The Wonderful Sugar Art of Carlos Lischetti

Carlos Lischetti Sugar Art

As you might have noticed I’ve got a bit of a sweet tooth, combined with a love for cute characters. So I was blown away when I saw the sugar art of Carlos Lischetti. His creations from sugarpaste look perfect, almost as if they are characters in a 3D movie.

Carlos Lischetti Sugar Art

Carlos Lischetti Sugar Art

Carlos and his twin brother Elio have been working with clay ever since they were little. I’ve also been playing with Play Dough together with my twin sister, but somehow the clay ended up as sad brownish lumps… So I guess the Lischetti brothers were more talented from the get go  Wink . Later on Carlos started making cakes, got a job at a bakery and nowadays he gives workshops all around the world.

Carlos Lischetti Sugar Art

At the present the brothers are still working together. Elio (who works as an animator) creates the characters that Carlos turns into sugar art, you can see an example of this proces pictured above.

Carlos Lischetti Sugar Art

Have a look this tutorial (page 6) if you would like to make the ballerina above. It’s in Spanish, but I think the pictures speak for themselves. Carlos has published two DIY books called “Animation in Sugar” & “Animation in Sugar: Take 2” and you can drool over more of his work on his blog.

Japan Lover Me Store Review

Earlier this year I was happy to hear that Japan Lover Me had been setting up a shop. Their Japanese items will be unique, limited or hard to find and true to the Japan Lover Me style. Later on they’ll also hope to sell their own original products. When Kaila asked for kawaii bloggers to write about the store, I jumped to the opportunity and applied. It came as a big surprise to find out that I had been picked as one of their first bloggers!

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Kaila said that I could pick one of the kawaii lootsies to review. It was a bit tough to decide between the Rilakkuma plushies and My Little Twin Stars Unicorn, but given my slight obsession for cute kitchenware this Hello Kitty Glassware Lootsie totally won me over.

The disclaimer mentions that most of the lootsie items will be new or mint and some might be secondhand. All the items in my package were new as far as I could tell, still packed in a box or plastic and/or with tags.

Japan Lover Me Store Review

Kaila provides a tracking number and pictures of the package when it’s shipped out. To be honest I was a little concerned because most of the items were made out of glass. But it was packed very well: she put a sturdy box inside another box and everything was carefully packed in bubble wraps. The package was shipped by EMS and it arrived within 2 days (!) at my doorstep with all the items intact. And while Catootje is catnapping inside the box, I’d like to show you what’s inside:

Japan Lover Me Store Review - Kawaii Lootsie Hello Kitty Kitchenware

Isn’t this collection of Hello Kitty Anniversary kitchenware the cutest? I really like the fact that it’s made out of glass, since it’s safer to keep food or liquids in (v.s. plastic). Also I’m in love with this print! It shows Hello Kitty and accessories in her ‘younger’ years as I know her from my childhood.

Japan Lover Me Store Review - Kawaii Lootsie Hello Kitty Kitchenware

Japan Lover Me Store Review - Kawaii Lootsie Hello Kitty Kitchenware

This glass would be great to hold desserts as well, in this picture it contains coconut rice drink (which tastes surprisingly good).

Japan Lover Me Store Review - Kawaii Lootsie Hello Kitty Kitchenware

Japan Lover Me Store Review - Kawaii Lootsie Hello Kitty Kitchenware

The package came with 2 square plates and one limited ceramic Lawson 40th Anniversary plate. It was part of a campaign and not for sale, so I’m happy to have it at home. Other items were part of a Puroland campaign and came with special recipes (that I might have to try ^_^).

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But wait there’s more!

Japan Lover Me Store Review - Kawaii Lootsie Hello Kitty Kitchenware

Japan Lover Me Store Review - Kawaii Lootsie Hello Kitty Kitchenware

A kawaii oven glove with bows, tiny bag, kitty container and mold. The mold can be used to make icecubes, chocolates or candy and fits right into my every growing collection of cute bakeware.

Japan Lover Me Store Review - Kawaii Lootsie Hello Kitty Kitchenware

Freebies and verdict

Japan Lover Me Store Review - Kawaii Lootsie Hello Kitty Kitchenware

Each Kawaii Lootsie will come with extra toy freebies. In my package I found a cute personal note and some Japanese chocolate treats! Kaila must have suspected that I’m a chocoholic and I can’t wait to try these out ^_^ (it’s a miracle that they are in fact still unharmed). Domo Arigato!

The total of my Lootsie would be $135 including economy shipping. It looks like a hefty price tag, but comes down to about $10 per Hello Kitty item on average. Which I think is a fair price given the fact that all of them were limited and Kaila provided a great service.

The Kawaii Lover Me Store has just opened her doors and Kaila is still working on adding content. At the moment you can find Sukajan jackets, Randoseru backpacks, kawaii plushes & toys and more authentic items inside.

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