Who knew something so cute could disguise such unsettling EYES?
Sarazanmai is a show full of surprises. I mean, just looking at the concept art in the thumbnail, you'd think Keppi the Kappa would just be a cute little guy, full of fun and surprises, RIGHT?
WRONG, so wrong, so so so wrong wrong wrong. I made these cute cupcakes BEFORE I saw episode one, and thoroughly loved and enjoyed them. And then I actually sat down to watch the first episode...the minute Keppi opened his eyes, I actually mini-screamed from shock and horror because his creepy bloodshot eyes spooked me so badly!
The good news, though, is that when Keppi has his eyes closed, he is cute, which means that he makes for a great cupcake decoration! The lines of his face are pretty simple, in that there are relatively few movements you need to make, and you don't need that many tips to recreate his beak or eyes—it's only the hair that requires anything special.
In order to get tips for the beak and eyes, you'll need to take a plastic bag and reinforce one corner with packing tape. Then, you simply cut out semi-circles from the tip to get a circular opening. I used a leaf tip for the hair to create that unique 3D effect and the triangular look, but you can certainly use a circle tip and just pipe triangles on if you don't want to buy the proper piping tip.
The overall effect is very cute; make these for your friends and family, especially if you like to watch Sarazanmai with friends! I'm loving the show myself—it feels like a cross between Mawaru Penguindrum and Yurikuma Arashi, and I'm not mad about it. Comment below and let me know what you think!
Watch the video below for step-by-step instructions!
Ingredients for Kappa Keppi Cupcakes
Batch of cupcakes
1 batch of American Buttercream
Golden Yellow food dye
Black food dye
Leaf Green dye
2 ziplock baggies
1 piping bag
1 leaf piping tip + coupler
To Make Kappa Keppi Cupcakes
1. Honestly, the best way to advise you how to put these together is to tell you to just watch the video. Enjoy!
I hope you enjoyed this post! Check in next week for another recipe, and to check out more anime food recipes, visit my blog. If you have any questions or comments, leave them below! I recently got a Twitter, so you can follow me at @yumpenguinsnack if you would like, and DEFINITELY feel free to send me food requests! My Tumblr is yumpenguinsnacks.tumblr.com. Find me on Youtube for more video tutorials! Enjoy the food, and if you decide to recreate this dish, show me pics! :D
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