This quiet, peaceful, unassuming video shows a sweetie or candy kit available in Japan, called Popin’ Cookin’ Sushi Candy.  It comes with a mixing tray, pipettes, mixers, shovels, slotted spoons, and several little foil packets containing the ingredients.  Two things impressed me greatly…

The first thing that impressed me, was the mixing tray having embossed textures, so that the solidified and shoveled out faux-tuna or faux-omlette have stylized patterns pressed into them.  Cleverly done, and surprisingly effective, particularly on the faux-tuna.  The second thing that impressed me, was the molecular gastronomy techniques of the little flavoured pearls, acting as sweet roe, near the end of the video.

A mere year or two ago, and that technique was at the cutting edge of obscure chef techniques – and now it’s packaged up in a candy kit.  That pleases me – I think particularly because for some reason, toys are so often the first adopters of new technology.

Via Reddit.  More videos of the same system: Spaghetti and Pizza (with painstakingly hand rolled pretend pasta), Ice cream, Takoyaki (octopus dumplings) and Taiyaki (a sweet, fish shaped cake).  All videos posed by RRcherrypie.  Apparently there’s a Bento Box kit as well (via Kawaii Kakkoii Sugoi).