Making: Valentine’s Day – Japanese Strawberry Shortcake

When I think of Valentine’s Day, I think about love hearts and all things pink. I blame the businesses and the commercialisation of this day for that. I wanted to make a cake for the boyfriend to celebrate Valentine’s Day, and with the pink theme in mind, I decided to make him a Japanese Style Strawberry Shortcake.

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Japanese Strawberry Shortcake is one my favourite things to eat. It’s light, fluffy, slightly sweet and filled with juicy plump strawberries. I wanted to recreate the same beautiful cake that I’ve had in Japan for Valentine’s Day. I made the cake component the night before I had to give the cake to my boyfriend, and iced & decorated the cake on the day itself.

It was quite a simple cake to make with only 4 ingredients required for the cake component. I got the recipe from Ochikeron but I doubled hers and made 2 sponge cakes because the cake turned out to be flatter than I anticipated.

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20150212_153254 For decorations, because I love strawberries, I tried to pack as many strawberries as possible into the sandwich layer. 🙂 This is so that every slice of cake will have lots of strawberries, and everyone will get to enjoy their juicy goodness.

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And this is what the final product looks like! 😀

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My boyfriend and I really enjoyed this cake. Although, my technique in the spongecake could be improved to make the cake fluffier… that will be for next time!

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