Once upon a time, in a computer chair not far from here, I found this video.
I thought, how awesome, I want to make one of these!
But, this came at a time when I was less savvy about finding such items.
Years passed, and this Bourbon Chocolate House kit became available on Candysan for the holidays, but sold out fast. Filled with new determine, I found the kit on Rakuten, and the rest was history…
Sort of. I was happy that I found the kit and tucked it away in my closet, and proceeded to forget about it for some months. Then I assembled it, and took a few more months to finally sit and make note of it.
I’m gonna blame WordPress for this. Just because.
Building the house
The most important thing to remember here is that when it comes to confections and decorating, I am nowhere near as neat as Ochikeron.
Chocolate, cookies, a plastic petit bear bonus,
A molding tray and base to build on.
The first step is easiest: melt all the chocolate.
Again, I can’t work neatly with confections…
Well, after rapping it against the counter to surface/remove the air bubbles, it did look markedly improved.
After throwing that in the fridge to solidify, I started work on the roof, which was the easiest part next to melting the chocolate – just gluing wafers together with chocolate.
Then I removed the chocolate from the fridge…
…yes, I broke EVERY bear ear while removing the chocolate from the molding tray. But, it was a small casualty compared to possibly breaking the walls of the house. I could have glued them together with tiny dabs of chocolate, but the crack would still be visible so I passed.
I screwed up on applying the wafer sticks to the front edge of the roof, so I left that out. What was left is applying the cookies to the roof… but there weren’t enough cookies to cover both sides, so please don’t mind the lack of 360 shots from here on in.
As a final touch/size comparison…
So, how was it?
Seeing as this is a well-constructed box of sugar I didn’t eat the entire thing, just a taste here and there. It’s pretty good. I left the bulk of it though…
…like I said, I forgot it for months. It was past the date printed on the box.
My siblings decided to eat the remainder without asking. Joke’s on them? Well, it’s honestly nothing you can get sick over. The end!
I want one of my own!
During the winter holidays you can find it on Candysan.
Otherwise, check for “ブルボン プチクマのお菓子のおうち” on Rakuten or the like. Good luck!