I really wanted to make a japanese christmas cake again for this christmas but didn't have the time.
So I decided to make it the weekend after christmas instead.
I bought fresh strawberrys imported from Egypt (Normally I do not buy any fruits that off-seasonal - I feel guilty now) and started with the cake.
I used the recipe from www.nekobento.com
Somehow everything went wrong ;-)
The base looked shrived and I didn't get it out of the cake pan nicely.
Then I didn't pay attention for a moment and one of our cats tried the cake (T_T)
I decided not to throw it away but cut the part off where the cat has eaten.
And I really can't work with cream. The cake looks horrible in it's own way but anyway it was really tasty and that's - in my opinion - the most important part of a cake.
I think I will give this kind of cake a try for one or two birthday cakes this year.
I have seen very similar cakes during our trip to japan last year. They are really expensive- about 2600 ¥ for one.