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?