Monday, July 5, 2010
Hello Kitty Cupcakes
Last week, I got the chance to make these adorable Hello Kitty cupcakes for a little girl's third birthday party. Her mom and I are in the same MOMS Club and about a month ago she asked if I could do them. I was a little unsure initially because I am not an artisic person...you should see the pictures I draw for my kids (my 2 year old's almost look better). However, Hello Kitty, seemed simple enough. So I went home, got out some fondant and attempted to make a Hello Kitty. And I did! I called up the mom to let her know and she placed an order for 3 dozen cupcakes;chocolate, vanilla and strawberry.
The Kitty cupcake toppers were made out of a homemade marshmallow fondant (very simple...marshmallows, confectioners sugar and water). I added pink and yellow food color to make small batches of colored fondant. These were then used to make the bow and nose. The wiskers were drawn on with edible food color markers.
I made these three days in advance and kept them covered until the cupcakes were ready to be frosted (the day of). This gave them a chance to stiffen up a bit because homemade fondant is softer than the packaged varities.
The recipe for the chocolate cupcakes came from Martha Stewart.
The frosting was pink vanilla swiss meringue buttercream.
Chocolate, vanilla and strawberry cupcakes. The mom said they were a hit :-)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY CORA!!