I made these cupcake decorations for a friend and had them shipped across the country. She was baking some cupcakes for her daughter's birthday and using these to top them with.
The sitting Hello Kitty is 2" tall and was made out of modeling chocolate and used to top the birthday girls cupcake with - loved how she turned out! I dusted her dress and pink bow and ribbon with some luster dust to add some shimmer.
For the bows, I tried something different and for the 1st time, made my own mold.
I hand sculpted a large bow (1-inch wide) and a small bow (5/8-inches wide) using Sculpey III Polymer Clay (see photo above, clay pieces are on the left). Baked them in the oven for a couple minutes to get rock hard then molded some Amazing Mold Putty (found at Michael's Arts & Crafts) over them to make a silicone mold. Once the mold was cured, I popped out the clay bows and had a perfect mold to use (see photo above, yellow rectangles). I just pressed some MMF into the mold, popped them right out and dusted them with some shimmer dust. So much time saved over hand cutting each one out - I love this stuff and they turned out perfectly!
I used various petal cutters to cut out the flowers in an assortment of colors and sizes and made 8 cupcake toppers using a 2-inch round cutter. To make the Hello Kitty faces, I used a 1 1/2 inch round cutter, shaped it into an oval and added some of the bows I had made using the mold and the other features with MMF.
Everything was packaged very carefully and shipped across the country arriving all in tact! Phew! Here's a picture she sent me with the decorations on the cupcakes - so cute!
|Photo courtesy of Holly K.|