These Sponge Cakes That Look Like Onigiri Are Available in 6 Flavors

They come in an assortment of flavors!

Patisserie TSUKIICHI
, a cake buffet specialty shop that opens only once a month, launched the Omusubi (rice ball) Cake for the first time in Japan. 

The treat makes a cute souvenir!

The cake looks exactly like a rice ball found in convenience stores. If you pull the red tape in the middle, you’ll be able to try the shortcake covered with black cocoa crepe. Cakes like these, wrapped in rice ball films, have never been available in Japan before.

The playful triangular sponge cake also has the mouthfeel of pies. They are available in six flavors—strawberry, chocolate, grapefruit, matcha, cheesecake, and earl grey. The shop plans to add up to 15 more flavors within this year. Each cake costs ¥350.

The shape and size of the cake allow you to eat it with one hand. 

Tsubasa Saito
, the owner of the shop, was the one who came up with this idea. He runs many brands as a sweets producer. He refers to the overall concept of the cakes as “communication sweets.”

“Unique sweets ignite communication. I hope to make more people smile through communication with sweets and connect them together,” Saito shares. Because the dessert is prepared Japanese-style, he also expects it to be popular among foreign travelers

Since the treats are also said to bring “good luck,” they’re the perfect presents at weddings. 

The Omusubi Cake can be enjoyed frozen or half-melted. You can eat this cake without the need for plates or forks. It can also be preserved for 20 days when frozen and three days when cooled in the refrigerator. 

The sweets are wrapped in film to keep their shape and moistness. 

The Omusubi Cake will be sold at pop-up shops at the B2/F Lucua Kitchen & Market SWEET MARKET branch, Kobe/ Kyoto Marui branch, JR Tennoji Ekimaru Sweets (starting October 14), 1/F Lucua (starting October 16), and Hankyu Sweets Show (starting October 22).

Provided by Japan Walker™, Walkerplus™, and Kansai Walker™ (23 August 2019)

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