We’ve featured the cute food photos of kaopan27 before, but did you know you can also learn how to make them yourself with Kaori’s easy recipe series at Moshi Moshi Nippon? You’ll find kawaii character recipes for Christmas, New Year and Halloween but here’s a few that would be perfect for Valentine’s Day – or any time you want to treat someone special.
If you want to impress someone, make Rilakkuma & Korilakkuma’s Trifle Scoop Cakes! Apart from the decoration, they’re less complicated than they look with fruit, cream and sponge cake layered inside glasses.
These Hello Kitty Chocolate Sandwich Cookies are quite simple to make with everyday ingredients but look really effective. They’d made sweet Galentine’s gifts for your best friends.
Another easy gift idea – Chocolate Spoons with Hello Kitty marshmallows. Use your favourite type of chocolate and toppings then stir into hot milk for hot chocolate.
For a healthier treat, these Pompompurin parfaits are mostly fruit. The Pompompurin head is made with sweet potato powder but you could replace with a scoop of ice cream and a chocolate button hat.
If you’re planning a party, this Winnie-the-Pooh Baked Cheesecake will make a cute centrepiece. You can even buy a pre-made cake and just add the decorations.
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.