Little Miss requested Hello Kitty for her birthday this year and we couldn’t disappoint. A party at the bounce house calls for cupcakes rather than a slice and serve cake so off to make adorable Hello Kitty decorations.
I started off preparing some some fondant with Tylose powder. I use 1/2 t of Tylose to every 250 grams of fondant to make a quick gum paste. Of course there is no Hello Kitty cookie cutter that I could find on short notice so I was stuck cutting out with the template and a knife. I got pretty good at it by the time I got to my 50th one!
To complete the look I created hair bows too. To make the bows, I rolled out pink Tylose fondant and cut out a brick shape.
They almost looked like a set of lips! To create the bow creases I used a gum paste tool to mark the centers of the bow.
I then created bow creases by pinching the centers in using the gum paste tool again
Now they really do look like a set of lips! One final piece of the puzzle the knot on the bow. I rolled a small ball to serve as the bow “knot”.
To attach the bow knot I used a small dab of vodka.
I put the bows aside to dry and when they’d set, I hit them with a bit of cranberry colored luster dust.
Now for the final assembly I dabbed a bit of vodka on the Kitty faces and attached the bows. I drew the face in with Wilton’s edible food markers and I was finished!
Excellent now just 50 more to go! Ha!
Let’s not lie, this takes a LONG time. It probably took me about two hours to make all 48 Hello Kitty faces, but I definitely got faster toward the end. After that, making the cupcakes and piping on pink icing seemed like a snap!
Of course the birthday girl had to have something special on her cupcake so I made a little printable just for Caroline:
Finally everything in place! It looked great against the red background at the bounce place!
Happy Birthday Caroline!