It’s probably no surprise that being a cat lover, I’m a fan of Hello Kitty. I also have a thing for cutely decorated food so when I saw the Hello Kitty Baking Book by Michele Chen Chock, buying it was a no-brainer. To be honest, I wasn’t expecting much. Outside of Asia, Hello Kitty is mostly marketed towards children. So I thought the decorations would be really basic. However, I was pleasantly surprised 🙂
The Hello Kitty Baking Book is an adorable pink hardcover with 94 pages. Inside you’ll find:
- 8 cake recipes
- 6 cookie recipes
- 6 party treat recipes (tartlets, cake pops, jello…)
You also get an explanation of the ingredients and tools you’ll need to make the recipes, some basic baking and cake decorating techniques, character tracing templates and a conversion table for measurements.
What Did I Think?
As I said earlier, I was actually really pleased with this purchase. The book itself is cute as heck. To be honest, I haven’t even made any of the recipes yet but I’ve enjoyed browsing the pictures. As an added bonus, the recipes aren’t all about Hello Kitty. You’ll also find other Sanrio characters like Keroppi, My Melody and Batz Maru.
The actual recipes are nothing fancy. The decoration is what makes them stand out. That said, you do need to have a certain amount of artistic ability to be able to make these look right. Having done icing cookie “art” before, I’ve got to warn you – it’s quite time consuming. Definitely a nice weekend project with friends or family.
Another point I loved was the seasonal recipes. I’m a bit obsessed with Halloween so I was happy to see Hello Kitty Jack O’Lantern cookies and pumpkin pie in this book.