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02 March 2015 @ 09:09 pm
I'm not going to address the news today because I'm too tired of Johnny's crap, and moreover, simply because I don't want to focus on it. As it is, I got hit (minorly) by a car on the way to work today, and I really just don't want to think about unpleasantly things. So instead, I'm going to post photos of the chocolates I made for Valentine's day! I don't care how unrelated that is. XD;

I don't like baking (they say baking is like science, and despite both my parents being chemistry PhDs and my little sister starting a chemistry PhD program next year, I'm not a science person), but I enjoy making artistic food, so I really enjoy the Japanese Valentine tradition. I love giving gifts (sometimes to the point that people think I'm weird, oops) and I have fun making cute designs, so I really look forward to this time of year… even if no one gives me anything for White Day, sigh.

This year, what with my eye surgery and miscellaneous life problems, I was a bit rushed, but I still managed a few different things!

This was my first batch, for my junior high! I didn't have time to make a real who set for this school, so they each just got one of these marshmallow cups, but I think they came out pretty good anyway!

Using the tiny silver pearls is really awful XD; But I managed somehow.

Next, for my elementary school, I made rose-white chocolate and dark chocolate layer tarts!

I really enjoy the heart-shaped tart cups. They're pretty good for store-bought crust, too!

Here's the finished product! I was pretty happy with them ♥

I supplemented them with round marshmallow cups~ I had a lot of marshmallows sitting around, ahaha.

This is the packaged product! There were really cute baggies at the hyakuen this year XD;;

I'm planning on making more for the end of the year to give to the teachers as a "thank you for putting up with me for a year" sort of gift, so hopefully I'll have more to show off soon! The end of the year, among other things, sucks, but I like to look on the bright side. ♥
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Inez: [*johnnys - arashi] jun ~ big laughltgmars on March 2nd, 2015 09:36 am (UTC)
They turned out so cute! ♥ Funnily, one of the biggest things I think about re: moving to Japan is having to make chocolates for people XD but I'm kind of excited about it, too!
ミランダ (大丈夫): Aiba&Jun: ♥faded_lace on March 2nd, 2015 09:44 am (UTC)
Thank you! Don't worry too much about "having" to, though; it totally depends on your office culture. At my junior high, I was the only person who made chocolates; at elementary, I was one of 4 (not even close to every single woman in the office). I haven't met anyone working at a school who's required to, so you might be in the clear if you don't want to XD; But if you want to, we should have a chocolate making party or something sometime!
chained_akame: chenchained_akame on March 2nd, 2015 09:46 am (UTC)
Oh, I hope you're ok *hugs*

The chocolates are adorable! I love the starts decoration, makes me wanna eat them XD
ミランダ (大丈夫): Aiba&Jun: ♥faded_lace on March 2nd, 2015 10:46 am (UTC)
I'm okay! I was crossing the street when someone in car pulled out without looking at all. They only tapped me lightly on my bike, but it was really scary @__@;

Thank you! I wish I could send them through the internet! XD
chained_akame: chenchained_akame on March 2nd, 2015 04:02 pm (UTC)
Hehehe I'd gladly accept them if you could XD
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niawijayantiniawijayanti on March 2nd, 2015 10:49 am (UTC)
OMG!!! Cute *-* Veryyyy cute >< Especially the heart-shaped tart. You made me want to make something like that too *-*
ミランダ (大丈夫): Kento and Shori: cuddlesfaded_lace on March 2nd, 2015 10:56 am (UTC)
Thank you! They were really fun to make, even if it takes a long time.
S: Yamachii <3yomimashou on March 3rd, 2015 12:28 am (UTC)
These chocolates all came out so cute! And the ones I got to eat were delicious, too :3

And I'm so glad you weren't hurt when you got hit ;;;
ミランダ (大丈夫): Yamachii: cuddlesfaded_lace on March 3rd, 2015 02:58 am (UTC)
Thank you, I'm glad!

Me too. @___@; It's really scary
britkit27: genki sweetiebritkit27 on March 4th, 2015 06:21 am (UTC)
I'm so glad you were ok ;;

And these chocolates all look so good! I'm fond of the heart tarts as well XD They were delicious~
ミランダ (大丈夫): Aiba&Jun: ♥faded_lace on March 7th, 2015 01:21 am (UTC)
I'm glad too ;;; It was really scary.

Thank you! I'm glad you liked it since it was my first try.