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Popin' Cookin' - Cake Shop Kit (Kracie) Review

MaakieMaakie1 ano atrásReview
Hello and welcome to another review from me of a Japanese DIY Kit! This time an more extensive kit: The Popin' Cookin' Cake Shop kit where you can make your own ice cream, wafers and cake!

Packaging

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It's almost impossible for Japanese sweets to not have adorable packging, right? This Popin' Cookin' set is no exception.

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This set offers quite a lot of creativity and the back are mainly guidelines (such as telling the way you should break the wafers, showing how to squeeze the frosting etc.). The only real instructions are those from the frosting, where you have to:
- Put vanilla and strawberry powder in a tray.
- Fill both up with water and mix.
- Put the mix into the piping bag. The bag has 2 compartments, one for each taste.
- Cut the bottom of the piping bag.

Contents

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This kit comes with a lot of contents, put together in a bag inside the box. The bag has, just like with a lot of other kits, also platters and wrappers to cut out, so you can display your food.

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The rest of the bag shows a small instruction sheet of the directions in which you need to move the piping bag to get the best results.

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Pretty neat about the box is that you can make a "cake shop display" from it.

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All set up! Yeah, I know it's not the prettiest, but I couldn't get the creases out of the "plates".

Contents

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As earlier mentioned, this bag comes with a lot of contents, they are:
- A mixing tray with 2 compartments for frosting mixing, one for measuring water and multiple small holes for temporary placement for the ice cream cone.
- Piping bag with 2 compartments.
- Mixing spoon.
- Powder for vanilla frosting.
- 2 big wafers.
- 2 ice cream cones.
- 1 "pie crust" (made from the same crunchy cookie as the ice cream cones).
- A bag of sugar sprinkles.
- Powder for strawberry frosting.

Making the kit

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I started with breaking the wafers. I couldn't break it in as much parts as the box said (they wanted 6 wafers total).

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Then it was time for the frosting! This was pretty easy, after adding the water the mixing went very smoothly.

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You have to put the frosting from the mixing spoon into the piping bag. Which wasn't the most efficient or quick, but did it's job. The compartments-part of the piping bag wasn't working that well either, so I tried to make the best of it.

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This set expects you to keep the end of the piping bag closed with one hand, while you use the other to adjust the frosting. For me, especially with the small size of the piping bag, that was almost impossible. So I decided to use a twist tie myself (the bag was too small to make a knot in it).

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I decided to start with decorating the wafer.

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Please act like I'm making some modern art, okay?

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I started working on my pie and during that the twist tie flew off. I think I applied to much pressure on the piping bag. This happened two more times during the making of this kit and I'm not sure if another type of closure for the bag would have prevented this. Real piping bags are closed off by using your other hand to hold it down and/or have a twist in it (both not really possible with the size of the piping bag in this kit).

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I don't think I should start a career als a pastry chef. I managed to make a heart on my cake, though!

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The ice creams were not perfect, but turned out a lot better than the rest View spoilerHide spoilerI cheated here as I worked in an ice cream shop in the past for many years. This shows how hard to handle the piping bag is I guess?.

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Add some sprinkles and you're done! One note about the sprinkles is that they don't stick very easily to the frosting, so I had to press them in.

Taste

The frosting from this set tasted like real vanilla and strawberry frosting and was very sweet. The sprinkles were pure sugar, so they made it even sweeter! The wafers and cookies tasted also like the real deal and were slightly sweetened, but a good way to blend the sugar-overdose I got from the frosting.

Conclusion

This set has a lot more creativity options than the other sets I recently reviewed, but looking back at it... I guess the only thing I really did was using the piping bag to decorate cookies? This set gives you some sort of false thought of doing a lot, but actually I was just spending a lot of time doing the same thing. Not that it mattered much to me, as I still had a great time making this kit. The taste of this kit is only for people with a really sweet tooth!

I'm not sure how much I recommend this kit, as I personally like it more when I have more different types of food/ingredients to mix and work with. If you're into decorating only, this kit is the one for you!

Finish

If you are interested in my other Food/Drink/DIY-kit reviews, here are my most recent ones:
Kracie Gumi Tsureta - Soda: blog/25587
Kracie Zoo Animals DIY Gummy Kit: blog/25454
Hora Dekita! Ringo Ame: blog/25334
Big Loot with small snacks + reviews: blog/24995
Kracie Happy Kitchen Donuts: blog/24501
Kracie Happy Kitchen Donuts: blog/24501
Kracie Happy Kitchen Pizza: blog/24411
Big Loot with small snacks + reviews: blog/24278
Crayon Shin Chan Fake Beer Namaiki (Cheeky Drink): blog/19021
Popin' Cookin' Sushi: blog/18923


I have gotten the question in multiple blog if I could translate the ingredients of the food I review. This is not possible for me, as my Japanese is not that good. If you are interested in helping me out with translating, please shoot me a message!

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VioFitz (1 ano atrás) #8868545Wow, that sure test our creativity, if I were you I'd have messed too much I guess, since I'm not that good at frosting those ice shaped cone. The taste sounds mouth watering to me....

Well, the taste was so incredibly sweet, I'm not sure how enjoyable it would be for you, haha! It was a fun set if you're into decorating only, so I recommend it if you can get a hold of it. :)
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Wow, that sure test our creativity, if I were you I'd have messed too much I guess, since I'm not that good at frosting those ice shaped cone. The taste sounds mouth watering to me....
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Mariona (1 ano atrás) #5238951I tried this one myself a few weeks ago. It was my first kracie set and I actually found it quite fun to do. My piping did look worse then yours, though. Which is a bit embarrassing since I do bake from time to time. In my defense that bag really is tiny.
I would like to try a second kracie set. Any in particular you can recommend?


Oh man, I thought I screwed up the piping, but I guess it's really hard in general! I can't imagine doing this without the clip I used on the back...

I would suggest going for a more realtistic kit, such as the hamburger one blog/24668 :)
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I tried this one myself a few weeks ago. It was my first kracie set and I actually found it quite fun to do. My piping did look worse then yours, though. Which is a bit embarrassing since I do bake from time to time. In my defense that bag really is tiny.

I would like to try a second kracie set. Any in particular you can recommend?
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Mama_Nana (1 ano atrás) #5214966That is one tiny piping bag! x3 I have a background in pastry, and whenever we had to do small amounts of piping, we just used paper cones. They were easier to work with. But the end result looks tasty!

Hrmm, so I would have been better off if I would have made a paper bag instead of using the one that comes with this set? :P

And thank you! X)
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That is one tiny piping bag! x3 I have a background in pastry, and whenever we had to do small amounts of piping, we just used paper cones. They were easier to work with. But the end result looks tasty!
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einonymous (1 ano atrás) #5214689Haha, your post was funny and useful! I'm seriously contemplating ordering all the Popin' Cookin' sets at once and just making and eating these... Do they have expiration date?

Thank you! :)

Yes, they do as it's still food. xD The ones I ordered from Candysan so far all expired within 2-12 months after I received them, so I guess you are also dependant on the stock of the store (some other stores note the expiration date on their product page too).
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Haha, your post was funny and useful! I'm seriously contemplating ordering all the Popin' Cookin' sets at once and just making and eating these... Do they have expiration date?
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FreezerBurn (1 ano atrás) #5214315I was probably the first person with "resting bitch face" to reply, that's why hahaha.

I also tried to make a heart on top of the cake, but the frosting was too thick to make any good details. xD
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Maakie (1 ano atrás) #5214292It was a complete sugar-overdose, but it was very good. :>
Yeah I tried to make a -_- face! You're the first person to see it! ;D


I was probably the first person with "resting bitch face" to reply, that's why hahaha.
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