Rihga Royal Hotel Tokyo Celebrates Children’s Day with Adorable Bear Cakes
17.April.2022 | FOOD
From April 23 until May 5, Rihga Royal Hotel Tokyo will be offering two extremely cute Bear cakes to celebrate Children’s Day!
Customers can choose from the Bear Cake or the Baby Bear Cake. The Bear Cake is layered with praline, orange brulee, and orange-flavored chocolate mousse. With a moderate sweetness, adults will be able to enjoy these treats as much as kids. The Baby Bear Cake combines white chocolate mousse with a hint of vanilla, pistachio, and strawberry jelly.
Be sure to snap some pictures for social media before you dig in!
Bear Cake / Baby Bear Cake (Brown / White)
Running: April 23 – May 5, 2022
*Orders must be made three days in advance.
Official Site: https://www.rihga.co.jp/tokyo
Fruit Cakes from Patisserie Giraud Available at Gotanda Station for a Limited Time
Those passing through Gotanda Station in Tokyo might want to keep an eye out for some tasty treats on sale for a limited time. Patisserie Giraud has opened a limited-time pop-up location inside the aptly-named shop Have You Eaten This Before? The pop-up will be open until May 31, 2022.
Have You Eaten This Before? features a rotating selection of products perfect as gifts, souvenirs, or as a treat for yourself. Along with six cakes made to look just like fruits, a selection of other baked goods will also be available.
While it might be difficult to eat these beautiful cakes, you’ll never forget the way the juice-filled mousse and crispy pastry fill your mouth. Which one would you like to bring home?
Patisserie Giraud Limited-Time Shop
Open: May 16 – May 31, 2022
Hours: Weekdays 10:00-22:00 / Weekends & Holidays 10:00-21:00
Location: JR East Gotanda Station
Official Site: https://www.giraud.co.jp
30th Anniversary Crayon Shin-chan Cakes Available from Cake.jp
Mail order cake shop Cake.jp has unveiled three original cakes celebrating the 30th anniversary of Crayon Shin-chan! The sweets are available to order now.
Crayon Shin-chan Action Kamen Cake
Crayon Shin-chan Shin-chan Family Cake
Crayon Shin-chan: Mononoke Ninja Chinpūden Cake
Crayon Shin-chan is a slapstick comedy series detailing the hilarious daily life of five-year-old Shinnosuke Nohara and his family.
The original manga series began serialization in 1990 and an anime series began airing in April 1992. 2022 marks the 30th consecutive year of the anime series.
The original manga series has sold over 134 million copies worldwide, and the anime has been dubbed in 30 languages and aired in 45 countries. Shinnosuke has now become a popular character around the world and one that represents Japan.
Cake.jp is offering three brightly colored cakes, each depicting different aspects of the Crayon Shin-chan anime series and the most recent film. The cakes are packed with strawberries and are perfect for both adults and children to enjoy!
Crayon Shin-chan: Mononoke Ninja Chinpūden debuted in theaters on April 22, 2022.
Onigiri Cakes Inspired by Jujutsu Kaisen Character Inumaki Toge Announced
Online cake shop Cake.jp has begun selling a collection of six onigiri-shaped cakes inspired by the character Inumaki Toge from the popular anime series Jujutsu Kaisen! The items were originally released to great fanfare in December, and are now available again for a limited time.
Inumaki Toge is able to use curses simply by speaking, and in order to avoid hurting anyone close to him, the only words he uses are the names of onigiri fillings.
Inumaki Toge’s Onigiri Cakes
Orange / Chocolate Mint / Rose / Blue Honeysuckle / Cookies & Cream / Green Soybean
The set contains six cakes, each with a different flavor. Each cake is also wrapped in packaging featuring a scene from the series and this new release includes new flavors like orange and chocolate mint. In the warmer weather, try enjoying these cakes without thawing them!
Hokkaido’s Menkoi Nabe Kuma-chan Onsen, the Cutest Way to Eat Hotpot, Now Available Online
13.April.2022 | FOOD
Chances are you’ve seen the Hokkaido Menkoi Nabe Kuma-chan Onsen. Menkoi means ‘cute’ in Hokkaido dialect, and these cute little bears are made from soup stock. Set them in a pot, and they begin to melt, looking like they’re enjoying a hot spring bath. Once they melt, you can enjoy their delicious flavor! Currently, the only place in Japan to offer this adorable and creative dish is a little shop in Miyamasu-Zaka, Shibuya, which opened in 2021. The shop is full every day, and getting a reservation can take up to a month!
For those unable to visit Japan, you can now purchase these tasty bears online.
Variations Available Online
Grab one of these cute bears and whip up the tastiest and most adorable meal you’ve ever had!
Hokkaido’s Menkoi Nabe Kuma-chan Onsen
Online Shop: https://www.kumachan-onsen.jp/
Rainbow “Cake with #Pride” Now Available in Support of the LGBTQ+ Community
11.April.2022 | FOOD
Cake with, a website offering unique cakes, began taking preorders for the new “Cake with #Pride” on April 1, 2022. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of each cake will go to Nijiiro Kazoku (Rainbow Families), an association supporting LGBT families with children.
Cake with “#Pride”
The “Cake with #Pride” is a bright and colorful rainbow cake topped with seven stars. Customers can also specify what is written on top!
The Cake with website can be accessed on PC or smartphone, and customers can design their own cakes by choosing from over 50,000 patterns and 23 colors. Show your creativity by designing your own incredible cake!
Cake with “#Pride”
Official Site: https://cakewith.jp/
Popular Disney Characters Reimagined as Tiny Cakes for a Limited Time at Ginza Cozy Corner
24.March.2022 | FOOD
Ginza Cozy Corner locations are now selling an adorable collection of Disney cakes perfect for spring! The 9-piece Disney Animal Collection is available until April 21, 2022.
The small cakes are inspired by characters from Dumbo, The Aristocats, 101 Dalmatians, The Lion King, Lady and the Tramp, and more. It also celebrates the 80th anniversary of Bambi, originally released in 1942.
These are a great gift for graduations, promotions, or birthdays, so why not pick up a set while you can?
Disney Animal Collection
Price: ¥2,700 (Tax Included)
Where to Buy: Ginza Cozy Corner
Available: March 18 – April 21, 2022
Official Site: https://www.cozycorner.co.jp/
Q-pot CAFE Introduces Cherry Blossom Inspired Seasonal Menu
To celebrate the arrival of spring, Q-pot Cafe is introducing a cherry blossom-themed menu for a limited time!
Cherry Blossom Romantic Dress Cake Plate with Drink: ¥2,100 (Tax Included)
Enjoy this pink cherry blossom mousse and pure white whipped cream to celebrate the end of the gloomy winter season.
Rich pistachio mousse, strawberry pulp, fragrant almonds, and fluffy genoise come together in a scrumptious melt-in-your-mouth explosion of flavor.
Romantic Berry Blossom Tea: ¥850 (Tax Included) / Set Menu +¥200 (Tax Included)
A play on Q-pot Cafe’s popular Flower Garden tea, the Berry Blossom Tea has a rich cherry blossom aroma with raspberries and milk added.
Romantic Berry Blossom Tea with Bottle: ¥1,296 (Tax Included)
Take-out drinks in patterned bottles are also available! By bringing the bottle with you, the Berry Blossom Tea will be discounted to ¥750 (tax included).
2022 Q-pot Cafe Seasonal Menu
Location: Q-pot Cafe Omotesando
Available: March 1 – April 14, 2022
Online Reservations Open
Online Shop ‘Cake with’ Begins Selling Limited Edition Valentine’s Day Cakes
07.February.2022 | FOOD
Online cake site ‘Cake with’ is now accepting orders for two limited edition Valentine’s Day cakes until February 14, 2022. Which of these gorgeous sweets will best convey your love to that special someone?
Cake with “Valentine Heart Red”
Cake with “Valentine Heart Black”
Cake with Valentine’s Day
Available to Order until February 14, 2022
Bandai Candy Releases Second Round of Family-Sized Demon Slayer Tarts
Bandai Candy has begun selling the second round of Demon Slayer-themed tarts! This time, the family-sized treats will feature the taste of two varieties of cheesecake, and will be available at select AEON, AEON Style, MaxValu, and Daiei locations throughout Japan.
Each tart features characters from the popular Demon Slayer anime series with smiles on their faces. With a two-layered structure, customers can enjoy the flavor of baked cheesecake and gelatin cheesecake. Characters included are Tanjiro, Nezuko, Zenitsu, Giyu, Inosuke, Kyojuro, Shinobu, and Kanao.
Demon Slayer Big Tart Round Two ~Two Types of Cheesecake~
Price: ¥537 each (Tax Included)
Where to Buy:
AEON / AEON Style (Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu)
MaxValu (Kanto, Hokuriku, West Japan)
Daiei’s Chilled Dessert Corner
※Products only available in limited quantities.
※Only available at participating stores.
New Year’s Mini-Cakes Available for Preorder from Ginza Cozy Corner
03.December.2021 | FOOD
Ginza Cozy Corner, a popular cake store in Tokyo, has started accepting preorders for its beautiful selection of New Years’ mini-cake sets, called Sweets Osechi. In Japan, osechi refers to traditional foods eaten on New Years Day, which come in a special box, not unlike a bento box. Of course, they aren’t usually packed with sweets, but these look absolutely scrumptious.
In 2011, Ginza Cozy Corner started the ‘First Sweets’ tradition to invite people to welcome the new year by enjoying some sweets after finishing the traditional osechi dishes. This is when the idea of Sweets Osechi was born, sure to put a smile on your face going into 2022!
9-piece Sweets Osechi: ¥2,400 (Tax Included)
12-piece Sweets Osechi: ¥3,000 (Tax Included)
This year’s selection includes tarts featuring the Chinese zodiac sign of the Tiger and the first sunrise of 2022. Each set will come in a special box in a bright red design perfectly exemplifying the holiday spirit!
Preorders Now Open
*Preorders will close as soon as items sell out.
*Preorders can only be made in-store. Online preorders will not be accepted.
Official Site: https://www.cozycorner.co.jp/
Toy Story Inspired Ice Cream Cakes Release at Baskin-Robbins Japan
13.July.2021 | FOOD
Baskin Robbins released a new collection of ice cream cakes inspired by the characters from the Pixar film Toy Story. There are 15 delicious flavours to enjoy, so let’s take a look.
Popping Candy / Chocolate Chips / Strawberry / White Sponge
Love Potion / Chocolate / Chocolate Sponge
Matcha Cookie / Vanilla / Chocolate Sponge
Ducky & Bunny
Very Berry Strawberry / Chocolate Chips / White Sponge
Dark Chocolate / Chocolate Bits / Milk Chocolate / Chocolate Sponge
Little Green Men
Popping Candy / Melon / White Sponge
Strawberry Cheesecake / Strawberry / White Sponge
Caramel Ribbon / Chopped Chocolate / Chocolate Sponge
The ice cream cakes include designs based on everyone’s favourite toys such as Woody and Buzz, as well as their new friends Forky, Ducky, and Bunny.
Baskin-Robbins Japan’s Toy Story/Palette 8
Released: July 9, 2021 (Available all year)
Price: ¥4,200 (Tax Included)
*Price different by branch
Size: 18.5cm x 5cm
Baskin-Robbins Japan Official Website: https://www.31ice.co.jp/
Morinaga’s Milk Caramel Turns Into Delicious Desserts at MINISTOP
15.June.2021 | FOOD
MINISTOP Japan released three new desserts in collaboration with Morinaga on Tuesday: the Morinaga Milk Caramel Baumkuchen, Morinaga Milk Caramel Pound Cake, and Morinaga Milk Caramel Roll Cake.
Morinaga Milk Caramel Baumkuchen
Morinaga Milk Caramel Pound Cake
Morinaga Milk Caramel Roll Cake
Morinaga’s “Milk Caramel” is a long-selling product that has been sold for over 100 years. The triple dessert release coincides with Milk Caramel Day, a day by Morinaga that falls on June 10 to commemorate the flavour. The tasty caramel delights make as the perfect accompaniment during coffee breaks, when working, when studying, or just as a little treat.
The desserts are now available at all MINISTOP convenience stores in Japan.
MINISTOP x Morinaga Milk Caramel
Released: June 8, 2021
Available: MINISTOP Japan
Official Website: https://www.ministop.co.jp/