While walking through the Loft the other day, looking for some cute Valentine’s Day cards to send to people, I stumbled upon a HUGE section dedicated to those make-your-own chocolate truffles, cakes, and other sweets. Of course, all the women were surrounding the section; Valentine’s Day is a day for men–that is, it is the day women are obliged to spoil their male counterparts by making them sweets and other goodies. Times like this makes me proud not to be Japanese because I know I can expect a new Chloe purse and not feel too guilty about it. Right?
Chocolate meets spoon
I should add this to my “You know you’re turning Japanese” list because you know you’re starting to act like one when you get overly excited about making cute small edible things. I couldn’t resist buying this ready-to-make pack of choco spoons. Aren’t they adorable?
Colorful candy hearts, metallic dots, and star bursts galore!
The part I got excited the most (other than sampling the chocolate) was the decorating. Not as easy as I thought it would be–the creative juices had stopped running and I had to resort to the examples printed on the box for more “inspiration”.
Is this pretty enough to eat?
In the end, I think they came out pretty well. I think I added a little too much cream to make them harden properly, but ganaches are just as yummy too! And much more melt-in-your-coffee efficient!