Posts Tagged ‘Hello Kitty’
by Kotomi on December 2nd, 2010 in Off Topic | ~ Only Kotomi | 6 Comments »
Tags: Hello Kitty, Japan
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Firstly, oops. Sorry for the unexpected hiatus that was November.
To be honest, October burned me out, and then I seemed to fall off the wagon entirely. I’m back up in arms though, and ready to start bakin’ again. December always makes me happy, but especially this year — lots of exciting plans, friends coming back home for holidays, and Christmas all around.
Secondly, a brief update on life. I spent the last 8 days in Japan with two great friends. I live for vacations, and this was one of the best ones yet — lots of food, lots of beer, lots of weirdly unique things. I’m ending this post with a few pictures
hiking in Tokyo
fresh sushi at the Tsukiji fish market
wouldn’t be a trip to Japan without going to the Hello Kitty store!
This was inspired by my mom’s e-mail. In broken English, she had written an anecdote about our senile cocker spaniel, Chelsey, and my Hello Kitty stuffed animal that I had as a kid:
“Today I come home and Chelsey eat your Hello Kitty nuigurumi (plush). She is hungry maybe? But it is so old, doesn’t taste good! Remember you use to eat [it] too when you were young. Haha!”
1. To clarify, I never used to EAT my hello kitty doll. I’m pretty sure I was teething, so I may have I chewed it a little bit.
2. RIP childhood hello kitty toy
Two years ago I spent $20 on a giant ham-shaped plush because I thought it would be funny if Chelsey tried to eat it. She pawed at it twice and haven’t touched it since.
But everything with a face, she’s effectively destroyed. The sock monkey (not her toy), the Spongebob (not her toy), and now, Hello Kitty (not her toy).
What’s the deal, dear dog?!
The red velvet cake is crumbled and then mixed with a few dollops of cream cheese icing until it reaches a moldable consistency. Make the face, then refrigerate for a few hours.
Roll out the fondant fairly thin.
Actually, pretty thin.
Drape over the cake and press around the edges to form the shape of Hello Kitty’s face . Then cut around carefully with a paring knife.
Tuck the edges in.
Make the bow, draw the face.
See Chelsey… now this would have been more enjoyable to eat.