Making the Kracie Popin Cookin’ Kuru Kuru Takoyaki Kit

Phew, filming and editing videos is hard work! It’s nothing like writing, which lets me take time to collect my thoughts, put them down on virtual paper, and come back later to edit as necessary. It isn’t even comparable to podcasting – though I can do little to edit the way I’ve said something if it comes out sounding dumb, at least in podcast form I can be sitting in my pjs sipping a hot cup of coffee as I record, for all you listeners know!

Video, on the other hand, is brutal. I’m conscious of how I both look and sound, and even after I’ve recorded everything to my satisfaction, the editing process takes twice as long as it does for a podcast. Basically, this is a long-winded explanation for why I’m so late in uploading a new episode of Apricotsushi Samples! Hopefully with each video I’ll get slightly better at the whole process to the point where I don’t feel so preemptively exhausted every time I think about doing a video.

On this week’s episode, I finally get around to trying the Kracie Popin Cookin’ Kuru Kuru Takoyaki kit! I was very apprehensive about this one (is it actually supposed to emulate real takoyaki?), but since I got it in a shipment from Candy Japan, I had to give it a shot. Give the video a watch to see how I fared…

The video clocks in at nearly 10 minutes, so I’d really like some feedback on it, if you get through the whole thing! Is 10 minutes too long for a candy kit like this? Should I cut out some of the steps in the making process? These are all questions I ask myself in editing, as I tend to think that 10 minutes may be a little too long to sit and watch a YouTube video, but if you prefer the level of detail I’m providing for the whole kit process, please let me know.

Finally, stay tuned for my 100 subscriber giveaway! I’ll be announcing it in an upcoming video, and it’ll be chock full of fun Japanese snacks, so you won’t want to miss it!

About Anne Lee

Also known as apricotsushi. Anne can be written with the kanji for apricot (杏), and sushi was the most quintessentially Japanese thing I could think of when I was 13, resulting in my goofy, albeit memorable, nickname.