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There are some good cake shopes in Japan. I'm glad I don't have one near where I live, it would be far too tempting.

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Those photos were taken one floor under where I sit right now. Good thing I don'thave a sweet tooth
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It is. Surely the smell is tempting?
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It was a couple of weeks ago. I replaced the flimsy hoods on the bakery extractor fans with something more snow-proof. That smelled good. So does soubriquette.
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They look very yummy.

What is totoro no cake?
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Yes, they look good but do they have any flavour? Mock cream ain't cream, and glazed fruit is sometimes like eating a chilled cucumber.

I'm wary of eye-candy cake displays unless they have a 'continental' background e.g. the Viets have a French influence and make seriously good cakes and croissants.

How do yo'all find the Japanese 'continental' stuff? I tend to eat 'traditional' foods when I'm OS.
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Fair question SubZero. There are two styles of cake in Japan, traditional and western style (essentially French). Soubriquette specialises in western style, but has some traditional lines too.

She uses three different types of flour for the bases, depending on the application. She also uses three different types of cream. The fat content varies and is critical for flavour and texture.

Strawberries are organically grown and come from the south. The dried apricots come from Turkey, and the chocolate from Belgium, etc. etc. The "food mileage" aspect is pretty ugly, but she won't compromise the quality of the ingredients.

She's professional with a good palate, and it's her business. She's built it her way, from virtually nothing, in a very competitive market. Nothing ersatz in her cakes, no mock cream, and no management accountant telling her to shave 5 Yen here and 10 Yen there.

She also spent a year living in French Switzerland and knows how continental food should taste.
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Does she do pies? \:\)
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did you eat all the pies at the Rugby Sevens?

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No pies. For that I`d have had to die and go to heaven.
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 Quote:
Originally posted by rach:
They look very yummy.

What is totoro no cake?
Totoro is a character (gentle monster) in a child`s animated film. It`s a chocolate cake
with his image.
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I've been lucky enough to try soubriquettes Awayuki, in fact I'm eating one right now. I'm not an expert on these things (and wouldn't be good on one of the oishii programmes due to lack of suitable food words) but I do know that it is superb. The best of it's kind I have had (and that's not just because it's soubriquet!) My wife is very impressed too and already wants more.

Thanks soubriquet and soubriquette.

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Yum. Sound better than my breakfast, which was a piece of toast and coffee.
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I can't remember having a poor namachocolate cake. Love the cake shops around where we live, and the bread shops too. They are just so tempting.

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They sure are. There's a bread shop just up the road from where I live and they make some super breads. They latest new one is a fairy hard dryish bread they are calling "German style". Don't know whether it really is German style or not but it makes a really good sandwich roll. \:\) Then a cake for dessert.
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They sure are. There's a bread shop just up the road from where I live and they make some super breads. They latest new one is a fairy hard dryish bread they are calling "German style". Don't know whether it really is German style or not but it makes a really good sandwich roll. \:\) Then a cake for dessert.
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 Quote:
Originally posted by soubriquet:
Soubriquette specialises in western style, but has some traditional lines too.
Apologies - I didn't realise it was Soub'ettes shop.

Considering the background you've provided on her in other posts (travel, OS working, etc), the cakes should taste as good as they look.

So I suppose you're her offically unofficial taste-tester, then? (Do you need an apprentice?) ;\)
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Thanks for the nice words, SJ1

That's OK SubZero. I know that the supermarket/train station stuff can be all style and no substance. The awayuki, btw, is her speciality cake. She has it, and the production process patented.

I don't have a sweet tooth, so I eat about 3 pieces of cake per year. That's only when she brings me something to try. OTOH, if she made pies, I'd be in the shop several times per week.
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If my wife made good pies I'd be in there several times a day!
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I'm on an ice cream boom at the moment. I like trying new flavors that they bring out. Had a nice one yesterday at Baskin Robbins or whatever its called, it was like an anko with caramel type flavor. Very nice.
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