For Lily's fourth birthday she wanted a Hello Kitty cake. I knew that was a group of shapes that I could put together.
The main head piece is an oval cake pan and the ears are cut out of a 9 inch round. Then I just iced the whole thing white and used colored icing in ziplocks to free draw the rest. Hello Kitty is not exactly a complex character so don't under estimate the difficulty here. It was super easy.
The cupcakes have white chocolate bar ears and mini M&M eyes. I made girl cupcakes and boy cupcakes so everybody would be happy.