Monday, 10 March 2014

Review: Kracie Happy Kitchen Doughnuts (DIY Sweets)


I though I would bring you a review on these popular Japanese DIY sweets. They're not really that new, as I remember making a couple of these sets about 3 years ago, but they're still quite intriguing to see and actually make!

You can get many different sets, like Bento, Ice Cream, Waffles etc.

image source; Healthy Cookin
There are a lot of videos on YouTube that show how each set can be made, and it's relatively easy to sit there and watch loads of them in one go! If you do try these sets out, give the videos a watch first, as the package is solely in Japanese, and if you don't read/understand it then it might seem more difficult.

I bought the "Happy Kitchen Doughnuts" and gave them a go.

Inside this magical box are all of these wonderful sachets of different things that you can make and adorn your Doughnuts with;

1) "Doughnut Sheet" - Literally, a presentation sheet for your creations
2) Chocolate Doughnut Mix
3) Custard Doughnut Mix
4) Strawberry Sauce
5) Vanilla Sauce
6) Chocolate Sauce
7) "Crunchy" - These are tiny bits of crushed biscuit/something similar
8) Piping Bag
9) Sprinkles
10) Mixing Tray
11) Ideas Sheet

Rather than making this a completely picture-heavy post, I'll just be sharing some photos of the process.

Unfortunately, my creative talents leave much to be desired.

Ease of use: ***
While it is essentially "child's play", this set does require some patience, especially when mixing the Doughnut mix. Aside from that, it's super easy to use and make

Taste: ****
This set tasted SO much better than previous ones I have made. Sure, it's not going to be an exact replica of a real Doughnut, but texture and taste wise, they're pretty close! Even my Dad ate one, and didn't mind it. the chocolate sauce was actually amazing to just eat alone!

Price: ***
Obviously taking into consideration import fees to this country etc, but it still feels slightly pricey even if it is slightly regarded as novelty. I assume in Japan it's probably well worth the money you would pay

Overall: ****
Giving the Doughnut set 4 stars! Really not a bad little set at all.

Monday, 24 February 2014


Hi everyone!

Sorry for the almost 2 month delay in posts. This time, it wasn't my fault though, haha! Basically, because Blogger doesn't let you purchase custom domains through them any more (when I purchased the domain originally, I did it through Blogger) and over December they kept sending me emails to say that my domain would not be automatically renewed and that I had to manually renew everything. I didn't really understand what was happening and my blog seemed to be fine, and then one day, it stopped working..?

Blogger kept saying that my blog didn't exist, even though I could still write entries etc! I also found out that my domain name had gone up for auction with the company who sold it to me via Blogger... What the hell! After speaking with the customer services department twice, I finally managed to try and re-obtain my domain name, and after waiting 2 weeks, I managed to get it back, and now I can finally link it to this blog again!

I have lots of posts waiting for you, so I hope this other random abscence hasn't caused my remaining followers to up and leave on me! Eep!

Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Bleach London "Total Bleach" and "White Toner" Review

It's been a while since I've written a review, so I thought I'd write one for you on the home kits that Bleach London brought out a few months ago.