Congratulations to Germany!!

I’ve got surprised when I checked the World Cup game result… 7 against 1 at the semi-final?! That’s incredible!!

Congratulations to those who are with German team 🙂

I was invited to my friend’s birthday party, so I made a birthday cake today 😀 Can you guess where they are from… ? 😀

Germany flag cake

 

It’s a German national flag cake ♡ I didn’t think that I would make a national flag cake within a week after I made the first one last Friday!! I think I really enjoy making it, so I’d like to make more countries’ national flag cakes!!

Choosing fruits is also fun 🙂 This time, I used blackberries for the black part, raspberries for the red part and peaches as well as mangos for the yellow part!! They were really refreshing and they matched well with the cheese cake!! 😀

I wanted to make birthday message cookies, so I looked for a chocolate pen at a supermarket, but they didn’t have what I was looking for… so, I decided to make a pen by myself. This is how I did.

 

[1] Prepare some chocolates you like. Cut them small so that they will melt easily.

Chocolates

 

[2] Pour warm water in a bowl and put another bowl onto the water bowl. Put chocolates in the upper bowl. Stir with a spatula until the chocolates fully melt. Make sure you won’t put any water in the chocolate bowl.

Melt chocolates

 

[3] Roll a parchment paper, making a tiny hole in the end and seal the side with a tape. Pour melted chocolate inside the pen, and use it as a pen! 🙂

Wrap a paper

 

[4] The message cookies are done 😀 I draw some soccer balls as well 🙂 ♡

Write what you want to write

 

[5] Place those cookies on the cake as you like 🙂

Decorate on the cake

 

I didn’t want to to put a plastic wrap directly on the cake so that the chocolates would probably stick to the wrap while I drove to my friend’s house. So a little trick here. Use a toothpick 🙂 Just put some toothpicks on the cake and then, wrap the cake with the plastic wrap 🙂

Use toothpicks

 

This will keep the cake nice!! Please try it 🙂

Ready for the delivery

 

There were many German people at my friend’s party, so I was so glad that I made the German flag cake. Oh, those people were really happy people and so nice !! I’m happy to be there 😀

Again, happy birthday my friend from Germany and congratulations for the soccer game today!!! Fingers crossed for the final game!!

A birthday cake for America

I was invited to my friend’s house for BBQ on Fourth of July and I wanted to prepare something very nice to celebrate the day!! And I made this… TA-DA!!!

July 4th cake

A birthday cake for the United States!!! By the way, how old is this country?? It won independence from Grate Britain in 1776, so America is 238 years old now.

 

It’s an unbaked cheesecake because it won’t be too heavy after the BBQ and also refreshing with lots of fruits on top! The unbaked cheesecake is normally made from cream cheese, heavy cream, sugar, and gelatin. This time, I added some lemon juice and also sour cream, so that it would be a little bit tart. The cake got harder after keeping it in the fridge overnight with the power of the gelatin.

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In the morning of the Independence Day, I did all the decoration on the cake. Do you know how many stars and stripes the American flag has on it? The answer is… please count the number of the blueberries I put on the cake and the number of red and white lines I made on the cake!!! 😀 I faithfully imitated the flag 🙂

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I like the picture taken from this angle… 🙂

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The fruits are set now. But the decoration is not quite done yet. Since I just put the fruits on the cake, they might move when I carry to my friend’s house. So, I poured a sauce made from white wine, sugar, lemon juice and gelatin powder on top.

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As you probably guessed it, I had to keep it in the fridge for an extra few hours for the sauce to be harder until it’s actually turned out to be a jelly. This is finally done!!! Now the fruits won’t move while I’m carrying it, and also the cake has additional refreshing tastes 🙂 I like this cake♪♪

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My friends prepared nice BBQ for us and we had nice time there ♡ Then, we enjoyed this cake after eating lots of meat 🙂

At night, I walked to the park in my neighborhood to watch the fireworks!! It was really nice although I couldn’t take nice pictures… I found that the fireworks we could watch in Japan is probably much bigger than what we watched here. If you have a chance to visit Japan, please watch the beautiful fireworks!!! Anyway, watching the beautiful fireworks without thinking anything was really nice thing to do.

Fireworks

Thanks to my friends, I am happy with my first Fourth of July experience 🙂

Happy birthday, America ♡

A Cute Marine Style Fashion

The easy-to-follow crochet pattern for this pretty cotton summer hat is now available on Craftsy and Etsy!! If you are interested in, please come visit my shop below 🙂

 

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Especially in summer, I like a marine style fashion. So, I had been thinking about the marine style sun hat for quite some time. I thought I would definitely go for a striped hat, but it took time for me to figure out how to make a nice seamless surface with more than one color. Then, I wanted to put an anchor logo somewhere on the hat, but it also took time for me to think about the pattern. After seeing those things together, I thought I would need some more colors, so I chose three colors to decorate the hat -white, navy and red!! Then the hat came out quite nice 😀 (Or is that only me who think so?)

Marine Style Sun Hat

My friend told me that those three colors reminded her of the American Flag. Oh, it’s also good to celebrate the upcoming July 4th then 😀

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My friend’s daughter wear the sun hat really nicely!! She is really fashionable and her fashion really goes well with the sun hat 😀  ♡
I think I would love to wear the same kind of fashion with her 😀 I just love this style including the hat ♡

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She is a really good model, and also she is a wonderful photographer! 😀

Marine 2

The little cute photographer runs everywhere to capture nice photos with her camera!!

Marine 4

Oh, she loves flowers 😀

Marine 5

She also likes trains! She also waves her hand to a train 🙂 I will be happy if I see her from the train!!

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Now the little photographer has to go back home after working a lot!! So, she has her pretty backpack on her back… ♡ How lovely!!
I just like her a lot 🙂 ♡ Thanks for smiling and thanks for calling my name with your lovely voice ♡♡♡

2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil!!!

The 2014 FIFA World Cup is coming!! It starts on June 12, and we will see which country win the game on July 13. Are you excited to follow the game? I’m normally not the soccer person, but my husband is so into it, (I’ve lately learned the word “soccer widow”, and I might will be one of them… lol) and I think I will watch some of the games with him 🙂 It will be fun!! Also, I’ve heard this year’s World Cup in Brazil would be their 20th FIFA World Cup, so it is something really special! 🙂

I made a pretty beanie with the Brazilian color, yellow and green. This year’s World Cup logo is also made with “yellow and green”, so it will show that you are into the World Cup 😀Panda Brazilian Color for FIFA World Cup 2014

 

Oh, I would love to see somebody wearing this beanie and watching soccer with their parents!! That would be really cute ♡

Watch World Cup with Brazil :D

Here, I have a news 😀

I’ve opened an Etsy shop last night 🙂

I hope many people will stop by at my shop ♡

 

Please feel free to ask me any questions if you have some 😀