My two year old has recently fell in love with “Hello Kitty”. If she is to spot her randomly about, a sudden squeal of high pitched enthusiasm erupts from her pint sized self, as she points and repeatably squeaks…..”Kitty, kitty, kitty, kitty.”
Needless to say she likes Hello Kitty, and why wouldn’t she?
Her character is so simplified and charming that it is so appealing to little girls, like mine. So I thought I would surprise her by making her some cupcakes with a picture of Hello Kitty on top! They were a complete hit, she loved them!!!
For those of you that wish to make them as well, you can follow along with how I made them….
This is what you will need:
- 5-6 decorating bags (Available Here)
- 5-6 couplers (Available Here)
- Kitty Template (I can help you with this)
- Wax Paper
- Royal Icing
- Red, Blue, Yellow & Black GEL food coloring(Available Here)
- White tint for icing
- Rainbow Colored Confetti Sprinkles (Available Here)
- Vanilla Frosting
- Decorating tip #1, 1.5, 2 and 1M (Available Here)
- Time and Patience
If your not so graphic savvy you can print the templates from here Full Head Kitty and Blue Dress Kitty. I typically print out a few more than I need, this helps with practicing and for the inevitable mistakes that “I” always make.
Cover them in wax paper, and tape them to the wax paper so they will not move as you trace them.
Black will take A LOT of gel coloring, red a little less and the blue and yellow take very little. Start small and add if you need to. If you add to much coloring just add some of the un-tinted icing back into the mix to lighten it. If you have it handy you can tint the already white royal icing with the white tint….it does make a difference.
The consistencies of the icing should be as follows:
Black: Piping consistency (Think Toothpaste)
Red: Flood Consistency (Think Honey)
Blue: Flood Consistency
Yellow: Piping Consistency
White: Flood Consistency
When you are done, let them dry for 30-45 minutes…The longer the better! When they are dry you can begin filling in the bows. With a #1 or a 1.5 tip on your red icing , flood the inner parts of the bows.
When all the bows are finished, switch to the blue icing (if you are doing the Kitty in the blue dress) and with a #1 or #1.5 tip fill in her dress. As soon as you fill all the dresses, switch to the white icing with a #1.5 tip and add in the polka dots while the blue is still wet, work quickly, they will meld into the blue a bit, but still remain raised
With all the little details done, you can put them aside for about 15 minutes or so before you start flooding the remainder with white. When you are ready put a #1 tip on your white and begin flooding around kitty’s face and her hands and feet (paws).
These cupcakes can be stored in the fridge for a day or two without the royal icing toppers breaking down.You can also make these topper well in advance, just store them in an airtight container, until you are ready to use them.
I hope this was informative enough. Please feel free to comment below if you have any questions or to just let me know you were here!
Most of all though….enjoy and happy cupcaking!
Please note that this cupcake tutorial is meant only for personal and not commercial use!!