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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    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, 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.

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    Kaori lives in Hokkaido and enjoys making dinners, sweet treats and character food using bread so as to make her family members smile. Kaori also loves to experiment with small tricks to create easy character-themed sweets.

    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.

    5

    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.

    7

    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.”

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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

     

    2:

    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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    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.

     

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    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”

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    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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    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.

     

    Halloween in closing in, so for this recipe I’ll be using pumpkin to make delicious cookies—crunchy on the outside and moist in the middle. This recipe rolls the dough into a ball, so it’s a great alternative for people who aren’t good with shaping or cutting cookies.

     

    Ingredients

    50g pumpkin (mashed and skin removed)

    20g-25g sugar (I used sanonto sugar to bring out the sweetness of the pumpkin, but white sugar is fine too)

    30g unsalted butter

    A pinch of salt

    60g weak flour

     

    1

    Combine and mix the steamed pumpkin, room temperature butter, and sugar. Then incorporate the salt and flour and mix again.

     

    2

    Now to shape everything. For pumpkin decorations, roll the pumpkin together and create a little depression in the top. Use a toothpick or something similar to create five indents around the outside as pictured above.

    To make Pooh Bear, simply roll round and add the ears.

     

    3

    Bake at 150℃ for 20-25 minutes. Leave to cool, then decorate Pooh’s facial features with a chocolate pen.

     

    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 → @kaopan72

  • Kaori’s Easy Recipe: Learn to Make Hello Kitty Strawberry Ice Cream

    30.August.2020 | 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’s recipe will show you how to make a simple ice cream made with frozen strawberries and a blender.

     

    Ingredients


    500g frozen strawberries (either store bought or self-frozen)

    120ml condensed milk

    Sliced white chocolate to make Hello Kitty

     

    1.


    Defrost around 3/10 of the frozen strawberries until they are more soft than frozen, allowing them to be blended more easily.

     

    2.


    Throw the defrosted strawberries into a blender along with the condensed milk and blend.

     

    3.


    Place the blended mix into a ziplock bag and place into the freezer. After about an hour, massage the mix while it’s still inside the bag. Repeat this whole process 2-3 times. Doing this will make the ice cream tastier.

    Once fully set, place into a serving cup of your choice, use sliced white chocolate to make your chocolate Hello Kitty, and serve!

     

    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 → @kaopan72

  • Kaori’s Easy Recipe: Learn to Transform a Standard Roll Cake into a Kawaii Hello Kitty Cake

    11.August.2020 | 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 transform a store-bought roll cake into a kawaii Hello Kitty cake which contains gyūhi – a form of traditional Japanese sweet which is a variety of mochi.

     

    Ingredients

    50g refined rice flour
    100ml water
    70g sugar
    potato starch
    strawberries and whipped cream to your liking
    sliced chocolate (for Hello Kitty’s face)

     

    1

    First, make the gyūhi by mixing 50g of refined rice flour with 100ml of water. Mix well to avoid lumps.


    Once this has been mixed, add 70g of sugar and mix again.

     

    2


    Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and microwave at 600W for 2 minutes.

     

    3

    Stir the mixture with a rubber spatula and microwave again for one more minute at 600W.

     

    4


    Use a rubber spatula to stir the mixture until it clumps together in one piece. Put a large portion of potato starch onto a tray and place your gyūhi on top.

     

    5


    Once the gyūhi has cooled, cut it to the size of the palm of your hand and use a rolling pin to stretch it out into a flat shape.

     

    6

    Leave your gyūhi to cool. In the meantime, bring out your store-bought roll cake piece and fill the inside with strawberries. When done, top your roll cake piece with whipped cream.

    *If your forget to add the whipped cream, the strawberries underneath will be visible through the gyūhi layer!

     

    7


    Place the gyūhi layer on top of the roll cake and press the dough together at the bottom of the cake to seal it.

     

    8

    Shape two pieces of remaining gyūhi dough into triangles and affix them to the top of the cake to create Hello Kitty’s ears. Use the sliced chocolate to create whiskers, eyes and a nose for Hello Kitty’s face and cut up a strawberry to make her bow.

    Once you have finished putting all the decorations in place, you’re 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!

     

    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 → @kaopan72

  • Rilakkuma Themed Wedding Ceremonies Now Available in Japan

    26.July.2020 | FASHION

    Japanese bridal company ESCRIT INC. launched its new “Rilakkuma Bridal Fair” on July 22, 2020 in collaboration with Sun-X’s popular character Rilakkuma. This will be the first ever wedding service produced in collaboration with the beloved relaxed bear.

    All who join the service will receive a free “Rilakkuma & Korilakkuma Ring Pillow.” Moreover, all brides and grooms who get married through this bridal fair will also receive a welcome board, cake topper, decorative stickers, soup with a design of San-X’s Kiiroitori character, and a Rilakkuma dessert—all specially prepared for and exclusive to this service. There is also a “Greeting Plan” whereby Rilakkuma and Korilakuma will visit your wedding service on the day of the wedding to celebrate with everyone. This is a dream come true for any fan of Rilakkuma.

     

    If you’re planning to get married in Japan, and love Rilakkuma, then how about it?

     

    ©2020 San-X Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

  • Rilakkuma x Tower Records Collaboration Sees Themed Cafe, Exclusive Merchandise & More

    16.July.2020 | ANIME&GAME / FOOD

    Tower Records is collaborating with Rilakkuma for “Rilakkuma x TOWER RECORDS Campaign 2020” which will run at Tower Records, TOWERmini, and Tower Records Online in Japan from August 1 to 30.f

    For the campaign, Tower Records selling a range of merchandise with exclusive designs illustrated for the event, and there’ll even be Rilakkuma themed cafes. Tower Records began collaborating with Rilakkuma on merchandise in 2009 and has done so every year since. This year sees the arrival of Chairoikoguma for the first time too.

    Yhose who use the Tower Records app to show their coupons in-store, they will receive the above-pictured selection of must-have exclusive goodies including a mirror, postcard, bag, and bookmark. These are available on a first-time, first-served basis. Additionally, Rilakkuma themed cafes will be held at TOWER CARDS CAFE branches in Omotesando, Nagoya SKYLE, and Sapporo PIVOT which will have entirely original menus and bonus items for dining there.

     

    Collaboration Merchandise

    The merchandise collection will drop on August 1 and will include a range of Tower Records exclusives. Pre-sales opened on July 15. You can see the full list here.

    Available at all Tower Records branches and Tower Records Online

    Exclusive to Tower Records Shibuya, Tower Records Sapporo PIVOT, TOWER RECORDS CAFE Omotesando, TOWER RECORDS CAFE Nagoya SKYLE, Tower Records Online

    Exclusive to Tower Records Online

     

    Rilakkuma and the Honey Forest’s Concert Cafe

    The entire cafe menu line-up is so cute you’re completely spoilt for choice.

    Rilakkuma and the Honey Forest’s Concert Dessert Plate: ¥2,500

    “Honey Forest Concert” is the theme of the cafe, and this image is captured in the adorable dessert plate which is topped with various desserts and fruits. Everyone who orders one of these also receives a free sticker.

    Rilakkuma’s Meatball Stew: ¥1,580

    This hot meatball stew is served in a cute bread cup with Rilakkuma poking his head out from inside.

    Kiiroitori’s Omurice: ¥1,580

    Kiiroitori’s face is made from omelette and rice. Served with a side of healthy veg.

    Rilakkuma’s Honey Lemon Drink: ¥850

    A sweet and sour mix of honey and lemon.

    Korilakkuma’s Strawberry Calpis: ¥850

    Strawberries are Korilakkuma’s favourite, and that’s the flavour of this refreshingly sweet Calpis drink, topped with Korilakkuma vanilla ice cream.

    There are lots of other dishes to look forward to in addition to the ones above, making this cafe one to go back to many times. And you can special free merchandise when visiting and dining there too.

     

    Collaboration Cafe – Participating Stores


    Omotesando/Nagoya SKYLE: August 1, 2020 – August 30, 2020

    Sapporo PIVOT: August 1, 2020 – August 17, 2020
    Official Website: https://tower.jp/rilakkumacafe

     

    ©2020 San-X Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

  • Kaori’s Easy Recipe: Learn to Make Korilakkuma Tofu Pudding

    12.July.2020 | 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’ll be showing you a dreamy recipe on how to make the healthy Taiwanese snack douhua topped with Yukimi Daifuku mochi ice cream.

     

    Ingredients


    400ml soy milk
    2-g Lakanto (Zero-calorie natural sweetener)
    Pinch of salt
    8g gelatin (dissolved in 1 tbsp water)

     

    Pre-preparations


    Stick bear-shaped sliced chocolate around the side of a glass and leave to set in the refrigerator.

     

    1.


    Warm soy milk and Lakanto in a saucepan until the Lakanto is completely dissolved.

     

    2.


    Add the gelatin and mix until fully dissolved.

     

    3.


    Leave the mix to cool. Once cooled, remove the glass from the refrigerator and pour the mix into the glass. Place back into the fridge until it sets.

     

    4.


    Add sliced almonds and use a chocolate pen on Yukimi Daifuku to create Korilakkuma’s face, or a face of your choice.

     

    5.

    Remove the glass from the fridge and add the Yukimi Daifuku. Choose your choice of toppings, like soy flour and brown sugar syrup, then 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!

     

    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 → @kaopan72

  • Rilakkuma’s First Ever Official Wedding Plan Is Perfect For Your Dream Day

    20.June.2020 | ANIME&GAME

    Wedding and reception planning company ESCRIT INC. is producing its first wedding plan in collaboration with the adorable San-X character Rilakkuma. The Rilakkuma Bridal Fair will be available for reservation from mid July 2020.

     

    As the number of weddings taking place has fallen drastically, ESCRIT INC. has been working hard to breathe life back into the industry, collaborating with a number of businesses and insourcing dresses, flowers and other services to make every couple’s dream day come true. They have also been running a variety of bridal fairs to help customers with a more personal approach.


    From the welcome board to the cake-topper and desserts, the Rilakkuma collaboration sees a number of adorable ways to accessorise your dream wedding. The sign-up for this service opened yesterday on the Rilakkuma Bridal Fair Official Website. After signing up with your email address, you will receive a notification to reserve the bridal fair service during mid July along with the latest information.

     

    If you and your partner love Rilakkuma, the Rilakkuma Bridal Fair is sure to exceed your expections.

  • Kaori’s Easy Recipe: Learn to Make Pompompurin Cheese Tarts

    17.May.2020 | 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 today’s recipe, I’ll be showing you how I made a batch of Pompompurin cheese tarts made using store-bought tart cups.

     

    Ingredients (Makes 9-10)

    9-10 store bought tart cups
    200g cream cheese (brought to room temperature)
    20-30g sugar
    1 egg yolk
    50ml fresh cream
    8g potato starch (katakuriko)
    Vanilla beans to taste (can be substituted for vanilla extract)
    1 tbsp lemon juice

     

    Step 1


    Pour the following ingredients into a bowl in this order: cream cheese→sugar→egg yolk→vanilla beans→fresh cream→potato starch. Mix well. Make sure when you put the potato starch in last that you sprinkle it thinly.

     

    Step 2
    Bake the tart cups in an oven at 180℃ for 15-20 minutes. If you don’t have store-bought cups, you can use small cocotte dishes.

     

    Step 3

    Leave to cool. Now you can start drawing the face.

    For the hat I used sliced chocolate, for the ears sliced cheese, and for the facial features a chocolate pen.

    Once you’ve drawn the face, it’s time to tuck in!

     

    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 → @kaopan72

  • Kaori’s Easy Recipe: Learn to Make a Gudetama Parfait

    09.May.2020 | 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’ll be showing you how to make a Gudetama parfait made with a yogurt mousse and topped with orange and peach jelly.

     

    Ingredients
    Yogurt Mousse Ingredients:
    100g sugar free yogurt
    50ml fresh cream
    20g sugar
    3g gelatin
    *With the gelatin, mix well with 1 tbsp water

     

    Mikan & Yellow Peach Jelly Ingredients:
    100ml mikan juice (or any orange juice)
    150g tinned peaches (with syrup)
    5g gelatin
    *With the gelatin, mix well with 1 tbsp water

     

    1


    ①Mix the sugar into the yogurt well. Add in 7/10 of the fresh cream and mix well again.

    ②Microwave the gelatin for 10-20 seconds at 500w. Add into the mixture from ① and mix well.

     

    2

    Once the mixture has set in about ⅓ of a glass, add sliced chocolate on the inside for the eyes and mouth. I cut mine into shape using a toothpick.


    Make sure the chocolate is properly fixed to the glass at this point.

     

    3


    Put your yellow peach and mikan orange into a blender (but not the gelatin part). The syrup of the peaches is already sweet so there’s no need to add sugar.

     

    ②Microwave the gelatin for 10-20 seconds at 500w. Add into the blended mixture and mix well.

     

    Pour on top of the mix inside the glass. If there are any peach pieces left, cut them up and use them as toppings.

    Top with fresh cream and chopped fruit, and you’re done! I stuck Gudetama’s face on well and good so it looks like his chocolate face is on the outside. Be sure to try doing the same.

     

    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 → @kaopan72

  • Adorable Rilakkuma Hanko Stamp Sets Now Available Online

    06.May.2020 | ANIME&GAME

    A new series of Rilakkuma hanko stamps was released by Hankos on April 21 featuring an adorable collection of stamp pattern designs of Rilakkuma and his friends.

    Hanko stamps are often used in Japan in place of signatures where you have your name printed onto the stamp itself. These Rilakkuma hanko are made to order and you can have Japanese characters written onto them.

    There are 20 different illustrations featuring the cute faces of Rilakkuma, Kiiroitori, Korilakkuma, and Chairoikoguma.

    There are also three fonts to choose from the orthodox, easy to read style to a cuter style. You can use them in Japan for sending deliveries, at home, and more. There’s the classic type where you can dip into ink and stamp as well as two wooden types.

    ©2020 San-X Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

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

    25.April.2020 | FOOD

    Character-inspired Japanese confectionery series Tabemas has revealed that its next batch of sweet treats will see Rilakkuma and Kiiroitori arrive at Lawson convenience stores in Japan (excluding Lawson Store 100 branches) on April 28, 2020.

    Tabemas Rilakkuma 2020 Strawberry Rilakkuma/Strawberry Kiiroitori – ¥285 Each (Tax Included)

    The adorable confections feature Rilakkuma donning a sweet strawberry hat while Kiiroitori has gone the full fruity mile by dressing snug in a strawberry onesie. As you’d imagine, both of these sweet treats are strawberry flavoured.

    ‘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.

     

    What better way to spend your time indoors right now than with a cute Rilakkuma or Kiiroitori sweet?

     

    © 2020 San-X Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

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