Hello Kitty Cupcakes

I made these cute Hello Kitty cupcakes for a girl who celebrated her 5th birthday yesterday. I’m happy that the cupcakes look cute and the frosting did not melt. This is the hardest part because the high temperature in Jeddah caused some of my cupcakes to melt before especially when placed outdoors.

Hello kitty cupcakes
Hello Kitty cupcakes

Hello Kitty cupcakes

Hello Kitty cupcakes

Hello kitty cupcakes

Butter cream cheese frosting recipe

I love butter cream cheese as a frosting. It has that combination of a sweet and salty taste.

Ingredients:

-1 cup (2 sticks or 226 grams) unsalted slightly softened butter

-1 (8-ounce or 226 grams) cream cheese (don’t use the spreadable, as much as possible, use the packed or in Jeddah the triangle ones like La Vache qui rit-this helps in keeping the form of the frosting last longer)

-4 to 4½ cups (480 to 540 grams) confectioners’/ icing sugar. The amount actually depends on the sweetness you want for the frosting.

Food color (I prefer powder because adding any form of liquid threatens the consistency of the frosting)

TIP: The frosting’s consistency has to be thick or stiff. If it is still soft, add more icing sugar. If it’s too thin, add a drop or 2 (never underestimate a drop) of milk.

Preparation

1. Using an electric mixer, mix the cream cheese, food color and butter in a bowl for about 1 minute on low speed.
2. Gradually add the confectioner’s sugar until desired consistency for spreading and level of sweetness is reached. Beat on high speed until well combined and smooth while scraping down sides of bowl as necessary, about 1 to 2 minutes.
TIP: Before you turn off the handheld mixer, slightly lift it an inch above the frosting to release excess frosting. This way, you won’t have to scrape the frosting off the heads of the mixer.
Peach cupcakes
I used 1M start tip for this frosting

Peach cupcakes

 

Fondant pull-press molds

I used this fondant pull-press mold I bought from the Philippines. I haven’t found one in Jeddah,  I’ve recently been to Cake Decoration Center and I just found some new pull-press molds available like Hello Kitty & Mickey Mouse. =) You can go to CakeArts, Tavola Shop and Cake Decoration Center or sometimes the Ashara stores have  great finds. There’s always something new in these stores every week! =)

Hello Kitty fondant pull-up

If you have a pull-press mold and is not sure how to use it, you can watch this easy video tutorial by Pink Cake Princess on Youtube:

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8 thoughts on “Hello Kitty Cupcakes

  1. Years ago, I tried my hand at cake decorating. After several attempts, I gave up. That’s why I have such great respect for cake artists. I’ve always wondered how you can create something like that, e hindi ko nga ma-drawing man lang si Hello Kitty! Good thing you shared your secrets. 🙂 Malay natin, I’ll try again. 😉

  2. I haven’t tried fondant yet as I’m quite scared of it as of this time, LOL!. How’s your creamcheese frosting? With the amount of sugar you used, isn’t it too sweet? I have quite a love-hate relationship with frosting. LOL I tried making this kind of frosting before but it always comes out too sweet. While it becomes quite stable, the frosting becomes gritty. Any technique to make it smooth and not too sweet?

    1. I honestly use less than the recipe because I don’t want a sweet frosting. If the amount of packed cream cheese is increased, it is usually enough to hold the frosting. We just add the icing sugar to make the frosting firm (and sweet), so if it is already firm, then no need to add more. I put the icing sugar last. For ‘gritty’ feeling, it’s a must to use confectioner’s and not fine sugar (causes sandy texture when not mixed well), the former when well combined, due to its texture does not become that gritty. =)

      1. Thanks! I’ve tried several brands of confectioners sugar but I still get quite gritty results. I’ll try adding cream cheese and see how that goes.. thanks much! 😊

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