Did you know that Halloween is Kuromi’s birthday? To celebrate, here’s a round-up of crafts and recipes inspired by this lovable, tough-yet-girly Sanrio character that you can DIY at home.
Also from the same channel is a step-by-step video on how to make mummy luminaries, featuring Kuromi, Hello Kitty, and Chococat. I think these would look great decorated alongside the painted pumpkins.
If you’ve always wanted to try crafting using cold porcelain, you’re in luck. Alita Dominguez Porcelana Fria shows you how to make your own Kuromi figure using this material. You can even make cold porcelain from scratch at home, as it’s mainly made up of cornstarch and white glue.
And instead of buying a blind bag, why not try your hand at making your own? Dulcelandia ART shows you how to make a Kuromi blind bag using supplies you may already have at home. Then pack your Kuromi-themed items in smaller bags. Feel free to customize your blind bag as much as you like. Add rarities (e.g., common, rare, super rare) for that extra gacha feel, use a paper crimper for the ends, or overload it with stickers!
Now, onto the more edible side of things. Sanrio occasionally posts crafts and recipes, including this one for Kuromi’s spook-tacular Halloween bread care of guest blogger and baker Chantel Vo of My Love at First Bite. It uses dark and white chocolates, giving it a milky flavor. For vegan options, you can use milk alternatives instead.
Yet another sweet treat from the Sanrio blog is this recipe for Kuromi chocolate donuts from guest blogger Li Ming Lee, also known as Bento Monsters. These donuts use a pancake mix batter for the base, crackers for Kuromi’s ears, and milk, pink, and white chocolate for decorations.
Or bake a Kuromi Swiss roll cake following this recipe My Dose of Sugar, complete with cutely piped patterns of Kuromi. This recipe uses ube (purple yam) flavor for the cake base and a vanilla whipped cream filling.
With this easy, step-by-step tutorial from Mili’s Fondant Factory Cake Decoration, you can make a Kuromi fondant topper in five minutes or less to decorate your cakes and desserts. If you’re looking for a pair, the same channel also has a tutorial on creating a cake topper for Kuromi’s rival, My Melody.
Hello Kitty and Friends also have a recipe for Kuromi cakesicles, including her sidekick Baku and other spooky cute things. The ingredients list crumbled cake for the base, but if you’d like to bake and make everything from scratch, you can whip one up using any cake flavor of your choice, such as chocolate, vanilla, or red velvet. Let the cake cool, then crumble it into small, bite-sized pieces. You can use your hands, a fork, or a food processor for this.
Lastly, check out these fancy new Kuromi-themed tableware from Sanrio (US) to pair with your pastries, including a fancy glass cup and saucer set and a glass milk carton. They look perfect to hold some taro milk tea as well. You can also serve your treats on this café dessert plate, too.
Happy birthday, Kuromi, and have a sweet and spooky day!
Andy (AKA Arlandyia) lives in Manila with her fiancé and works as a content writer, illustrator, and English teacher to fund her love for kawaii and food for their cat, Xiao. In her free time, she plays video games, goes café-hopping, and takes a few short naps.