Kaori’s Easy Recipe ― Learn How to Make a ‘Korilakkuma Apple Cake’

02.June.2018 | FEATURES / FOOD

With just a small bit of ingenuity, turn everyday food into something cute using Kaori’s recipe series! With a few simple ideas, an ordinary recipe magically transforms into a cute dish.

 

This time you’ll learn a simple recipe to make a gorgeous Korilakkuma apple cake that even novice cooks can follow!

 

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1: Ingredients

15cm cake tin (you can also use a loaf tin or smaller tin to cook individual ones)

100g weak flour

5g baking powder

60g unsalted butter

80g sugar

2 eggs (small or medium)

1 apple

10 walnuts

Cinnamon sugar (to taste)

 

 

Preparation

・Thinly slice the apples and squeeze over lemon juice. Cut 2-3 to the slices into a Korilakkuma shape.

・Roughly chop up the walnuts.

・If you don’t have cinnamon sugar, mix together one tsp of cinnamon with 1/4 cup of sugar.

・Combine the weak flour and baking powder and sieve.

Melt the butter over a bain-marie.

 

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2: Separate the egg yolks and whites. Thoroughly whisk the egg whites. Combine with the egg yolks, add the flour and mix.

 

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3: Stir the mix in step 2 well. Add the melted butter in the places where it looks like there’s some flour left and mix.

Add the mix to your cake tin and add your sliced apples that you prepared (but not the Rilakkuma shaped pieces).

 

 

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4: Place the walnuts all over the mix.

 

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5: Sprinkle over cinnamon sugar.

Cook in a preheated oven at 170℃ for 20-25 minutes, then add the Korilakkuma apple slices and cook for a further 5-10 minutes.

 

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6: If you cut a good shape of Korilakkuma out with your apple then leave it as it is. If the shape didn’t turn out well, cut out a white chocolate Korilakkuma and place it over the apple.

 

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7: Draw the facial features with a chocolate pen.

Once the apple cake is done, decorate all of your Rilakkuma, and you’re done.

 

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The moist cake goes together perfectly with the apple, walnuts and cinnamon sugar! It’s delicious eaten fresh, but its level of moistness increases if you eat it the next day.

 

Kaori invites you into her world of character-themed food dishes in her recipe series!

 

Please check out her Instagram where she has uploaded many pictures of her character dishes!

 

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I live in Hokkaido and I love to make character-shaped meals, desserts and breads.
I enjoy making character foods because I want to see my family smiling.
My character foods and character bento boxes are introduced on my Instagram page→@kaopan27

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    This time, let us introduce to you, “Rilakkuma, Korilakkuma, Kiiroi Tori no Rittai Toast.”

    ■1: Ingredients

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    ・Slice of white bread ×2

    ・Slice of black-sugar bread ×1

    ・Sliced cheese ×1

    ・Cheder Sliced cheese ×1

    ・Chocolate Sheet ×1

    ・Sliced ham ×1

    ・Mini tomato ×3

    ・Using the “Rilakkuma no Rittai Shokupan” cookie cutter cut out the shapes from the slices of bread

    ・Cut shapes out for the eyes (you can use a straw)

    ※Squash powder – half a table spoon

    ※Milk – one table spoon

    ※Sugar – 2 pinches

    (※are ingredients for the squash cream)

    ☆How to make squash cream

    ・Warm up milk and sugar together in a microwave for ten seconds and mix it with the squash powder little by little. Don’t put the milk in all at once or it will form clumps.

     

    2: Place the cookie cutter on top of the slice of bread as shown in the picture and punch out the shape.

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    3: Punch out the three slices as shown in the picture.

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    4: Cut a line on top of the head using a knife.

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    5: Cut out the ears using one of the slices of bread in line with the head using scissors. (This slice of bread will be used to make “Kiiroi tori.”)

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    6: Apply the squash cream on top of the slice of bread which was cut out in step 5.

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    7: Using the round mouth section of the Rilakkuma cookie cutter which you used in steps 2 and 3, cut out shapes from the cheese.

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    8: Cut out shapes from the slice of cheddar cheese to make shapes to put inside Rilakkuma’s ears and to make Kiiroi tori’s mouth. Cut out shapes to put inside Korilakkuma’s ears from the slice of ham. Cut out shapes from the chocolate sheet to form the eyes, nose and mouth. First make a mark on the chocolate sheet using the cookie cutter and then cut the shape out using the end of a toothpick. To make Kiiroi tori’s nose holes, tear off a bit of the chocolate sheet and roll it into a ball shape.

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    9: Place the parts as shown in the picture using the leftover squash cream and a little bit of mayonnaise.

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    10: Place the sections cut out in step 4 on top of each other. Lean the face on the other parts so as to make the face 3-dimentional.

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    11: Put a mini tomato between the hands so it looks like they are carrying the tomato.

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    Done!

    Many types of “Mascot gohan” dishes will be introduced in Kaori’s column.

    Let’s check her Instagram too since it introduces many of her “Mascot gohan” dishes.

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    Find her creations at Instagram→ @kaopan27

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    17.June.2017 | FEATURES / FOOD

    With just a small bit of ingenuity, turn everyday food into something cute using Kaori’s recipe series! With a few simple ideas, an ordinary recipe magically transforms into a cute dish. Let us introduce to you, “Rilakkuma & Korilakkuma’s Trifle Scoop Cake.”

     

    ■1: Ingredients (to make 4 cake pans, 7cm in diameter)

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    ・Plane sponge cake (No.5 15cm in diameter)

    ・Fresh cream (In this recipe, whipped cream was used)

    ・Fruit (strawberries, a kiwi, half a banana)

    ・Chocolate pens (black, yellow and pink / can be bought at a 100yen shop)

    ・Clear cake pan, 7cm in diameter (can be bought at a 100yen shop)

    ・Circular cutter for ears (can be bought at a 100yen shop)

     

    ■How to make

    2: Sponge cakes are already divided into two pieces. Slice each piece once more so that it is even thinner.

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    3: The white part of the sponge cake is for making Korilakkuma and the brown part is for making Rilakkuma. Cut out the shapes using the circle cutter, 2 circles for each layer. *These circles will become the tops of the faces.

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    4:

    ①Cut 4 circles for the ears using the circle cutter. (As is shown in picture ⑧) Break up the remaining sponge cake into small pieces and put it in the bottom of the dish.

    ②Put whipped cream on the small pieces of sponge cake.

    ③It should now look like picture ③

    ④Put some fruit on the cake.

    ⑤.⑥Put the small pieces of sponge cake and whipped cream on this and make layers

    ⑦Finally, place the circular sponge cake which was cut out in step No.3 on the top of the dish

    ⑨Fix the ears on the face using whipped cream as a glue

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    5: If there are gaps in the glass dish, fill these gaps with the remaining sponge cake and fix it.

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    6: Draw a white nose, eyes, and ears using the chocolate pens. After the white part is dried, draw a nose and a mouth using the tip of a toothpick.

    6

    7: A side view the cake should look like in this picture.

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    Your cake is completed!

    できあがり

     

    Kaori also invites you into her world of character-themed rice dishes in her recipe series! Please check out her Instagram where she has uploaded many pictures of her character dishes!

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    This time, let us introduce to you, “Rilakkuma Rice Hamburgers” which can be created by using a “gacha gacha capsule.”

    ■Ingredients

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    ・Rice / 360 to 400g

    ・Sliced cheese / one piece

    ・Cheder cheese / one piece

    ・Ham / one piece

    ・Seaweed / one piece

    ・Cutlet (or a croquette) / three pieces

    ・Leaf lettuce / moderate amount

    ・Mentsuyu (Japanese noodle soup) / moderate amount

    ・Yellow “decofuri” (decoration furikake) / moderate amount

    ・Seaweed punch

    ・Cookie cutter

    ・Fried pasta

    ・Gacha gacha capsule

     

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    2: Divide the rice into three blocks and color each character

    Korilakkuma→white

    Rilakkuma→color it in brown using “mentsuyu”

    Kiiroi Tori→mix the yellow “decofuri”

     

    After coloring each character, divide the white rice and the mentsuyu-flavored rice into two pieces (10g per piece).

     

    Put rice into the gacha gacha capsule.

    50g→base

    50g→face

    10g×2→ears

    (the quantity noted above can be changed)

    ☆Pack the rice into the capsule tightly so that the rice will not crumble

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    3:Round out the rice (10g piece) as shown in the photo.

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    4:It should look like this. (refer to the photo)

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    5:

    Rillakuma and Korillakumas’ mouths→sliced cheese

    Kiiroi Tori’s mouth→Cheder cheese

    Rilakkuma’s ears→Cheder cheese

    Korilakkuma’s ears→ham

    Eyes, ears and the nose of Kiiroi Tori will be shaped by punched out seaweed.

    5

     

    6:It should like this (refer to the photo) after finishing the directions above.

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    7:Place the base rice→frill lettuce→cutlet→rice and fix the ears with fried pasta. ※ To make the fried pasta, see the article “Pom Pom Purin no Milk Pudding.”

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    8:Place the mouth (sliced cheese) and place the eyes on the face.

    Place the slice cheese and ham behind the ears.

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    Finished♡

    完

     

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    1: Ingredients

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    Rice / 180g

    Mentsuyu (Japanese noodle soup / half a cup

    Slice cheese / two slices

    Cheddar slice cheese / one slice

    Thinly sliced ham / one slice

    Seaweed / 1/2 sheet

    Sausages / two

     

    2: Make Rillakuma-colored rice (90g) by adding and mixing mentsuyu with the cooked rice. Mix it in well so all the rice is the same color.

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     3: Mentsuyu rice→Rilakkuma

    White rice→Korilakkuma

    Separate the rice into two groups, one to make the face (80g) , and the other to make the ears (5g). Use saran wrap to form the rice into the correct shape.

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    4: Boil the sausages.

    Cut the slice cheese (5mm) and roll it at an angle on the sausage.

    When you roll the cheese, melt the cheese with your hand’s heat and attach to the sausage so that the cheese will look like the bandage of a mummy.

    Place the cheese cut in a circle on top of the blank space and place the seaweed on top of the circular cheese. This will become the eyes.

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    5: Fix the ears using fried pasta (refer to “Purin Chan no Milk Pudding”). Attach the cheese to the mouth and ears and make the eyes and mouth by using the seaweed. As in step 4, complete Rilakkuma by using the slice cheese and placing the parts so everything is balanced.

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    6: Place a hat on Korilakkuma using the seaweed

    Cut the seaweed like in the photo. If the seaweed sticks up hold it down and into place by using some saran wrap.

    After attaching the seaweed, fix the ears using fried pasta. In the same way as you did for Rilakkuma, make the eyes and mouth with seaweed and ears with sliced ham. Use a toothpick to cut the slice of cheddar cheese. This will for the head parts of the pumpkin. Now, place this on top of the hat.

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    Voila! It is now complete. The combination of mentsuyu rice and cheese is fantastic, isn’t it?  This is a great recipe to use at a Halloween party or a Halloween bento box.

     

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    I enjoy making character foods because I want to see my family smiling,

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    18.February.2018 | FEATURES / FOOD

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    In this article, I will introduce to you how to make “Rilakkuma Ohinasama ni Henshin! Onigiri (rice ball)”

     

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    1:Ingredients

    Rice – 200g

    Yakiniku no Tare (Japanese BBQ sauce)

    Seaweed

    Sliced ham

    Cheddar cheese

    Sliced cheese

    Satsumaage (deep-fried ball of fish paste)

    Kinusaya (snow peas)

    Seaweed cutout

     

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    2: Separate the rice in half and add “yakiniku no tare” (1 tablespoon) to one of the halves and mix. Shape the rice like an egg and place it on top of some plastic wrap until it gets cold.

    ☆You can use “mentsuyu” (noodle soup) instead of “yakiniku no tare.”

     

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    3: Cut out the satsuma age as shown in the photo to make the ears of Rilakkuma by cutting it out.

    Take off the thin part of the satsuma age and cutout the white part to make the parts of Korilakkuma. Use the leftover satsuma age to make the round-shaped hands.

     

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    4: Make the other parts. Use the kinusaya to make the hat and rod and use sliced ham to make the crown and fan. Use cheder cheese and sliced ham to make the inside of the ears.

     

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    5:Wrap the seaweed on the rice ball as shown in the photo. Use sliced ham for Korilakkuma’s rice ball. This time, I also used frill lettuce as shown in the photo.

     

    Arrange the shape of the bottom line of the ham/lettuce to make it look like a kimono.

     

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    6: Fix the hat, rod, crown and fan with fried pasta. Finished!

    How to make fried pasta:https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/38676

     

     

    “リラックマお雛様に変身!おにぎり”

    Let’s make hinamatsuri-rice balls and put them into a “bento” lunch box.

     

    Kaori also invites you into her world of character-themed rice dishes in her recipe series! Please check out her Instagram where she has uploaded many pictures of her character dishes!

     

    Kaori Kubota (@kaopan27)

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    I enjoy making character foods because I want to see my family smiling,

    My character foods and character bento boxes are introduced in my Instagram page→@kaopan27

     

  • Kaori’s Easy Recipe – Learn How to Make “Rilakkuma Tear & Share Bread”

    29.April.2018 | FEATURES / FOOD

    With just a small bit of ingenuity, turn everyday food into something cute using Kaori’s recipe series! With a few simple ideas, an ordinary recipe magically transforms into a cute dish.

     

    In this recipe, you’ll learn how to make cute tear & share bread of the character Rilakkuma!

     

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    First, you’ll need to make a pack out of a milk carton for the mix later.

    1. Open up a milk carton that you have washed and cut it into a cylindrical shape.

    2. Staple together your pieces from Step 1.

    3. Now, staple them together into a square that measures about 10-12cm.

    4. Wrap with aluminium foil.

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    Now, onto making the bread!

     

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    1: Ingredients

    240g strong flour

    5g dried yeast

    15g sugar

    3g salt

    5g cocoa powder

    60g unsalted butter

    1 egg

    75-80ml lukewarm water

     

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    2: Put the strong flour, dried yeast, salt and sugar into a bowl.

    ☆If the salt (塩) and yeast (イースト) are put side by side it will be difficult for the mix to rise to keep them separate.

    Mix the lukewarm water and egg together.

    Aim at the yeast and pour into the mix, then stir with a wooden spatula until it’s no longer floury.

     

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    3: Take out the flour once it’s at a point where it’s no longer floury, add the unsalted butter and knead with your hands.

     

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    4: Once your dough in Step 3 is mixed together, split the mix in half, and roll one of those halves as it is into a ball. With the other half, mix it bit by bit with the cocoa powder that has been dissolved in the lukewarm water and shape into a ball. Leave them to rise for 40 minutes.

     

    Once they have risen, divide both the plain mix and cocoa mix into 4 pieces (my pieces weighed 53g).

    ☆The amount of grams will change depending on the way you have kneaded it and the temperature, so it’s better to divide them into 4 after having measured their weight.

     

    Make ears from your 4 divided pieces (2g each).

    Once you’ve finished diving each part, line them up like in the photograph to set aside for 10 minutes.

     

    After 10 minutes, put them into the pack you made in the beginning.

    ☆Don’t put on the ears yet.

    Once they’re in, leave them to rise again for another 30 minutes before on the ears.

     

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    5: Once you’ve completed everything in Step 4, place them into a preheated oven at 180℃ then lower the temperature to 150℃ and cook for about 7-minutes.

    After that, so they don’t take on a brown colour, take off the aluminium foil and cook for a further 10-minutes.

     

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    6: Leave to cool down completely, draw on the faces with a chocolate pen, and you’re all done♡

     

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    In this recipe I made the bread with 2 different kinds of batter, but you can make it with just plain if you like and it’ll be plenty kawaii.

    If you wrap them with a ribbon they make a perfect present!

     

    Kaori invites you into her world of character-themed food dishes in her recipe series!

    Please check out her Instagram where she has uploaded many pictures of her character dishes!

     

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    Kaori Kubota (@kaopan27)
    I live in Hokkaido and I love to make character-shaped meals, desserts and breads.
    I enjoy making character foods because I want to see my family smiling,
    My character foods and character bento boxes are introduced in my Instagram page→@kaopan27

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    1. Ingredients (Makes 7-8 pancakes)

    400g hot cake mix

    300ml milk

    1 large egg (approx. 52g)

    15g honey

     

    2. Mix the egg and milk together well. Add the hot cake mix slowly to ensure it does not become lumpy. Next, add the honey and mix. If you have time, leave to stand for 30 minutes on the side.

     

    3. For the next step, please see the video I made below.

     

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    Once heated, place the pan on a wet cloth once to remove the residual heat, turn the flame down to a medium, and pour in your mix.

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    Once the surface is dry, cook the back side of the mix in another pan which you have already heated.

     

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  • Rilakkuma & Korilakkuma Confections by Tabemas Coming to Lawson Convenience Stores

    14.October.2019 | FOOD

    Character-inspired Japanese confectionery series Tabemas has revealed that its next products will be Halloween-themed Rilakkuma and Korilakkuma sweets. They will go on sale at Lawson convenience stores across Japan (excluding Lawson Store 100 branches) on October 15, 2019.

    These adorable confections are so cute it’s hard to choose where to even start eating them from! Both versions are wearing snug pumpkin hats.

    ‘Tabemas’ is an abbreviation of the Japanese words taberareru masukotto, meaning ‘mascots that you can eat.’ It is a Japanese confectionery series that combines well-known characters and Japanese sweets made from ingredients like red bean paste, sugar and rice flour. The sweets are also made with a dough called “nerikiri” which is used in making traditional Japanese wagashi sweets.

     

    To keep with the theme of autumn, Rilakkuma is pumpkin pudding flavoured (which is his favourite treat) and Korilakkuma is maple flavoured.

     

    Stop by the ubiquitous Lawson convenience store while in Japan and grab yourself one of these treats for Halloween.

     

    ©️2019 San-X Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

    *The photographs are for illustrative purposes only.

    *Actual product may differ from the photographs.

    *Please be careful not to choke on the mochi.

    *The latest information can be viewed via the Bandai Candy homepage.

    *Tabemas and 食べマス are registered trademarks of Bandai.

  • Kaori’s Easy Recipe: Learn to Make Pumpkin and Cream Cheese Pound Cake For Halloween

    22.September.2019 | FEATURES / FOOD

    With just a small bit of ingenuity, turn everyday food into something cute using Kaori’s easy recipe! With a few simple ideas, an ordinary recipe magically transforms into a cute dish.

     

    In this recipe, I will show you how to make the perfect treat for Halloween: a pumpkin and cream cheese pound cake, finished with cute bats and a ghost. This is a super easy recipe that can be made by simply putting everything into a blender and baking it in the oven. By the end of you you will have yourself a Halloween-themed rich pound cake as soft as Japanese pudding.

     

    1: Ingredients (Makes one 22cm pound cake)

    150g cream cheese

    250g cooked pumpkin (skin and seeds removed)

    50g-60g sugar

    1 egg

    150ml fresh cream

    20g soft wheat flour

     

    2: Blend all of the ingredients together in a blender

    3: Once the mix takes on a smooth texture, pour into a cake tin and bake at 180℃ for 40 minutes. Once cooked, remove from the oven and leave to cool, then leave in the fridge overnight.

    4: Once the cake has set, slice a piece and add your dollop of fresh cream for your ghost and decorate.

    To see how I did the toppings, check the video I made above. Once your cute toppings are done, your cake is ready to enjoy!

    Kaori invites you into her world of character-themed food dishes in her recipe series. Be sure to check out her Instagram where she has uploaded many pictures of her character dishes!

     

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    Kaori Kubota (@kaopan27)
    I live in Hokkaido and I love to make character themed foods, desserts and pastries♡

    I want to see my family smile, so I enjoy putting in a bit of effort to make character foods and changing food into something cute♡

    You can see more of my character foods and character bento boxes on my Instagram page→@kaopan27

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    25.August.2019 | FEATURES / FOOD

    With just a small bit of ingenuity, turn everyday food into something cute using Kaori’s easy recipe! With a few simple ideas, an ordinary recipe magically transforms into a cute dish.

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    1. Ingredients (Makes: Approx. 30)

    100g unsalted butter

    80g powdered sugar

    180g sieved weak flour

    20g egg yolk (1 medium size egg)

    A pinch of salt

    10g pure cocoa

     

    2. Bring the unsalted butter to room temperature until it’s soft. Break into small pieces until it turns creamy then add the powdered sugar and salt. Mix well until everything is blended together.

    3. Add the egg yolk into the mixture and mix well with a whisk.

    4. Slowly add the sieved flour. Add about a quarter at a time and mix well before adding the rest to avoid clumps. After all the flour is mixed in, divide in half and mix one of the halves with cocoa powder.

    5. Shape both halves into a rectangular shape at 12cm x 6cm. Wrap in cling film and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

    6. Divide each half like in the picture below.

    7. Put ⅞ of the plain dough to one side, and roll the rest of the plain dough and all of the cocoa dough into 15cm rods.

    8. Roll the ⅞ of plain dough you put to one side into a 17cm x 15cm square. Referencing the pictures above and below, place plain “C” dough in the middle between the cocoa “B” dough. Ensure there are no gaps when pushing them together.

    9. Place the cocoa “A” dough on top of the “C” dough. Take both sides of your rolled out square dough and bring together ensuring there are no gaps. Wrap in cling film and leave in the fridge for 20 minutes.

    10. Take out of the fridge and cut about 5mm off the ends. Make sure to handle with care – if handled too roughly the dough will collapse.

    11. Slice into single cookies and bake at 160℃ for 20-25 minutes.

    Your cookies are done!

    Kaori invites you into her world of character-themed food dishes in her recipe series. Be sure to check out her Instagram where she has uploaded many pictures of her character dishes!

    There are many other cute Disney recipes available in the book that Kaori used too, so if you’re in Japan then why not pick up a copy?

     

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    Kaori Kubota (@kaopan27)
    I live in Hokkaido and I love to make character themed foods, desserts and pastries♡

    I want to see my family smile, so I enjoy putting in a bit of effort to make character foods and changing food into something cute♡

    You can see more of my character foods and character bento boxes on my Instagram page→@kaopan27

  • Kaori’s Easy Recipe: Learn to Make Steamed Minnie Mouse Cocoa Cakes

    11.August.2019 | FEATURES / FOOD

    With just a small bit of ingenuity, turn everyday food into something cute using Kaori’s easy recipe! With a few simple ideas, an ordinary recipe magically transforms into a cute dish.

    Today, I will show you the perfect recipe for making chocolate Minnie Mouse cakes using the Mickey Mouse Tezukuri Okazu Maker kit which you can buy on Belle Maison.

     

    1. Ingredients

    About 3-4 prep bowls

    1 large egg

    40g sugar

    Oil or 10g melted unsalted butter

    15ml milk

    50g weak flour (sifted)

    10g cocoa

    5g baking powder

    2.

    ①Crack the egg into a mixing bowl, add the sugar and whisk well.

    ②Add a drizzle of oil or melted butter and milk and whisk again.

    ③Add the sifted flour and stir in gently with a rubber spatula.

    3.

    Oil the silicone cake moulds and spoon in your mix.

    4.

    Steam on a high heat for about 10 minutes.

     

    5.

    Now it’s time to make Minnie’s ribbon. I got this ribbon mould from Daiso. Place it onto some baking paper and outline the shape with a pen. Fill the outline with red-coloured chocolate and leave to set in the fridge. Once it has completely set, add the polkadots.

    6.

    Once the cake has finished steaming, stick her onto a lollipop stick so it the cake be eaten like a lollipop, and fix the ribbon onto the top of Minnie’s head.

    And she’s finished! It looks cute when you put a Mickey and Minnie one together side by side. You can make a lot of cute recipes using the Okazu Maker, so get your hands on one and try making your own!

    Kaori invites you into her world of character-themed food dishes in her recipe series. Be sure to check out her Instagram where she has uploaded many pictures of her character dishes!

     

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    Kaori Kubota (@kaopan27)
    I live in Hokkaido and I love to make character themed foods, desserts and pastries♡

    I want to see my family smile, so I enjoy putting in a bit of effort to make character foods and changing food into something cute♡

    You can see more of my character foods and character bento boxes on my Instagram page→@kaopan27

     

  • Kaori’s Easy Recipe: Learn to Make Mickey Mouse Gratin Pie

    13.July.2019 | FEATURES / FOOD

    With just a small bit of ingenuity, turn everyday food into something cute using Kaori’s easy recipe! With a few simple ideas, an ordinary recipe magically transforms into a cute dish.

    Today, I will show you the perfect recipe for using the Mickey Mouse bread warmer you can buy online at Belle Maison. The warmer can be used for bread, pies and more. They will keep your food from going cold and drying out so it’ll still be as delicious as when you put it in!

     

    1. Ingredients

    Frozen pie sheets

    Frozen gratin

     

    2. Leave the pie sheets to come to room temperature for 5-10 minutes and then roll out slightly.

    3. Cut out two large circles for the face. If you don’t have a cutter you can substitute it with a cup or something similar

    4. Take one of the circles and cut a smaller size circle like below.

    5. Using egg yolk, stick the hollow circle from Step 4 onto the circle from Step 3. For the ears, check the size of the face you have cut out and cut them accordingly. Affix to the face with egg yolk.

    6. Layer egg yolk over the years and the outside of the face and then pierce holes with a fork all over.

    7. Add the frozen gratin to the middle and bake at 200℃ for 13-15 minutes.

    The recipe may be simple but looks just like something sold at Mamma Biscotti’s Bakery in Tokyo Disneyland! You can add mint sauce to the middle or even make it a meat pie. Whatever you do it’s sure to be delicious!

    Pop into your bread warmer for cute presentation. These make for great nibbles to share with people!

    Kaori invites you into her world of character-themed food dishes in her recipe series. Be sure to check out her Instagram where she has uploaded many pictures of her character dishes!

     

    ©️Disney

     

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    Kaori Kubota (@kaopan27)
    I live in Hokkaido and I love to make character themed foods, desserts and pastries♡

    I want to see my family smile, so I enjoy putting in a bit of effort to make character foods and changing food into something cute♡

    You can see more of my character foods and character bento boxes on my Instagram page→@kaopan27

  • Kaori’s Easy Recipe: Learn to Make Winnie the Pooh S’more Cookies

    23.June.2019 | FEATURES / FOOD

    With just a small bit of ingenuity, turn everyday food into something cute using Kaori’s easy recipe! With a few simple ideas, an ordinary recipe magically transforms into a cute dish.

    In this edition, we’ll be using a recipe from the Disney dessert cookbook Oishii Disney Sweets Recipes. In the book, there is a recipe for making s’more cookies of Mickey’s gloves, but I decided to shake things up a bit and make Winnie the Pooh ones instead. The glove recipe is super cute as well, so if you can get your hands on the book I definitely recommend trying that out too.

     

    A s’more is a marshmallow wedged between chocolate and cookies. The cookie dough isn’t overly sweet so it’s extremely delicious even if you pack full with marshmallows and chocolate.

     

    Ingredients

    Cookie Dough

    100g unsalted butter

    80g powdered sugar

    A pinch of salt

    20g egg yolk (1 medium egg)

    190g sifted wheat flour

     

    S’mores

    Marshmallows

    Chocolate

    Chocolate Pen

     

    1.

    Allow the unsalted butter to come to room temperature then knead in a bowl well. Slowly add the the powdered sugar, egg yolk and sifted flour in that order while mixing.

    2.

    Once the mix comes together, line it across a baking sheet and flatten evenly. Once flat, put in the refrigerator and chill in the refrigerator from at least an hour to overnight. In the recipe book it says to use a round dough cutter but I actually own a Winnie the Pooh cutter so I used that. Cut the dough to the size of your liking. Line them on a baking tray and bake at 160℃ for approximately 20 minutes.

    3.

    Once baked, leave to cool. Next, start drawing on the face. I made a video to show how I did it so check it out below.

    4.

    Place the marshmallows on the side of your cookie without the face and melt in a 500w microwave for 20 seconds. Place the chocolate on the warm marshmallows and then pop the face back on. The marshmallows and chocolate are more delicious when melted, so I recommend eating them as soon as you take them out of the microwave.

    It was fun to put in the amount of chocolate and marshmallows that I wanted.

    They are perfect for parties too!

    Kaori invites you into her world of character-themed food dishes in her recipe series. Be sure to check out her Instagram where she has uploaded many pictures of her character dishes!

     

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    Kaori Kubota (@kaopan27)
    I live in Hokkaido and I love to make character themed foods, desserts and pastries♡

    I want to see my family smile, so I enjoy putting in a bit of effort to make character foods and changing food into something cute♡

    You can see more of my character foods and character bento boxes on my Instagram page→@kaopan27

  • Rilakkuma Umbrella by Felissimo Can Be Used in Clear or Rainy Weather

    19.June.2019 | FASHION

    Felissimo released a new Rilakkuma-inspired beige-pink umbrella on their website on June 10.

     

    The umbrella’s design is subtle and sophisticated. The outer rim is lined with a brown coloured lace reminiscent of Rilakkuma. It also has a handle made from high quality wood carved into Rilakkuma’s face. The umbrella also cuts 98% of UV rays meaning it can be used in both clear and rainy weather.

     

     

    Its beige pink colour with brown lacing gives it a sophisticated feminine design.

    Rilakkuma’s facial features on the handle were made using laser cutting and together with the frilly cotton rope tied to it give it a polished and refined look.

    There is also a name tag on the umbrella with a nonchalant Rilakkuma logo printed on it.

    There is also a separate bag you can purchase to put your umbrella in after it rains so you don’t get the floor wet if you go inside anywhere.

     

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  • Kaori’s Easy Recipe: Learn to Make Disney Tsum Tsum Chocolate Covered Cookies

    01.June.2019 | FEATURES / FOOD

    With just a small bit of ingenuity, turn everyday food into something cute using Kaori’s easy recipe! With a few simple ideas, an ordinary recipe magically transforms into a cute dish.

    In this recipe, we’ll learn how to make a recipe from the book Disney Tsum Tsum Sweets Recipes pictured above.

     

    As well as the characters pictured on the front cover, others include Winnie the Pooh, Donald Duck and Daisy Duck. We’ll make the ears from marble chocolate than our usual chocolate plastic. The middle is like a sandwiched cookie, so you get a deliciously crunchy texture♡

     

    1. Ingredients

    Silicone cupcake case (my cupcake sections are 6cm)

    White chocolate

    Matcha chocolate

    Marble chocolate

    Chocolate plastic (also called “modelling chocolate”)

    Chocolate pen

    Oreo cookies

    Pink, yellow, blue and green food colouring

     

    2. Melt the chocolates separately over a bain marie and pour them into separate sections of the cupcake case, about halfway in each.

    3. Place Oreo cookies into each like so.

    4. Cover the cookies with the remaining chocolate and chill in the refrigerator until set.

    5. Once fully set, the final step is to decorate with our chocolate plastic, marble chocolate and chocolate pen.

     

    Sully’s purple ears are made with chocolate plastic.

    Pooh’s ears are made from marble chocolate.

    To see how I fully decorated my cookies check out the video I made below!

    Lining them up like Disney Tsum Tsum toys makes them look really cute! All of the recipes I used this time are from the Japanese recipe book Disney Tsum Tsum Sweets Recipes (Japanese Title: ディズニーツムツムのスイーツレシピ). It shows how to create lots of different characters!

     

    Kaori invites you into her world of character-themed food dishes in her recipe series. Be sure to check out her Instagram where she has uploaded many pictures of her character dishes!

    Kaori Kubota (@kaopan27)
    I live in Hokkaido and I love to make character themed foods, desserts and pastries♡

    I want to see my family smile, so I enjoy putting in a bit of effort to make character foods and changing food into something cute♡

    You can see more of my character foods and character bento boxes on my Instagram page→@kaopan27

     

    ©Disney

  • Kaori’s Easy Recipe: Learn to Make Pompompurin Gomaku Onigiri

    19.May.2019 | FEATURES / FOOD

    With just a small bit of ingenuity, turn everyday food into something cute using Kaori’s easy recipe! With a few simple ideas, an ordinary recipe magically transforms into a cute dish.

     

    In this recipe, you’ll learn how to make Pompompurin gomaku rice balls that’s perfect for picnics and lunch boxes. Gomaku is a mix of minced meat and vegetables with rice. These rice balls can be made easily with ingredients found in stores or at the market.

     

    1. Ingredients

    Store bought gomaku rice mix (五目ごはん)

    Rice (I used 2 cups)

    2 eggs

    Starch

    1/2 meatball

    Pasta (cooking instructions below)

     

    2. Mix the gomaku rice mix into the rice.

    3. Divide your rice mix into two portions, shape into a head for Pompompurin’s face, and leave to cool.

    I made a video for you to follow the next steps!

    1. Frying the egg

    ①Whisk the egg and then strain through a strainer, using a fork to push through any remains.

    ②Add the starch which has been dissolved in water into the strained mix.

    ✩By adding watered starch it makes the egg less likely to break and easier to wrap later on.

    ③Lower the temperature of the pan from medium down to a low heat.

    ④Once the temperature has fully come down add the egg and ensure it covers the entirety of the pan.

    ⑤After turning the pan around lower the heat again. Once the egg has fully set, turn off the stove and put on a lid to let the egg cook with the heat of the pan.

     

    2. Place the cooked egg onto some cling film, add the rice mix, and wrap into a ball until fully sealed.

     

    3. Use the leftover egg from the seal to cut out some ears for Pompompurin.

     

    4. Use half of a store-bought meatball and fix to the top of Pompompurin’s head with fried pasta to make a hat.

     

    To make fried pasta, add the length of pasta required to a frying pan without oil and cook by starting on a low heat and slowly bringing to a medium heat. Turn off the stove once the pasta has coloured slightly.

    Use the remaining heat of the pan to cook until browned like in the photo below. Fried pasta is a useful ingredient for various recipes where you need to fix decorations onto food, so be sure to try it out with other things too.

    5. Use seaweed to make his eyes and nose and ham for the cheeks.

    And your Pompompurin is finished!

     

    The fried egg can be prepared the day before meaning you can make up your lunch box nice and quickly in the morning. It’s super convenient learning to make a good use of the ingredients you have at home♡

     

    Kaori invites you into her world of character-themed food dishes in her recipe series. Be sure to check out her Instagram where she has uploaded many pictures of her character dishes!

  • Rilakkuma & Kiiroitori Confections by Tabemas Coming to Lawson Convenience Stores

    18.May.2019 | FOOD

    Character-inspired Japanese confectionery series Tabemas has revealed that its next products will be based on Rilakkuma and Kiiroitori. They will go on sale at Lawson convenience stores across Japan from May 21, 2019.

     

    Both characters are made from a type of dough called “nerikiri” which is used in making traditional Japanese wagashi sweets. Their tiny hands, ears and facial features have all been carefully and delicately crafted to create some seriously adorable sweets which, as Tabemas describes all their products, are just too cute to eat.

    Rilakkuma is filled with Japanese custard pudding flavoured bean paste while Kiiroitori is filled with chocolate flavoured bean paste. Both sweets are made with natural colouring and have the deliciously moist texture that wagashi have. They are also made with chickpeas which have become popular for their high nutritional value so are a better option for the health-conscious individual.

     

    Whether as a treat to yourself or a friend, don’t miss out on these cute and tasty sweets.

     

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  • Enjoy your chores more than ever before with this cute Rilakkuma-themed laundry bag by Felissimo! ♪

    10.May.2019 | ANIME&GAME / FASHION

    Felissimo is making washing more fun with the new character-themed Rilakkuma laundry bag.

    Rilakkuma’s everyday outfit is now a laundry net?! If you take a look inside the bag from the back zipper, you will notice that the inside of the bag has been accurately created and firmly secured to look just like Rilakkuma.

    You’ll feel as if Rilakkuma has come to stay at your house! Without realising, you’ll be smiling at the sight of your new laundry bag swaying gently in the breeze alongside the rest of your laundry no matter where you are. If you’re concerned about your delicates or socks, you can still wash them together with the rest of your laundry using this bag. You can put this bag directly in the washing machine! After you’ve finished the washing, you can easily carry the bag to the washing line by the handle! How useful!

     

    The bag isn’t fully transparent and it’s made using mesh. This makes it perfect for carrying a change of clothes to the gym or your bath set for when you go to the hot springs!

     

    Now you can finally enjoy doing the chores around the house thanks to the Rilakkuma laundry bag!

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