Hello Mama Kitty Cupcakes

May 31, 2009 at 9:23 AM | Posted in blog event, cupcakes | 14 Comments
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I’m on a roll. Two blog posts back to back! I’m impressed with myself! Aren’t you?

Blogging for Babies is hosted by my friend, Holly of Phe/mom/enon. (I absolutely adore her blog name!) I already thought she was a phenomenonal person and blogger but after reading about her son, Cole’s story, I was immediately overcome with emotion. I knew that whatever small part I could play in participating in her food event, I would.

Cole’s story was a little “too” close to home for me.

I was born 2 months premature. I weighed a little more than 4lbs. I prefer to say that I was actually lucky to weigh that much. I really don’t know too much about my NICU days b/c my parents don’t like to talk about it. I think it brings up too many sad memories for them. But every now and then my mom will tell me little snippets and even 30 years later, I see the crystal tears well up in her eyes.

It must be an incredibly overwhelming time for a parent. I can’t even imagine. I guess more than anything I just wanted to take the time to tell my friend, Holly, that there is life after pre-mature birth. A full and active life with the help of conscious proactive parents like her.

I am wishing her and Cole all the best for years to come. ♥

I decided to use a cat as an inspiration for my mom. Not sure why. Just felt like my mom has that mother cat mentality. Of course it had to be the cutest cat I know, Hello Kitty! The mini cupcake has 3 red bows that represent me and my 2 brothers.

You can find the chocolate cupcake recipe here.
You can find how-to Hello Kitty instructions here.

Happy Sunday readers.

“You only live once. Make sure it’s enough.”
~The Most Interesting Man in the World, Dos Equis



  1. Oh, now you’ve done it! That did make me cry. Thank you again so much for joining in on this and supporting us. Please give your mom a hug for me and tell her what I fantastic daughter I think she has!

  2. so adorable! when i was younger i loved hello kitty.

  3. What a wonderful post. These cupcakes are so sweet–not to mention, they’re super cute, and I bet they taste fabulous, too.

  4. Aww, these remind me of my baby sister! She adores Hello Kitty and the like! Kimmy was born 3 months premature at 2 pounds 2 ounces; she was the size of a coke can. She stayed at the hospital for about 3 months until she was just under 4 pounds and we got to take her home :) I have vague memories of the NICU but we were lucky that she did so well and didn’t need a ton of special equipment for very long. She just turned 17 on the 15th of this month and hasn’t lost a bit of the tenacity that got her through her traumatic birth.

  5. What a moving post. I love how you used cupcakes to symbolise your family!

  6. I gave birth to twins boys that were born 8 weeks early. They will be turning 13 in just a couple of months. Time goes by fast and they get big even faster. Thanks for sharing the link and a bit of your story.

  7. oh my gosh! this is so cute! My twin and I were also born premature, these stories really hit home.

  8. aawww no tears. Hug your son for me :)

  9. Not anymore? I’m not young anymore but I still love Hello Kitty. Guess I’m still a kid at heart.

  10. Thanks E!

  11. Aaaww wow. Thanks for sharing your sister’s story. Happy (early) birthday to her!

  12. Thank you J! I love out the Hello Kitty pop garnish looks but the mini cupcake with the 3 red bows is probably my favorite. Symbolism gets me all the time.

  13. Wow. I love hearing happy endings. Hug your twins. Life is so precious.

  14. When I read Holly’s story it was the same feeling. It just really hit me. I can’t imagine how it must feel for the parent. I have so much admiration for Holly and all the parents (like you) out there that have been in the same situation.

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