Tag Archives: Hello Kitty

More from the Kitty

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One of the clients that I frequently make pastries for has a daughter with a peanut allergy. This little girls loves Hello Kitty, so for her birthday I made cake pops and cookies with her favorite kitty. There are a few tutorials online for forming the Hello Kitty cake pops, but all of the tutorials I’ve seen include using white chocolate chips to form the ear shape before dipping. I tested using regular chocolate chips but found that the chocolate sometimes showed through after dipping the pops in white chocolate. I can’t always find white chocolate chips that don’t have a peanut warning, so I came up with my own solution. After forming the cake balls into an oval shape I put the balls in the freezer to get them chilled, then I use a small squeeze bottle fitted with a #2 piping tip and pipe on chocolate chip shaped ears. I then chill the balls again, insert the sticks and dip as usual.

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I use Bakers brand white chocolate to dip the pops, most candy melts have a peanut warning, and the Bakers brand is a good quality chocolate. The other tutorials I’ve seen also call for using a mini M&M for the center of Kitty’s bow, again they have a peanut warning, so I just pipe tiny bows with royal icing let them dry, then attach the bows to the dried pops using a tiny dot of royal icing.

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Hello Kitty Oreo Pops

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I made some super cute Oreo cookie pops for a client. I wasn’t able to take step by step pictures, but here’s how I made them:
I attached sticks to double stuff Oreo cookies by carefully separating the cookies and smushing a lollipop stick into the icing that had been dipped into a little melted white chocolate. I then re-sandwiched the Oreos and set them aside to set up. I used some gum paste to hand mold tiny little Hello Kitty faces.

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Once the gum paste had dried a bit I used some edible ink markers to add the kitty details.
I melted down some Bakers brand white chocolate and thinned it a tiny bit with melted vegetable shortening. I used a talk drinking glass to melt the chocolate so that I’d be able to dip the cookie pops into the chocolate completely. I sprinkled colored sanding sugars into the cookies immediately after dipping them in chocolate and then set them on a silicon sheet to harden. I used a tiny dot of icing to secure the kitty faces to the pops and they were ready to go. Have you ever made cookie pops?

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