12 Days of Anime: 2016 Food Edition – Day 7 – Strawberry Shortcake: The Ultimate Anime Cake

Strawberry shortcake - Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso 22Maybe it’s the beautiful way it’s decorated, or the contrast of the red strawberries against the whiteness of the fluffy icing and the soft yellow cake, but when it comes to desserts in anime, I don’t think there’s anything more iconic or pleasing to see than the ubiquitous and always classically classy strawberry shortcake. Continue reading

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Azusa’s Valentine’s Day Chocolate Cake

K-On Valentines Day 02It’s almost February 14, which means it’s that time of year again where we’re all supposed to go and confess to the one we love through a shyly proffered box of handmade chocolates…

But, Valentine’s Day doesn’t always have to be about romantic love, as Azusa from K-On!! shows us in her heartfelt gift of a delectable chocolate cake to her treasured senpai and fellow band members of the light music club! Her strong feelings of gratitude and friendship are baked into her cake, making her handmade Valentine’s Day gift to her friends all that more sweet…. Continue reading

“A dreamy collaboration of Andou-kun’s cake and Ichita-kun’s bean paste!”

Matcha Swiss Roll Cake - Yumeiro Patisserie 04 - 01When I started watching anime, there was one particular dessert that would show up every now and then and which always caught my attention no matter what scene it was in. I was fascinated by this rolled up cake, with a distinct spiral shape in its centre, usually with some sort of whipped cream or icing inside, and made in a variety of flavours…. I had never really seen anything like it! And, the name of this dessert? Swiss roll cake! Continue reading