Basically, it's an edible candy... but you put it together yourself. And of course, it's Japanese :)
I got my hands on one of these babies through EBAY.
First, here's a Youtube video of how it's done:
And here were MY attempts... it's undeniable that I was much less patient and meticulous.
Please excuse the quality of these photos, since they were taken with my phone :X
My friend Jess and I went to the Inconvenient Store in Davis to hang out, and do our Poppin Cookin. It seemed like the perfect setting, since the Inconvenient Store sells Asian snacks-- if this product was awesome enough, chances are Charlie & Raymond (the owners, UCD Alumni!) will stock it. If you're in the Davis area, drop by, let them know Lisa sent you. They're extremely attentive owners, and they love to make their customers happy, so if you've got an Asian product you'd like to see them stock, let them know and they'll try to get it for you :). Prices are extremely reasonable, considering that a lot of their products are from Japan, and all Japan goods are increasing in price. Currently, they're CASH only, but they're working on accepting cards soon.
Here's a shot of Jess inside the inconvenient store-- check out the cute wallpaper, haha
Opened up Poppin Cookin..
All laid out pretty and organized :)
So cute, so small.
Overall thoughts about Poppin Cookin: I don't think I have to patience to make it as perfect as the Youtuber did, lol. Our piping bag also came WITHOUT the separation down the middle, which mean that we had to mix the creams together, instead of keeping them separate, boo! Also, I'm not sure what the texture of the candy is supposed to be after it "sets" ... but... it tasted AWFUL. Kind of like what you'd expect uhh silicon, plastic and packing peanuts to taste like x_x. Epic fail on the taste part. All in all, this is a novelty product-- I only purchased it because the idea was so cool, not really to actually eat it. Anyone else tried Poppin Cookin? What're your thoughts?
I'm also on a headband making binge... though this one is not very mature.... more for little girls, lol
Many gals have emailed me requesting feather earrings, so here they are! All of them are OOAK, sorry :(
To give a general idea of how big these earrings are:
And of course, a spring pair, because I'm addicted to making Spring themed jewelry :X
Lastly... I haven't had a giveaway in a while, so here's one, in celebration of Spring and awesome weather!
- He Qi Crystal Design's Black Feather Earrings
-2 Japanese Kit Kats: Maccha, and Maccha Latte
- 3 pcs. Japanese strawberry candy
- 3 face masks: 2 beauty friends in pomegranate & Cucumber, 1 Yardley's face/body clay mask
NOT PICTURE: $25 USD to spend at www.shopheqi.com :)
- Must be a follower of this blog
- Must be 18+ or have guardian permission to enter
- Open to residents world wide
ENDS: April 30, 2011