Monday, February 23, 2009

Here Kitty, Kitty!

Here Kitty, Kitty!

It’s my cake pops, Hello-Kitty style. Back in December, I made a little Hello Kitty cake for my niece’s 1st Birthday and as I was shaping the Hello Kitty figure out of fondant, it occurred to me how screaming cute these would be as cake pops. I couldn’t wait to try them. But, how the heck would I make those distinctive, yet subtle little ears. Well, the answer is easier than you think.

Hello Kitty Cake Pops


Here’s what you will need:

Cake and frosting (Read basic Cake Pop How-To)
Mini Red m&ms
White candy melts
Jumbo Heart Sprinkles
Rainbow Chip Sprinkles
Black Edible Ink Pen
Paper Lollipop Sticks
Styrofoam Block
White Chocolate Chips
(Whoops…I left the most important ingredient out of the above picture.)

But, take a look below and you can see how perfectly they work for the ears.

Hello Kitty Cake Pops

  • Shape the Hello Kitty heads into a semi-flat oval shape. Insert tip of lollipop stick into some of the melted candy and insert into the bottom of the Hello Kitty head.
  • Take two white chocolate chips and dip the bottoms in the melted candy and then place/glue them on the top of Hello Kitty head.
  • Stand them up in a styrofoam block to dry. When the ears are firmly attached to the head, dip the entire Hello Kitty head in a bowl of the white melted candy. Make sure the bowl is deep enough so you can get it in one dunk. Then remove and gently tap off any extra coating. This will help smooth it out, too.
  • When the Hello Kitty heads are dry, apply the hearts and m&ms to make a bow and the yellow rainbow chips to make a nose. You can use a toothpick and a little bit of the melted candy to act as the glue.
  • Then, draw the eyes and whiskers on using an black edible ink pen.

Hello Kitty Cake Pops

And, enjoy!


These instructions are for your personal use only. To create Hello Kitty products for commercial sale, you must obtain permission from Sanrio. Visit opportunities/.

julie said...

You are just way too creative for your own good! Absolutely adorable!

February 23, 2009 01:45 AM
Stephanie said...

Those really are so stinking cute! Awesome job on figuring out the ears. You are a cupcake pop genius.

February 23, 2009 01:45 AM
LaDue & Crew said...

Amazing!! I would have never thought of those for the ears… You blow me away every time! I’m definitely not as good as you, but go check out my blog- I just posted some pics of my cakes. You put me to shame though!

February 23, 2009 01:47 AM
Jakesmommie said...

I CAN”T wait to try these. I am a preschool teacher and these cake pops are a huge hit on my hall!

February 23, 2009 01:47 AM
Rachelle @ "Mommy? I'm Hungry!" said...

Such a genius! You need to open a little shop and sell your creative treats! =)

February 23, 2009 01:48 AM
VeggieGirl said...

Gorgeous pops!!

February 23, 2009 01:51 AM
Tiffany said...

Oh my goodness!! I love Hello Kitty and I think those are so cute!!! Thanks for showing them to us and the chocolate chip ears!!!

February 23, 2009 01:58 AM
Tabitha (From Single to Married) said...

absolutely amazing that you figured out how to do that – I would have never guessed those were chips! They look fantastic!

February 23, 2009 02:06 AM
Snobound said...

Oh my goodness – those are just adorable. One of my granddaughters just loves Hello Kitty. Think I’ll make up a batch of these and send them to her. Thanks for sharing your inspiration.

February 23, 2009 02:06 AM
Amy said...

My 4 and 3 year old daughters are standing beside me having a FIT – I think I might have to break down and try these. You make them look so easy, but no telling how mine will turn out.

February 23, 2009 02:07 AM
Kelly said...

So amazing! I love your little kitties! ~Kelly

unDeniably Domestic

February 23, 2009 02:14 AM
Anonymous said...

You are amazing! You are my inspiration. I always try to duplicate what you do, but never to the perfection you achieve. And I always give you credit.

February 23, 2009 02:16 AM
Defa's said...

I wish it was my little girl’s birthday right now so I could make those. You are a genius!

February 23, 2009 02:17 AM
Bea said...

I am a Hello Kitty fan! I am a Bakerella fan! You are amazing!!

February 23, 2009 02:20 AM
beautifuliving said...

Your creativity blows me away! You’re simply to darn clever but the best part is that you share the details.

Love, love, love everything!

February 23, 2009 02:21 AM
Simply Sara said...

You are just too creative!
I love them, my almost two year old is looking at them yelling “kitty cat, kitty cat.”
I’ll need to try these ones!Maybe for her birthday!
You are simply awesome :)
Thanks as always!

February 23, 2009 02:24 AM
Kendalls Mom 3 said...

You did not! I cannot believe how awesome these are! You just out do yourself girl!

February 23, 2009 02:29 AM
Growing Small said...

OMG – these are absolutely adorable!! I am going to give this a try. Thank you for sharing all of your great ideas/recipes – my kids love every thing.

February 23, 2009 02:31 AM
Hope said...

I think these are definately your cutest cake-pop idea yet! I really want to try making these as well!

February 23, 2009 02:31 AM
Dianna said...

very~ cute; reminds me of those marshmellow hello kitties.

i wanna make some now =)

February 23, 2009 02:32 AM
21 said...

You are so creative! I can’t believe how good those look!

February 23, 2009 02:33 AM
Capable Girl said...

You are the neatest baker ever!!

February 23, 2009 02:35 AM
kristine said...

Oh how adorable! My daughter’s 1st birthday is hello kitty themed. I hope I can make these! Thanks for the idea! What a coinkidink =P

February 23, 2009 02:38 AM
TimandKim said...

Those are the most adorable things I’ve ever seen. I’ve never made cake pops but I am going to have to try them. Where were you when I did a HK bday party 2 years ago? These would have been adorable.

February 23, 2009 02:41 AM
sewtakeahike said...

aww, so cute! the little chips make the perfect ears for them! You are so creative!

February 23, 2009 02:41 AM
Baker's Cakes said...

Cutest cake pops yet! Adorable! I’ve been meaning to ask, how did you find the flavor of the premade fondant you used on the valentine cake? Everyone seems to be looking for a tasty alternative to Wilton, but I haven’t tried others…

February 23, 2009 03:00 AM
Whitney Davis said...

Too cute!!!

I’ve tried to use the edible markers, they never work for me! Maybe I need to try a different brand.

February 23, 2009 03:01 AM
Jennifer Kirk said...

Ack! It’s a Hello Kitty army!

Those pops are amazing! You are so creative and talented!

February 23, 2009 03:01 AM
Lovey said...

Brilliant! I know what we are baking this week. Off to the grocery.

These are going to be a hit with my girls.


February 23, 2009 03:03 AM
Amanda said...

Those are TOO cute!! My 5 yo daughter would love me forever if I made those! Your tutorial made it look so easy.

February 23, 2009 03:04 AM
bon-bon-bun said...

Haha! “Meouch”

Beautiful! I’ve got new found love for Hello Kitty :)

February 23, 2009 03:13 AM
Michelle, Queen of Everything said...

Too cute for words! My daughter will love these. Now let me know how to do ponies!

February 23, 2009 03:18 AM
thetoddlerwhisperer said...

Helllooooo adorable!!! So creative!!

February 23, 2009 03:23 AM
Brindi said...

Love these cute little things. You are so stinkin’ creative!

February 23, 2009 03:28 AM
shelby said...

Those are too cute!

February 23, 2009 03:31 AM
Candi said...

You are so talented!!! These are adorable!!

February 23, 2009 03:36 AM
Leslie said...

YUMMM and too cute!

February 23, 2009 03:37 AM
VelezDelights said...

How freaking adorable!!!


February 23, 2009 03:40 AM
Candi said...

What kind of cake did you use for those by the way?

February 23, 2009 03:40 AM
Robyn said...

Now who could eat that precious little face? Too cute to eat!

February 23, 2009 03:40 AM
Lisa Smiley said...

Just too cute! And everything you do is so detailed and great! Thanks for sharing!

February 23, 2009 03:41 AM
Cindy said...

These are too stinking cute! So creative…………I LOVE THEM!!

February 23, 2009 03:44 AM
Meg said...

How do you get the covering so even? Is the chocolate thinned with anything? Mine always turn out so messy!!

February 23, 2009 03:45 AM
Shawnee said...

I just love all your creativity. Can’t wait to try these out!!

February 23, 2009 03:50 AM
Heather Mountain said...

I was having a down day and these just made me smile. I stumbled upon your site a couple days ago and read ALL the blogs in one sitting. :) Just fell in love with what you do. Such a great talent!! Thanks for sharing.

February 23, 2009 04:09 AM
m?d?lina said...

okay you’ve done it. Just when I didn’t think things could get cuter, they did.


– Madalina

February 23, 2009 04:13 AM
m?d?lina said...

okay you’ve done it. Just when I didn’t think things could get cuter, they did.


– Madalina

February 23, 2009 04:13 AM
m?d?lina said...

okay you’ve done it. Just when I didn’t think things could get cuter, they did.


– Madalina

February 23, 2009 04:13 AM
m?d?lina said...

okay you’ve done it. Just when I didn’t think things could get cuter, they did.


– Madalina

February 23, 2009 04:13 AM
m?d?lina said...

okay you’ve done it. Just when I didn’t think things could get cuter, they did.


– Madalina

February 23, 2009 04:13 AM
m?d?lina said...

okay you’ve done it. Just when I didn’t think things could get cuter, they did.


– Madalina

February 23, 2009 04:13 AM
m?d?lina said...

okay you’ve done it. Just when I didn’t think things could get cuter, they did.


– Madalina

February 23, 2009 04:13 AM
Baby Amelia said...

PURRRR-fect timing! My mom (who’s name is Kitty) is coming for a visit this week and it happens to be her birthday… how fun to have personalized cake pops for her! She’s going to love them!

February 23, 2009 04:15 AM
Miiitch said...

These are pretty amazing. You’re so creative with these cake pops. I’ve only made them twice, and both times I just left them in balls and ate them as-is, because I didn’t have lollipop sticks or candy or anything else.

I can’t wait to try the next level!

February 23, 2009 04:23 AM
Rachel Gray said...

Love the last picture. I always want to see the insides of things!

February 23, 2009 04:23 AM
Robynn's Ravings said...

Makes me wish I still had a “little” daughter to make these for (as if they would actually turn out like this for me!). But how clever you are and how adorable they are!

February 23, 2009 04:39 AM
JennyMac said...

The name Bakerella I am guessing is a play on words being a Princess of Baking taking the ‘rella from Cinderella, a famous princess. Well honey, I dub you QUEEN! Amazing you are…I bow to such baking greatness!

February 23, 2009 04:51 AM
Sandy said...

Way cute!

February 23, 2009 04:52 AM
Elizabeth said...

Oh my goodness, these are adorable!!! Very creative!! My daughter would die!!

February 23, 2009 04:53 AM
Girl Japan said...

Of course adorable, I like kitty chan, especially being here in Tokyo.. they are EVERYWHERE.

You are brilliant with fondant, a master!!! I wonder if you’ll teach classes later on?

February 23, 2009 04:57 AM
I Should Be Cleaning Up said...

Wow, you’re amazing. I can’t wait to try it!

February 23, 2009 05:06 AM
Peabody said...

These are your best ones yet! I love Hello Kitty!

February 23, 2009 05:14 AM
justJENN said...

Absolute perfection!

February 23, 2009 05:35 AM
The Cookie Girl said...

You are too smart! I love these and my daughter will too.

February 23, 2009 05:40 AM
The Food Librarian said...

I seriously can’t begin to tell you how adorable these are! Can I be your niece and get cute cakes for my birthday!??! :)

February 23, 2009 05:44 AM
Anonymous said...

what cake recipe did you use for these? I started out trying to make the red velvet cake balls, but they were just too mushy and greasy, and they never made it to the chocolate coving stage!
Great job on these! Are you still in process of doing a cake pop book?
Thanks for sharing

February 23, 2009 06:16 AM
Cakespy said...

Even cuter than the cake! No…not cuter but a tie. Yay for more cuteness! Love the clever use of the chips for ears! These would be beyond great for a little girl’s birthday party…or, you know, MY birthday party.

February 23, 2009 06:24 AM
My Sweet & Saucy said...

These just might be my favorite!!! Love them!!!

February 23, 2009 06:35 AM
The Robinsons said...

love it!

February 23, 2009 07:11 AM
Anonymous said...

Oh great genius that u are…such wonderful ideas! Queen Bakerella, I am honored you are sharing your ideas with us.

February 23, 2009 07:21 AM
apparentlyjessy said...

Bakerella, you deserve all this fame, because you are so talented! Everyone wants to see what you come up with next! I get so excited when I see you have made a new post, and you never disappoint…Hello Kitty cake pops! They look so perfect!

February 23, 2009 07:30 AM
emily said...

oh my god. these have got to be the cutest things ever!

February 23, 2009 07:55 AM
morgana said...

:o :o :o :o

These ARE the cutest cake pops EVER. I think it would be a little difficult for me to eat them…

You’ll see these will be a real HIT.

You are a genius.

February 23, 2009 08:23 AM
Peggy said...

These are adorable!!

February 23, 2009 09:20 AM
Pikko said...

Darn, now I’ll have to figure out where to get those ingredients so I can do that for my daughter’s birthday… I’ll have to make a Dear Daniel version for the guys too!

February 23, 2009 09:24 AM
les 2 gourmands said...

so cute !!

February 23, 2009 09:55 AM
Anonymous said...

These are absolutely adorable. You should be careful about posting copyrighted characters on the web- you never know who may see them.

February 23, 2009 10:01 AM
Susi said...

Adorable-Love them.I have got to give these a try!

February 23, 2009 11:12 AM
barbichounette said...

Superbe !!
Comme d’habitude !

February 23, 2009 11:27 AM
Emily said...

Holy smokes, these are too cute for words! I’m not sure if I could eat them! I mean, I could figure it out, *grin* but really, just too sweet! -e

February 23, 2009 12:09 PM
Stacey in TX said...

As a HK fan, I think these are your best creation yet!

February 23, 2009 12:26 PM
Summer said...

Those are ADORABLE!

February 23, 2009 12:31 PM
Gayle Rogers said...

That is adorable. I’m not artistic but can follow directions. Thanks again.

February 23, 2009 12:31 PM
Erin Tales said...

Super cute!

February 23, 2009 12:38 PM
Kay said...

Too cute for words! This is a time when the end result looks too good to eat and you just want Hello Kitty to stay just as adorable as she is, lol.

February 23, 2009 12:38 PM
Lisa said...

OMG! This look soooo cute. And you make them look so easy to make. I tried and wasn’t very successful…but I’ll keep trying.

February 23, 2009 12:44 PM
Libby said...

Your creativity is amazing!! These are absolutely adorable. And I always have a soft spot for Hello Kitty.

February 23, 2009 12:53 PM
Helana said...

You think of everything don’t you? I am just amazed that you can make these cute little pops and cakes and everything under the sun you could bake!

February 23, 2009 12:56 PM
Lucky in Love said...

These are so stinkin’ cute! Now I just need a little one to make them for?? :)

February 23, 2009 01:13 PM
veron said...

Feels like high school again…luv hello kitty!

February 23, 2009 01:13 PM
youngmi said...

these are perfect! i’m a huge hello kitty fan :) thanks for sharing!

February 23, 2009 01:21 PM
Jennifer said...

You are my hero! I rarely (if ever) have commented, but I’m more faithful to your blog than to my husband (just kidding). My niece’s wedding is coming up and she has loved Hello Kitty forever! I’m thinking I can use this idea and make them into little mini bride Hello Kitty’s to leave at her hotel! Thanks for all the great stuff!

February 23, 2009 01:26 PM
kribss said...

you are a freak’n baking genius! those are way too cute!

February 23, 2009 01:38 PM
Hautemama said...

Very cute!!! Love it!

February 23, 2009 01:48 PM
Julie said...

I am in love! I can’t wait to make these for my daughter’s preschool snack day. Thank you for sharing all your ideas with us. I appreciate it.

February 23, 2009 01:53 PM
Cher said...

Oh wow! I love these! It may sound silly, but I am gong to make these for my cat’s birthday, but in his colors!
I may even make some with carob!

February 23, 2009 02:10 PM
Suzy said...

These are simply too cute for words. You are a very creative soul….
Thanks for sharing!

February 23, 2009 02:11 PM
Knitnut,Karen said...

Those are absolutely the cutest thing I’ve ever seen! My grand-daughters would love them!
Since you bake alot of cakes, I have a challenge for you. I have a GD that’s allergic to EGGS. Every recipe I have to subsitute for eggs is awful. The cake,or brownies or cookies taste bad. Do you have a good tasting recipe for baked goods that doesn’t use eggs?

February 23, 2009 02:18 PM
Angela Carol Photography said...

Those are the most precious ones yet! I don’t know if I could make myself eat one after making them because they are so cute!!!

Great idea with the chips!!

February 23, 2009 02:22 PM
Sugar Diva said...

Amazing the things you come up with!!! How do you do it??? You must have an idea database on your head!!! STUNNING!!!

February 23, 2009 02:35 PM
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