Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Hello Kitty Cupcake Decorations (and Amazing Mold Putty)

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.


Anonymous said...

i love your site and all your beautiful cakes Thank you for sharing your knowledge and experiences with us.

Anonymous said...

I love this!!! I always wanted to know how to make a mold. Where do you get the Amazing Mold Putty other than online?

SugarSweet said...

Michael's carries it in the clay aisle in my area.

cupcake decorations said...

Your cupcake is so pretty amazing and delicious!

Anonymous said...

They look great!
where did you get the bow mold from?

SugarSweet said...

I made my own bow mold (it's described above - using Amazing Mold Putty and Clay)

Rachel said...

May I ask how you ship your modelling chocolate figurines? I find mine get tacky, and of course I don't want them to stick to wrapping.

SugarSweet said...

Hi Rachel. I only ship modeling chocolate during the cold, winter months. Any other time, it's gumpaste.

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