Archive for category: Dorodango

A new theory of dorodango…

August 22, 2016 | Dorodango | By: Mark VandeWettering

Okay, I’ve done two, with nearly identical outcomes: a fine network of relatively shallow cracks in the “capsule”, the thin layer of fine particles which encapsulate the core. I’ve been rereading various accounts on how other people make dorodango, and have noticed a couple of differences which I think I am going to test. I […]

Dorodango cracks again…

August 21, 2016 | Dorodango | By: Mark VandeWettering

Sigh. My second attempt has also cracked, although it is beginning to look pretty shiny.

No! My precious dorodango!

August 11, 2016 | Dorodango | By: Mark VandeWettering

Eek! I was getting a bit impatient with my dorodango, so I decided to leave it out in the open air when I went to work today so I could let it dry out a bit. I returned to it having dry cracks! Note to anyone attempting this: don’t be impatient. Let it dry out […]