Restaurants that serve ramen have been sprouting like mushrooms in the Queen City. Each with different offerings and various origins.
Barikata Ramen Bar, known for serving tonkatsu ramen, introduced two more types of ramen with a more modern take.
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They say with proper and right ingredients,making babies is easy. I say, it's also about the right timing on how and when to bake one. I made one and she's a handful.
Then I read about chocolate babies. Chocolate.Molded.Babies! How impossible is that? Not really.But it is tedious!
Now, my problem is with the chocolate molded babies. I just don't have the patience and mad skillz to make my own mold. So I read buncha books again (when I say books, I meant google) and found out that I can make my own chocolate character without using a mold. I'm not giving up on how the chocolate babies are made, yet. Someday I'll find a way how to make one.
But for now, I'd like to share with you what I learned from the books.
What you need:
- Pencil and Paper to draw
- Parchment paper ( I used Reynold's parchment paper.
You can use different brands)
- Chocolate blocks (I make sure I have white chocolate blocks for my colored chocolates aside from brown)
- Food color (I used black, red, yellow for Totoro and Ponyo)
What to do:
Draw the character on a piece of white bond paper.
If you think it's challenging to draw the character you want to make, it is best to just print it out.
Then put the parchment paper over the drawing and trace it.
Flip the parchment paper.
Grate the chocolate block.
Melt it in low heat.
Warning: Never put water or mix water even a tiny bit to the melted chocolate! Else, the aliens will abduct you.
After you outline your animé character, put it in the fridge and start melting the white grated chocolate. (if you have to color it, just put a wee bit using a toothpick until you get the desired hue)
Gently drop the white/colored chocolate and drop it on the white/colored parts of the drawing. Make sure it does not disturb the brown chocolate outline, else the sun will melt your face.
You see, it's like filling out the void with melted chocolate until you see rainbows or puke rainbows because OMG you are making your own Animé character chocolate!
Let it stay in the fridge 'til it's hard enough to bite.
If you don't get the steps, just think of it like coloring a drawing book with chocolates. Easy as that. It's a bit tedious and hundred miles of patience. But once you are done making it, you can't help but congratulate and dip yourself in awesomesauce.
(I exaggerate things sometimes.Sometimes. )
Tadaaaa!!!Annathered. I learned it from her.