The Cutest Damn Onigiri Evah
For the last year or so, I’ve been wanting to make some of Bakerella’s cake pops. But I had no idea where to get the ingredients in Japan. Luckily, I have a mommy who indulges my baking addiction.
Keep in mind that these ingredients flew out of America right before the earthquake. They went through Tohoku to get to me. LIFE, IT STILL HAPPENS IN DISASTERS.
Moving on. I didn’t start with the above, simpler pops. Since my mom gave me the Cake Pops book for Christmas, I’ve had one thing on the mind. And that is rice ball cake pops. Onigiri, or rice balls, generally look like this:
And this is what I made:
For those unfamiliar with the onigiri-shaping process, the hardest part would probably be making the triangles. You cup your hands and…well, it’s hard to explain. I recommend YouTube videos. (Hey, now I know how to stuff onigiri. HUZZAH!) Of course, these are much smaller than regular onigiri, which meant I was essentially shaping between the pad of my thumb and my index- and middle fingers. But YAY OF YAYS it worked.
Here. Have more pictures because I am proud of myself:
So guys: have you ever made cake pops? If so, what kinds? And if not, would you be crazy like me and start with more difficult shapes or go easy? Also: ARE THESE NOT THE CUTEST THINGS OR WHAT?!
Inspiration for the faces here.