Last weekend I made Hello Kitty waffles– because waffles taste better when they are shaped like Hello Kitty! =)
I've loved Hello Kitty for as long as I can remember. Ever since getting my first set of Hello Kitty trinkets: a hairbrush, coin purse, and mini notebooks. I don't remember who gave me the gift, but I still have them to this day. My obsession with Hello Kitty was recently renewed when I attended the 35th Anniversary of Hello Kitty exhibit at Three Apples.
After discovering that there is a Hello Kitty waffle maker that makes perfectly shaped Hello Kitty waffles, I had to get one! The waffle maker makes four small waffles at a time: two Hello Kitty ones, and her friend My Melody and Tenorikuma (I think that's the bear character). I purchased my waffle maker from ebay. This is what the waffle iron looks like:
On one side is the face, and the other side is the traditional gridmarks of waffles. I originally wanted to make an original waffle batter to test out my machine, but didn't have enough time to whip any up. So I used a Belgium waffle mix.
The waffle iron works great. Each set of waffles came out perfectly (except for the first batch, shown above, when I was still trying to figure out the waffle maker). The only thing was that they were hard to remove, so the faces sometimes got squished when I was prying them off the waffle maker. I sprayed the grids with oil, but they were still hard to get off.
Now there are so many possibilities. Perhaps I'll make some Hello Kitty moffles next?