And just FYI, many of you may be familiar with the Studio Ghibli film "Kiki's Delivery Service", but did you know that it's based on a lovely little book series by Eiko Kadono called Witch's Express Home Delivery? Please click here to read my review of the English translation of the first book in the series which, like the film, is titled Kiki's Delivery Service. Also included in my review post is a listing of foods found in the book paired with recipes from the net. Another exciting nugget; a live-action adaptation of Eiko Kadono's little witch Kiki books has finished filming in Japan and is expected to premier March 2014 (in Japan of course, but I'm sure English speaking audiences will get to experience it at some point!).
Jiji Doubutsu Doonatsu (Animal Doughnut)
Ingredients (per 1 doughnut):
Plain Cake Doughnut
Dark Chocolate Fudge Frosting
2 Candy Corns OR Whole Almonds
Cherry Tootsie Fruit Roll
Vanilla Tootsie Fruit Roll
Grape Frootie (also from Tootsie)
Chocolate Jimmies (aka Sprinkles)
Parchment Paper or Foil
Wire Rack (cake cooling rack)
Small Round Cookie Cutter
Note: The excess frosting will fall through the rack to the tray below. After the doughnut decorating is all done & solidified you can scoop up the fallen frosting & put it back in the container.
3. Remelt the frosting in the microwave for a few seconds & then dip a toothpick into the chocolate & carefully draw a little vertical oval on both of the vanilla eyes to create pupils. Finally, find 4 long chocolate jimmies (sprinkles) & stick two on either side of Jiji's face.
|Happy Halloween, Y'alls!|
(Drawing by me)