CUTE PANDA SNACKS IN JAPAN: CUSTARD CREAM PASTRY.

February 28, 2009 at 22:31 | Posted in Cute Food Photos | Leave a comment

† Name: Chaymation
† How were you introduced to the art of “cute cooking”? 
A Trip to Japan! 
† Where did you find this cute creation?
It was in Harajuku, Tokyo, Japan. There was an entire shop just selling these.
† What is it made of? How does it taste? 
It is made of pastry and is filled with a type of cream. It was very tasty.
† Any other comments or tips? 
:)


Chaymation also took a photo of this cute panda bear snack food in Japan!

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ANPANMAN BREAD: CUTE KAWAII JAPANESE BREAD WITH FACES.

February 28, 2009 at 20:57 | Posted in Cute Food Photos | Leave a comment

† Name: utano
† URL: utanno.blogspot.com/  twitter.com/utano  utano.tumblr.com/
† How were you introduced to the art of “cute cooking”? 
I always carry my digital camera around with me and take photos of things I find cute, lovely… things that make me happy. I like taking photos of what I ate and upload them to flickr. By looking back on my uploaded meals, I can recall my memories, like who I ate with, or what I did that day. And, cute-looking food just makes me fall in love with it. 
† Where did you find this cute creation?
Anpanman Terrace@Shiodome, Tokyo. www.anpanman-terrace.jp/
† What is it made of? How does it taste?
I didn’t actually eat them because they were too cute. Plus, they were a little too expensive for a bread to be.


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HELLO KITTY CUTTING BOARD FROM MUSEUM, CUTE JAPANESE KITCHENWARE.

February 28, 2009 at 20:52 | Posted in Cute Food Photos | Leave a comment

Yes, there is a Hello Kitty Museum! This kawaii cutting board is part of the collection, and was found in Hong Kong at Ladies Market.  To see more Sanrio / Hello Kitty finds, visit www.hellokittymuseum.de

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We bought the cutting board

CUTE JAPANESE PASTRIES: KAWAII STRAWBERRY FACES IN BAKERY.

February 28, 2009 at 20:48 | Posted in Cute Food Photos | Leave a comment

† Name: Ali Winstanley
† URL: http://www.seeingshapes.blogspot.com 
† How were you introduced to the art of “cute cooking”? 
I guess living in Japan introduced me to cute cooking! I found this in a really pretty small town called Okamoto between Osaka and Kobe. However, not sure what it was made of or how it tasted!
† Any other comments or tips? 
Thanks! And would love to hear when your book comes out : )
ali x

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WHITE CHOCOLATE EASTER BUNNY: ANIMAL CANDY.

February 28, 2009 at 20:42 | Posted in Cute Food Photos | Leave a comment

 

white chocolate bunny easter candy
† Name: Nikki
† URL: www.myspace.com/kumoyun & cloudyun.wordpress.com
† How were you introduced to the art of “cute cooking”? 
I have always been fascinated with the cute & yummy-looking cakes at a pastry shop near my house, since High School days. Even though back then, they looked much simpler as compared to what we see today. Sadly, that pastry shop has closed down. But my interest in “cute cooking” continued growing after visiting a chocolate factory during my Hokkaido trip in 2007, which has the chocolates in all sorts of really cute, lovely designs!   
† Where did you find this cute creation?
Chocolate Factory somewhere in Hokkaido.
† What is it made of? How does it taste? 
A confection of sugar, cocoa butter and milk solids. The miniatures which I got tasted not too sweet but were really yummy!
† Any other comments or tips? 
I’m looking forward to your new books!
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LION AND ELEPHANT CUTE ANIMAL SANDWICHES: JAPAN BENTO LUNCH DECORATION.

February 28, 2009 at 00:20 | Posted in Cute Food Photos | Leave a comment

† Name: jojoebi
† URL:  jojoebi.blogspot.com/
† How were you introduced to the art of “cute cooking”? 
My mom always did use themed birthday parties so I just carried on the tradition with my son. I also believe that kids should eat ‘real’ food not junk and crap and just because something is healthy it doesn’t mean it can’t be fun, it takes very little time to put together a cute sandwich etc. Since living in Japan I have also become addicted to the cute bento boxes and have a whole draw dedicated to cutters and cute things to go into a bento box!
† What inspired your cute creation?
We were having safari themed party.
† How did you make it? 
Bread rolls sliced in two. For the elephants I used a butterfly cutter on ham to make the ears and a round cutter for the face; the trunks are just strips of ham. The eggs are nori punched witha a regular hole punch (kept just for food). The lion has a mane made from grated cheese and a large round cheese slice face and small circles for ears. The nose is a round of ham and the mouth is made from some ham scraps. Whiskers and eyes are nori again. 
† Any other comments or tips? 
There are some great sites on the net for ideas and thinking out of the box can make meals times more exciting, serve dinner in a muffin tin or on something other than a plate. Have fun with it and let your kid have fun too!

jojoebi also served this fresh cream and sponge lion cake for the safari-themed party!

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CUTE ANIMAL SHAPED BREAD: BUNNY BIRTHDAY LOAF, KANGAROO & JOEY BREAD.

February 27, 2009 at 21:34 | Posted in Cute Food Photos | 3 Comments

bunny bread, cute animal shaped bread boudin

 Sally Welchman created this adorable bunny bread! She writes… 

My mother always made us lovely birthday cakes in the shape of animals and favourite characters when we were children so it’s something that I like to do for my daughter now.

I was inspired to make the birthday bread because my daughter doesnt like sweet stuff that much, but I wanted to make her something fun for her birthday. I used to live in Germany and over there the bakeries make animal shaped bread at festival times, so I thought I could do something similar.

The bread is an ordinary white bread recipe:

500g strong bread flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp dried yeast
275 ml hand hot water
1 tblspn olive oil

2 olives
ribbon to decorate

Combine all dry ingredients, mix in the water, add the oil, knead the dough for 5 minutes. Cover and leave to rise for an hour in a warm place.

Shape the dough into a bunny form on a baking sheet (remember it will expand a bit).
Push olives in to make eyes.

Leave the bread to rise again for 25 minutes.

Bake for 35 to 40 minutes in a preheated oven. (220 degrees C/ gas mark 7)

My tips would just be to experiment with cooking and baking and if you have an idea just try it!

Good luck with your book!

Sally

She also made a charming kangaroo with a baby joey.

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POKEMON BENTO AND RAMEN: KAWAII OBENTO FOOD.

February 27, 2009 at 06:58 | Posted in Cute Food Photos | 1 Comment

pokemon ramen

† Name: Adrik
† URL: www.adriksecrets.blogspot.com
† How were you introduced to the art of “cute cooking”? 
I lived in Japan for a year and pretty much absorbed everything from there. 
A lifelong (well, more like a decade-long) obsession with Pokemon FORCES me to buy every Pokemon branded thing I see, especially food. Especially food like this that came with Pokemon themed chopsticks! Ahem.
† How does it taste? 
Seafood flavor. 
† How do you make it?
Very simple. One simply opens the cup noodle cup and pours in hot water. 2 minutes later, they’re ready, faces and all ;P
† Any other comments or tips? 
Move to Japan.

The Pikachu faces are food!


A Pokemon bento! The onigiri ball is made of ham/cheese/rice; the omelet is stamped with Pikachu’s face, and the pasta is shaped like Pokemon.

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CUTE VINTAGE STYLE MOUSE FACE CUPCAKES, FONDANT DECORATION TUTORIAL.

February 27, 2009 at 01:12 | Posted in Cute Food Photos | Leave a comment

† Name: Lyndsay Sung
† URL: cococakecupcakes.blogspot.com  and www.cococake.com
† How were you introduced to the art of “cute cooking”? 
I love cute and stylish stuff! I have always drawn ridiculously cute faces, little cats, animals, characters, clouds on everything. I try to make some majorly cute stuff happen when I bake/decorate/create. I get giddy when I frost a cupcake in an especially adorable color with a cute little accoutrement or dash of sprinkles. The cuteness just comes out in the decoration because that’s the kind of stuff I would like myself.
† What inspired your cute creation?
The mouse cupcakes were for a baby shower, with the French Mouse theme. My sister, who is a graphic designer, made a very cute party invite, and from there I was inspired to make the French mouse cupcakes. I love vintage children’s books and a certain vintage feel in all of my cupcakes, so I think the French Mouses came across that way!
† How did you make it? 
I have a cupcake business in Vancouver so I made my “Lemon Love” flavour cupcake, which is a fragrant and moist lemon cupcake with lemon creamcheese frosting. I have a tutorial on how to make an animal face cupcake on my flickr page, flickr.com/cococake which I encourage people to visit! Basically I cut out fondant (sugar paste that is mold-able into shapes) with a circular cookie cutter, and I made all the accessories out of fondant too- grey circle ears (I used a mini circle cutter!), tails and orange and turquoise berets! I got these super awesome edible markers from a cake supply store, and I just free-styled each little mouse’s face on the fondant circles! Et voila! Little French mouse buddies in scrumptious lemon and creamcheese! You can make them with any flavour cupcake of course, and you can color your fondant to any color you wish to make, say, a Pink Mouse!

† Any other comments or tips? 
I only like to make vintage-look children’s cakes/cupcakes– sometimes when people ask me to make Disney or modern day cartoon stuff I have a hard time with it because I want to maintain my cute and vintagey look. So my favorite children’s cupcake is definitely the lion face, or the mouse face, or the cat or dog. If you want to find great ideas that have a similar aesthetic to mine, go to your local thrift store and find an old baking book– the piping techniques and colors are so awesome!!
Thank you very much for featuring me! Your blog is super awesome!

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DORAEMON MOONCAKES: CUTE JAPANESE CAT CHARACTER DESSERTS.

February 26, 2009 at 22:40 | Posted in Cute Food Photos | 1 Comment

doraemon

† Name: Nikki
† URL: www.myspace.com/kumoyun & cloudyun.wordpress.com
† How were you introduced to the art of “cute cooking”? 
I have always been fascinated with the cute & yummy-looking cakes at a pastry shop near my house, since High School days. Even though back then, they looked much simpler as compared to what we see today. Sadly, that pastry shop has closed down. But my interest in “cute cooking” continued growing after visiting a chocolate factory during my Hokkaido trip in 2007, which has the chocolates in all sorts of really cute, lovely designs!         
† Where did you find this cute creation?
In a neighbourhood pastry shop, during Mooncake Festival in 2007.
† What is it made of? How does it taste? 
A traditional mooncake, with the outer golden brown flaky layer made from dough and sweet lotus paste as the filing inside. It tasted sweet (but not too sweet) and soft enough to chew. 
† Any other comments or tips? 
The serving size is just right and sure beats eating the normal kind of big mooncake which often leaves one feeling over-stuffed.

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