HELLO KITTY: I Make My Melody Cupcakes! (kind of)

HELLO KITTY: I Make My Melody Cupcakes! (kind of)

What is up Hello Kitty lovers? It has been a minute but this week I have decided to try and copy a recipe from Sanrio’s Sweet Happy News Blog! So I know we are all biased to our own favorite characters, but I am going to try to recreate the My Melody Strawberry Almond Pound Cakes!

If you want to recreate the beautiful version of these CLICK HERE!


If you are here to watch me fail horribly then stick around!


BEFORE WE GET STARTED… Let me assure you that I am not talented in the art of baking and I tend to burn everything I put in the oven. ALSO, I live in California which means I am a girl on a budget! SO all that being said, these are the most knockoff-lookin’ My Melody Cupcakes you will ever lay eyes on.

Sanrio Recipe

 

Makes 1 dozen cupcakes

¼ cup unsalted butter, room temp (1/2 stick)
1 cup sugar
2 egg yolks
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
½ teaspoon almond extract
1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour, sifted
½ teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
¼ cup sour cream
2 egg yolks, beaten to firm peaks
1/8 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons strawberry jam
12 parchment muffin liners

Almond Buttercream:

¾ cup unsalted butter, room temperature (1 ½ sticks)
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 ¼ cups powdered sugar
½ teaspoon almond extract
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream

My Melody Decorations:

½ bag pink or bright pink candy melts
¼ cup black candy melts
¼ cup yellow candy melts
Light blue fondant

My Version



Also Makes 1 dozen cupcakes

– 1 Betty Crocker Dark (or any flavor you want, we don’t judge)
– Pillsbury White Frosting
– Cake Mate Decorating Icing in Pink and White
– Betty Crocker decorating Gel in Blue and Black
– Cupcake Baking Cups
– Bowls, Spatulas, Spoon, Freezer Bags (I’ll explain)
– A tough spirit and undying love for My Melody.

METHOD

Read the back of the Betty Crocker Cupcake Box on instructions for how to cook those puppies to perfection! Once out of the oven, they should look something like this! PS. I would include the Sanrio Method but it was waaaayyyy too long to put in my blog post so if you’d rather do it that way CLICK HERE!

ICE, ICE BABY! To start the icing process, I took out a piece of parchment paper and began to outline what I thought would look like My Melody heads. (keyword: “thought”) Here’s what Sanrio says to do: “Use either a toothpick dipped in the candy melts or a heatproof piping bottle to “draw” the pink hoods, faces, and yellow noses onto wax paper. You can use the template underneath as a guide. Allow the pieces to set.”

WELL, I decided to draw it with a sharpie, and then I did the old D.I.Y icing in a Ziploc bag method. If you have no idea what I am talking about read it HERE. Do your best to create your own rendition of My Melody, it does not have to be perfect, I mean look at mine! LOL

After much trial and tribulation, here is how my cupcakes turned out. NO, they aren’t very pretty and they definitely look nothing like the food artists cupcakes Sanrio hired to make theirs look absolutely perfect but DAMN did they taste good and at the end of the day I was just proud that I didn’t end up burning the house down!

AS ALWAYS, thanks for reading my blog and be sure to click on my face below for more anime related content! If you are down to tackle these my Melody Cupcakes, be sure to tag us on TWITTER!

GOODLUCK! <3

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