Wired on Sweets

June 30, 2011 at 11:57 am Leave a comment

There’s no end to my obsession with all things sweet. I dream about swimming in a pool of melted chocolate and opening a closet stacked with strawberry sponge cake. I want to wear a sundress made of crepe and Nutella!

So here’s a tasty accessory that’ll satisfy my unhealthy obsession:

That’s right, it’s an iPod cord clamped with a fish and a pancake. They’re actually two of my favorite Japanese sweets called Dorayaki and Taiyaki — hot, iron-grilled cakes filled with sweet red-bean paste. You’ll find all kinds of variations throughout Japan, stuffed with custard, strawberries and cream, or mixed with green tea powder. Though it’s a novel creation to fill them with a bundle of wires.

The accessories don’t just hang pretty; they serve as a spool, helping you wind up annoyingly long cords dangling from your ears. They’re soft and springy so they almost feel like the real thing, only without the sweet filling.

When I get them ($5), I need to remind myself not to get in the habit of gnawing on them. It’ll end up being a real shocker if I do!


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