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/.

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544 comments on “Here Kitty, Kitty!”

  1. adorable!

  2. 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?

  3. 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.

  4. Absolutely amazing ! It’s so cute !

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

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

  7. I LOVE IT!!!

  8. So creative and cute hello kittys !!

  9. You are so unbelievably talented. I’m jealous!

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

  11. Simply awesome!!!! YOu are super creative>

    Keep those ideas rolling.


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

  13. Those pops are sooooo cute ! Abs gorgeous !



  14. 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

  15. 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

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

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

  18. 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.

  19. 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…

  20. 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.

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

  22. 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

  23. 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!

  24. 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 :)

  25. Those are so cute. I love them.

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

  27. 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.

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

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

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

  31. Are you kidding me? Cake pops at their finest!

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

  33. 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!

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

  35. amazing! you are so awesome.

  36. 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!


  37. You are a genius. A true genius.

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

  39. Wow you amaze me!!

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

  41. 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

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

  43. ADORABLE!!! I love this idea so much!

  44. So cute! And I LOVE LOVE Hello Kitty!!

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

  46. 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.

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

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

  49. Too cute!

  50. 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.

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

  52. Those are so darn cute!

  53. 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!

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

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

  56. 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


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

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

  59. 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!


  61. 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…

  62. Too cute! You are so creative.

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

  64. 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

  65. 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.

  66. eew, grey cake pops.

  67. Aaaw! So adorable Thanks for sharing.

  68. 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:

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

  70. once again your creativity blows me away!

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

    ;) amy

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

  72. 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?

  73. 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

  74. Your work is just amazing!!!

  75. !!! 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.

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

  77. 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!)

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

  79. 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!

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

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

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

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

  84. 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.

  85. 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

  86. Those are so cute! You are so creative!

  87. Now…
    PLEASE DO CHOCOCAT for us boy-mommas!!!

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

    This is… sheer genius.

  88. 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.

  89. I can’t even stand how cute these are!

  90. great idea! they are absolutely adorable!

  91. 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!

  92. 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 :)

  93. 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! :)

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

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

  96. 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

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

  98. 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.

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

  100. 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!!

  101. 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?

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

  103. 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!

  104. 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.

  105. Very cute!!! Love it!

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

  107. 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!

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

  109. Feels like high school again…luv hello kitty!

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

  111. 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!

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

  113. 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.

  114. 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.

  115. Super cute!

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

  117. Those are ADORABLE!

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

  119. 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

  120. Superbe !!
    Comme d’habitude !

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

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

  123. so cute !!

  124. 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!

  125. These are adorable!!

  126. :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.

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

  128. 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!

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

  130. love it!

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

  132. 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.

  133. 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

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

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

  136. Absolute perfection!

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

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

  139. 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?

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

  141. 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!

  142. 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!

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

  144. 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!

  145. 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!

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


    – Madalina

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


    – Madalina

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


    – Madalina

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


    – Madalina

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


    – Madalina

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


    – Madalina

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


    – Madalina

  153. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

  160. AAAAAAAWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    How freaking adorable!!!


  161. YUMMM and too cute!

  162. You are so talented!!! These are adorable!!

  163. Those are too cute!

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

  165. Helllooooo adorable!!! So creative!!

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

  167. Haha! “Meouch”

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

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

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

    These are going to be a hit with my girls.


  170. Ack! It’s a Hello Kitty army!

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

  171. Too cute!!!

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

  172. 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…

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

  174. 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.

  175. 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

  176. You are the neatest baker ever!!

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

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

    i wanna make some now =)

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

  180. 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.

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

  182. Wow!
    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!

  183. 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!

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

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

  186. 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.

  187. So amazing! I love your little kitties! ~Kelly

    unDeniably Domestic

  188. 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.

  189. 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.

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

  191. 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!!!

  192. Gorgeous pops!!

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

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

  195. 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!

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

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

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