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/.

Bakerella said...

Almost 50.

August 25, 2009 12:58 AM
robie said...

Hi!!! I just wanted to let you know that I made those little cuties last week for my niece's 1st. b-day, and THANK YOU!!! they were a complete hit!!! I had to make a few variations since some of the ingredients were imposible to find (for example, the candy coat… I covered them in white chocolate instead), also the chocolate chips for the ears were too expensive, so I cutted a jelly bean in half and they were perfect for the ears… I LOVE your blog, you're such an inspiration!! Greetings from Costa Rica, the country of the greatest coffee ever!! :)

August 31, 2009 11:03 PM
LoraJoy said...

I LOVE THESE…. i tried to make them for my niece’s bithday but i’m having a hard time dipping the head into the white chocolate. The cake seems to fall off or break when i lift up. I cant seem to melt my candy in a good day, it still seems too thick. Could it be that the cake is too soft or too much frosting mixed in? Instead i made the cupcake pops…everyone loved it. Im gonna make it for my daughters cupcake theme party as a party favors. You’re the best! Thanks for sharing!

September 21, 2009 12:18 AM
Amber Renee said...

eeeee!!! A woman after my own heart! Would loooove to do a collab or feature with you! I came upon your blog today and I’m in heaven! (ESPECIALLY AFTER THIS)

September 29, 2009 02:27 AM
Sugey Peralta said...

I absolutely love this Hello Kitty pops! My daughter love them 2 shes in love with this kitty…we tried making them everything came out good intill when it came to dip the cake pop in the white chocolate :(…its just to thick and didnt come out nice as yours. We used the wilton melts and even got there melting pot. I wanted to know where could i buy your chocolate bark i just cant seems to find it anywhere.

September 29, 2009 05:34 PM
bakerella said...

Sugey – the white candy coating I use a lot is from Kroger grocery store if you have one near you.

Hobby Lobby also carries a brand called make n mold

But you can also try adding shortening or vegetable oil to thin your chocolate for easier dipping.

September 30, 2009 02:32 AM
Gia said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE your site! I just came across it today when searching Google for a moist yellow cake recipe! I’m also still a big kid and love everything Sanrio and Hello Kitty. I can’t wait to try these. You are so creative!!

September 30, 2009 09:21 PM
Cakelover said...

You are so clever girl!!! Congrats on such creative and smart ideas!!! Greetings from Mexico!!

October 5, 2009 11:36 AM
Jennifer S. said...

Do you think you can make these pops into minnie or mickey mouse? My mind can’t think of how but your creativity i hope you can help!
PM me.

October 18, 2009 01:51 PM
Blondy said...

you are AMAZING at this, i envy you at being so creative…
how do you come up with this stuff??? again you are a GENIUS…
i am gonna make these into tigers for my friend :) THANK YOU!!!
these are to darn cute for there own good…..well done

October 24, 2009 08:52 AM
shelbybaby said...

went to search ur entry on hello kitty pops (was absolutely ignorant to the wonderful world of cake pops ’till now!!) after having read your comment in dessertobsessed (was doing a wee bit of research on hello kitty sweets cafe) and just totally DIED and went to sanrio heaven. LOVES LOVES LOVES. and that crazy fabulous proposal cum wedding cake pops entry is just argggh… brilliant!! wish you were in malaysia. i want wedding cake pops for my wedding too…

October 26, 2009 09:26 AM
Stephanie said...

this are soo cute but im confused do you leave the strofoam?:(

November 18, 2009 01:40 PM
bakerella said...

Stephanie – you use the styrofoam to help them stay standing up … for display. You can wrap them in treat bags and ribbon to give them away.

November 25, 2009 06:43 PM
Nina said...

These are so cute! I just love Hello Kitty. I made a hello kitty cake once. I think it was out of buttercream. It turned out adorable. We have had a foreign exchange studant from Japan and they are very popular over there. I think she is just so cute.

November 25, 2009 08:20 PM
cake freak said...

CUTE CUTE CUTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

November 25, 2009 08:25 PM
FondantFreak said...

I do not really like the taste of fondant. But it turns out really nice on cakes!

November 25, 2009 08:26 PM

I really enjoy working with frosting. I think these little Hello Kitty cake pops are just the cats meow!!!

November 25, 2009 08:29 PM
Carmen Yu said...

i just made these! yours are so much better ;)

December 9, 2009 03:46 AM
kris said...

hi….i just saw ur cookies…and they are all adorable…how I wish I can create or bake like that…my daughter loves ur Hello Kitty pop cookies… she adores Hello Kitty so much..and she’s now 15 yrs old,,,but still she’s a die hard fan…!!!!
She asks me if I can bake her that….
Did you use any stencil for that hello Kitty??? How I wish I had seen your site before so that I can join the contest….I love the stuffs that ur giving away,,,ahahhaahha!!!!
Keep up the good work,,,may you create more cute and adorable cookies….!!! Good Luck…

December 9, 2009 11:38 PM
Ay0 said...

I tried to make these but when i melted the candy melts it was way too thick when i dipped the cake pops in ;[ how do you thin out the candy melt mixture?

December 10, 2009 05:07 PM
Carrie said...

I gave them a try for my little girl’s 6th BD. My first attempt at the cake pop… but I used brownies per Chloe’s request. Word to the wise- brownies and chocolate chips do not cover as well as a lighter cake and white chocolate chips! oh well- they’re still such a cute idea I think I’ll be forgiven by the 20 kindergarteners we’re sharing them with. Thanks for the challenge!

December 11, 2009 12:05 PM
Juliana said...

Hi Bakerella,

I just wanted to say thank you SO MUCH for coming up with these! I finally had an excuse to make these for my niece’s 9th birthday party this weekend – they were a HUGE hit! Not only did the kids love them, but the moms swarmed me asking “where did you buy these!?!” and then “WHAT? you MADE these!?”. It was my first time making cake pops and I have a few questions:

- Have you ever experienced a problem with the edible markers? I used the Wilton ones and they didn’t take well to the candy melt coating.
- Would you recommend using anything else for the eyes/whiskers?
- Are they supposed to taste like mushy cake? Perhaps I mashed up the cake too much, but I wasn’t a big fan of the taste.

Thanks again!

January 11, 2010 03:01 PM
Juliana said...

@Ay0 I thinned mine with a few teaspoonsful of vegetable oil – more or less depending on the consistency you need.

Also, to other cake pop makers – I tried candy melts from Wiltons and Guittard and much preferred the Guittard. When comparing the two, Wilton’s white candy melts are actually off-white and not as opaque.

January 11, 2010 03:06 PM
amani al salih said...

please i want to order the hello kity cake

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January 13, 2010 02:18 AM
micka said...

I made these Hello Kitty pops today for my daughter’s 2nd Birthday party. The pops took about 4 hours to make. You need to freeze the chocolate chips and lollipop stick before dipping. The edible ink pens frey at the ends so its very hard to get the face drawn well. But, after all that they turned out very good and I cant wait to display them at her party!

January 15, 2010 08:45 PM
grace said...

made the hello kitty cake pops. loved them. wondering if you have any suggestions on how to make spongebob and mickey mouse cake pops

January 20, 2010 06:36 PM
Tiffany@QuickDinners said...

I know I’m so late to comment on these, but I just found them (although I’ve been to your blog several times since finding PW), anyway…these are the CUTEST thing EVER! My 3 yr old niece would die!! I’ve just got to try them. You could sell these alone for a ton of money…do you know how much people pay for hello kitty stuff. Oh how I wish I could do something this cute for my boy’s third bday this Saturday. Anyway…love what you do, dahling!

January 20, 2010 09:58 PM
alexandra said...

I love hello kitty so this will be perfect for me ;-)

January 24, 2010 09:14 PM
MIG said...

OMG! You are my new hero. I love these! They are so cute. I appreciate you for sharing this and will probably make these this weekend.

January 26, 2010 01:44 AM
Michelle Church said...

These are tooooo adorable. You are so creative. I absolutely love your blog. I wish i had some of your energy and creativity. thank you for sharing all you do and the cool things you think up. it’s much appreciated!

January 26, 2010 06:33 PM
Jaunel said...

My daughter’s 6th birthday party is tomorrow and my sister saw this web page 3 months ago. We KNEW we had to do Hello Kitty! Made ‘em tonight…..could probably use some more pointers (these were my first cake pops!) but they turned out way cute! Thanks for your inspiration! My candy melts were thick….any pointers?

January 30, 2010 01:41 AM
Shaa said...

OMGEEEEEEEEE I LOVEEEEEEEEE HELLO KITTY! IM 18 BTW! HAHHAHAHA, i go crazy everytime i see somthing hello kitty! woohoo! im soo gonna make this one day!

February 2, 2010 11:19 AM
bakerella said...

Ay0 – you can thin with vegetable oil

Juliana – try americolor pens and use less frosting next time.

Jaunel – vegetable oil.

February 3, 2010 11:06 PM
Ashley said...

I made these last night for my good friend’s birthday. She loves Hello Kitty! When she saw them this morning on her desk she screamed with delight. Thanks for making her and my day just a little bit brighter, Bakerella!

February 4, 2010 12:05 PM
Ashley said...

My 2nd grade classroom is full of Hello Kitty. I can’t wait to make these for my class!

February 4, 2010 07:55 PM
Alice said...

Bakerella you’re fantastic! I’m from Poland and I’m fascinated about your work. I have one request. Can you write how to do a red velvet cake and cake wchich you used to do a hello kitty cake pops? I would be very grateful to you. I send greetings from overseas, and I look forward to a response. :)

February 8, 2010 02:58 PM
Mary said...

I made these for my daughters valentines party and everyone loved them. I told them where I got them. Hopefully it will inspire others to try new things.

February 13, 2010 03:49 PM
morgan said...

i love hello kitty so i would really like 2 eat these

March 3, 2010 05:52 PM
Kiana said...

I love hello kitty! How cute! U are super creative and majorly talented! I know who I can attempt to make these for! You are a beginner bakers inspiration! =P

March 4, 2010 02:42 AM
Juanita said...

My goddaughter just adores Hello Kitty. Her bedroom is full of Hello Kitty. I can’t wait until her birthday to make these. Her mouth is going to drop and i’m going to be the best “godmother ever”

Thanks again,


March 5, 2010 02:40 AM
Nina said...

can you use normal white chocolate instead of candy melts? i don’t think i can find those where i live so i thought i’d just use white chocolate but i’m not sure if it will work.

March 8, 2010 08:59 AM
Meg said...

Hello! I just want to say I discovered your site a few weeks ago thanks to a friend and I am obsessed! I attempted these adorable hello kitty treats this past weekend with my little sister and her friends. Can you give any tips on the edible markers? I used the Wilton markers and none of the colors seemed to draw well on the dried chocolate. Can you let me know what kind you use or any tips to make the wiltons stick better? Regardless, the girls had a blast- thanks again for sharing your creativity

March 8, 2010 12:21 PM
Lee said...

Working on these now or my daughters birthday party! Hope the look as good as yours!!!! Thank you for sharing your creative genius!!!! :)

March 10, 2010 10:12 AM
pamela said...

i have never made these before …but a friend of mine told me about ur website and oh my i was so excited to see these hello kitty ones .my daughter loves hello kitty and she is having a sleepover so guess what gonna try and make them i am so excited i will let u know how it went …yippppyyyy

March 12, 2010 09:40 AM
pamela said...

btw u r a genius

March 12, 2010 09:40 AM
Rosemarie said...

Thank you for the idea. I made these for my sister’s birthday because she’s a fanatic for Hello Kitty. I was so giddy, they were so adorable!

I did have to substitute chocolate in place of the edible food pen. The one I bought at Michael’s didn’t work well.

I will upload my pictures and would like to send them to you. Thanks again for being such an inspiration.

March 15, 2010 01:53 PM
Cara said...

I made these for my nieces 5th birthday last month and they were a HIT! I made a few small changes and am still unhappy with the way my whiskers turned out (when the pen I bought didn’t work, I had to last minute improvise with decorators gel) but overall, I’m quite proud of myself. They aren’t as cute as the originals by far, but good enough for me and a gaggle of five year olds! :)

March 18, 2010 02:14 AM
Annie said...

My son loves Wow Wow Wubbzy and I’m going to use this technique to make Wubbzy pops for his birthday party. He will love them!

March 29, 2010 07:22 PM
Celine said...

OMG! I keep discovering all these new cake pop designs! I want to spend a day just trying them all out! Too cute for words!!
Please keep the ideas coming!! Love it!

April 1, 2010 08:08 PM
ELIN1081 said...

these are neat, you should put up how-to youtube vids

April 6, 2010 03:16 PM
Gloria said...

This question may sound silly but with what did u make the head with the cake mix?

April 8, 2010 09:27 PM
Cupcake Queen said...

I have to tell you how cute these are! I decided these would be perfect for my niece’s Hello Kitty Party. Tonight I did a test run, and the kitties turned out great. My only problem is the black edible marker. How do you get it to show up so dark? It seems like it just doesnt show up, and it is very light. I was thinking about using royal icing?

April 13, 2010 10:42 PM
maria amaya said...

thank you thank you thank you thank you so much! my daughter’s birthday is in a few months and she will be one year old and i’m making her this lovely cake pops to go with the hello kitty theme perfect! thank you again!

April 14, 2010 03:40 PM
shauna said...

so cool! my husband and I will be making them . :)

April 18, 2010 11:40 PM
Jennifer said...

Yes, these are so cute and when I saw them I had to make them for my daughter’s 3rd Birthday. I searced all over for the ingredients and couldn’t find rainbow chips. The actually shaping was easy, diping in white chocolate pretty easy too…then came the part that was driving me mad! I bought paint pens and they wouldn’t write on the chocolate. I was very bummed as they are so cute but very time comsuming not to mention the money that I spent. I have kept everything I bought and would try them again if someone has any good advice.

April 19, 2010 09:03 PM
Mark said...

These look absolutely amazing! I have a friend who just loves hello kitty! and her cotillion is coming up! I will have to make these for her :)

April 20, 2010 04:56 AM
Maggie said...

awww! my little cousins would LOVE this!!! I’ll make it for one of thier bithdays! <3

April 23, 2010 09:18 PM
Amy said...

I just made these for my daughter’s 3rd birthday. They turned out okay. I think I put too much frosting in them, because they were very fragile at first. I also had to use actual frosting because I couldn’t find the pens over here in France. I posted pictures at Thanks so much for the inspiration and ideas!

April 24, 2010 10:24 AM
Shannon said...

I just found your site – and already you have totally addicted me to Cake Pops! Your writing is absolutely entertaining and adorable.

April 30, 2010 07:06 PM
Mark said...

I must say I made these today for my friend’s birthday. They are much harder than they look! A whole bag of my candy melts became a block of brown crud. Out of the 18 ive dipped so far only 1 has come out perfect. practice makes perfect

May 8, 2010 05:26 AM
Vicki Arnold said...

Oh my goodness. I have a feeling I shouldn’t have stumbled across this site. These are SO ADORABLE!

May 14, 2010 09:04 AM
Ninapixie said...

My friend made these for my 31st birthday this past week…they were absolutely divine!!!! I was in sheer heaven and was truly amazed at how flawless they turned out…they looked too good to eat!
I also had a great Kitty Cake to accompany them, so they made great favors for my family to take home!

May 19, 2010 02:00 AM
lequan@luvtoeat said...

these cake pops are out of this world! thank you so much for this post. my friend actually made these and brought them over when she had dinner at my house. she used chocolate cake mix instead and black food colouring instead of the edible ink pen and it turned my daughter’s lips black. lol. when i asked her to do a guest post she said she couldn’t take credit and linked me to this page. i’ve been getting comments asking for the recipe so if you don’t mind i would love to link this post on my next blog post. thank you again for this fantastic, oh so adorable recipe. if you’d like you can read that post here on my blog:

May 21, 2010 03:03 PM
Joanne said...

So great. My sis loves HK… Im gonna see if I can make these for her

May 27, 2010 07:24 PM
Joe Lo said...

i seldom read a whole website but yours…. u are so ROCK !!! amazing…. FxxKING GREAT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

May 31, 2010 04:06 AM
Michel said...

hi..i really want to make these for my daughter in a couple weeks for her hello kitty themed party but i cant seem to find out how to make the cake part…the link only brings me to the page that shows the upcoming recipie book..please help :)

June 1, 2010 10:02 AM
Minnie said...

Made the Hello Kitty pops and they were the hit of the party but it took way to much time and the edible writer would not work on the candy melts. Ended up using a gel decorating tube. It worked in a pinch but the instructions should include what type of writer, the wilton ones do not work!

June 8, 2010 10:55 PM
Micheel Calderon said...

I love you pop cakes <3
I tried to make them but Im having trouble when I dipped them into the melted candy… Do you have any suggestions?

June 13, 2010 02:22 PM
JayeCB said...

Here is my version Hello Kitty, I used a bell cookie cutter that I stretched, I wish I could get it smoother

June 14, 2010 12:46 PM
Angie said...

How do I placce an order for the Hello Kitty cake pops?

June 15, 2010 01:26 PM
sprinkleina said...

I love these! They are sooooo cute and they really do look llike Hello Kitty! Great job, they look great!

June 17, 2010 11:31 AM
PYRO-beast! said...

sssoooo CUTE!

June 23, 2010 01:03 AM
JDC said...

i so ooo love this hello kitty pops…when my 1 yr old daughter saw the photo she immediately said “wow” **with her head spinning…**
this is really a great idea for my baby’s 2nd yr bday…i ope i can make it right…im planning to give it as souvenir instead of baking cupcakes…

June 27, 2010 04:58 AM
Ariela said...

Can you make these for me and then send over to Holland?
Wish I could make this a treat for the birthday of Eline!

June 27, 2010 04:34 PM
flabbymama said...

this are very cute……
just hope mine would turn out this way also

how long would this last before it turns bad?
i’ll be having my daughter’s birthday party i was thinking to do it in advance….

July 23, 2010 08:07 AM
mrsmommee said...

my cousin is turning the big 21 and she loves hello kitty so if i get to go back home for her bday i am going to suprise her by trying to make these. thank you and i cant wait till you come out with your book!!

July 27, 2010 06:35 PM
Taylor said...

These are so adorable! I can’t wait to make them for my niece’s 4th Birthday!!!

July 28, 2010 09:52 AM
lisa said...

These are the cutest. I can’t wait to make them for my daughter’s birthday. What is the kitty made out of? It looks more like a candy than cake. I am going to buy the book for future parties!

August 17, 2010 11:53 PM
Danielle Thompson said...

My girlfriend made your regular cake-pops for a birthday party and they were fantastic! We are now getting ready for a Hello Kitty party, and I cannot wait to make these for my daughter! Your ideas are unbelievable!

August 24, 2010 02:04 PM
JiaWei said...

It’s the cutest thing ever! Defintely my favourite.

August 31, 2010 08:49 AM
Rachel said...

i seem to have a problem that noone else has- when i dip the head into the melts (i used white chocolate) the ears melted too! and i took them from, the freezer. how did u keep the ears from melting? if the chocolate is any cooler it wont cover nicely.

August 31, 2010 11:46 AM
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September 5, 2010 03:39 PM
sebastian said...

where can you get a black edible ink pen

September 12, 2010 03:45 PM
Sarah said...


September 15, 2010 10:21 PM
katherina said...

necesitaria poder hacer cake pops pero no puedo soy de argentina y no le entiendo y no puedo pasarlo a español me podrian mandar la receta en español gracias

September 17, 2010 06:04 PM
Beginner Baker said...

Awesome IDea!!! I just tried it, mine dont look as good. Plus i used red velvet so the white coating doesnt cover the red completely, ill have to do another vanilla batch soon. Also, how did you draw the whiskers and eyes on, everytime I tried to draw it, it made indentions in my chocolate coat, Im not able to make smooth lines?

September 19, 2010 09:51 PM
Diana said...

I love your work! Very Creative!

September 21, 2010 02:08 AM
Melissa said...

are there any alternates for the bow ,I can not find large hearts ?

September 30, 2010 07:24 PM
mrsmommee said...

so i made these for my friend. followed the directions and nope so did not work. i used the exact ingredients (melts, yellow chips, mms, hearts, americolor gourmet black marker.) and the melts were too thin and the marker did NOT write. im so sad i think ill just stick to balls.

October 5, 2010 01:08 PM
Shawn said...

These are super cute, but not easy to make!! TIP: Make sure you purchase the Americolor Gourmet Edible Pen on Amazon because the Wilton Edible pens won’t work.

October 9, 2010 01:29 AM
Sherri said...

OH My Goodness!! I have been searching all over for Hello Kitty anything for my daughters 10th b-day. I was going nuts trying to decide how to make the cake .There is not much hello kitty stuff for parties.These are just what i was looking for!! I can’twait to see her face when she sees these!! Maybe we will even have the guest make their own!

October 23, 2010 07:27 AM
Tara said...

Awesome! These are genius!

October 25, 2010 01:22 AM
Kara said...

Thank you so much for this stroke of creative genius! I made this this past weekend for my daughter’s 4th Birthday Party and they were a huge hit! I couldn’t find the small candies, so I just used hot pink fondant to shape the little bows, and then just plain yellow and black buttercream icing and a teeny decorator’s tip to pipe the eyes, nose, and whiskers. Worked like a charm!

November 16, 2010 09:56 AM
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November 18, 2010 12:52 PM
Allie said...

These are amazing! I’m going to make them today:) I can’t wait. Because I still really love hello kitty, this is so cool! My Mom and I think your pops are so cute – but I think this one is the best.

November 18, 2010 12:58 PM
Anonymous said...

reallly wanna make some!!!!!!!!!!!!!

November 27, 2010 05:23 AM
Fay said...… Heavens, help me! Just looking at that makes me want to tear it off the screeeeen.., no!!

November 27, 2010 07:06 AM
izzy said...

I made these for my sister’s hello kitty themed bridal shower..They were a huge hit! Everyone thought they were store bought.

November 29, 2010 01:37 PM
Rosie said...

I am planning my daughter 1st birthday party It’s going to be a Hello kitty party so these would be perfect for favors! I want to try it but I am very intimitaded. Maybe I’ll start off slow trying to make cake pops. :) These are super cute!

November 30, 2010 11:49 AM
Dani said...

Can’t find cake pop how-to… -_-

December 2, 2010 01:39 AM
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