Hello everyone! Happy 2016!:D
I know it's been almost a year since I last shared something with you. My Grade 9 school life has demanded so much of my time and concentration, leaving little room for extra activities in my spare time. But it's summer time and school officially ended last March 15, so yahoo for that!
I am so excited because today’s blog post will specially feature a Kracie Popin’ Cookin’ DIY Kit product! The Kracie Popin’ Cookin’ line comprise a series of different kinds of Japanese soft candy that come in themed boxes. I have familiarized myself with these products before, as my aunt had generously given these to me and my cousins as gifts or 'pasalubong' from her trips to Japan. We had so much fun making sweets we would eat up later.
|Kracie Popin' Cookin' DIY Candy Kit|
There are various sweets in sushi form, in pudding form, and a lot more. To be honest, I don't know the exact name or theme of this box because it's printed in Japanese. There are so many products to choose from; you can check it out here. For this candy kit, I had a struggle finding what type of candy I would make. I know that it is not all that hard to come up with (instructions are in Japanese, as well), but I managed somehow by looking at the photos.
|Instructions at the back|
The packaging of the product is very appealing, with bold and bright colors. It was very easy to open. There were six candies, each in a different color, and sprinkles for the ingredients. When I opened up the packaged soft candies, out came the fragrance, They smelled super sweet and delicious! A cute mold and a stick for the candies were included as well.
|Press on the perforated area to open the box|
|Sealed package inside|
|Soft candies in different colors and flavors plus sprinkles and plastic stick|
I, then, started making my candies. I made a cake first. I remember the days when I was molding clay into different sorts of sweets and delicacies; I had often made cakes. It was color yellow and white, and finished off with a strawberry on top.
I encountered a problem though, when the candy started sticking to my fingers. There was a little struggle when it could not come off, as I won't be able to make what I originally wanted to do. The heat coming off my fingers made the candy moist and sticky (or maybe it's simply because of the summer weather), but I tried my best to make these as intricately as possible.
|Blue and Pink Candy Swirl with Sprinkles|
|Baby Blue Pie|
Each candy had a different flavor. The white one tasted like bubblegum, the blue candy tasted like blueberry, the purple candy tasted like grape, the pink one tasted like strawberry, and the black one tasted like blackberry, at least it seemed like that to me.
In the end, I made ice cream, a lollipop swirl, croissant, and a cute pastry. And the best part is, after I molded and designed it, I get to eat them too!
|Ice Cream in a Cone|
|Ice Cream Sundae|
|Pink and White Lollipop Swirl|
You can design and create whatever you want out of these soft candies. You don't have follow each and every design in the box, because the possibilities are endless! I think I had taken photos of our early creations. Hopefully I can find them so I could share the other designs with you.
P.S. According to its creators, "all Kracie Popin Cookin DIY Candy Kits are edible and safe for children and adults alike. Popin Cookin is made of candy powder and all natural colorings. For example, red is from beetroot, yellow from algae gardenia, blue from algae superurina. No artifical sweeteners and preservatives are added."