BJD Doll video: Temporary Full Body Blushing

New video, discussing how to change the resin color of a ball-jointed doll (BJD) without permanently dying the doll.

Short answer, use the same techniques and materials for face-up but apply to the whole doll.

I discuss pros and cons with doll examples in the video.

Pin-Win Easter: Pinterest Inspired

A few last minute Easter ideas from Pinterest.

Rice dyed eggs

Rice dyed eggs

 

Add 10-15 drops of food coloring to zip bag full of 1/4 cup dry rice. Mix until all rice is covered. Drop hardboiled eggs into bags and shake to desired color.

Cinna-bunny

Cinna-bunny

 

Unroll one refrigerated cinnamon roll and shape into ears. Pinch to attach to a rolled bun. You can also unroll half a roll then make ears and attach for smaller bunny pictured here. Repeat for desired amount of bunnies. Cook as directed and frost.

Rice dyed eggs

Rice dyed eggs

Be careful with the food dyed eggs. The coloring might come off if it gets damp. I got a little on my hands from taking them out of the refrigerator. They had a little condensation. The color washed off my hands after a couple washes.

Follow my Pinterest boards for more inspiration.

My Dolls/Characters’ Relationships

New Video.

Enjoying some Ripe for Romance Tea from www.adagio.com and talking about how my dolls are related to one another, be it romantic, family, or friend.

Dolls Featured:

Amniese – DollZone Orlando (WS)
Llyr – Dikadoll MuRong (GS)
Onyx – Impldoll Teno (GS)
Topaz – Impldoll Gela (GS)
Alastyre – DollFamily-H XiangYi (WS)
Artunnus – Iplehouse Storm (RS)
Lysiana – Impldoll Colourful Life Dorisy (BS)
Echaehn – Impldoll Aaron (DT)
Querus – DollFamily-A ShuShu Treeman (YS)
Garnet – Soom Heliot Female (TR)
Gwendolyn – AngellStudio Ice Queen Hilda (WS)
Amorithia – DollZone Tulip (WS)
Eh’l – DollZone Chen (YS)
Noir – LoongSoul YingLong (CS)

I’ll be updating with more doll news, and some book reviews soon.

Until Next Time

New Doll: DollFamily-A Shushu Treeman and Event Bunny

Box opening of my new DollFamily-A ShuShu Treeman doll in Normal Yellow Resin with company face-up. And Free Event Bunny in Normal Pink resin.

Treeman: Outfit- Angell-Studio, Wig – Lutz, Eyes default
Bunny outfit DollZone, eyes default

 

The default eyes were hard to install in both dolls because they are relatively flat acrylic eyes, but I managed by using extra eye putty.

 

Dolls and accessories in this video were purchased through Mint On Card: https://www.mintoncardinc.com/

Shout out to Mint on Card for their wonderful customer service!!

 

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Until Next Time

 

Great Pumpkin Search 2016 – Pumpkin Mochi Cake Recipe

I love trying my hand at international recipes, especially when it comes to desert and pumpkin.

 

There are a lot of pumpkin mochi cake reciepes out there. I created this recipe from combining a Butter Mochi Cake recipe I loved with a pumpkin mochi cake recipe. The flavors are Hawaiian and Japanese inspired. I wanted something that would be more cake consitency than gummy mochi consitency. This managed to have a nice cake density with a  slight chew. The flavors are perfect for fall.

 

Hope you enjoy.

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Pumpkin Mochi Cake

Pumpkin Mochi Cake

Ingredients:

• 1 Box Mochiko (16oz) sweet glutinous rice flour*

• 1 1/2 Cups sugar (can use half white and half brown for flavor)**

• 1 TBS baking powder

• 1/2 Cup (1 stick) Butter, melted

• 5 Eggs beaten

• 2 tsp vanilla

• 1 can Coconut Milk (I used full fat)

• 1 can (29 oz) Pumpkin Puree (or one small pie pumpkin, which is what I used)

• 3 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice+ 1 tsp Cinnamon (or to taste)

 

Directions:

1). Melt butter and cool slightly. In large bowl combine butter and sugar until blended. Stir in eggs and vanilla. Add pumpkin and milk until smooth.

2). In a separate bowl, combine Mochiko, baking powder, and spices

3). Add dry ingredients to wet and combine until batter is smooth. Pour into well greased or parchment lined 9″x13″ pan.

4). Bake 375°F for 1 hour, until toothpick comes out clean.

5). Cool completely (about 3 hours) and cut into squares

 

Storing and Re-heating:

Can be eaten room temp or cold. Store in refrigerator wrapped in plastic and foil. You can warm cut pieces in foil in the oven at 350-375°F for 10-15 minutes. I personally like that just out of the oven taste, so this is how I like to eat them. Make sure to remove plastic wrap and re-wrap the pieces in foil before warming in oven. If you’re using microwave safe plastic wrap, you can also pop the plastic wrap pieces into the microwave until heated through, a few seconds at a time. It’s also fine to eat cold from the fridge if you like.

 

*Mochiko is gluten free, but it is a specialty rice flour that you can usually find in Asian supermarkets or online. Regular rice flour will not work in this recipe.

**I used Demerara sugar that tastes like an in-between white/brown so I didn’t mix anything with it

 

Please share your experience if you try the recipe or have your own version. I’m curious how others like pumpkin mochi dishes.

 

Until Next Time