Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Hello Kitty ... an inspiration from Bakerella... "Cake Pops"

I had picked up 2 copies of "Cake Pops" by Bakerella from Costco in November. A copy to keep and one to give away. It was the same time of my younger sister, Irene's birthday and she was the lucky recipient of the extra book. I thought she would enjoy it because she is the trained 'pastry chef' in our family. She was the first one in our family to attend Pastry School at the Seattle Art Institute. The funny thing was, it was my niece and nephew that enjoyed looking at all the pictures. They would go through the book and pick out what they had wanted 'momma to make'.

They have been visiting us from Hawaii and the timing could not be so perfect to surprise my niece for her 5th birthday. We had been planning her birthday surprise, at first, the idea was to make her a 'Hello Kitty' cake. However, as I was browsing the internet for Hello Kitty theme ideas, I happen to find Bakerella's blog for making Hello Kitty cake pops.

That's it! It was enough inspiration and "how to" detail from her blog for my first attempt at making these cute little treats.

I had success on my first try at making cake pops, Bakerella's instructions were easy to follow and the only deviation I made with the recipe was to replace the 'food grade' black marker with melted dark chocolate for the eyes and whiskers.

Though they were time consuming to make, about 3 hours of my time, it was all worth it in the long run to see the expression on my niece's face when she was presented with her 'Hello Kitty' cake pops! She loved them!

Happy 5th birthday, Madison!

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