I made these adorable Hello Kitty cake pops for a little girl’s 8th birthday party recently. I was so pleased with how they turned out, very cute indeed ❤ ❤
What is a cake pop?
It’s essentially just crumbled up cake, mixed together with icing. They are shaped by hand and then fixed to a stick with melted chocolate. How you personalise it after that is up to you! There are already a lot of cake pop video tutorials on line. If you fancy trying your hand at making some, check out Bakerella’s blog for advice and inspiration – she basically invented cake pops.
Be warned…they are not the easiest thing to master. In fact, there are so many pitfalls along the way that I used to make double the amount to allow for casualties! One of these days, I’ll write a blog about all the little tricks I have picked up along the way.
For now, here is an abbreviated version on how to get the Hello Kitty look.
Hello Kitty Cake Pops
Once the crumbled cake and butter icing is mixed together, shape the cakes into balls and flatten them to make the faces. Then, dip the stick into melted white chocolate and push it into the pop. Leave them in the fridge to firm up a bit.
For the ears, stick white chocolate chips onto the cake pop with melted white chocolate, and leave to set in the fridge again. Make sure you have your cake pop stand ready at this point, so you can leave them upright.
Then, dip the whole pop into melted white chocolate, and leave to dry (not in the fridge this time) before adding the accessories.
As always, these cake pops needed particular sprinkles for the facial features. Fortunately, my sprinkles cupboard is so well stocked, this didn’t require a special trip to the shop……… (not sure what this says about me?!).
Here comes the fun bit……two pink hearts and pink confetti make up the bow. Black pearls for the eyes and yellow confetti for the nose. All stuck on with a dab of white chocolate. The whiskers are drawn on with a black icing pen.
Look at those cute ears! Hello Kitty!