A recipe for photogenic food #5 “Snowman Fromage”

19.December.2016 | FOOD

This feature is made possible by Arisa Shirai, a coking specialist who posts regular photos of her gorgeous food via her social media. She makes every day recipes look photogenic with her small twists.

Today we will be looking at a simple recipe that requires no heat, is easy to make and looks like a snowman!

■Ingredients

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120g Cream cheese

200g Fresh cream

40g Sugar

4 Giant marshmallows

A bit of orange peel

12 Biscuits

1 Chocolate pen

Appropriate number of Gummy belts

A small amount of powdered sugar

 

■Direction

① Beat the fresh cream and half the sugar in a bowl until firm peaks form.

② In a separate bowl, mix the cream cheese and the remaining sugar until smooth.

③ Fully mix the contents of bowl ② into bowl ①.

④ Turn your plate upside-down and place 3 biscuits inside the rim. Use cream to secure the biscuits together where they overlap.

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⑤ Pile up the cream mixture from ③ onto the overlapping biscuits and use a knife to form the blob into a mountain shape.

 

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⑥ Place a giant marshmallow at the peak of the mini mountain of cream.

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⑦ Cut out a teardrop shape from the orange peel to make the snowman’s nose.

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⑧ Use a bit of cream mixture from ③ to attach the nose to the snowman.

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⑨ Wrap the gummy belts around the base of the snowman’s neck and use the chocolate pen to draw its eyes, mouth and hands.

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⑩ Move the snowman to a beautiful plate ready to serve and finally dust some beautiful powdered sugar over the snowman to resemble snow!

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When it’s cold outside, you have the perfect opportunity to enjoy making these wonderful sweets! ♪

 

■Arisa Shirai

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Visual food creator & charaben researcher. Arisa Shirai shows how fun it is to make and eat your own homemade food.
Instagram: arigohan
Blog: http://ameblo.jp/arinko0917/ 

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    Raw Chocolate & Wine Marriage – ¥1,100 (Tax Included) @ bar à vin PARTAGER (Main Building Floor 3F) *15 served per day

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    Serving: 11:00-22:00 (Until 21:00 on Sundays)

    *Contains alcohol

     

     

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    Available at: Tokyo DisneySea (Gondolier Snacks, etc), Tokyo DisneySea (Boiler Room Bites, etc)

    Christmas Cake: ¥1,480

    Available at: Tokyo DisneySea (Horizon Bay Restaurant), Tokyo Disneyland (Queen of Hearts Banquet Hall)

    For those of you who are prioritising the attractions and shows, the small takeout meals are best for you. Warm up your body with a hot drink or buy a cake to share with your friends. There are many meals and drinks perfect to satisfy your Christmassy cravings. 

    Fried Chicken Set: ¥1,180, Salty Lychee Bubble Tea: ¥700

    * Taste of Christmas menu sold at: Tokyo DisneySea (Dockside Diner)

    Tokyo DisneySea will be bringing back its Taste of Christmas event that was held last year which will see the return of Tokyo Disney Resort’s alcoholic beverages and snacks you can devour with just one hand. This is the perfect place to indulge on Japan’s traditional Christmas food: fried chicken. Munch on your fried chicken along with a very merry alcoholic lychee bubble tea. Enjoy the flavor of spice wrapped in the gentle sweet flavour of your drink. 

     

    Don’t miss out on this special Disney menu this Christmas. 

     

    *The images in this article are representations. ©Disney

  • Starbucks Japan Reveals Christmas Strawberry Cake Frappuccino

    28.October.2019 | FOOD

    The holiday season at Starbucks in Japan is set to begin on November 1 when it will begin rolling out new drinks and products celebrating those special moments during Christmas, such as when making a toast at a party, or switching on the Christmas lights.

    Merry Strawberry Cake Frappuccino – Tall ¥590 (Tall size only)

    The first of the Starbucks holiday season beverages is the Merry Strawberry Cake Frappuccino. This drink is layered beautifully and temptingly like a cake in a cup, containing a strawberry sauce made from fresh strawberry pieces, a sponge cake crumble made with thinly crushed shortbread and sponge cake, and topped with whipped cream and freeze-dried strawberries.

    Merry Strawberry Cake Milk – Short ¥450/Tall ¥490/Grande ¥530/Venti® ¥570

    There’s also a hot version, filled the same sweet and sour strawberry sauce and delicious sponge cake that melt together deliciously with the milk. This one’s a no-coffee beverage made with lots of steamed milk. One sip will make your eyes widen at how fruity the strawberries are, as well as the richness of the fluffy whipped cream. It’s like Christmas cake and hot milk in your mouth at the same time.

     

    These two beverages are just the first release of drinks to come in Starbucks Japan’s holiday season beverage line. Feel the Christmas spirit and warm yourself up this autumn and winter by stopping by Starbucks.

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