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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.