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/.

Candes said...

Oh My! This are soooo cute! I want some!!!

You’ve done an amazing job. Keep up the great work!

I look fwd to your next surprise.

February 23, 2009 02:38 PM
Shephalli said...

OMG! These are adorable! you are truly a genius.

February 23, 2009 03:15 PM
JeanneS said...

I Love these,2 of my favorite things in life, kittens & your cupcake pops. Your instructions make them look like I could possibly make these. Thanks so much for sharing your awesome talents

February 23, 2009 03:28 PM
An Accomplished Woman said...

Another great idea from Bakerella, you are such a genius.

February 23, 2009 03:28 PM
Juliet said...

That last photo made me laugh out loud. Helly Kitty is my hero. Thanks for making my day by posting this.

February 23, 2009 03:32 PM
Pauliwog said...

As always, these are super cute! Thanks again for some cake pop inspiration! I always love seeing the fun ideas that you come up with. Thanks for sharing…and keep them coming! :)

February 23, 2009 03:48 PM
alauna said...

wow! i’ve been waiting for a post to force me to comment (i’m shy) and THIS is it. these are the best cake pops yet :)

February 23, 2009 03:54 PM
Melissa said...

Those are the cutest things ever! I tried making the cupcake pops and it was way hard. I need more practice. Thanks for all the cute ideas!

February 23, 2009 03:55 PM
threemoonbabies said...

great idea! they are absolutely adorable!

February 23, 2009 04:04 PM
Alicia said...

I can’t even stand how cute these are!

February 23, 2009 04:30 PM
megbmd said...

I always love coming to your site to see what you’ve come up with next. Your continued variations on these pops are genius, and your work always comes out beautifully.

February 23, 2009 04:30 PM
Bryn said...

PLEASE DO CHOCOCAT for us boy-mommas!!!

I’d LOVE to do Chococat for my little guys!!!

This is… sheer genius.

February 23, 2009 04:34 PM
..Karen.. said...

Those are so cute! You are so creative!

February 23, 2009 04:37 PM
Dolce Deb's Designs said...

You never cease to amaze every creation is better than the one before even if it seems impossible. Thank you for sharing these with us and being so inspiring have a great day.

Debbie/Phx AZ

February 23, 2009 04:39 PM
Leigh said...

You are awesome!!! What a cute idea for party favors. I am feeling so inspired to make some more cake pops for kiddos. Thanks for sharing your work.

February 23, 2009 04:40 PM
Jennifer said...

I am speechless!!! Those are amazing!! Great job!!! So cute!!! com

February 23, 2009 04:58 PM
Barbara said...

You need to publish a book Bakerella. You are amazingly creative!!! Your blog rocks!!!

February 23, 2009 05:00 PM
Dorci Harris said...

So stinking cute, and I’m not even a Hello Kitty fan. Awesome job.

February 23, 2009 05:02 PM
The Chic Cakery said...

The chocolate chip ears are brills! You are such a clever girl. :)

February 23, 2009 05:04 PM
Leesa said...

Sooo cute! My students would LOVE them!! It’s always a real trip to stop by your blog and see what’s bakin’!!! Have a sweet week!

February 23, 2009 05:25 PM
Ashley said...

super cute! My friend just got in a few new pieces of her Hello Kitty Mac make-up, just seconds before I opened this!!!

February 23, 2009 05:42 PM
Alisa said...

I know you hear it all the time but you really are wonderful! thanks for all the inspiration. i can’t wait to see what you come up with next-(no pressure!)

February 23, 2009 05:56 PM
duodishes said...

Very, very cute. How can you only eat one?

February 23, 2009 05:59 PM
greetingarts said...

!!! With each creation you make, I think “Oh my God, that is just the cutest/cleverest/most amazing pop!” And then your next one comes along. This is so fabulous I can’t even stand it.

February 23, 2009 06:02 PM
Kathy said...

Your work is just amazing!!!

February 23, 2009 06:11 PM
Anonymous said...

This is my first post to your blog after months of reading, browsing and being in complete awe of your creativity, determination and ability to produce fabulously adorable treats(works of art). What moves me the most though is your willingness to share your talent. Not just in photos, but in grave detail with instructions that leave no stone unturned. So many people like to keep their discoveries to themselves, which is their perogative of course, but it speaks volumes about your love of the art itself, your love of fellow bakers and your desire for others to experience the same joy you do when the challenge is completed. For all of us that cook and bake,who doesn’t want to scream from the mountain tops in shear delight when we are successful in these cooking and baking endeavors and then again when other people acknowledge that and extend a compliment! It’s an emotion second to nothing :) Once again, thank you from the bottom of my heart for taking the time and effort to update your blog, share in your discoveries and last but not least, for being so kind, fun, creative, determined and generous!
Forever a fan,
Julie Lipp
Dallas, Tx

February 23, 2009 06:27 PM
Crazy About Cakes said...

These Hello Kitty Pops are ADORABLE! You never fail to amaze me. Thank you so much for all of your fun ideas, and for teaching us how to make such fun things. Your talent is amazing. Where can you by an edible ink marker?

February 23, 2009 06:40 PM
May said...

Super cute!!! I love them and MUST try these.

February 23, 2009 06:50 PM
Calm In The Kitchen said...

once again your creativity blows me away!

I love that you share the details too, thank you!

;) amy

February 23, 2009 06:52 PM
Aimée said...

The word genius is really not used lightly here. How about those ears!

February 23, 2009 06:56 PM
Superlole said...

Love it! BTW on all things cupcake website, she just put a link to Wet Seal T-shirts- one is Hello Kitty with a cupcake…would make a great b-day present if there is a Hello Kitty theme! ;) Here’s the site:

February 23, 2009 07:10 PM
Jen said...

Aaaw! So adorable Thanks for sharing.

February 23, 2009 07:25 PM
Anonymous said...

eew, grey cake pops.

February 23, 2009 07:46 PM
susan said...

I just love these cake pops. I wish you would come out with a book. I know many people who would love to buy a copy.

February 23, 2009 07:51 PM
Bryna said...

Too cute! I have to tell you that I had a dream about your blog last night. You made Mojito cake and then made it into mojito balls dipped in white chocolate with a hint of lime. I must read your blog too much if I am dreaming about it! LOL

February 23, 2009 07:59 PM
136 said...

These are eye-watering cute. Thanks so much for the how-to. I’ll be linking.

February 23, 2009 08:10 PM
Brandy said...

Too cute! You are so creative.

February 23, 2009 08:13 PM
dana828 said...

OMG these are the cutest things ever!! My daughter and I were checking out your cake pops page, and she has decided that we *have* to make some sort for her 8th birthday…thankfully I have some time to practice between now and June! Now to choose which ones…

February 23, 2009 08:20 PM
Mona said...


February 23, 2009 08:29 PM
ellethecoconut said...

you don’t even know how much i LOVE hello kitty…

my fiance would have made a ‘hello kitty hell’-blogzine if it weren’t already made.

you are my hero!

February 23, 2009 08:42 PM
Jaina said...

I should have known better than to come by when I’m craving dessert. Too yummy!

February 23, 2009 08:48 PM
Stacey said...

My little girl is going to love these!!! What a cute idea!!

February 23, 2009 08:48 PM
sparkled*life said...

I love your blog!!!! I found it through a girlfriend and everytime I come on here I am inspired! I wish I was this talented to make something as cute as this! Unfortunatley I only can make a simple cake! :D


February 23, 2009 09:20 PM
thereddeer said...

The Hello Kitty pops look absolutely perfect. I would love to be as patient and creative as you.

February 23, 2009 09:21 PM
Tucker, Jess, and Brian said...

Absolutely amazing. Each new blog post impresses me more than the previous one. You are brilliant!!! :)

February 23, 2009 09:51 PM
happiestmommies said...

I am an avid fan of Hello Kitty. My poor daughter will have to have a Hello Kitty theme party someday, whether she likes it or not! I used to visit San Francisco and come home with oodles of Hello Kitty.

I posted about your Valentine’s Day cake pops recently thinking they were the cutest things ever, but these take the cake…tee-hee!

Keep the great ideas coming. you are so inspiring!

February 23, 2009 09:51 PM
Misha said...

Those are so darn cute!

February 23, 2009 09:54 PM
Mandy said...

Amazing! I’m so glad I found your blog! You are so creative! My girls will love these! Thanks for sharing!

February 23, 2009 09:54 PM
saxophonic_kernow said...

Does anyone know if ‘Candy Melts’ are available in the UK? I’ve never heard of them and have no idea what they are – but they look like they are the only ingredient for the job!! Thanks.

February 23, 2009 10:12 PM
The Gomes Family said...

Too cute!

February 23, 2009 10:13 PM
Dawn@Embracing the Ordinary Life said...

You are soo flippin cleaver. These are adorable…and love the way you figured out the ears…Bravo

February 23, 2009 10:18 PM
Tasha said...

oh my gosh!!! these are too cute. you are sooooo creative. thanks for sharing this. i’m definitely making these

February 23, 2009 10:26 PM
Seanna Lea said...

That is way too cute! I imagine a nice strawberry flavored cake would be great inside (little bit of pink sticking out when you bite). I have a lot of lollipop sticks left after making valentine’s cookie pops, so I will have to try this with some of my extras.

February 23, 2009 10:32 PM
stacie said...

Those are so perfect!! My 3 (almost 4) year old wants a Hello Kitty Party. What a great idea!!!

February 23, 2009 11:29 PM
Cori S said...

So cute! And I LOVE LOVE Hello Kitty!!

February 23, 2009 11:50 PM
ihearrtsushi said...

ADORABLE!!! I love this idea so much!

February 24, 2009 12:15 AM
Screamin' Mama said...

OMG these are the cutest thing EVER!!! I love Hello Kitty!

February 24, 2009 12:17 AM
Dawne said...

I love it! You are so incredibly creative. They look very yummy too, I would love to try one but I’d feel like I was hurting her haha

February 24, 2009 12:21 AM
Jenn's Baking Chamber said...

That last picture is adorable! but yummy at the same time! I love your cake pop ideas, they’re always so cute

February 24, 2009 12:23 AM
mmagruder said...

Wow you amaze me!!

February 24, 2009 12:48 AM
Heather said...

Awesome pops! My son is turning one in April and I am going to try to make basketballs, footballs and baseballs. Wish me luck!<><

February 24, 2009 01:17 AM
Tanya said...

You are a genius. A true genius.

February 24, 2009 01:19 AM
eme said...

you are a sugar gggodddesss…deserving triple letters for your imagination, and actual delivery…if i ever imagined these, they would look like a trampled hello kitty…kudos!


February 24, 2009 02:04 AM
Jenny said...

amazing! you are so awesome.

February 24, 2009 02:40 AM
lisalyn said...


February 24, 2009 03:53 AM
Aly said...

These are the cutest things ever! Cake on a stick- AMAZING! Who doesn’t love that?? You’re blog is great! :)tribble

February 24, 2009 06:00 AM
Heather said...

These are absolutely adorable! I wish I had an excuse to try to make these now. You amaze me with all of those tricks up your sleeves!

February 24, 2009 06:09 AM

Absolutely amazing!!! i love those.Im getting hungry.

February 24, 2009 07:01 AM
amylouwho said...

Are you kidding me? Cake pops at their finest!

February 24, 2009 11:22 AM
Anonymous said...

OH !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I just made them and I love it
Thank you, Thank you you are the best

February 24, 2009 06:45 PM
171 said...

These are unbelievably adorable and creative! I am just wowed… :)

February 24, 2009 07:37 PM
khymita said...

wonderfull!! i want to make it by myself ^.^

February 24, 2009 08:17 PM
StuffCooksWant said...

Who else would think of all these great ideas so we can steal them and pass them off as our own brilliance? Thanks for being my brain.

February 24, 2009 08:29 PM
Natalie... said...

I dotn know how you do it! I really dont! Amazing!!

February 24, 2009 09:24 PM
Drama queens mum said...

Those are so cute. I love them.

February 24, 2009 10:01 PM
Anna said...

My friend is absolutely obsessed with all things Hello Kitty, I’m SO going to make these for her birthday! Thank you for the instructions :)

February 24, 2009 10:34 PM
Stella and Mark Coomes said...

PURE GENIUS!! I made those cupcake pops for my daughter’s 1st bday and planned on doing them for her 2nd bday but seriously, I’m considering trying these! You make it look so SIMPLE! LOOOVE THEM!

February 25, 2009 02:02 AM
Bakerella said...

To all – thank you for the sweet comments. I am so thrilled you liked these as much as I did making them.
If you make them, I hope you’ll share pics.

And here are some answers to those that had questions.

TimandKim – I didn’t even have the baking bug yet.

Baker’s Cakes – I think it’s a little better than the wilton. But I hear homemade marshmallow is the way to go.

Whitney Davis – I use the Americolor Brand. There’s a link in the post.

Michelle, Queen of Everything – ponies would be cute!

Candi – Yellow cake with pink frosting.

Meg – Usually I don’t have to thin it, but if I do, I use parmount crystals.

JennyMac – Actually, it was Barbarella

Anonymous – Use a mix. They’re pretty consistent and a great way to introduce yourself to the consistency of the cake.

But, for these I used the Moist Yellow Cake recipe :

Yep, I’m working on it.

Cakespy – When’s your Bday?

morgana – Thanks Morgana

Anonymous – I’m not selling these, so it should be ok

Jennifer – she’ll love it.

Cher – Please send pictures!!!!!!

Knitnut,Karen – I haven’t done anything like that. Check out They are dairy-free.

Sugar Diva – I wish

alauna – Now, don’t you feel better.


Bryn – I’ll have to investigate him

Julie Lipp – Wow, what a sweet sweet note. Thank you so much. It does mean a lot.

Crazy About Cakes – amazon. there’s a link in this post

Anonymous – Ummm… the cake pops aren’t gray. The photo is black and white.

Bryna – that’s hilarious

saxophonic_kernow – it’s also called candy coating or chocolate bark or almond bark.

Heather – good luck

February 25, 2009 02:44 AM
Anonymous said...

Is the cake a mix? it almost looks like a strawberry cake mix

February 25, 2009 03:19 AM
mamablingthing said...

You amaze me with every new creation! I am always checking back with you in anticipation for a new post! I love your creativity. You’re truely awsome and inspiring. Thanks.

February 25, 2009 03:31 AM
Sugar, Spice &amp; Everything Nice said...

hi, I’m from Malaysia…and i’ve tried the pop recipe and i’m wondering why is it my pop after awhile it sort of slid off the candy stick? what have i done wrong? or is it just because of the hot weather? coz here its always hot if its not raining…

February 25, 2009 03:40 AM
Jenny said...

omg! you are so unbelievably creative!!! i’m a big fan of hello kitty so these cake pops are on the top of my list.

February 25, 2009 04:04 AM
raquel said...

Those are adorable! Great thinking on the kity ears. :)

February 25, 2009 04:23 AM
qtcupcakes said...

Bakerella!!! you are an inspiration!!! i absolutely LOVE these pops! Can’t wait to try them out. :D

February 25, 2009 04:46 AM
Katie said...

Amazing! And so cute! I wish I had the creative juices so I could make something like that. I can help you eat them though… :D

February 25, 2009 06:12 AM
joosing said...

hi there

I really wanted to try out the cupcakes pop… really hope u can help me up for this..

Can i use white chocolater to replace the candy melts??

I treid once but after i coat the cupcakes, it cracks after it dry…. please help…

joosing from malaysia

February 25, 2009 07:33 AM
Miette said...

Those pops are sooooo cute ! Abs gorgeous !



February 25, 2009 11:48 AM
Brianne said...

omg, so cute! i just love following your blog. can’t wait to see what you’ll whip up next! :)

February 25, 2009 12:19 PM
jacquisbakingsomething said...

Simply awesome!!!! YOu are super creative>

Keep those ideas rolling.


February 25, 2009 12:52 PM
Jeanette Facey said...

You really are amazing! So creative. I just love your inspiration.

February 25, 2009 03:39 PM
Tricia said...

You are so unbelievably talented. I’m jealous!

February 25, 2009 03:49 PM
Elins Altmulig blog said...

So creative and cute hello kittys !!

February 25, 2009 03:59 PM
Anonymous said...


February 25, 2009 04:24 PM
mechelle said...

I am so impressed . I bow down to you Bakerella!! way cool on the ears BTW

February 25, 2009 04:44 PM
Courtney said...

i know you didn’t use any fondant for these pops, but where do you buy your fondant, specifically the colored?

February 25, 2009 05:41 PM
Papilles et Pupilles said...

Absolutely amazing ! It’s so cute !

February 25, 2009 07:46 PM
Tom and Valerie said...

I just stumbled onto this site while searching for owl cake designs–I am totally hooked! Your ideas are so awesome! Love the Hello Kitty cake pops! They are so darn cute; I can’t stop admiring their perfection. I’m now inspired to make owl cake pops for my twins’ first birthday party. I think this shape w/ the ears might also work for an owl. Wish me luck and feel free to post any good tips that might help out an amateur who’s about to make 41 owl cake pops.

February 25, 2009 08:37 PM
Jessica said...

I can only assume you’ve made butter cream frosting. I don’t want that ewy kind from the bakery at a grocery store but real buttercream like wedding cake frosting. Do you have a recipe?

February 25, 2009 08:55 PM
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