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/.

Holiday Queen said...


February 25, 2009 10:39 PM
Farmer Gal said...

Can’t wait to try one of your fun cake pop recipes for my daughter’s first birthday in July!

February 25, 2009 10:49 PM
maybe strawberry said...

i love Hello Kitty!!! how cute!! how you come up with so many different kinds of cake balls and figures amazes me!

February 25, 2009 10:59 PM
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February 26, 2009 01:20 AM
Tales of a Kitchenphobe said...

Those look amazingly adorable! Thanks for sharing your clever ideas :)

February 26, 2009 01:34 AM
Bakerella said...

Anonymous – no, it's a scratch cake with pink tinted frosting

Sugar, Spice & Everything Nice – it could be the weather. But next time make sure you only insert the lollipop about to the halfway point and make sure the chocolate coating surrounds the where the stick is inserted in the cake ball.

joosing – the candy melts work best, but you can try the other. If they crack, it could be because your balls are too cold and your chocolate is too hot when you insert them.

Courtney – a cake supply store. But there's a link to the red fondant I used for the V-Day heart cake.
Amazon sells a brand called Satin Ice which I use and also Wilton.
You can also get wilton in craft stores.

Tom and Valerie – now, I want to make some owls. What a hoot.

Jessica – Here's one

February 26, 2009 04:17 AM

you should really make a youtube video of yourself making these.

The coating with the candy is just impossible for me to do. i can’t tap off extra candy or else my cake ball will fall off.

SO CREATIVE W/ THE BOW!!! :} I will have to definitely try this out.

February 26, 2009 08:08 AM
Danae said...

“OMG” were the first words out of my mouth when I got to your page. And then I proceeded to squeal at a pitch I’m sure only dogs could hear. These are SOOO cute!! I’m obsessed with Hello Kitty, and I want to go try these RIGHT NOW!

February 26, 2009 05:38 PM
Theresa said...

hi there, just saw that your hello kitty pops are featured on yahoo! cool!!

February 26, 2009 06:25 PM
lauh-ren said...

oh my gosh these are so cute, i have to make these!

February 26, 2009 11:09 PM
Adrienne said...

Okay, these are simply adorable! Definitely on the list for next year’s bday party!

February 27, 2009 12:21 AM
karen said...

HELP! I love love love these hello kitty pops, but I am having some trouble with my candy coating…it keeps chipping or cracking. How do I prevent the crack?

February 27, 2009 12:24 AM
Rona's Home Page said...

How fun.

February 27, 2009 03:14 AM
Becca said...

I just found your site a few days ago and im already hooked, thanks to this site im not reading my school books any are awesome!

February 27, 2009 04:17 AM
MommyAmy said...

You are brilliant! I hate Hello Kitty, but somehow you made me smile in this post anyway. :)

February 27, 2009 04:20 AM
wonders said...

I came to your site from TasteSpotting and I LOVE everything here!! You’re one talented cookie! Made me want to try the 14 layered cake -=)

February 27, 2009 04:40 AM
Anonymous said...


February 27, 2009 06:08 AM
emma said...

I have only just discovered your world of cake pops. I have read back about all of them. They are amazing, I feel so inspired to try them.

February 27, 2009 11:41 AM
SPG said...

I have just discover your blog!!! Its Great!!! ME ENCANTA

February 27, 2009 12:42 PM
Anonymous said...

This is my first time at your blog and I’m breathless! I don’t know what to say, you’re amazing! I’m so impressed! I wish my creative level was as high as yours :-)

February 27, 2009 02:32 PM
Katrina said...

These are WAY cute! In my day, I LOVED Hello Kitty! (Still do). But now I have all boys, so there’s no kitty here!

February 27, 2009 05:03 PM
Tattoos and Teething Rings said...

I gave you one of my Blogging With A Purpose awards! Keep up the awesome work!

February 27, 2009 06:43 PM
auntrene said...

Thank you for having a fantastic blog. I have given you a TRIPLE AWARD on my blog. Pop over and pick it up. Enjoy all the bloggy love.

February 27, 2009 07:53 PM
Didi said...

Hi Bakerella – love your blog and thanks for the info (from way back) on the red cupcake liners you used! This HK pops are amazing! Did you know that MAC cosmetics just recently launched their Hello Kitty collection? These would be perfect to go with that event! I hope to make some for my girlfriends that are going with me to drop some serious $$$ at the event tomorrow.

February 27, 2009 09:00 PM
The Coupon Goddess said...

Fell in love at first sight with these. Will try them this weekend. You rock!

February 28, 2009 12:18 AM
FlipFlop Mom said...

My daughter ( umm age 18 ha ha) LOVESSSSSSSSSSSSSS these!!! and she wants these for her highschool graduation… sooooooo I might be suckered into making.. oh.. about 150 of these… wanna come over and help.. ha ha!! Thanks for the creative ideas!! keep them coming!!!

February 28, 2009 02:43 AM
Barbie said...

I Love Hello Kitty, I love cake, I love food on sticks, and I totally want to make these and just sit on the couch eating the whole batch of them.

February 28, 2009 03:22 AM
Kristen said...

I have never been this excited about food. You ROCK! Can I use your pic and link to your post?

February 28, 2009 06:27 AM
mary h. said...

OMG! These are about the cutest things EVER!!!!!!! I can’t wait to show my girls.

February 28, 2009 12:43 PM
Anonymous said...

Cute cakeballs!!
I tried your red velvet cake balls- Loved them! I also make cake balls and put them on a stick and them covered them with sprinkles once I dipped them in the chocolate. The problem I had was that the cake ball kept slipping all over my stick. I noticed on this recipe, that you have a little coating on the stick? To keep the cake ball from slipping? Can you offer more specific advice for this problem??
I love all of your recipes! Thanks for taking the time to take such detailed pictures!

February 28, 2009 02:25 PM
Kelly Chandler said...

You amaze me! You are SO CREATIVE!!!!

February 28, 2009 02:40 PM
DaisyMae Maus said...

Those are beyond cute! Excellent work and description/how-to!

February 28, 2009 07:19 PM
The Coupon Goddess said...

I had a hard time writing on the coating with the edible writer for the Hello Kitty pops. The wax in the coating made the pen not work. Any tips on how to fix that?

February 28, 2009 07:47 PM
Susan said...

Those pops are “puuuuurfect”. However, what is the head made out of? What kind of cake and frosting?
My girls love Hello Kitty. I’m so going to try this. I’m hoping they will just looks like cats when I’m done.

February 28, 2009 11:58 PM
StephanieB said...

I can’t wait to make some of my own! Can these cake pops be frozen once the chocolate is on them? Thanks!

March 1, 2009 12:23 AM
Sharon said...

Thank you for posting these! I made them for my daughter’s 1st birthday (Hello Kitty themed of course) and they were the hit of the party – loved by big and little kids alike. Thanks so much!

March 1, 2009 04:28 AM
Sweet.Hearts said...

Hello Bakerella!

I recently made your cupcakes with flowers on top and your cake pops and they were absolutely AMAZING!
I hope you dot mind if i take some of your idea and use them in blog. Thanks so much for the inspirations!

You are one great baker!

March 1, 2009 12:55 PM
Nikki said...

Hey how come the hello kitties are grey in the first picture before you dipped them in candy melt??

March 1, 2009 02:38 PM
Julie said...

That’s just the cutest thing ever!

March 1, 2009 03:17 PM
RecipeGirl said...

SO cute. Love these cute little Kitty Pops!

March 1, 2009 04:50 PM
Katie @ goodLife {eats} said...

oh my goodness, those are adorable! I don’t know if I would have the patience to make them. So creative!

March 1, 2009 05:17 PM
Bakerella said...

karen – make sure the pops aren’t too cold and the chocolate isn’t too hot when you dip.

Becca – that’s pretty funny. glad you enjoy it

Tattoos and Teething Rings – thanks

auntrene – thank you, too

FlipFlop Mom – that’s awesome!

Kristen – Link to it using the blog this function in flickr if you can and credit the photo. thanks

Anonymous – I dip the tip of the stick in coating before I insert. Also, only stick it about halfway and make sure that when you dip them, that the coating surrounds the stick at the base.

The Coupon Goddess – you have to use a gentle hand and almost use the pen to paint on the ink. If you press too hard, it does exactly what you describe. Also, make sure you are using the americolor brand. It’s the only one that works for me.

Susan – it’s yellow cake mixed with pink tinted frosting.

StephanieB – yes

Sharon – you are welcome

Nikki – because it is a black and white photograph :)

March 1, 2009 10:39 PM
Meliuli said...

It’s so incredibly cute!!! I have no enough words… amazing, great, awesome, beautiful, … Thank you for the idea! I’ll try at home.

March 1, 2009 11:33 PM
monica said...

bakerella, i need your help!! i’ve been trying to make your cupcake bites, but for some reason even after i’ve chilled the for a while, the cookie cutter design doesn’t show through after i dip them in chocolate… they just end up looking like cake balls instead of cupcake bites… :( any advice on molding/dipping? thanks!

very cute hello kitty pops btw… keep up the good work! :D

March 2, 2009 12:55 AM
Annie said...

Hey Bakerella! Just wanted to share some Wicked Witch of the West cake pops that my mother-in-law made in honor of “Wicked” the musical. You can see them here. Thanks for all of the great inspiration!! -Annie:-)

March 2, 2009 01:46 AM
J.Danger said...

I LOVE Hello Kitty! LOVE HER. These are to die for!

March 2, 2009 04:06 AM
Little Miss Cupcake said...

You are so unbelievably creative. When are you going to write a cookbook with all these delectable edible cuties???

March 2, 2009 10:06 AM
Melinda said...

Love your website, so cool! I made the Pup Pops but they didn’t look as good as yours. The cake head remained soft even after over night refrigeration. When dipped in the choc melts the head would fall off stick or start falling through the stick. What did I do wrong? Thanks.

March 3, 2009 07:09 PM
Nerissa Alford said...

so so cute! thanks for the tutorial!

March 4, 2009 12:35 AM
Kelly said...

You are so creative and helpful! After reading your blogs you inspired me to try my own cake pops!!! Thanks! They are delicious and so much fun!!!

March 5, 2009 02:47 AM
Kelly Dee said...

Those are adorable! MAC makeup is doing a Hello Kitty line right now too.

Kitty Overload!

March 5, 2009 04:29 PM
Amy said...

Oh my gosh! These are so precious!

March 5, 2009 05:38 PM
Kim said...

these are too cute! I love looking at all your ideas. I have a challenge for you…could you try a Mickey Mouse cupcake pop? I would love to figure a way out for my son’s birthday party!

March 6, 2009 04:11 AM
Kristin said...

Here is my attempt at making your Hello Kitty cake pops:

March 6, 2009 06:30 PM
Kim-Erin said...

SHUT YOUR CAKE POP HOLE. You are TOOOO much. I bow to your huge brain of creativity.

March 6, 2009 06:53 PM
fayetality said...

hey there, i was wondering if there was any alternative to chocolate coating for the cake pops? like yoghurt coating or something? i’d love to make these but my family don’t eat chocolate!

March 6, 2009 08:51 PM
Bakerella said...

Meliuli – good luck

monica s- what kind of chocolate are you using. Sounds like it’s too thick.

Annie – awesome

J.Danger – thanks

Little Miss Cupcake – working on it.

Melinda – maybe you used too much frosting to cake.

Nerissa Alford – you’re welcome

Kelly – so glad you liked them.

Kelly Dee – I saw that recently. very cute.

Amy – thanks

Kim – I like that idea.

Kristin – very cute. You just need rainbow chips for the nose and you’re set.

Kim-Erin – ha.

fayetality – what about the white coating. It isn’t actually chocolate.

March 8, 2009 01:48 AM
Vicki said...

Here’s a compliment to you via Rose Levy Berenbaum’s web site Real Baking with Rose. I asked on the forum if Cake Pops could be made from scratch ingredients. Here’s one of the replies from a fellow poster:

If you mix cake crumbs and buttercream, you can make what is called a “cake truffle” (it’s basically scraps – in a bakery nothing is wasted so some cuttings, etc can be used to make rum balls, which is basically just all the scraps – nothing that needs to be refrigerated like pastry cream – mixed together with a little rum syrup to moisten. Roll them up, roll in jimmies, more crumbs, whatever is handy and will look good). You can form the truffle into a round shape, you could probably even shape the ears out of it, but the little chocolate chip is perfect! then chill them, insert the stick, dip and away you go!

What an adorable idea!

I Dream of Jeanne Cakes selected as one of America’s 50 Most Beautiful Cakes by Bride’s Magazine, March/April 2008

March 8, 2009 08:07 PM
Anonymous said...

You are sooo talented. I love the cake pop Idea I love the fact that you are generous enough to share your knowledge and talent. Many thanks Patti

March 9, 2009 12:49 AM
Kelly said...

Freakin’ adorable! Can’t wait to try ‘em…a cake pop, ymmmm.

March 9, 2009 01:47 PM
LWK said...

Bakerella, you are a true artist! My Goddaughter is a huge Hello Kitty fan and I can’t wait to try making these for her. I love your blog and every single post in it!

March 9, 2009 05:58 PM
The Feather Files said...

Wow. This is great! My hubs is graduating from dental school in May. Have you ever made these in the shape of teeth? Any suggestions?

March 11, 2009 02:21 PM
Tom and Valerie said...

Just thought I’d add that if you wanted to make the owl cake pops before I have a go at it for my girls’ birthday party, I’d be more than delighted to implement any of your ideas/tips!! (Did I hint at this already?) Well wish me luck; their first birthday is next month. I’ll send a picture if they come out okay.

March 12, 2009 02:42 AM
Monica :] said...

hi bakerella! just saw your reply.. thank you so much for replying!

anyway, i just use regular semi-sweet chocolate chips… i’ve never tried chocolate bark before… i’m a little scared it’ll be too sweet. any other suggestions for dipping?

thanks again!

March 12, 2009 10:53 PM
Bakerella said...

Vicki – that’s pretty cool!

Anonymous – You are welcome

The Feather Files – no teeth, not yet anyway

Tom and Valerie – Don’t think I can before them, but I’ve added it to my list of ones to try.

Monica :] – it’s easier than the morsels. Remember to tap off excess chocolate.

March 13, 2009 08:32 PM
christyc84 said...

I absolutely love hello kitty! You are so talented and the stories from PW’s house are so fun to read- it looks like you had a great time!

March 14, 2009 01:01 AM
Cari said...

How do you get that nice pink background on your gorgeous pics?

March 16, 2009 07:02 PM
Bakerella said...

christyc84 – thanks!

Cari – it’s just colored papers.

March 17, 2009 02:45 AM
chrisi{joy} said...

these are soo cute! you’re work is amazing!

March 17, 2009 03:16 PM
McMahonX4 said...

I love these and can’t wait to try them!
Have you ever made cake balls to look like little apples? I’m having a Twilight DVD party this weekend and am going to make them like little apples! I hope they turn out half as cute as yours cake balls look!

March 17, 2009 07:52 PM
Past Expiry said...

Check out this cartoon about the Hello Kitty!

March 18, 2009 12:16 AM
Bakerella said...

chrisi{joy} – thanks

McMahonX4 – not yet. But, now I want to.

Past Expiry – cute.

March 18, 2009 02:48 AM
Ashley @ Domestic Fashionista said...

Wow! You are amazing! I love Hello Kitty so I will have to make these sometime! Thanks for the tutorial. New to your blog and am loving all your delicious treats! :)

March 21, 2009 10:01 PM
Bakerella said...

Welcome Ashley – Come back and visit.

March 24, 2009 02:08 AM
PetalsYoga said...

Wow… these are so amazing. Thanks for sharing not only the pics but the how to. I’m inspired.

April 4, 2009 03:51 AM
Best Love Gifts said...

Wow! Your creation is amazing and mouth watering! Cheers Bakerella!

April 11, 2009 09:04 AM
shoozlover said...

Fantastic! I’m going to make these for my daughter’s Hello Kitty Birthday Tea Party. Did you use regular size chips for the ears or the mini ones? Thanks for the inspiration!

April 17, 2009 02:19 PM
Kellysaurus Rex said...

Oh my goodness I want to make these so badly! I just need a good reason to!

April 20, 2009 01:03 PM
Anonymous said...

Hi Bakerella! I was planning on making the hello kitty cake pops for a birthday on saturday. How far in advance can I make them? How do you recommend that I store them? Please email me at Your help is greatly appreciated!!!

April 21, 2009 07:20 PM
Bakerella said...

shoozlover – regular size

Anonymous – they last for several days in an airtight container.

April 23, 2009 12:26 AM
stephygurl said...

Hi Bakerella! I made these pops the other day and I can’t seem to get them right. My problem is getting a smooth coat on. I’m not sure if I’m melting the candy the wrong way or what. Later when I tried again, all my pops were falling into the bowl after dunking them! It was frustrating. Maybe some day you can do a FAQ page for all the cake pop beginners :D I made the pops and they are on my page! OH and I tried using the Wilton pens, but they were horrible! I ordered the pens you use.

April 26, 2009 08:19 AM
Susie said...

I am making these this weekend for my daughter’s b-day. I will certainly try and send pictures.
Wish me luck!

April 30, 2009 05:32 PM
Kellysaurus Rex said...

I’m finally getting to try these and I have a few questions. How do you keep them from getting covered with condensation in the fridge/freezer? And did you use tweezers or something to stick the decorations on? Maybe I just have huge fingers or something lol.

May 2, 2009 01:24 AM
Bakerella said...

If you’re talking about the finished product… don’t put them in the refrigerator.

and you can try tweezers, I just use my fingers.

May 4, 2009 11:44 PM
Patty Gomez said...

Thank you Bakerella! I made these for my daughter this weekend, and they were a HUGE hit!!

May 5, 2009 03:28 AM
baby gifts said...

So that’s how it works! Yay! I’ve been trying to figure out how the bows were made. Thanks sooo much for posting this. =)

May 6, 2009 09:04 AM
Sandra C said...

I made these, and they came out super cute! Not nearly as hard as I had anticipated-so, don’t be afraid to try ‘em out!!!

May 10, 2009 04:57 AM
Nathan said...

So, I borrowed your great idea for the Hello Kitty pops, changed it slightly, mixed in some doggy pops (from your Bow Wow WOW! post) and made treats for my daughter to bring to her 1st grade class on her birthday (today!).

Here's a link:

I do have a quick question though; when I drew on the faces, all the candy coating was too greasy for the edible pen I have to write on. The best I could do was freeze the pops, then wipe off as best I could where I was going to draw and hope it work. Near the end, I gave up and began carving in eyes and faces with a tooth pick. Is this normal or do I use/have the wrong pen; or what pen do you use? I used a Wilton brand pen.

May 14, 2009 02:28 PM
Nathan said...

Oh yeah, I forgot to mention, for the dog ears, I used black licorice instead of melted chocolate. They worked great!

May 14, 2009 02:30 PM
Nathan said...

Me again…here’s a working link for my pops:

May 14, 2009 02:34 PM
thephantombloggerstrikes said...

Why did I discover your adorable cake pops when my little girl is 23 years old? I loved making cute stuff for her birthday parties and also for school treats. I guess I’ll just have to wait til I’m a grandma and lavish all your fun treats on him/her. Thanks!


May 16, 2009 09:34 PM
Denise said...

These are so adorable. I am going to try making them.

June 21, 2009 07:40 AM
Kelly Kill said...

my friend showed me these pops the other day, I can't wait to try them! I bought the Wilton Edible Ink markers also, and after reading some comments I am concerned they won't work. Have you tried them? Love, love, love your blog by the way!

July 13, 2009 07:19 PM
Nicole said...

These are absolutely amazing, I tried to make them, but since I'm very much a beginner it didn't go well. My niece was having her 1st bday Hello kitty themed and I was determined to make SOMETHING Hello Kitty. So I took your idea and basically made it a cupcake. Thank you SOOO much for the inspiration!!

July 13, 2009 09:08 PM
Bakerella said...

Kelly Kill – I have better luck with the Americolor Brand

Nicole – Those look FANTASTIC!!!!

July 15, 2009 03:12 AM
Audra Peter said...

Hi Bakerella, these hello kitty cake pops were so adorable that I had to make them myself. I got so engrossed in cake pops, I applied the same idea to make some care bear pops as well:) Thank you for your inspiration!!

This is the link to my care bear cake pops just in case you wanted to see them :)

July 31, 2009 06:24 PM
Cookie-Monster said...

Just discovered your blog, and it is like heaven on the internet =)
My sisters bday is coming soon and these will go down a treat.. she is a hello-kitty fanatic at 17! Weird.. but it is cute..
where would you find lollipop sticks?
THanks xx

August 7, 2009 04:34 PM
Bakerella said...

cookie monster – craft stores carry them.

August 12, 2009 04:14 AM
Edel Alon said...

I can't believe how easy you make it seem. Beats my Hello Kitty cake.

August 13, 2009 08:35 AM
The Ciunis said...

These are so so cute! I can't wait to try them for my baby's first birthday. Can you tell me how many pops your recipe makes?

August 20, 2009 06:28 PM
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