Here’s another round up of cute, fun and weird DIY candy kits I’ve spotted recently. Most are available from a few places so I’ll put all the shopping links at the end.
Even low-priced candy kits are getting more ambitious and I’m very intrigued by this chocolate bonsai tree! If you enjoy clay crafts, this has some similar techniques – you use moulds to create the tree shape and then add leaves with a kind of crumbled sponge cake! There’s a guide at SoraNews if you want a closer look.
If you’re more into resin crafts, why not create an edible glitter jelly dome filled with colourful sea creatures? This Kracie kit includes lots of moulds, plus gummy powders in 6 flavours.
Popin’ Cookin’ are the masters of tiny food and the Whipped Cake Shop kit looks like lots of fun. It includes enough supplies for 2 ice cream cones, a tart and a layered pastry cake plus lots of toppings.
I’ve been making pancakes a lot this year so I got very excited when I spotted this Sumikko Gurashi Fluffy Pancake kit. Unfortunately it’s very expensive! However, you do get a lot of cute moulds to make the characters in 3 different styles and sizes, plus a mixing bowl. If you love Sumikko Gurashi, this brand (MegaHouse) also have cute kits for ice lollies, gummies and more.
Or try your hand at bread making including some super cute animal-shaped breads. This is expensive too but includes 20 rice-based recipes. It’s also really making me miss Japanese self-serve bakeries.
If you’ve got a celebration coming up, what better than a DIY Chocolate Party kit. This includes moulds and instructions for lots of different chocolates including filled bars and cute decorations.
Where to buy DIY Candy Kits
- Amazon Japan (JP) – large kits, Sumikko Gurashi
- Sugoi Mart (JP) – large & small kits, Sumikko Gurashi
- Japan Candy Store (HK) – Popin’ Cookin’, Kracie, small kits
- Japan Haul (JP) – Popin’ Cookin’, Kracie
- Amazon (UK / USA) – Popin’ Cookin’
- OMG Japan (JP) – Popin’ Cookin’
- Tofu Cute (UK) – Popin’ Cookin’, Kracie
Which of these would you like to try?
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.