Monday, July 28, 2008

Taiwan Treats: Log Cabin Cake.

Cuteness is very important in Taiwan. It's visible in the adorable corporate mascots of major businesses, in the smiling plastic toys sold at 7/11, and in the mannerisms of little children, groomed to be adorable. And it was visible in this cake, a slice of a chocolate roll decorated to look like a tiny log cabin. I should point out that cake in Taiwan is generally not very good. This one, for example, was more spongy than rich, with a sugary cream frosting that had almost no chocolate flavor. At least it was kind of cute, right?

5 comments:

tangobaby said...

I agree with you, the westernized looking desserts never live up to their adorableness. I would rather have a sesame ball with red bean paste. Those taste better to me.

The Lil Bee said...

Is it wrong of me to want to eat my way out of that tiny log cabin?

kristine said...

i find that whole obsession with cuteness ocasionally quite annoying, but mostly really endearing. Like the 50 year old woman in my office who had a Hello Kitty handbag, and all those t-shirts for sale with random texts like "cute strawberry love you 4-ever". Love it.

Susan Graham said...

Thanks for sharing this useful information with all of us.Keep sharing more in the future.
Have a nice time ahead.

rustic dining tables said...

Ah! I bought the exact same shelves from Target and had the EXACT same problem! I actually tore up my receipt from Target, rolled it into a few small balls and shoved it in the holes on the back of the shelf. Worked like a charm. Great minds.... :)

Susan Graham