Saturday, October 20, 2012

Tutorial for Perfect Hello Kitty Bows =•.•=

Let's cut to the chase. This is a quick post to show you how to make the perfect Hello Kitty Bow by using Wilton's Hello Kitty Cake Pan as a mold. You will also need a microwave safe bowl, small rubber spatula, Wilton Candy Melts, microwave, and a refrigerator or freezer.

When mixing or handling candy melts make sure you do not introduce anything that has water into the candy melt wafers, in doing so, you will ruin the candy; so make sure to wipe your hands, rubber spatula, HK Pan and bowl with a dry cloth or paper towels before proceeding to melt the candy wafers.

1) Pour about 30 pieces of candy melts into the microwave safe bowl.
2) Melt the candy at 15 second intervals and gently stir in between, make sure you do not burn the candy, but should look silky and not clumpy in a spreadable consistency. Do not over mix to prevent adding unnecessary air bubbles to the candy.
3) Spread the melted candy into the well of Hello Kitty's bow and make sure to concentrate on the areas that may need extra strength. Lightly tap the pan to evenly distribute the melted candy and to eliminate bubbles (lightly tap the pan so you do not warp your pretty little cake pan or add permanent dents and dings).
4) Place the pan in the refrigerator or freezer for about 10 minutes until set and solid. 
5) Once the bow is set, carefully tap it out onto your hand and voila. You can now adorn your perfect Hello Kitty Cake.