Thursday, June 23, 2011

hello kitty macarons


When I saw this post on these adorable lemon-shaped macarons from 6 Bittersweets, I immediately got the idea to make Hello Kitty macarons!  The idea brewed in my head for a while, until I finally had a chance to test the idea out on a couple of macaron shells while making my strawberry-lemonade macarons.


I thought about using cocoa powder to create Hello Kitty's face, but in the end I drew on the eyes, nose, and whiskers with edible "Foodwriter" pens.  And for the bow, I attached heart-shaped sprinkles (glued on with a dab of the filling), just like the bow on my Hello Kitty cake pops.


I loved the end result.  I only wished that I had made more!  Next time, I will make an entire batch of these!




104 comments:

  1. Too cute to eat...
    and yummy too ♥

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  2. OMG!!!!!! this is amazing. I LOVE IT!

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  3. p.s. i'm showing all my girlfriends :)

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  4. Oh my word. Hello Kitty's Cute Factor has been upped even more! ;) Great job!

    Margaret
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    The Bite Size Baker

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  5. Love Hello Kitty!! These are so cute! I've never had a macaron but these make me want to try one today. :)

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  6. Precious! I love these! Somehow strawberry-lemon filling seems so appropriate for Hello Kitty. :)

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  7. OMG these are so cute! i can't believe you were able to make such perfect looking kitty-shaped macarons.

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  8. Ahh, so cute!!! A combination of two of my favorite things: Hello Kitty and macarons. How awesome would a whole box of these be?

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  9. Most adorable thing ever! So glad you liked my technique and totally made it into something your own. Great job and you are incredibly skilled at baking and photography. I'm so glad you linked to me so that I could come over and discover your site. You have a new loyal subscriber in me, and I hope to try your coffee chiffon charlotte one day.

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  10. thanks so all the awesome comments everyone! i had so much fun making these :)

    @Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets - O.M.G. i cannot believe you checked out my site, and even more are subscribing to it!!! i am sooo flattered and excited!!! you're like a food blog celebrity to me ;)

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  11. Btw I hope you're getting lots of great traffic cause I am linking up a storm on Twitter =D. I'm trying to get this post to Top 9 cause you really deserve it! Do you have Twitter? I'm @6bittersweets. LOL celebrity hehe I'm still a newbie in my mind. Thanks for your sweet words though!

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  12. This is the cutest thing I've ever seen!! Seriously, I'm in love with your blog! Truly fantastic! I will be your newest follower. You can check out my blog too if you'd like.

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  13. Woah, no way! Xiaolu at 6 Bittersweets posted this on facebook and I just ad to take a look. You're very talented!

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  14. Wow, these are so adorable! My baby girl would jump up an down if I made these for her! I just made some heart shaped Macarons and yours certainly are more lovely! :) Thanks for sharing. By the way, I'm your newest follower. Have a wonderful weekend.

    Amy
    http://utry.it

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  15. What a perfect rendering of Hello Kitty macaron style!

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  16. @Amy - thank you! i just checked our your heart macarons - adorable! i am your newest follower too! :)

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  17. @Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets - OMG you are awesome! yes i am getting a ton of traffic, thank you!!! i don't have twitter though :( but maybe one day soon? you may feel like a newbie but you are definitely one of the food bloggers that i look up to!

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  18. Michele, this is so clever! Glad I heard about this from Xiaolu!

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  19. Wow, this is hardcore! How long did this take you?

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  20. You just became my idol! Now I have to go make them! p.s. you made it all the way to France (on J'aime Hello Kitty) because that's how I found you. :)

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  21. this is by far the cutest macaron i have ever seen!!! wonderful job!! =)

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  22. And I heart your blog :) So many awesome masterpieces here! And these macaroons have won my heart!

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  23. @kotomi - thank you! i'm so happy you're sharing them with your girlfriends too, thats awesome! :)

    @Phuoc'n Delicious - HAHA i love your user name, hilarious!

    @Xinmei @ Pudding Pie Lane - yay i'm so happy you found my blog through Xiaolu! i just checked out your blog - SUPER cute bento boxes!!!

    @Shirley @ Kokken69 - so glad you also heard about my blog from Xiaolu! she is awesome! and i am loving your blog too - beautiful photography!

    @Jane - it took me a day (of on and off work) to make the macarons themselves (aging egg whites, drying the macarons after piping, baking, filling, etc), but decorating them was quick! and the funnest part!

    @Lindy Stamper - omg, france!!! thats crazy. and better yet, on a site devoted to hello kitty! so glad you found me!!!

    @kk - thank you! where in honolulu are you? my husband is from kailua!

    @Sarah - aww, thank you! such a sweet compliment :)

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  24. SUPER DUPER CUTE!!! I just died. Love it- awesome job.

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  25. Wooohoo! You made it to Foodbuzz Top 9! Well deserved and congrats! My work here is done =D

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  26. I was wondering if you could post a recipe?

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  27. @Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets - YAY!!! thank you so much for pushing for me! you should work in PR, you get awesome results!!! :)

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  28. @Andie - i got the recipe from Pierre Herme's "Macaron" book:
    http://www.amazon.com/Macaron-French-Pierre-Herme/dp/B003XNE0ZC/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1291882320&sr=8-2
    sorry about not posting recipe, i always feel bad posting other people's recipes, but i try to always link to them or point to whatever book i got the recipe from. however when i start creating my own recipes i will definitely post them!

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  29. @Andie - oh, also for creating hello kitty, i used a toothpick to pull out the ears (xiaolu's method which she used for the lemons). then i drew on the face with edible foodwriter pens, and then attached heart sprinkles as the bows. and the filling was cream cheese whipped with confectioner's sugar, freshly grated lemon zest, and pureed strawberries. hope that helps!

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  30. Wow! These are absolutely adorable macarons! I love your baking. Just discovered your site through the Top9 today, BRAVO! So glad I found it.
    Great technique of Xiaolu's - I haven't even done this yet and have to do this - looks so much fun. I saw Xiaolu's lemon ones which were fabulous. This has made my day!

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  31. Gorgeous AND creative! How did you manage to make the ears? I've only made macarons once, and from what I remember they spread like crazy.

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  32. Oh my god these are adorable! I LOVE the idea of writing on macarons and making them into different shapes! Nice job :-)

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  33. What a great idea!! Love these! So ingenious!

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  34. you are absolutely amazing at baking!!! so talented and creative :) you should open a bakery!

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  35. What adorable macarons! I've never been brave enough to try baking them but these are too cute to pass up!

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  36. They are beautiful! Id love some baking advice, I'm teaching myself to bake st the moment and putting it on my blog, even my rubbish attempts!lol www.bakemistake.blogspot.com x

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  37. I totally yelled "OMG!" when I saw these on foodgawker. So adorable! I love all your Hello Kitty treats!

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  38. These are so super cute. You have perfected the hello kitty face. I am following your blog now. Can't wait to see what's next. I love that huge hk cake you made for your daughters birthday. By the way what city are you in? I'd totally buy some of your hk baked goods :)

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  39. @Danae - The Busty Baker - HAHA you just make me laugh out loud picturing someone yelling "OMG' at the computer, especially since that's something i would totally do!

    @alice - thank you! i'm in the san francisco bay area, and i do custom orders, so just email me if there's anything you'd like to order!

    @kita - you should definitely try making macarons! they are super fun, and they are addicting to make once you start :)

    @Jill@MadAboutMacarons - thank you!!! so glad you found my blog!

    @Alyssa Vakulchik - for the ears I used Xialu's technique which she used for lemon shaped macarons, where you pull the batter out with a toothpick. If you macaron batter is spreading too much, it might be either too thin or over mixed?

    @Bake...Mistake? - sure i'd love to give advice! although i'm a self-taught baker and haven't been blogging very long so i'm not sure i have much advice to offer, but if you have any questions send them my way!

    thanks everyone for all your wonderful and encouraging comments!!!

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  40. SOOOO FREAKING AMAZING!!!! <3

    i love everything you make. Linked to you on my blog:
    http://oh-thatsnice.blogspot.com/2011/07/speechless.html

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  41. Thank you for sharing these mouth-watering photos of your beautiful creation. I enjoyed your Mango sorbet very much!

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  42. Oh my goodness...these have to be the cutest macaroons I have EVER seen! Love all the Hello Kitty sweets on this blog!

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  44. LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE!
    Hope I can make these someday soon too

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  45. absolutely looooove!
    i hope i can make them...haha

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  46. but how do u attempt to make the shape of the kitty? :) care to share?

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  47. Hi! Thank you for this post! I just made these for my daughter's 4th birthday party and they are so cute! You can check mine out here - I linked to your post :)

    http://www.yummymummykitchen.com/2011/09/hello-kitty-french-macarons.html

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  48. they are so pretty! can you teach me how you pipe the shape pls? thank you! (:

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  49. Seriously. One of the cutest desserts that I have ever seen. I would feel bad eating them!

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  50. I'm so happy my friend sent me the link to your blog! I love all your sweets!

    I made the Hello Kitty macarons for her bday last week :) Here's the blog post for it. Thanks for the awesome idea!

    http://littlerandomhappiness.blogspot.com/2011/11/hello-kitty-macarons.html

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  51. How do you do shape it? Will you let us know?

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  52. @Enrica and @sL - for creating the hello kitty shape, i used a toothpick to pull out the ears.

    @Marina {Yummy Mummy} and @little random happiness - your HK macarons are adorable! thanks for linking back to my post! :)

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  53. Wow, such a great idea! I love this Hello Kitty, it's so cute! :D

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  54. I am so in love with ALL of your Kitty creations!! You are amazing!!

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  55. Posting to let you know your content has been lifted and posted here:

    http://www.bforbel.com/2012/01/hello-kitty-macaroons.html

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  56. Oh these are so cute! My sister-in-law will love these! I am forwarding them to her now. Simply adorable!

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  57. We are in love with hello kitty at our house. My daught would love these.

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  58. These are super cute! You really brought Hello Kitty to life!

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  59. I agree with everyone, it's too cute! Congratulations on top 9!

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  60. This hello kitty macarons needs a lot of efforts and hearts to be made. You are nothing but great!

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  61. they are so so cute~ are they for sale? I know my sister did love these lots~

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    1. @Celeste - yes they are for sale! but only in the northern california bay area, as i haven't figured out how to ship them yet! send me an email if you're still interested!

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  62. Hi there! Just came back because someone wants to order something like this from me. wondering where you got your sprinkles? thanks, dear! If you could email me back, that'd be lovely!

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  63. @Xiaolu - i bought them on amazon via confectionery house! can't wait to see how they turn out!

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  64. These are GORGEOUS - I would love to have the skill to make them myself! The little ears are just precious. I love how obsessed with Hello Kitty you are, and how creative!!

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  65. Can I order from you or anything? Please contact me at Npccjh@hotmail.com! Please and thank you in advance. :)

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  66. Hi Michelle,

    I see your Hello Kitty Recipe is being given out here:
    http://www.hellokittymalaysia.com/pre-launch-recipe-2/

    Do check it out.

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    1. @Anonymous - wow. that's really bad. thanks so much for letting me know about this! they are distributing an "ebook" with instructions and all the pictures are from my blog, without my consent and no credit or link back to my site. they even cropped the watermark out of all the pictures! :(

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    2. @Anonymous - just an update in case you were interested! i contacted the site and asked them to credit the photos and restore the watermark, and they agreed to, so now it's all good. yay! :)

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  67. Do you have a step to step procedure/recipe to show how you made this macaroon?

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    1. @Miranda - i don't have a step by step procedure, but the pictures in this post give a better idea of how the ears look before baking.

      http://i-heart-baking.blogspot.com/2011/07/rhubarb-hello-kitty-macarons.html

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  68. These look absolutely amazing! Love how you made those cute little ears! :D

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  69. Can you write out the recipe to bake these very cute HELLO KITTY MACARONS? tanks :D

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    1. @Thongyen - sure! just click the "contact me" link to send me and email, and i'll send you the recipe! :)

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  70. Im interested in purchasing these, if you in fact sell them!? :)

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    1. @Melissa Lopez - hello! yes i do sell custom orders, please send me an email via the link under "contact me" with the details! :)

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    2. I emailed you. Hope to hear from you soon :)

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  71. Please tell me, can you freeze them? I would imagine yes, if they are not yet decorated.

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    1. @Anonymous - i have yet to try freezing them, will let you know if/when i do!

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  72. Hey! Adorable blog! I am utterly obsessed with Hello Kitty and whenever its put into baking- I'm there! Do u fancy doing a follow for follow? I have a baking blog too! Because when I get enough followers I can do a contest, competition and giveaway :) xxx

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  73. Hi, may i know what is the minimum quantity for this macarons?How much is the charge?

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    1. @kam shwu han - thanks for your interest in ordering! out of curiosity i must ask where you are located, as i am in california...

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  74. Wah!! So cute...can you share how to do it ? I wanna try :)

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