Surprise???

My baby sister Nina turns 17 tomorrow!!! It’s craziness yo! D: Anywhozits I am unable to attend her birthday party this year. Plain and simple it just isn’t going to work out so….

Imma gonna surprise her. Shh… it’s a secret. :3

I purchased neon pink candles…

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Neon Pink Candles…

am adding more sprinkles to the cake ’cause there’s pink in them…

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More sprinkles couldn’t hurt right?

and I bought a small cupcake cake! (Once I saw this one I was sold! So convenient!)

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Add sprinkles to cupcake cake and presto!

The idea is to zoom over there before work, gallumph into her room, wake her up, sing happy birthday and take a cupcake for the road. Yep. Nothing can possibly go wrong with this plan.

Wish me luck~!

Thanks for reading!

-Anna San

Japanese Snackies~! Pocky, Ramune and did I mention Pocky???

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Went to China Capital Arts yesterday at Southland Mall and picked up some Japanese sweets! Starting from the top left: Strawberry Pocky, Tropical Pocky (Mango Pineapple Flavored), a premium type Chocolate Pocky, Raspberry Ramune Soda, Choco Baby candies, and Midi Chocolate Pocky. Yum! :3

 

Snackage – The Delightful Yan Yan

Today when I had the munchies I pulled out my stash of Yan Yan!

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Yan Yan in Chocolate, Vanilla and Strawberry~! :3

Purchased from my local grocery store for $1 each, Yan Yan is a Japanese stick snack that you dip into frosting and has some nonsensical words/sayings on the cookie sticks. There are more variations and flavors of this snack than what I was able to find, but you can learn more about Yan Yan on Wikipedia or by typing it into your favorite web browser. 🙂

Happy Snacking!

Mochi Icecream – Cooking With Dog

Ah, mochi icecream, how I love you so! I’ve mentioned it in my blog posts Mochi Icecream! and Japanese Snacks and a Daruma but here is an actual video on how to make it by the Youtube channel CookingWithDog. I haven’t tried making it myself – though I’m really tempted!

Does anyone know where to get sweet rice flour locally?

 

Mochi Icecream!

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Went to China Capital Arts today at our local mall and discovered a new item – mochi icecream! 😀 Available in Black Sesame, Red Bean, Green Tea, Chocolate, and Vanilla. I chose vanilla and Maru chose green tea (as pictured). Mine was really yummy and finished it before I even thought about taking a picture! Thank goodness Maru is a slow eater and that Nina had her camera along~!♥