What is more kawaii than a donut? Check out inspirational donut creations!

Few treats have reached the popularity and expansion the donut presently has, not only as a classic shape for different sweet treats in a multitude of countries, but also as an attractive, successful design to create non-edible items like decorations, accessories, clay jewellery etc. 

Donuts can be incredibly kawaii, and we have come across some super cute examples we just had to share with you here.  Take a look at the pictures below and enjoy!  Some of them are real food, while others are not, but they are all artistic creations and could be inspiring for DIY lovers and cooks alike. 

The first totally impressive collection of ceramic donuts we found is from the All About Hong Kong Instagram page, and were created by Korean artist Kim Jae Yong.  The rest of the gorgeous pictures come from Instagram and Pinterest.

If you would like to try to make some kawaii non-edible donuts (as accessories etc.) then check out the arts and crafts supplies we have available in our shop. If you would rather try an edible version, some bento accessories we also have available would come in handy.  We also have tons of fun donut squishies in our shop if you’re just looking for cute toys to play with! Check those images below!

WOW! Check out all the inspiring designs! These were created by Kim Jae Yong. This image is from All About Hong Kong's Instagram page.

WOW! Check out all the inspiring designs! These were created by Kim Jae Yong. This image is from All About Hong Kong’s Instagram page.

Which design is your favorite?

Which design is your favorite?

These are too kawaii!! This image and the one above are from @naturally.jo on Instagram.

These are too kawaii!! This image and the one above are from @naturally.jo on Instagram.

These Pokemon donuts are AWESOME! From @vickiee_yo on Instagram.

These Pokemon donuts are AWESOME! From @vickiee_yo on Instagram.

Donut penguins! From momo, shared on Pinterest by recipe.cotta.jp

Donut penguins! From momo, shared on Pinterest by recipe.cotta.jp

These bunny donuts love their strawberries! From @songsweetsong on Instagram.

These bunny donuts love their strawberries! From @songsweetsong on Instagram.

How pretty! From MiniatureSweet.

How pretty! From MiniatureSweet.

What adorable unicorn donuts! From @thepurplecupcake_ on Instagram.

What adorable unicorn donuts! From @thepurplecupcake_ on Instagram.

Welcome to the art of kawaii food with Sanrio characters!

Another great thing about living in Hong Kong is that you may easily come across kawaii-themed food!  Here we show you some images of sweet treats and dishes featuring popular Sanrio characters, that we found on All About Hong Kong’s Facebook and Instagram pages.  Just take a look at the pictures below, don’t they look yummy and super cute?

As you see, some brands include Hello Kitty, Pompompurin, My Melody, Gudetama and friends in their food packages or as food decoration, while others unleash their creative cooking and baking abilities, shaping foods themselves as kawaii characters.

However, you do not need to be a professional cook or experienced patissier to give this a try.  You can easily prepare kawaii bentos that will look amazingly cute, and more so if you have some useful bento accessories.  There is a whole world of molds, cutters, seals, picks etc. available that will let you shape and decorate food.

Check out some of our bento accessories, and find the inspiration you need to get started on making your own kawaii food!

This is stunning!

This is stunning!

How super kawaii!

How super kawaii!

We love Gudetama!

We love Gudetama!

This My Melody creation is amazing!

This My Melody creation is amazing!

Are you a Pompompurin fan?

Are you a Pompompurin fan?

Wow! These buns look awesome!

Wow! These buns look awesome!

This candy box is so kawaii!

This candy box is so kawaii!

Just in time for Christmas!

Just in time for Christmas!

Sanrio Little Twin Stars Bento Spoon Chopsticks by Crux

Sanrio Little Twin Stars Bento Spoon Chopsticks by Crux

white LittleTwin Stars flower stars lunch cloth towel from Japan

white LittleTwin Stars flower stars lunch cloth towel from Japan

pink LittleTwin Stars heart lunch cloth towel from Japan

pink LittleTwin Stars heart lunch cloth towel from Japan

Check out this FREE sewing pattern for napkins three ways!!

Napkins are so handy to have around the house! You might want to use them when you’re having a meal or entertaining guests, to help with a bit of cleaning up, as one of your bento accessories etc. We have this great FREE sewing pattern that will teach you how to make THREE different styles of napkins! This sewing project is awesome for beginners.

This pattern features stunning Robert Kaufman fabrics. We’ve included more designs to help you get started. If you make these, please do send us photos as we’d love to see and share them!

 

Want to try making napkins?

Want to try making napkins?

You can make them three different ways!

You can make them three different ways!

Robert Kaufman linen and cotton mini dot fabric

Robert Kaufman linen and cotton mini dot fabric

linen and cotton natural color rectangle pattern fabric by Robert Kaufman

linen and cotton natural color rectangle pattern fabric by Robert Kaufman

rectangle pattern fabric by Robert Kaufman in linen and cotton

rectangle pattern fabric by Robert Kaufman in linen and cotton

grey-green Robert Kaufman shape fabric

grey-green Robert Kaufman shape fabric

natural color Robert Kaufman linen and cotton fabric with white dashes

natural color Robert Kaufman linen and cotton fabric with white dashes

Robert Kaufman navy blue shape fabric

Robert Kaufman navy blue shape fabric

natural color Robert Kaufman fabric with shapes

natural color Robert Kaufman fabric with shapes

natural color Robert Kaufman black loop linen cotton fabric Arroyo Essex

natural color Robert Kaufman black loop linen cotton fabric Arroyo Essex

Adorable dim sum for fans of kawaii food!

Look at the amazingly cute pictures of dim sum in the shape of animals and others, we found on the Internet!  There are even pictures with dim sum that look like Miffy, Gudetama and Disney characters. Do you like them?

Some of these artistic food creations belong to diverse restaurants and eateries found around Hong Kong, and the images here are taken from the All About Hong Kong’s Facebook and Instagram pages.  Others we found on Pinterest, and clearly show kawaii animals themed food is a world trend!

Dim sum is a style of Chinese food that comes mainly from Cantonese cuisine.  It generally consists of several different dishes, served in small bite-size portions, on plates and bamboo steamer baskets.  Foods are fried, steamed, roasted etc., and usually taken with tea.  It is the perfect way to try an assortment of dishes, while sharing them with your fellow diners!

Festive dim sum on weekends with family and friends is a great tradition here, especially for breakfast or lunch.  However, you can always enjoy these delicious foods, as some varieties are readily available on street stalls and groceries.  Have you ever tried or made dim sum yourself? Check out our many bento accessories that you can use to get started on your own food art!

How cute! Which design here do you like best?

How cute! Which design here do you like best?

What unique dim sum!

What unique dim sum!

Adorable Disney designs!

Adorable Disney designs!

It's Miffy dim sum! This image and the ones above were courtesy of All About Hong Kong's Facebook and Instagram pages

It’s Miffy dim sum! This image and the ones above were courtesy of All About Hong Kong’s Facebook and Instagram pages

Check out these awesome Gudetama designs! ( photo by modgam.com )

Check out these awesome Gudetama designs! ( photo by modgam.com )

Wow! How detailed! ( photo by bakingintotheether.wordpress.com )

Wow! How detailed! ( photo by bakingintotheether.wordpress.com )

What cool penguins! Photo from Pinterest

What cool penguins! Photo from Pinterest

bear flower music note heart seaweed Bento food cutters

bear flower music note heart seaweed Bento food cutters

heart shaped Bento sandwich food cutter mold

heart shaped Bento sandwich food cutter mold

cute cat animal sweets mold from Japan

cute cat animal sweets mold from Japan

cute blue train food stamp from Japan

cute blue train food stamp from Japan

cute heart shape food mold cake mold with cover

cute heart shape food mold cake mold with cover

Join our new Xmas giveaway with Bento Daisuki!

We have a brand new Christmas giveaway with the super cool Bento Daisuki! Here’s your chance to win kawaii Rilakkuma goodies including bento accessories such as a small bag, chopsticks and a bento box!

Simply head on over to Bento Daisuki’s site and follow the instructions to participate. The giveaway ends on December 24. Good luck everyone!!

 

WHat a lovely Xmas giveaway set! Join for a chance to win it!

What a lovely Xmas giveaway set! Join for a chance to win it!

Our new Bento sale starts NOW!

Check out our EXCLUSIVE Bento sale on bento boxes and bento accessories which starts NOW! If you love kawaii Japanese bento boxes, then this sale is exactly what you’re looking for! Make sure to get the most beautiful bento boxes you want and complete them with our lovely lunch bags, cute bento chopsticks, funny bento food picks, and many more accessories to turn your lunch into a kawaii spectacle!! This sale ONLY lasts until December 13th.

Get the cutest bento and bento accessories in our new sale!

Get the cutest bento and bento accessories in our new sale!

Christmas gifts for neighbours or flatmates

You’re living in a share house or have a really nice neighbour you want to surprise with a little Christmas present? With our Christmas gift ideas for neighbours / flatmates you have a great little something in no time that also shows you care.

1. Cups

Cups sometimes have the reputation of being an unimaginative present, but our mugs really prove that wrong. The cute designs and shape will turn it into your favourite cup right away. And as every household needs mugs – and share houses do even more – it is also very useful.

kawaii red Santa Claus cup with Christmas hat lid

kawaii red Santa Claus cup with Christmas hat lid

white Christmas boot cup with Santa Claus spoon

white Christmas boot cup with Santa Claus spoon

chocopa bear with chocolate cup by San-X from Japan

chocopa bear with chocolate cup by San-X from Japan

2. Deco Tapes

For a little note on the fridge, as ‘normal’ adhesive tape in your tape dispenser or as a means of house decoration, the colourful deco tapes from our shop can certainly be used in lots of different ways.

cute pink France Deco Tape macaroon cat jewelry

cute pink France Deco Tape macaroon cat jewelry

big Kutusita Nyanko cat Deco Tape kitchen table

big Kutusita Nyanko cat Deco Tape kitchen table

wide minerals mt Washi Masking Tape deco tape

wide minerals mt Washi Masking Tape deco tape

3. Bento Accessories

Share houses can always use more kitchen accessories. Especially if they are as cute as our bento accessories. They will be a great eye-catcher at parties and also enrich your every day kitchen work.

Rilakkuma brown bear food picks for Bento Box Lunch Box

Rilakkuma brown bear food picks for Bento Box Lunch Box

kawaii Rilakkuma bear silicone bowls 3 pcs Bento cups

kawaii Rilakkuma bear silicone bowls 3 pcs Bento cups

red apple sponge for washing dishes

red apple sponge for washing dishes