Family Mart’s “decorate it yourself“ pumpkin cake– A conbini sweets report

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“Decorate it yourself” pumpkin cake

Available at:Family Mart
Price:298 yen (Tax incl.)
Sale date:JOctober 11, 2016
Calories:233 kcal

In Japan Halloween is becoming popular, you will see a big selection of limited Halloween products everywhere!

Today I’d like to introduce you to a cake which is widely talked about on social media. It’s a plain looking cake 11cm × 6cm. So what’s so special about this cake?

It’s that you can decorate it yourself with the face of monster before eating it with the chocolate sauce in the squeeze bottle!

Right away I took the squeeze bottle out of the cake and drew face and hands.

The consistency of the chocolate sauce was just right and it offered good drawing control.

Yes! I completed my one of a kind cake. I think it would be fun to get together with friends and show each other your original cakes.

Now I feel bad to eat it, let’s dig in!

The cake consisted of 3 layers. Under the cream was a very rich pumpkin mousse. On the bottom layer was a thin sponge cake. In the mousse I found diced pumpkin with the skin on. The pumpkin cream on the side was rich in pumpkin flavour. When I ate it all together, the flavours had a beautiful harmony. The chocolate sauce was slightly bitter and added a little something to the cake.

It wasn’t overly sweet and it was mild and creamy.
I enjoyed the taste and the “decorate it yourself” aspect left a lasting impression.

I would definitely recommend this cake during this season.