My daughter had her 4th birthday this past weekend and I made cupcakes for the party. Her birthday was themed around Hello Kitty of course. So, I decided to try and make the cupcakes look like Hello Kitty. I had no idea it was so hard to find black jelly beans. A special trip to the candy store was in order to buy the black jelly beans and the small licorice whips. I made buttercream frosting and then cut the licorice up into small pieces to make ears and whiskers. The black jelly beans were for the eyes and the nose is a mini M&M. The bow is made of the gel decorating frosting that is sold at the grocery store. They turned out pretty cute.
The birthday girl approved.