funfetti...in case you were wondering.
- If you could have your next birthday cake made...what design would it be?
- Favorite cake flavor?