So, over a month ago now, me and Andy bought some Japanese sweet-making kits from Liverpool Comic Con, and I mentioned that I’d be doing a post on them. Be prepared, however. This will not be a post where I share amazing photography or my amazing skills as a sweet-maker. No, not at all. This will be a post where I share some badly-angled pictures of the sloppy mess that actually came out when I tried to follow some really basic instructions.
In the kit you get a mould, a pipette and loads of different coloured powders, which is incredibly cool. I had no idea what to expect when we bought it, and I was incredibly confused when I opened it to find loads of little packets. Plus, there were no English instructions, which resulted in me asking Andy to explain what the pictures meant. I’m so good at life.
So, you’re supposed to put some water in, mix it with a powder, put it into the mould, and like magic it turns into a perfect little doughtnut. However, if you’re me, this doesn’t quite happen. Instead, you put the powder in, realise you were supposed to put the water in first, then get really angry over the fact it won’t stir in properly because you did it wrong.
When it came to the mould part, I couldn’t work out how to put the doughnut mixture in so it would come out like a perfect doughnut and not a blob. It took me absolutely ages. Then I struggled to use an icing bag, got angry with an icing bag, and finally decided to just put the icing on using a spoon (and my fingers)!
Meanwhile, Andy had finished and managed to eat most of his sushi sweets before I had chance to take pictures. I did get a couple though:
His were definitely way better than mine. No question about it.
Now it’s time for the big reveal. Be prepared for something totally amazing, something so outstanding that the world will never be the same again…
Well, I tried. 😀
They did taste amazing, if that’s any consolation. I’d love to have a go at the sushi ones Andy got, too. They looked like so much fun! I’ll just have to try and be more patient next time!
As part of this post, I thought I’d also show you the really cool Pikachu sweets I got. They taste a bit like sherbet lemons, except they’re not lemon and they don’t have any actual sherbet in them. The yellow ones are banana-flavoured, and I’m not sure what the blue ones are. They are very nice though.
The sweets themselves aren’t actually the best part. It’s the packaging. On each individual pack of two sticks you get a little Pokemon puzzle. This is my favourite, because it reminds me of the TV show:
Can you guess who they are?