Hello Kitty Pirate Cake

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Each year, the daughter asks from some weird birthday party theme (pink lady bug or purple triceratops or Hello Kitty pirate princess). That means each year the husband and I spend the evening before her party almost getting a divorce while we try to create the cake masterpiece.

When she asked for a “Hello Kitty Pirate Princess Cake,” we couldn’t find anything to help us make it so we created our own method. Unless you’re really good at free-hand cutting, you’ll first need to create your own template from a Hello Kitty face. Search “Hello Kitty printable” online, find a face, increase it to the size you want and print it to use as a template.

Pirate Hello Kitty Birthday Cake

  • 2 boxes of cake mix (flavor of choice) + ingredients to make cake
  • 3 tubs of icing (flavor of choice)
  • Pre-colored fondant in white, black, pink
  1. Bake the cakes in the 9×12 baking pans. Let cool.
  2. Carefully turn the first cake pan over onto what will be your final cake plate. (You won’t be able to move this cake after you’re finished.)
  3. Ice the top of first layer with your icing of choice.
  4. Place the second cake on top of the first layer.
  5. Cut your Hello Kitty face template out and place it on top of the cake. (We purchased an awesome Hello Kitty t-shirt decal from Etsy and then used a copier to blow it up on paper before we affixed the decal to a shirt.)
  6. Cut around the template on the cake as your Hello Kitty face.
  7. Ice the top and sides and then place the rolled-out white fondant on the cake.If you’ve never worked with fondant, it’s as hard as they make it seem on those baking shows. Save yourself some sanity and purchase the pre-colored fondant. You can find it at most craft, party supply, baking and even grocery stores now. I actually found mine at a Walmart (the ones with a grocery store). Make sure you work to roll it out thin. This was the first time we ever worked with fondant, and we actually told everyone at the party to peel it off and eat the cake under because we left it too thick. If the fondant cracks when you’re working with it, just use some water on your fingers to “paste” it back together.
  8. Roll out the rest of the fondant and use the black to make a pirate eye patch, eyes, nose and whiskers. Use the pink for the bow. We cut the bow off our Hello Kitty decal copy and used it as a template, but it’s easy enough to free-hand, as is the eye patch (we made ours heart-shaped). You can use small bits of icing to help affix the bow, eye patch, eyes, etc.
  9. To add that final “pirate” touch, cut out “bones” from mixed fondant and placed them beside the cake for that “skull and crossbones” effect.
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Also for Your Pirate Party

Check out our full pirate party for more ideas!

Used With This Recipe

Neon Fondant (affiliate)

Black Fondant (affiliate)

About Author

Jacqueline Wilson is Ella's mom and a homeschooler. She loves cooking and creating with her daughter. She is the co-author of 50 Shades of Frayed: Three Moms Talk About What Happens When "I Do" Becomes "Not Tonight". You can follow her on her personal Twitter account, WritRams and on Facebook as WritRams and Little Cooks Reading Books.

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