When I started planning Emma’s 2nd birthday I originally planned a Strawberry shortcake and ice cream party. I totally could pull I off with some great summer cupcakes. But in May I realized she had no clue who strawberry shortcake was and she loved “kitty-kats”. Enter the hello kitty theme!
The plan was a typical picnic lunch with a full on ice cream social. All of the kids in attendance love ice cream, and most of the adults! I knew cupcakes would be a waste, the kids would only eat the frosting and I would have more left over then eaten. Enter the idea of cake balls…they were little bites and so easy to eat and walk around with. That’s when I found these:
The website is here with full instructions. I decided to make just the hello kitty but I love the ice cream cone ones!
Because Emma is a huge Oreo fan instead of using cake I made them with Oreos and cream cheese. this could have been mistake #1! I chopped the Oreos in my food processor and then added the cream cheese. I rolled them into the shape as stated in the instructions. I melted some choc and dipped the sticks in before inserting into the hello kitty heads. I then place them in the freeze to set.
The instructions said to use white choc. chips to make the ears but I had dark choc and figured they would be fine (mistake #2). after attaching the ears I started dipping them in the hot melted chocolate. The chocolate started melting the ears and I had brown streaks in my hello kitty! This was not as noticeable when I switched to the pink chocolate.
It was hot and humid here, so I had to work in batches rotating them in and out of the freeze other wise the Oreo ball would split in half when I dipped it in the chocolate. I should of melted my chocolate in batches too. The last few it was starting to set (mistake #3).
I tried to draw the face with the edible pens they sell at the craft stores but they do not write on melt chocolate (mistake #4). So I ran out and picked up some gel writers to make the face!
You could see the Oreo thru some of the faces but if I had used the cake instead I think it wouldn’t of showed up (the pink looked better). But they were a hit and tasted good (I ate a few too many ) I would certainly make them again especially for a kids party.
I still have some summer cupcake ideas..so if you are having a party let me know!!