A special request came to me a week ago. One of my friends wanted me to bake her daughter a cake. But not just any cake. A cake with Chococat on it. I was honored. Chococat is one of my favorite characters from Sanrio. My favorite character is Batz-Maru. I have a couple Batz-Maru branded items. One day, I might get the Batz-Maru Bass Guitar but for now a few stickers will do.
I just realized that Chococat and Batz-Maru are both boys. Man, Sanrio has me pegged. I feel a little violated but at the same time I don’t think I’ll stop buying Batz-Maru paraphernalia. Maybe to battle my Hello Kitty toting office mates.
Back to the cake. This round, I did some things differently in my cake preparation. I used box cake mix and with the box cake mix I separated the egg whites from the yolk and beat them until they had small peaks. Then I made the rest of the recipe according to the instructions and at the end of making the batter, I folded in the egg whites. When I make cupcakes, this is part of my routine and I thought it might help in the fluffiness. The cake turned out fluffy but I’m not sure how much fluffier.
The decorating was done in fondant. I forget how moist the fondant can get when making black. Make sure you keep dusting your hands/board with powdered sugar. As a side note, putting store bought fondant in your Kitchen Aid with a dough hook doesn’t work. I didn’t use Pocky sticks for the whiskers this round. Instead I covered skewers with fondant…I’ll use Pocky next time.
Show me your favorite Sanrio cakes!