Maybe it’s because it’s my birthday month but I have cake on the brain! Cats and desserts seem to be a popular combination at the moment so here’s a few kawaii products for a dream cat cafe.
I used to love sharing all the seasonal Neko Dango plushies but it’s been so hard to find out about them lately. I spotted a whole pile of them at Plaza Japan (Japan) including flowers, fireworks and strawberry shortcake!
The Corocoro Coronya cats from San-X live in a bakery so are often paired with sweet treats. Their recent collection added strawberries and this tote bag at VeryGoods (Japan) even has a tiny bag attached for a plushie friend. Cuteness (EU) also have some matching stickers and stationery.
Nadia Kim aka nkimillustrate (USA) has a super cute illustration style that features a lot of cafe sweets. This Ice Cream Kitties vinyl sticker pack is my favourite but you’ll also find seasonal varieties and an art zine.
Purrballs (Singapore) is a new find for me and packed full of cat-themed stationery and charms. How can you resist this Sweet Treats washi tape?
Feeling crafty? Make your own Kitty Cat Macaroon with this digital sewing pattern by CraftersBoutiqueDIY.
None of the above are edible so I better include a recipe! How about these cat cookies by Neko Bento Diary? They’re very easy, and the multi-coloured dough makes every cat look unique.
You have to serve them on cat-themed cake plates, of course! These are by Miki Takei for Mondo and there’s a few different sizes and designs available, plus mugs too. Zakka Marche (Japan – requires forwarding service) has a good range with both sets or individual pieces.
Anyone else feeling hungry now?
Marceline is the co-founder and editor of Super Cute Kawaii and author of The Super Cute Book of Kawaii. She also designs cute character goods as Asking For Trouble. Having visited Japan five times, Marceline is enormously inspired by all things Japanese and especially loves bunnies, space and any kind of food object with a happy face.