Imperial Hotel Osaka – I Visited for the Unveiling of Their 2017 Christmas Cakes!
The battle for Christmas business has already begun in the sweets industry. During this season, I was invited to Imperial Hotel Osaka for the unveiling of their Christmas cakes, so I went for a visit!
This year they will be selling 8 types of cakes, including 5 new designs!
This is the hotel’s banquet hall, where the Christmas cake tasting was held.
As expected of an Imperial Hotel, the room has a sophisticated air to it. How exciting!
2017’s Christmas Cakes! 6 Recommendations
Prière (24cm wide by 19cm tall) 12,600 yen, Limited to 45 cakes
※Reservations must be submitted by December 15th
This cake is a new design for this year made to represent Imperial Hotel Osaka.
This extravagant 2-tier cake was created in the image of stars glittering in the winter night sky.
The top tier is the ever-popular strawberry shortcake. There are plenty of strawberries throughout the cake!
The lower tier is an earl grey flavored cake, packed with fragrant European pears.
The refined fragrance of tea leaves and European pears is irresistible!
Lien – 12cm, 4,800 yen, 15cm 6,000 yen
This cake is also a new design for this year.
This 3-layer cake piles vanilla and orange creams on top of caramel chocolate mousse.
It’s fruity, with a smooth texture.
Bûche de Noël (20cmx8.5cm, 10cm tall) 5,400 yen
This cake is a Christmas staple! It’s made with Imperial Hotel’s traditional recipe.
The cake is carefully rolled up with mocha coffee buttercream and slightly-salty caramel cream. The thickness of the sponge cake and sweetness of the creams have been carefully calculated to maximize deliciousness!
This cute cake will make you want to start decorating!
Christmas Shortcake – 4,800~11,000 yen (available in 5 sizes ranging from 12cm to 24cm)
This classic strawberry shortcake is packed with plenty of strawberries.
The combination of fresh cream and fluffy sponge cake makes for an exquisite product.
This cake is made without alcohol, so I recommend it for people of any age.
Mille-Feuille (17cmx9cm) 6,600 yen
This cake sandwiches rich custard cream and sliced strawberries between crispy layers of buttery pie crusts. It’s both beautiful and delightfully delicious.
All of the single-portion petit gateau are also new products for this year.
From left: Favori, Cafeline, Forêt Noire – 750 yen each
You can enjoy these during the holiday period in the hotel’s café “The Park.”
You can make some lovely memories eating in the café.
The cake varieties are all staples, but they’ve all had creative spins put on them.
Why not enjoy a Christmas cake from Imperial Hotel Osaka this year?
How to Reserve
Certain products will be discounted around 10% for early reservations from November 1st through 30th.
Orders will be taken through December 17th. Cakes will be sold over-the-counter December 21st through 25th.
Be sure to reserve yours early before they sell out!
Reservations, Inquiries : Lobby Lounge “Café The Park” Takeout Corner (1F)
- Business Hours
(Weekdays)11 am-8 pm,
(Weekend and public holidays) 9 am-8 pm
Basic information on Imperial Hotel Osaka
- 1-8-50 Tenmabashi, Kita-ku, Osaka City, Osaka
10 minutes on foot from Exit 4 of the Sakaisuji Line’s “Ogimachi Station”
By free shuttle bus from JR Osaka Station (around 15 minutes each way)