Ann Reardon

Hello Kitty Cake

hello kitty cake

Without so much as a taste, we kissed Hello Kitty goodbye…


Sure, the cute cartoon cat is adored around the globe and frequently requested on my YouTube channel, but in our boy-filled home this lovely cake was never going to hold pride of place at an 11-year-old’s birthday party! So instead, I put a notice up on Instagram offering a free kitty to a good home (it was snapped up within 3 minutes).  I later received a lovely video of a gorgeous little girl blowing out the candles on her treasured Hello Kitty cake.


You will need:

(serves 8-10)
one quantity of Italian Meringue Frosting (recipe video here)
2 x 20cm (7.87 inches) round cakes
1 roll of black licorice (or you could use black fondant)
yellow food colouring
140g (4.94 ounces) pink or red fondant for the bow
strawberry jam (optional)

This cake is fairly easy to make, I chose the italian meringue frosting because it is brilliant white, you will need a candy thermometer to make it.   If you do not mind if it is not white then you could use cream cheese frosting or butter cream or whipped white chocolate ganache instead.


Download the hello kitty cake cutting guide here

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  1. 1unified

  2. Rating: 5

    Hi Ann
    Can I make it the night before and if so how do I store it?
    Many thanks

  3. Rating: 5

    My daughter and I made this together and it was a hit, thanks for the video.

    • That’s great to hear Emilie ?

  4. Hello! I will be making this cake for my daughter’s birthday this coming weekend. Would it be okay to make this the night before? Or will the colours run? Thanks!

    • Hi Olivia, You can make this cake the day prior and add the liquorice details, the only thing I would leave off is the fondant bow. Make it and just add it on the day. The moisture from the italian meringue can cause it to weep if left for a long time.

  5. Rating: 5

    My girls and I have watched almost ALL of your videos! We’re addicted to Ann Reardon! They have been begging me to try one of your cakes for over a year now and I finally took the plunge with your Hello Kitty cake. It was a lot of fun and my girls were thrilled with the end result. Your Italian Meringue was SOOOO good – I used lemon juice in place of the cream of tartar. And, I skipped the fondant, just filled the colored bits with dyed frosting. My licorice arrived in a tangle instead of a roll, so it didn’t go on as neatly as I had hoped, but still respectable. Also, I need to get some acetate….. Nevertheless, this cake was the hit of the party today! Thanks for all your hard work on this blog and your videos! We love them!

    • It looks so cute Janelle. Well done!

  6. Ann my printer want print off this template for the Hello Kitty. Can you please send a copy of the template to my email address. I would greatly appreciate it. I subscribed to your videos and love each one. You are an amazingly talented lady.
    Stephanie Davis

  7. Could I use marshmallow fluff instead of the italian meringue frosting?

    • Hi Kati, We don’t get Marshmallow Fluff here in Australia so I can’t experiment for you, give it a go decorating on a plate and add some piece of liquorice and fondant to see if it is ok.

  8. Rating: 5

    Greeting from Czech Republic! Thank you Ann for this great guide. My niece wanted Hello Kitty cake for her fourth birthday, so I started searching for the right one.. and found it here 😉 Plus I’ve already chosen my next cake for my mum’s 60th birthday here as well!

    Keep up the good work!

    Dan from Prague

    • Great work Dan

  9. Sorry silly question but is the cake going to be to high with the sponge cake? Is it enough for 10 people?

    • Hi Katalin, It will depend on how large you cut your serves, but it should be plenty for 10 people. You could make it double layered if you wish, just double the recipe.

      • Rating: 5

        Thank you, the cake is delicious 🙂 The kids love it

  10. Can I use your sponge cake recipe for this? Is it enough for both cakes? Thank you

    • Yes you could. One quantity of the sponge recipe will give you two round cakes suitable for use in this recipe.

  11. how do i find the link to print the template of the paper `hello kitty

  12. hi ann can you plzz tell me how many servings can i get from this size cake ???

  13. And Can I use the Italian Meringue as the filling as well?

  14. Can I bake it 1 evening before I need it and refrigerate?
    (I’ll share as soon as I get it done :-))

  15. The cake looks great, well done!

    • thanks 😀

      • Hi Ann! I was wondering if you could by any chance make a zebra cake?

        • Hi fantastic16, this sounds like a good idea. We will add it to the list!

    • YESSS! I k now Larry all her cakes are awsome!!!! 🙂 I wish I knew how to bake as good as she can!!!!

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