This is not a sponsored review and because of this I won’t mention where I bought this set, if you do an online search using the name of this kit you’ll be able to find this one in several webshops.
Popin Cookin – Fresh Bakery – Elaborate
Price: ± €4
Extra supplies: Microwave, Glass, Water, Scissors, Scotch Tape, Optional: Cocktail Pick.
Most of the Popin Cookin kits have English instructions, which you can find here.
With this kit you create a cute bear cream bread, a strawberry danish, a melon pan and some orange soda drink. You can use some of the wrapping as a ‘plate’ and a wrapper for the cup which the orange drink will go into.
Overall I didn’t dislike any of the flavours in this kit, but I did like some more than others. The bread was my least favourite, as it was kind of bland with a slight salty flavour to it. It was also a bit dense.
The green ‘cookie’ dough that was used in the melon pan didn’t have a cookie texture, it was quite soft, but they did add a fun element to it as it actually tasted like melon. While normal melon pan are named for their look, not their flavour of melon, this one had both. At the moment it’s a trend to add melon flavour to melon pan. It was subtle but present and I thought it tasted nice.
The custard cream tasted as you’d expect, sweet, creamy and vanilla. The strawberry jelly tasted the same as it did in the Crêpe Shop candy kit, like artificial strawberry flavouring.
Last but not least, the orange drink, it tasted just as you’d expect. It was even carbonated which gave, even if you’re familiar with the Popin Cookin candy kit drinks, a nice effect as it bubbles up before your eyes.
Time needed: ⧗⧗
This kit has quite a few steps so it does take a little bit of time, but you don’t have any waiting time.
Difficulty level: ★★
Although the individual steps aren’t super hard, this kit does have a lot of steps. You need to take your time to place the strawberry jelly and custard cream correctly.
Although the bear bread isn’t as pretty as on the packaging and the colours are a bit off, the final result does look pretty similar to the packaging.
TIP: Use a cocktail pick to place the strawberry gummies and to spread the custard cream correctly.
Want to enjoy this kit again?
Clean the mould with warm water, after using it, and let it air dry. Don’t use soap to clean the mould.
If you want to reuse the moulds you could create more strawberry gummies and use whatever you’d like for the other moulds, like candies, fondant or even chocolate. Make sure you let the chocolate cool a little bit before pouring it into the moulds, since these are thin plastic moulds.