Kawaii Reviews, Things To Make

Whipple Chocolate Sweets Kit Review

Posted on July 28, 2017 by

Whipple Chocolate Sweets kit review

Not too long after writing my Most Wanted post, I caved and bought the Whipple Chocolate Sweets kit after somehow missing it during my first browse around. If you’re considering ordering one yourself, I’m sharing a review and quick how-to so you know what to expect.

Whipple Chocolate Sweets kit review

The kit comes with everything you need to make the sweets featured on the packaging, including plenty of Whipple cream, and the findings for any accessories. All you have to do is bring your creativity!

Whipple Chocolate Sweets kit review

There are also handy instructions with clear images on the front and back to illustrate how to properly hold the cream bag, how to create the different piping effects, and which piping techniques to use should you wish to make them identical to the model creations.

Whipple Chocolate Sweets kit review

Truly the only downside of these kits is the cream always comes out of the box separated. All you have to do is squish and knead it until it’s visibly opaque again. It can be easy to become impatient with this step, but I can’t overstate how important it is. If you begin piping with it before it’s completely mixed, it’ll come out a goopy, liquid mess! After kneading the bag thoroughly, take something with a flat edge (like a credit card) and push all the cream towards the tip. Screw on the piping tip, and you’re ready to start piping!

Whipple Chocolate Sweets kit review

There is no right or wrong way to start or make the pieces, so I just began with the cake slice. You get more cream than you need for the pieces, so I suggest practicing the piping techniques a little on some scrap paper if you’re new or rusty with it.

Whipple Chocolate Sweets kit review

The swirl technique is always my favorite to do! After I finished the cake slice, I got impatient and decided to do the bear cake next, even though I’d initially thought I’d save it for last.

Whipple Chocolate Sweets kit review

This piece is the most time-consuming, but also the simplest as it is solely piping stars over and over until the cake is covered, and then placing the face and ears. This is my favorite sweet of the kit for how cute it turned out!

Whipple Chocolate Sweets kit review

And here are all the finished products! The heart shaped cake doubles as a tiny trinket box, and both the findings and charm are included to turn the macaron into a keychain, as I’ve done here. Overall, while I’ve made and enjoyed other kits in the past, this one is definitely my favorite so far!

Whipple Chocolate Sweets kit review

If you’re interested in purchasing this kit, you can find it on Amazon Japan and Etsy. You can also check out the full Whipple series here.

Cute Characters

Hello Kitty For Your Home

Posted on July 27, 2017 by

“You are never too old for Hello Kitty” is one of my catchphrases! Sanrio realizes that some of us never out grow out of our cartoon kitty friend and has introduced some kawaii items for the home that will let you stay connected with your childhood pal!

hello kitty blanket

Cozy up on the couch with this Hello Kitty throw blanket.

hello kitty kitchen whisk

Mix up your kitchen routine with a pink whisk.

hello kitty silicon mould

This silicon kitty face mold can be used to make ice cubes, or how about some chocolate bonbons to share with a friend.

hello kitty plate

hello kitty bowl

Serve up your favorite meals with retro print plates and bowls.

Do you still collect things from your childhood? Of so what do you collect and how do you use them as an adult?

Cute Shop Alert!, Sales & Discounts

Your Kawaii Submissions – July

Posted on July 26, 2017 by

Here’s a few of my cutest finds from the SCK submissions folder including some exclusive discounts!

japanese cat furoshiki fabric

Japanese furoshiki fabric is incredibly useful for wrapping gifts, carrying your lunch or just for decorating. Kyoto Collection have a big selection including lots of cute cat designs. There’s one for every season and holiday, and at just $8 each you can afford to get a few. If you’re a crafty type, you could easily turn a couple of them into a cute pillow.

sugarhai kawaii tshirt

Ever felt jealous of an octopus? You might already be familiar with Sugarhai’s cute characters as we’ve featured them in a couple of Zazzle posts in the past. They also have an Etsy shop with a colourful range of t-shirts, tanks and cropped tops. If you like something, SCK readers can get $5 off any order with the code 5OFF4U until Monday.

kawaii pineapple pinata kit

If you’re looking for a cute and easy craft project, Ellbie Co. have a fun range of affordable pinata kits! You can choose from pineapple, strawberry, watermelon, lemon and pear, or why not make them all! Use the code Makersgonnamake23 for 25% off your order.

kawaii bubble tea planner stickers

If you love stickers, you need to check out BeagleCakesArt as they have so many cute ones, all made from their original illustrations. There’s some great themed sets for planners and calendars plus washi tape, badges, postcards and more. SCK readers can get 10% off all orders until August 15th with the code BCakes10.

kawaii cat pins

And finally, Rosemarine is a new shop from French illustrator Marine, full of cute characters on brooches, necklaces, cards and prints. Use the code SCKFANS20 to get 20% off any order of 20€ or more until September 30th.

Are you cute shop owner or maker? Why not submit your shop and we might feature you next time!

Let's Go Shopping!

More Kawaii Enamel Pins For Your Collection

Posted on July 25, 2017 by

If you’re starting a collection of kawaii enamel pins, or looking for more, here’s some super cute ones I’ve spotted recently.

studiovcky kawaii ghost enamel pins

I love ghosts and cake so it was impossible for me to resist these birthday ghost pins by Studio Vcky. I can’t wait for him to arrive and join the rest of my ghosts!

boygirlparty kawaii cat enamel pins

boygirlparty have added so many cute animal pins lately. I almost featured the narwhal but this keyboard playing cat is too good.

candycorpse kawaii ramune enamel pins

Just a cute little bottle of ramune by Candy Corpse. How happy is that marble?

shopzoki kawaii sloth enamel pins

It’s a sloth eating a watermelon – what more do you need out of life. This is by Shop Zoki who also have a sloth hugging a cactus coming soon.

em and sprout kawaii cat bubble tea enamel pins

I had my first bubble tea at Hyper Japan so I’m loving these kitty bubble tea pins at the ever-reliable Em & Sprout. Which is your favourite flavour?

Cute Shop Alert!, Events

Our Favourite Kawaii Stalls at Hyper Japan

Posted on July 24, 2017 by

While it’s great to see all the big name kawaii brands and shops at Hyper Japan, I also loved being able to check out stalls by independent makers and shops. Here’s a few of our favourites that you can buy from online too.

lovejojo at hyper japan

Love Jojo

LoveJojo‘s wall of giant Amuse plush was one of the cutest sights at Hyper Japan with koalas, hamsters and puppies alongside the more familiar Alpacasso and Loppy bunnies. They only sell authentic plush so it’s a great place to shop for UK Amuse fans – they have all prices and sizes to suit your budget plus some kawaii stationery and lucky bags too.

fuzzballs at hyper japan

Fuzzballs

The Fuzzballs stall was so busy I didn’t get a chance to chat but they had lots of cute new things! Most exciting are these super kawaii skater dresses, which are online now. There was also a huge new range of notepads and mini memo pads, as well as the mugs and travel passes we reviewed recently.

cherry abuku at hyper japan

Cherry Abuku

Cherry Abuku‘s plush were irresistible and it was hard not to pick them all up and squeeze them! Hyper Japan seems to have cleaned them out but keep an eye on their Etsy shop for new additions soon.

suki panda at hyper japan

Suki Panda

I love a shop with a theme and kawaii pandas is a great one! Suki Panda is wall to wall panda cuteness and I especially loved the fluffy baseball hats. They’re working hard on a web shop now so follow their Facebook page for updates on that.

box monster at hyper japan

Box Monster

There was a magical theme to Box Monster‘s stall with cute Alice in Wonderland, unicorn and Ghibli themed products. Check out their shop for pins, tote bags, prints, plush and more.

frillypops at hyper japan

Frilly Pops

And finally, a little piece of rainbow kawaii from Frilly Pops. As well as these cute stickers, their Etsy shop has patches, enamel pins and some super sweet pompom charms.

I hope you’ve discovered something new to love. Big thanks to all the kawaii stall holders we chatted to at Hyper Japan – hope to see you again sometime soon! You can see all our Hyper Japan photos in the Facebook album below.

SCK at Hyper Japan Summer 2017

Posted by Super Cute Kawaii! on Sunday, 16 July 2017