Christmas cake

Tokyo’s Totoro Christmas cakes are now at the top of our Christmas wishlist【Photos】

Please, Santa, we’ve been really good all year, so bring us some adorable Ghibli-themed sweets!

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Foreign Lawson employees claim unfair treatment such as forced sushi and Christmas cake purchases

Ehomaki are great, but it’s important to buy them on our own terms.

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Starbucks Japan’s first whole Christmas Cakes: Not available in stores, should be in your stomach

It’s like Santa came early as we taste test the cake made by Starbucks and its Hiroshima partner.

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Japan’s Virtual Boyfriend Cake is here to keep you company/be your murder victim this Christmas

Our single-lady reporter meets and eats her new beau.

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Starbucks Japan unveils new Christmas Cake Frappuccinos and gingerbread lattes for 2018

Four limited-edition beverages are coming our way this holiday season.

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Yamcha death cake wins Christmas 2017

We had a lot of nice cake entries thi…Yamcha? YAAAMMMMCHAAAA!!!

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Japan’s drinkable cake in a can is here, but how does it taste? We find out

Strawberry shortcake in beverage form is Japan’s latest vending machine temptation.

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Christmas cake-flavored Pepsi is set to make the holidays a little sweeter in Japan

Forget the milk and leave Santa a bottle of this snow-white Pepsi to wash down his cookies with instead.

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Traps and Christmas cakes: What type of female characters do you like?

Everyone has their own tastes and preferences for, well, just about anything. From food to fashion to members of the opposite sex, what might repel one person could make the next one a drooling, love-struck mess.

A poll taken recently on well-known web forum 4chan asked readers what sort of female characters made them swoon, and while some of the replies were really nothing out of the ordinary, others might leave you scratching your head, trying to figure out what on earth type of girl would someone call a Christmas cake?

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Celebrate Christmas with Kit Kat themed gift set and cake from the Kit Kat Chocolaterie!

Remember the Kit Kat Chocolaterie, the world’s first Kit Kat specialty store that opened in the Ikebukuro Seibu Department Store back in January this year? The shop sells limited edition Kit Kats produced by celebrity patissier Yasumasa Takagi, so it’s not surprising that huge crowds of Kit Kat fans have been making their pilgrimage to the store in search of unique Kit Kat products.

Since then, the Kit Kat bandwagon has apparently been going strong, as two more Chocolaterie shops have opened in Japan, one in the Daimaru Department Store at Tokyo Station and another at the Matsuzakaya Department Store in Nagoya. And now, they’ve announced that they’ll be coming out with a special “Kit Kat Chocolaterie Patissier Gift” set for Christmas, and we can’t wait to see what goodies it contains. Plus, there’s even a Kit Kat inspired Christmas cake created by chef Takagi that they’re now taking orders for — who knew that Christmas could be so much fun for Kit Kat lovers?

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Where’s my Christmas cake?! Seasonal celebrations threatened by nationwide butter shortage

I don’t know if you’ve heard, but Japan currently has a pretty severe butter shortage and it’s been going on for a long time. For months grocery stores around the country have been limiting customers to one box of butter at a time, and even then, people are paying hugely inflated prices.

Generally, Japanese cooking doesn’t really use that much butter, so what is all of this stuff being used for exactly? Cakes and cookies. With Christmas just around the corner, and the butter shortage expected to continue for the foreseeable future, a new and very important question has arisen: Will we still be able to eat Christmas cake?! 

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