Kawaii Reviews, Things To Eat

Popin’ Cookin’ Pudding Parfait Candy Kit Review

Posted on December 16, 2016 by

Popin’ Cookin’s Pudding Parfait is one of those sweet little desserts that gets me imagining bright 1970’s kitchen creations.

Popin' Cookin' Pudding Parfait Candy Kit

Covered in cream spirals, multicoloured sprinkles and shining melted caramel the picture on the front of the box is definitely a creation fit for any retro party. Consisting of a smooth milky pudding decorated with edible soft jelly sweets, moulded in five vibrant gelatine colours, this pudding looks too adorable to resist.

Popin' Cookin' Pudding Parfait Candy Kit

As I unfortunately can’t read Japanese I began creating the parfait with the help of some online instructions. It all seemed quite straightforward. The only step that gave me a slight sinking feeling was number seven: ‘remove pudding from the mould’. I’ll admit I was picturing deflated puddles, half stuck in the flower shaped plastic, but everything looked so fun and colourful I vowed to give it my best shot. And I’m very glad I did.

Popin' Cookin' Pudding Parfait Candy Kit

The make was simple as all you really needed to do was empty powder sachets and mix with water to create the soft pudding base, fruit decorations and caramel sauce.

Popin' Cookin' Pudding Parfait Candy Kit

Though, after waiting for them to set in the adorable moulds, the cream pudding at step seven was a little stubborn to remove. With a little effort (and my sisters help) I was very happy that it came out in one piece! If a little patchy though I really loved being able to use the inner foil packaging as a cute 2D pudding plate.

Popin' Cookin' Pudding Parfait Candy Kit

The orange mixture smelled deliciously citrus after thirty of its sixty stirs (as you can see I was following the instructions precisely) and popped out of the tiny moulds with ease, though the taste was much milder than I had hoped.

Popin' Cookin' Pudding Parfait Candy Kit

The sauce tasted pleasant and sweet as did the white icing, though this was a little messy to pipe. I wish I’d had a mini piping nozzle to create something a little prettier but being covered in sugar is part of the fun.

Popin' Cookin' Pudding Parfait Candy Kit

I really liked the small ball decorations, which added some colour to the finished pudding and the real miniature wafers because they always remind me of ice creams at the seaside, yummy.

I loved the over all look of the pudding. The little moulded tangerines were definitely my favourite part and the large red faux cherry added the perfect cute touch.

Popin' Cookin' Pudding Parfait Candy Kit

Making this pudding was really fun and very simple so I would highly recommend giving this one a go. I’m rating this kit 8/10 for the making part but for over all taste I would score it a 7/10 as some of the flavours were much subtler than I had expected.

Want to try it? You can buy this kit at Tofu Cute.


This is the final guest post from Hayley Lyn, who is on the shortlist to become SCK’s new craft writer! Let us know if you’d like to see more posts like this.

Hayley Lyn lives in the UK and her favourite crafts are drawing, polymer clay modelling and felt work. You can follow her crafty makes on Instagram at @hayleylyn17.

Christmas Crafts, Things To Make

Quick and Easy DIY Christmas Decorations

Posted on December 15, 2016 by

Feeling crafty? These last minute ornaments and decorations are perfect for any style you may have going on, easy to do and cost little to craft.

  gum ball machine ornament

I took the gum ball machine ornament posted by Darby Smart and gave it a twist. I swapped out the sprinkles for mini pom poms and love how it turned out. I gifted these last year and made one for myself this year. I think they look cute sitting on a table all year long.

Mr. Kate has a donut ornament that can be sewn or glued together depending on your skill level. Switch up colors and you can make a bakers dozen to make your tree or space look good enough to nom.

These cute ornaments at aCupOfCakeTV just require some acrylic paint and supplies easily found around the house.

stitch/crafts

Turn small toys into ornaments with Stitch/Crafts’s tips. You can also nestle lil plushies into trees – one of my favorite tricks. After the holidays just put your toys back in your collection.

Happy holidays and I hope you have fun crafting!

Giveaways

Chebeto Plush Giveaway

Posted on December 14, 2016 by

Time for a new giveaway with Chebeto who design and make cute plush toys, patterns and kits.

chebeto plush giveaway

One lucky winner will receive a handmade plush toy of their choice. With over 40 cute characters you’ll have lots to choose from!

To enter the giveaway, visit the Chebeto website and leave a comment on this blog post telling us Which Chebeto character would you choose and why?

Then use the Rafflecopter widget below to register your entry and open up more chances to win. Confused by Rafflecopter? Here’s a great guide.

PLEASE READ BEFORE ENTERING:

  • NO giveaway accounts allowed (eg. a Twitter account you only use to tweet giveaways)
  • ALL your entries will be disqualified if you break any rule
  • If you are under 16, please check with a parent or guardian before entering.
  • By entering this giveaway, you are agreeing to the Terms and Conditions.
  • This giveaway is open worldwide.
  • The prize will not arrive before Christmas and shipping may be delayed due to the holidays.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

This is a shorter giveaway than usual and closes in one week, on Tuesday 20th December when we’ll pick a winner at random. Good luck!

Giveaways

Blippo Giveaway Winner

Posted on December 14, 2016 by

Time to announce the winner of our Blippo giveaway and it’s congratulations to Tanya P! Check your inbox for how to claim your prize, or email us at giveaways@supercutekawaii.com

blippo

If you weren’t lucky this time, Blippo have lots of kawaii products at affordable prices with free shipping worldwide. There’s still plenty Rabi-Dango available!

Check back later today as we’ve got one final giveaway for 2016!

Things To Make

Cute Christmas Penguins To Make

Posted on December 13, 2016 by

Would you like to give your friends or family a more personal gift? I’ve collected some cute and creative penguin Christmas gifts that you can make or put together yourself.

TeacupLion

I’m sure that the receiver of this kawaii penguin plushie will be delighted with it. If you’ve got some plush fabric and sewing materials at home, the downloadable PDF sewing pattern from TeacupLion is all you need to buy.

Purrplanner

How about giving your gifts a personal touch with these festive penguin tags from Purrplanner? They come in 8 different styles on one PDF page, that you can print and cut at home.

If you enjoy working with polymer clay, you might want to watch this free Christmas penguin charm tutorial from Creative Rachy. She’s also made a DIY Christmas tree charm video!

Cutezville Printables

How about packing some sweets or homemade cookies inside this DIY penguin gift box from Cutezville Printables?

Mamãe Arteira

You can get the pattern of this kawaii felt Christmas penguin for free at Mamãe Arteira. It’s a Spanish blog, but the step-by-step pictures are simple enough to understand (^_^).

All About Ami

How cute is this Snuggles the penguin amigurimi? You can crochet him by using the free pattern at All About Ami.