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Why are cakes in anime (and manga) ALWAYS strawberry?
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Posted 3/12/12 , edited 3/12/12
Well, maybe not 100% of the time.

But it sure seems that every time characters in anime say they're going to eat or bake a cake, it's ALWAYS a vanilla/white cake with strawberry slices between the layers, if not on top. I don't get it...do Japanese people assume that cake = strawberry cake? Or is it simply a preference? Or were they only ever introduced to that flavor, and have yet to discover the glories of chocolate cake?



It's driven me crazy...does anyone know why it's always strawberry?

[Sorry if it's a duplicate thread; didn't find this topic when I searched, and I haven't been on here as long as most of you guys ]
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Posted 3/12/12
Because strawberries are considered an aphrodisiac.
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Posted 3/12/12
Cause they're delicious.
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Posted 3/12/12
This thread makes me hungry
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Posted 3/12/12
Mugi wouldn't have it any other way.

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26 / M / The OC
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Posted 3/12/12
because they know I like strawberry, its all my fault
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Maybe it's the most popular fruit in japan. Or it means love or something.

You can't say it's red because there are other red fruit out there.
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Posted 3/12/12
Cause maybe people in Japan LOVE strawberry cake, and they think it looks pretty and delicous!
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I see a bunch of strawberry desserts in Drama's too. Also Strawberry Millefue was featured in DOAX game. It was Kasumi's favorite desert. Wanna try it see here http://www.food24.com/Recipes/Strawberry-filled-croissants-and-strawberry-mille-feuille-20100901
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Posted 3/12/12
Some sort of norm I guess. They certainly look delicious, hell strawberry cakes are delicious!
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Posted 3/19/12
mabye japan has a some what connection with it XD
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Posted 3/21/12
I would assume strawberries are a commodity in Japan and their variety is pretty sweet and delicious meaning that it will be very common in cakes, especially during Christmas time where it's the strawberry harvesting season over there. Thus to go with everyday culture, animes always have strawberry cakes. And they're much prettier to look at with the red an white contrast over something a solid brown chocolate cake or a cheesecake.
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Posted 3/21/12 , edited 12/5/15
Because fucking strawberry cake is a mans food
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Posted 3/21/12

_IceAndCream_ wrote:

Well, maybe not 100% of the time.

But it sure seems that every time characters in anime say they're going to eat or bake a cake, it's ALWAYS a vanilla/white cake with strawberry slices between the layers, if not on top. ...

Because Japan is a tea drinking country and strawberry deserts ~ strawberry filled sponge cake, strawberry tea cake, strawberry tortes, strawberry trifles ~ go great with a nice cup of tea.

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Posted 3/21/12

AnimeKami wrote:

Because fucking strawberry cake is a mans food


I like you, sir.
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