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The traditional Japanese sweet kohakuto, usually translated as "amber sugar", seems to be experiencing a bit of a revival in popularity these days. Their crystal-like and colorful appearance gives them a unique, almost fantasy-like aesthetic, and the crunchy but chewy agar agar candies are just fun to chew on.
Source: 花咲かずなり / PIXTA(ピクスタ)
Leave it to husband and wife icing cookie artist duo WHIP SUGAR (@YuicihiroG) to give them an amazing Pokémon fan art upgrade, however. In the past WHIP SUGAR has crafted some truly deliciously cute Pokémon sweets, including Psyduck desserts so cute they'll give you a headache and some delightful Pikachu holiday macarons.
Now WHIP SUGAR has whipped up a batch of maybe the perfect Pokémon for kohakuto, serving up Piplup as these adorably delicious crystal candies!
WHIP SUGAR made the shiny Piplup (and Pikachu) crystal candies using a mold they bought at one of Japan's Pokémon Centers. Combining kohakuto ingredients (you can follow in a video below), they were able to make some great-looking Piplup fan art candies to cool down during the summer.
Although they may just be a bit too cute to cut into!
WHIP SUGAR also shared a video detailing the making of the crystal Piplups, and the whole thing is so soothing it's being called ASMR!
Be sure to follow WHIP SUGAR on Twitter and YouTube for even more amazing fan art sweets.
By - grape Japan editorial staff.