Monday, November 24, 2008

Hello Kittyed-out

Is the whole world obssesed with Hello Kitty, or is it just here?

I had to do a Hello Kitty birthday party during the weekend: cookies, cupcakes and cake, all Hello Kitty. Yes I was a bit Kittyed-out at the end of it, but the birthday girl was happy, and that's what it counts!

Let's start with the cookies. I don't have a Hello Kitty or even a cat cookie cutter, so I'll share with you what I did. You can use this technic to create cookie shapes when you don't have the proper cutters.

Start with a round cookie cutter and round cookies.

You should get a tear drop cookie cutter next.

With the rounded part of the tear drop cutter cut the round cookies where the cat ears would be.

Cut tons of tear drops shapes: 2 for each round cookie, unless you're planning to do 1 ear cats...

Place the tear drops shapes in the holes you had done before with the cutter. It's better to do this allready in the cookie sheet, so you don't have to move them. Don't worry about glueing, they'll glue as they bake.

So these strange cookies are what you'll get. They're ready for some frosting and decorantions.

Hello Kitty cookies done!

Basic butter cookie recipe here.

Let's move on to the cupcakes. Those are mini chocolate cupcakes with whipped white chocolate frosting and little fondant Hello Kittys.

PINK WHITE CHOCOLATE WHIPPED FROSTING

  • 200 gr/7 oz white chocolate
  • 300 ml cream
  • 3 drops red food coloring

Chop the chocolate. Boil the cream and poor it over the chopped chocolate. Leave it for 1-2 minutes and then mix with a spatula until all the chocolate is melted and incorporated into the cream. Add the food coloring and mix well, so you have an uniform color. Take it to the fridge and leave it for 24 hours or at least overnight. Whipp just before using.

And finally the cake! Even the birthday girl's dress has a Hello Kitty!

Ok, that was a lot of sugar. Aren't you a little Hello Kittyed out now?

85 comments:

Mari Azevedo said...

Ritinha, que perfeição!!!! Eu sou fã ardorosa da Hello Kitty... ai menina, quisera eu ter um centésimo de todo teu talento... fico babando nas coisas lindas que vc faz... =D
Beijo grande!!!

Zen Chef said...

Sheeesh!... Now I want my own Hello Kitty birthday! :-)

Ben said...

That's so clever and now I want my Hello Kitty bday too :-p

The Peanut Butter Boy said...

Haha, those are pretty darn awesome. I've seen Hello Kitty everywhere, but I have no idea what it is other than a heavily marketed cat. Either way, I'd be the first to eat one of those edible kitties above!

Liz said...

Liz from MealMakeoverMoms.com here. Your cookies look adorable. I'm sitting here w/ my 10-year old, showing him who I'm following on Twitter, and we ended up on your blog post. Thanks for brightening our day.

Reeni said...

The kitties are perfect and so cute! I see why your all kitty-ed out after all your awesome handiwork.

VeggieGirl said...

LOVE IT!!!! :-D

Lisa said...

So cute. My daughter is too old for Hello Kitty or I might be trying these.

Pearlsofeast said...

woow wonderfull and so neat.They are gorgeous.Thanks for showing step by step.It is awesome and inspiring.

Maria said...

How adorable!! I love the Hello Kitty treats! You are so talented!!

Liz said...

Too cute! I love the mini birthday girl on the cake. I'm sure she was so thrilled with all of the Hello Kitty treats.

Heather said...

how adorable!! the cookies look like little devils before you decorated them :) i've never been a big hello kitty fan, but they're soo, soo cute :)

Lina said...

oh my gosh! every little girls dream!!!! Even i'm a little jealous. SO WONDERFUL!

sushi2 said...

My daughter Maddie loves Hello Kitty and wants those cookies for her Birthday Slumber party. I will be returning to your site to copy your recipe =)

Isa said...

OMG, you're amazing! When I grow up I want to be like you. Not kidding.
Everything looks so pretty... and delicious too.
And no, I'm never Hello Kittyed out. Haha.

Sharon said...

You have the patience of a saint! I can't imagine creating anything so beautiful :)

Natashya said...

You are incredible. You are the queen of Hello Kitty. Take a bow! And Meow!

Sweet Bird said...

That's outstanding! Love the cookies.

Bob said...

Wow, you have some serious skills there.

Jo said...

Oh wow, these are absolutely adorable. I'm amazed you took the time to cut out the ears, added the ribbons, etc. Perfection.

Tanya said...

That must have been one VERY happy girl! It all looks wonderful Rita!

RecipeGirl said...

Ok, those are the cutest Hello Kitty treats EVER! What a talent to put those together. Terrific job :)

The Food Librarian said...

Cutest thing I've ever seen! Kawaii!!

Thyago Guarany said...

How can I make this frosting? Answer in the comments please

Juliet said...

Awww. So cute!! I love Hello Kitty!

FAMILY FIRST said...

I really would not have thot about that to make up the ears! And nice to know they stick by itself during the baking process! Thanks for sharing!

Dayna said...

Adorable!
Now I really, really hope someone got that girl the HK toaster for her birthday!

FFichiban said...

Hee hee that huge Hello Kitty cake is awesome haha and so are the cookies and cupcakes ^^!

Cristine said...

Adorable!!!

Lore said...

can't believe that even the girl on the cake has a Hello Kitty on her dress LOL! Awesome Rita, I just love how you managed to make the cookie shapes

somemoreplease said...

Oh my GOD those are the most adorable cookies I have ever seen!

I especially love how you've made the ears ^_^

Well done everything's so cute!

morgana said...

¡¡¡ Qué monadas !!! No sé qué me gusta más, si las galletas, las cupcakes o la tarta. Jooooo, las quiero todaaaaas.

v@le said...

This is very very bautiful...I like hello kitty and the Cat!!!!
complimenti!!!!
kiss
vale

Suzana said...

Completamente hellokitted! São adoráveis as bolachas e os cupcakes são uma ternura. Só tu para teres capacidade para tantas orelhas e bogodes e narizes...

Bj grande

Y said...

Gorgeous! I love the little bows.

Adam said...

Now I'm not going to be a macho man and say those treats aren't cute or anything, because they are. But... I'm a little scared. It's like a mouthless cute kittie army, stomping their way to a birthday party. What's the best way to stop this craziness?

Eat them. Bite their heads in half, and smile.

Ok, I can totally do that for you :)

jesse said...

Whoaaaa, these are perfect!!! Amazing, amazing, amazing. I'm just speechless!

Mobula said...

Que pasada!!!! Me encantan estas galletitas de Hello Kitti, y los cupcakes, y la tarta .... está todo tan bonito....

felicidades, Rita...

ana

Kimberley said...

OMG! I'm obsessed with hello kitty (well, not to the point where I have everything...but a few key things like, you know, the toaster, the popcorn maker, and other stuff!) They look wonderful! I'm kitty-ed out too!

xo Kimberley

Fearless Kitchen said...

Wow. That is a whole lot of Hello Kitty. I like Hello Kitty but this is... wow. I envy your ability to do so many consistent Kitties!

Ingrid said...

I'll be honest I was never big on Hello, Kitty when I was a little girl. I was all Barbie and her lovely clothes all day long! So, yes, I'm Hello Kittied out! LOL! But my sitter will go crazy when I show her your blog. Now she's a HUGE Hello, Kitty fan!
~ingrid

chefectomy said...

Not a hello k fan but I have to say this is very clever CC.

--Marc

biz319 said...

Those are SO CUTE! My niece loves all things Hello Kitty!

natalia said...

Ma è fantastico ! Anita 's birthday is next week so I can consider the Hello Kitty connection !!! Sei troppo brava ! In che città hai vissuto ?

Anamika:The Sugarcrafter said...

simply two words
'elegant and creative'

mikky said...

awww... so cute... :)

Dawn said...

oh aren't you a clever little baker!
they look perfect! you did such a fantastic job here.
I love this!!!!

The Blonde Duck said...

That's so cute though! It looks phenomenal!

Cakebrain said...

My daughter loves Hello Kitty...what a great idea for cutting out the cookie shapes! Your cupcakes and cake look amazing too! Any birthday girl would be totally pleased!

Ivy said...

How fricken fracker cut are these!
I love Hello Kitty-In the classic red though. Haha.

farida said...

They look sooooo cute, in fact, too cute to eat. Fantastic job!

Manuela © said...

Mas que menina prendada :)

Adorei as bolachinhas, os cupcakes e o bolo. Ficaram todos lindos! Quem tivesse 4 anos... hihi

Amy said...

o my these are so damn cute!! thanks for the tutorial.. have a great week.

Leslie said...

Ohhh good lord..I made SURE my daughter didnt see me reading this post!! How cute!!!

Vera said...

Rita, all these kitties are adorable! They will make a birthday girl so happy!

Katrina said...

Darn tootin' cute, Rita! Great job. Even YEARS ago when I was little and oh, so young, I loved Hello Kitty.
Here kitty, kitty. If I keep saying that will those cute little cookies and cupcakes come my way?!

Jenny said...

WAY too cute! I love all of your Hello Kitty cuties! Very nice, enjoy your Thanksgiving weekend!

linda said...

Too cute! Hope my next child will be a girl so I can make her these cookies for her birthday (that is if she likes Hello Kitty ;)

btw creative thinking with the ears!

Clumbsy Cookie said...

Liz- Glad you and your kid liked them!


Heather- I also thought they looked a bit devilish when they were "naked".

Sushi2- Cool! Let me know how it goes!

Isa- When you grow up?! What do you mean, I'm not much older than you, lol! (I hope)

Thyago- For the frosting I just use powder sugar and a few drops of milk. I sift the sugar to a bowl and add drops of milk little by little until I have a thick spreading consistency. Sometimes I use egg whites and sugar, but not on these ones. The bow, eyes and nose are cutout from fondant. Good luck!

Dayne- I really hope she got the toaster too!

Adam- I'll trust you to bite the little kitties heads!

Natalia- Grazie! I live in Padova when I was in Italia.

Katrina- You keep trying to call them, and let me know if they show up at your doorstep, lol!

Maggie said...

These are adorable! The ears on the cookies are just the right size and your fondant work is beautiful. It's too bad my son would just say, "Hello Kitty is for girls."

Simple and Divine said...

OH MY GOSH!! This post was absolutely incredible! You ship to Philadelphia, riiiiiiiiigghhtt??? ;) Beautiful!!

New York's Delight said...

Way too cute! OMG!

Yasmeen said...

Marvelous! Impressive!

noble pig said...

Are you serius, OMG how adorable are these? Oh I want this for my party, absolutely adorable!

suesse-mahlzeit said...

wow! good idea and very pretty! ;)

Sophie said...

AHHHHH! You've just made my day! I've been a huge Hello Kitty (actually, I love all of the Sanrio characters equally) fan since I was a little girl; I had the pencil boxes, socks, and everything! These are AWEsome! :)

Zesty Cook said...

WOW Those are amazing - great job. I just found your site and I love it!

zesty

HoneyB said...

Rita you did such an awesome job!!

Jeanine said...

Those are some cute Kitties! You do fantastic work! (and yes, now I want a Hello Kitty cake/cookies/cupcakes myself too) :)

Kevin said...

Everything looks amazing! I like how you made the cookies!

Smas said...

Eu ia comentar em inglês, mas vi o primeiro comentário e o da Manuela mais abaixo e percebi que pode ser em português ;)
Mas, eu ia dizer que a minha filha adora a Hello Kitty, apesar de eu detestar e acho que um dia vou fazer estas bolachas só para a deixar feliz!
Adorei a dica para cortar as bolachinhas!
Parabéns pelo site, está lindo, uma delícia!

Dhanggit said...

You are an angel!! I adore Helly Kitty!! It makes the child in me alive and kicking forever! I'll be definitely trying this technique for my birthday cake dear!! I'm so excited already :-)

Aggie said...

Wow!! I have recently gotten into Hello Kitty (more for me than for my daughter who has no idea!) I want to make these cookies for her 2 year birthday!! You are so talented!!

Sara said...

These are really cute!

Joanna said...

you are amazing!!! those cookies are just too perfect. i am obsessed with hello kitty. i have a pink hello kitty tv haha i got it at toys r us.

Emily said...

Oh my goodness! How adorable!

Roochi said...

so creative

Ann said...

Sometimes your talent is just beyond, just pure beyond. WOW.

Mar said...

Que maravilla, la idea de las orejas de kitty no se me hubieran ocurrido, me ha encantado,
Un beso

Jaime said...

wow, look at all those kitties! the cookies, cupcakes, and cake all look fabulous!

Anonymous said...

doesnt look like hello kitty though =[

Raquel said...

Mi hija adoraría estas galletas poco a poco tal vez me atreva con ellas, bonito blog.
Besos

Lesa Monster said...

those are really cute, but i'm such a stickler about the shape of hello kitty's head. her face isn't round. ... man, i'm such a nazi. sorry.

Skipping Skones said...

OMG....These Kitty cookies are simply adorable. I can't wait to try them.

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