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 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 :-)



  1. Holy cow - those are adorable!!

  2. These are pretty amazing! What an awesome mom you are!

  3. Those are so adorable and very creative! :)

  4. These are too cute! I want to work with some fondant art too.

  5. So cute.....Hello Kitty decorations look so perfect.

  6. How do you get your cupcakes to have a dome? Also, where do you get the plastic disposable cupcake boxes and cupcake carriers.

  7. Hi there!

    I am guessing that by "dome" you are talking about to the chocolate cupcakes pictured. I honestly didn't do anything special to these. It's just this particular recipe that makes these rise and get that nice domed look.

    I have this Martha Stewart cupcake holder that I got at Macy's and LOVE IT!!

    It can be used for more than just cupcakes. In the past I have actually bought disposable cupcake carriers from my local grocery store bakery for $0.50 a pop.

  8. Did you use a cutter of some sort to get the faces to be so perfect? Also, any tips on the bow?

    I would love to make these for my 5 year old's birthday!

  9. Hi Patty!

    Yes, I did use a cutter to get a nice oval/roundish face. Here is a similar cutter:

    For the bow, I rolled out the fondant into a very thin rope, then cut each about 1 1/2 inches long. I flattened it out a bit and pinched the center. Then I wrapped a tiny piece of fondant rope around the center to make the "knot".

    My best advice about making these is to make them several days to a week in advance. They will stay fresh (in a container) and you won't be rushed making these.


  10. hi what are the recipes u used for the cupcakes and the buttercream? can u post them up pls? and the marshmallow fondant too? these are gorgeous! thanks :)


  11. Vanilla cupcakes-

    Chocolate cupcakes-

    Swiss meringue buttercream-

    Marshmallow fondant-

  12. My daughter spotted these on your side bar and we had to click on over :) She's in love with them! Awesome job, they're adorable :)