- User Rating: Excellent
Pros:Twelve per pack, instantly recognizable, 100% edible.
Cons:Cracked pieces, not sold everywhere.
The Bottom Line: Pressed for time? Want to add some Hello Kitty charm to store-bought cupcakes? These hard iced pieces are the cats meow!
I wonder if Sanrio knew what a cash cow they had on their hands when Hello Kitty made its debut. That's sort of like asking George Lucas if he knew Star Wars was going to turn in to a billion dollar venture. Wilton partnered with Sanrio to produce a line of birthday themed items with true Hello Kitty appeal. Within the collection you'll find cupcake liners, cake toppers, treat stands and even specialty icing coloring kits. Some of the items can be found at the Wilton Online Store while others are only available at select retail locations. This is one of the more reasonably priced items in the series but there are some tings that you need to know about them before you start buying packages of them.
Wilton Hello Kitty Icing Decorations
Product #: 710-7575
Suggested Price: $2.49 per pack
If you've never used hard iced decorations like this chances are you have at least seen them in grocery stores. Cake Mate usually dominates the grocery store cake decorating section with the "Happy Birthday" and alphabet series of iced decorations being their most popular offerings. You can find these at larger stores like Michaels and Jo-Anne Fabrics as well as at the Wilton website. The suggested price is $2.49 but you can find them for a little less if you shop around. One of the biggest problems with these is breakage. You might not see a broken piece until you remove them from the package and there's no easy way to fix them outside of using royal icing to try and glue the pieces back together. This happens regardless of whether you buy them in a store or get them online and have them shipping to you. The Hello Kitty Icing Decorations are not problematic; this is something that all products like this can succumb to.
Each package contains twelve Hello Kitty hard ice decorations; they are all the same design consisting of a white head, whiskers and her pink bow. The tiny yellow nose almost gets lost on the head but when you are close up to it you can see it. You can use these on almost anything that is frosted or iced; if you are going to use this on a large Hello Kitty Cookie with royal icing then you are going to want to make sure that the icing has enough time to set up so the pieces can be anchored to it but it won't be so wet that it seeps up around the side. These will not break down when they come in contact with icing or frosting so you can apply them to a cake or cupcakes before your party without worrying that they are going to look like they've melted.
The Wilton Hello Kitty Collection
2105-7575 Hello Kitty Cake Pan
2113-7575 Hello Kitty Toppers
415-7575 Hello Kitty Baking Cups
2811-7575 Hello Kitty Birthday Candle
1912-7575 Hello Kitty Treat Bags
710-7575 Hello Kitty Icing Decorations
601-7575 Hello Kitty Icing Coloring Set
1512-7575 Hello Kitty Treat Stand
2113-7576 Hello Kitty Fun Pix
For the price this is a quick and easy way to add some Hello Kitty charm to cakes or cupcakes but you can also use them on brownies or cookies. The shape and style of it is simple but it instantly recognizable as Hello Kitty. If you are going to order these online from a third party you need to make sure that you are going to get the Wilton version and not another brand. Wilton has only made one style of Hello Kitty icing decorations so if you order them and get something different you will want to contact the seller. There is no expiration date on them; I try not to keep things like this for more than a year because they can absorb scents and smells from other foods. You can store them in an air tight container or is you have a vacuum sealer you can make a sleeve and slide the remaining pieces in to it.
As far as taste goes, these are made of pressed sugar but they aren’t something that you are going to want to pick up and start snacking on. Some of the iced decorations from Wilton have a mint flavoring to them, these do not. They are a nice thing to have around if you are going for an all-edible theme for a party or are sending cupcakes to school for a birthday and don't want to worry about kids or teachers having to remove plastic pieces from the treats. Even though I love the Hello Kitty Cake Toppers [plastic] there are times when they aren't the safest thing to add to a cake or box of cupcakes.
^V^ ©Freak369 - 2011 ^V^
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