Whipple: Super Sweet Crafty Creations!

A few years ago I was surfing the net and saw pictures of plastic phone cases coated with realistic looking whipped cream with sweets on top and my sweet tooth went wild! A way to have your cake without the guilt?! Turns out the creation of yummy treat-covered objects (usually phone cases, jars, and the like) is a craft called “decoden“, which is a term that originated in Japan for decorating anything with other cute things! Now I’m by NO MEANS an expert in decoden, but I enjoy buying the creme and cabochens (they are little clay decorations used to make the treats even more fun!) and whipping up something tasty!

Whipple is a brand from Japan which allows you to create adorable decorative desserts from a boxed kit. I purchased my Whipple Starter Kit last year (I got the English kit for around $26 CAD on Amazon), but only got around to using it this weekend. The English kit is definitely aimed more for kids, as you can see by the packaging. The original Japanese kits are a bit more generic age-wise in my opinion so I don’t think that it’s strictly a “kids” craft toy.

The kit comes with the necessary plastic pieces, Whipple creme (clay cream) and pastry bag, and decorations to create four cakes, a cupcake, a wearable ring, a ice cream keychain, and a macaron keychain – exactly as shown above. If you count them, that’s definitely EIGHT not nine as the box says (unless they’re counting the big wedding cake as two separate creations…)

There is a little paper guide that is filled with picture-filled instructions and honestly it seemed a bit overwhelming at first (hence why it took a YEAR for me to get around to using it!) But once I read through a few times, it was as easy as pie! But I do still think the instructions are a bit unclear and took me a bunch of experimenting to figure out what worked. While it gives pictograph on how to hold the bag, but I feel this would be tricky for younger kids. There is a little practice guide which teaches you how to hold the bag and squeeze it out to create a star, swirl, sideways star, and spiral.

The Whipple creme comes almost ready to use (just needs some… kneading) and once you’ve setup an area that can get a bit messy you’re good to go! I do think you have to create everything at once because once the creme dries (it dries pretty quick, although it remains “squishy” for a longer time), it would be a pain to wipe off the dried nozzle. I was rather worried that I’d run out of creme, but there was almost half a bag left so I ended up using the rest on some other decoden crafts. Whipple does sell replacement creme (but it’s rather pricey at $16 for a bag!)

The whole kit took me about an hour from start to finish (I went SLOW – just as the instructions urge) and I have a ton of cute new decorations! However, as cute as the keychains and ring are, they are FAR too flimsy to actually be practical.

There are a few other kits (which range from $20-$40). But I think now that I have a hang of the process, I would probably order a Japanese Whipple kit (from ebay) as there are plenty more options for crafts (in addition to being less pricey overall).

Here is Whipple in action from their official Youtube channel!

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Something sweet and new… What I’m Wearing Wednesday!

I’ve been thinking of doing some weekly themed posts for some variety and to do something consistent here on the blog!! So welcome to the very first What I’m Wearing Wednesday!! I’m super ready to share some of the silly fun things I put on myself!

Like everybody, I’ve been eating SO MANY SWEETS lately… and have been enjoying every single one. But my tights are a little snug and my teeth probably won’t agree (rather terrified for the dentist next week – EEK!) so maybe it’s time to cut back a teeny tiny bit….

So instead I’ve exchanged my plates of cookies with dresses full of TREATS! This was my yummy outfit for work today where I dreamed of sugar plums perhaps a bit too much…:

Dress: Wish
Cardigan: Calvin Klein
Donut Scarf: Dollar Tree has them for Valentine’s Day 🙂

I do wish I could have got a full body shot without looking like a total dork (haha!), but I’m also wearing black Mary Janes, hot pink tights, and a donut necklace. I was on a sugar high all day today, so I’ll sleep well tonight!

(Can’t wait until the sun stays up a little bit longer so I can get a decent picture! I pretty much live in a cave without a lot of lighting so I need sunlight or I get fuzzy blur!)

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Day 20 of the 30 day blog challenge!

Day 20 – What Makes You Happy

This seems like a great topic for Christmas!! SOOO many things make be unbelievably happy, I can’t JUST pick one thing! When life gets tough it’s good to remember all these great things.

Pink, rainbows, BRIGHT colours! Baking! Oodles of frosting! Candy and cake and cookies!

My cat! Unicorns! MAGIC!

My happy pink little house! Flowers! Blasting music and dancing around with the curtains open for all to see!

Hello Kitty, collecting plushies, toys, and kawaii things! Video games! Things that remind me of my happy childhood!

Texting silly memes with friends! Looong walks in the forest! Dressing up, especially in BIG POOFY DRESSES! Hot rainy days and splashing barefoot in puddles! Creating cute things for other people! The craft aisle! Taking pictures! Kindness and silliness… really it goes on and on. You may “grow up”, but keep loving what you love to the extreme.

Hope your Christmas is filled with all sorts of things that make YOU happy as can be! 🙂

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Day 11 of the 30 day blog challenge!

Day 11 – 10 Favourite Foods!

I spent ALL morning in the kitchen baking again and I *think* I’ve got all my Christmas goodies done for this year (if only because I don’t have an inch of freezer or cupboard space left!) So favourite foods seems like the perfect prompt for today!! Let me tell you… I have a MAJOR sweet tooth! All my trips to the dentist as a kid are proof of that!

Here are my top ten favourites:

Stock photo from Google!

Waffles (with extra extra butter and syrup!)

Bagels – I usually add sprinkles for extra fun!

Cupcakes – the more frosting the better!

Stock photo found on Google 🙂

Sushi

Ice cream sandwiches – the best kind of sandwich for sure! I made this one from a recipe from the Hello Kitty Baking Book (link to Amazon)!

Fish and Chips – so yummy and greasy! This is from my favourite little restaurant – Fergie’s Fish N Chips

Strawberries – so sweet and good for you! Especially with whipped cream!

Pizza – I LOVE pizza and don’t think I could ever get sick of it. It’s one of my favourite things to cook too! I made this Pikachu Pizza a couple years ago (with vegan cheese!)

Gummy candies!

Japanese sweets! – They’re so yummy and very different! My favourites are Sakupan (adorable chocolate panda cookies), Strawberry Pocky, and anything ramune (it’s a bubbly lemon-limey flavour)!

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