Today is Chickie's belated birthday party. (Remember, the one that is belated all for good reasons, and not due in any way to my procrastination? Yeah, that one.)
I don't think Chickie realizes this is the second year in a row that she's requested a kitty cat cake. But the cakes are quite different. Last year was a funky, pink, sprinkle-covered cat. This year Chickie went more commercial, requesting Hello Kitty.
She wanted a strawberry cake, and I found a great recipe (using a white cake mix with added ingredients including strawberry gelatin & pureed strawberries.) It turned out delicious, as did the strawberry icing.
I knew that a small round cake wouldn't be enough for all the guests and their parents, so I also made cupcakes. The cake itself, despite its simple design, took forever. (I decorate few cakes, so I'm very slow!) So by the time I got around to decorating the cupcakes I was glad I'd chosen a simple theme...pre-made Hello Kitty decorations and pink buttercream frosting.
I'm writing this on Friday night, and Chickie hasn't seen her cake yet, but I'm going to go out on a limb and say...I bet she loves it!