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/.

Emma Brooke P said...

Love these so cute! Easy to make too. They look so complicated, but they are not!

April 23, 2012 05:25 PM
Karen said...

I need your help. I made these and had trouble with two things.
1st – I used the Merkens Super White Candy Coating and it’s always so thick so I thinned it with paramount crystals. I wish I hadn’t because after I dipped the cake pop and allowed to excess to drip off, the coating pulled down from the ears(white chocolate chips) and did not cover like yours. I ended up dipping the pops 3 times to get mine to come out like yours. Was my coating too thin? I actually painted around the morsels to blend them better before dipping.
2nd – I use the Americolor pens but always have trouble. They start off okay and then they don’t want to write. I wipe the tip on paper towel in case there is residue from the coating, but that hasn’t helped either. When I tried to go back over the eyes to darken them like yours, the pen was actually pulling the color off. I tried to chill them and then start again but that didn’t work either. The pen is fairly new and not used too much yet. Any suggestions why I’m having such a hard time with it writing on the coating?

May 22, 2012 07:42 PM
JESSICA said...

I love how simply it is to make this. i will try tonight : )

May 23, 2012 08:47 PM
JUDITH said...

You ROCK!!!

June 4, 2012 02:01 PM
jannele said...

I am a fan of hello kitty

June 4, 2012 06:19 PM
Aura said...

I love this tutorial. I’m going to make these for my lovely niece’s 3 year birthday. The only problem is that amazon won’t let me buy the white chocolate chips (they don’t ship to my country) and we don’t have those around here (not in chip for anyway)… Is there anything i can replace them with? fondant? Marzipan? I haven’t seen any cake decorations that fits the shape…

June 10, 2012 03:40 PM
Mad Baker said...

Wonder if you know bout this … check out (scroll down)
They are using your picture to promote their biz for Hello Kitty cake pops classes.

June 25, 2012 01:02 PM
Greenween said...

I can never get my edible pens to write on the candy coating. Any special ones you use?

July 5, 2012 07:42 AM
Andrea said...

The pen did not write for me either and the heads start to fall off and don’t get coated well… I am guessing I am going to have to trash these because they look terrible!!! Party is tomorrow so going to make regular ones… any tips would be greatly appreciated!!!

August 3, 2012 05:36 PM
Catherine said...

Hi, i was wondering were i can find the rainbow chip sprinkles and the jumbo hearts. ive been looking all over and i can not seem to find themm any help will do thanks. :]

August 14, 2012 12:28 PM
Nancy said...

I see people are having a hard time with these. My pens don’t write. My chocolates too thick. They don’t coat. They falling off. I’m following the instructions perfectly and nothing is right. I don’t see responses to those having difficulties. Please help! My party isin November so I have plenty of time to perfect this. But not too much time…

August 31, 2012 11:00 PM
lissette said...

i will like to buy two dozens of the hello kitty cake pops were i can order thanks

September 17, 2012 05:43 PM
Swati said...

Just too good…a task at hand and for a first timer…you make it so simple…thanks a ton!!!

September 29, 2012 01:57 AM
Sarah S said...

Can’t wait to make these for my daughter’s 4th Birthday party! She wants a Hello Kitty theme and I remembered seeing these before. She’s super excited! :) I really hope they turn out as cute as yours!

October 7, 2012 05:45 PM
Veronica said...

Hi I wanted to know how long will these cake pops stay fresh? How far in advance can I prepare these cake pops?

October 14, 2012 03:37 PM
Tania said...

So being an Aussie, I assumed white candy melts meant white chocolate – am I wrong? Mine worked well but were more a creamy colour. How did you get them so white?

October 16, 2012 11:12 AM
Maria said...

OMG its my birthday less than a month and i love hello kitty but this birthday party is really important i got a hello kitty cake, plates,party hates,napkins,loot bags,and the perfect hello kitty present.i knew i was missing something.AND i found it!:)

your hello kitty lollipops are so cute i love them so will everyone at my party thank you soo much <3

October 20, 2012 12:26 PM
Shirley Schroudt said...

I would the recipe for the frosting on pinafore. Thanks you

November 2, 2012 01:35 PM
Bellybutton said...

OMG I made these for my daughters birthday and they were DELISH!!
Definitely trying another one of ur things again!!!????

November 8, 2012 07:44 PM
valerie blackberry said...

wow, very pretty cakepops!

December 11, 2012 07:11 PM
Marie said...

So very creative! I think I’ll be trying these for my daughter’s 6th birthday!

January 4, 2013 05:30 PM
Lanah said...

Omg I’m so making these

January 6, 2013 01:57 PM
Francisca said...

me encantan los cake pops

January 10, 2013 04:53 PM
Olive said...

Is this your own original hello kitty cake pops photo.. I saw in another website that some one else also used it.. Just curious..

January 12, 2013 05:01 AM
Kelly said...

I made these with red velvet for valentine’s day and they were a hit! I also had trouble with the pens, so I melted semisweet chocolate and used a toothpick to draw on the eyes and whiskers. Thank you so much for this amazing tutorial!

February 15, 2013 01:32 AM
DanielaC. said...

Meet you via Manu’s Menu, I pinned your post in my board! Thank you for sharing with us your creativity! DanielaC.

February 22, 2013 05:35 AM
Eve G said...

These are aweseome! How many days ahead do you think you can make them? Can you store them in the fridge?

March 9, 2013 04:01 PM
Brooke said...

I am baking my pops now! lol I cannot wait for them to come out of the oven and cool… I really hope they turn out good. This is my practice run for a little 9 year olds Birthday party!
Thank you so very much for the idea and directions! Well wish me luck. You are awesome!

March 11, 2013 06:49 PM
lori luna said...

you are the best cook ever

March 14, 2013 01:47 PM
Alexis Totterdale said...

I really want to try this hello kitty thing really bad I think your a really GREAT cook
Alexis T otterdale

March 19, 2013 08:22 PM
Shenna said...

Mine just crumbles when I dip it and try pull out. Any tips

April 20, 2013 03:27 PM
cheyenne said...

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June 7, 2013 04:59 PM
Cupcake queen said...

Tried these out today, immense! They took 6 hours from start to finish, for 25. Was it worth it? By the outcome of the pops, no :( I’d love to know how you get you candy so smooth? Mine suffered from lumps and bumps. Also the editable pen I bought wasn’t compatible with the candy melts, apparently americolor are the ones to go for. Just waiting for mine to arrive in the post, I originally tried a rainbow dust pen and it was a waste of time. Looking forward to finishing the kitty’s off and serving in the party bags at my 3 year olds party this weekend. Good luck to all who try this cake pop art, it definitely is an art. xx

June 12, 2013 07:27 PM
bec said...


July 9, 2013 09:53 AM
cake pop lover said...

these are cute

July 13, 2013 01:52 PM
carol dassaro said...

HELP>on Hello KittyChocolate is not smooth even with Crisco. Need to make>>60 for Tomoorrow night…. The chocolate isnt too hot and this is the second time I made them and each time bumpy. 20 grams each 2 tblsp frosting in 15.6 cake box

August 23, 2013 12:35 AM
Chinooks said...


March 16, 2014 12:04 PM
Denise Bates said...

Thank you for the tips on the ears especially! I’m using white chocolate chips for a set of cake pops tomorrow that will be for a baby shower.

November 14, 2014 08:42 PM
Cecily said...

I just made these for my Hello Kitty tea party. They were a hit. Every one loved them.

January 27, 2015 01:25 AM
Anonymous said...

so cute

March 25, 2015 09:25 AM
Anonymous said...

and really awsome

March 25, 2015 09:25 AM
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