Last Thursday was my little Melodie's first birthday! I wanted to make Hello Kitty cupcakes to bring to her little celebration at daycare, so I decided to make mini cupcakes since there would only be babies and toddlers there. I decided on a fresh strawberry batter from Martha Stewart's "Cupcakes" book for the cake, and cream cheese frosting to go on top.
I used the smallest scooper I had to fill the mini cupcake pan. Once the mini cupcakes were cooled, I piped Hello Kitty with cream cheese frosting, and gave her a pink nose and bow.
Then I made regular-sized cupcakes for the teachers. I had found cute Hello Kitty cupcake liners a while ago, and this was the perfect time to use them!
To make them look a little different from the mini cupcakes, I did a basket weave piping with cream cheese frosting, and then piped Hello Kitty on top in pink (the exact opposite from the Hello Kitty birthday cupcakes I did before).
At the party, Melodie was a little confused by the cupcake at first, but once she tasted it there was no stopping her. She loved it and ate the whole thing!