2011's Evangelion, K-On!! Christmas Cakes Put on Sale
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Japanese convenience store chain LAWSON lists Neon Genesis Evangelion and K-ON!!-themed desserts in its 2011 Christmas cake collection. Both varieties come in special boxes and include character figures.
The strawberry-flavored Evangelion cake is made to represent the core of an Eva unit. The dome-shaped cake measures 13 centimeters in diameter and is filled with strawberry jam and mousse. It comes with a 13-centimeter Asuka Langely Shikinami figure and costs 4,500 yen (about US$60). This is the second year an Evangelion Christmas cake has been offered.
The K-ON!! Christmas cake has a strawberries-and-cream flavor, comes with chocolate K-ON!! decorations, and a Christmas K-ON!! banner wraps around the outside. The cake measures 15 centimeters in diameter and comes with a 105-millimeter figure of Yui Hirasawa dressed like Santa. The cake with the Yui figure costs 3,980 yen (about US$52), but a version with miniature K-ON!! plushies is also available costing 4,500 yen (about US$60). This is the first time a K-ON!! Christmas cake has been offered. LAWSON is also selling a set of K-ON!! frozen ice desserts for 3,980 yen (about US$52).
Christmas cakes are traditionally a light cake eaten on Christmas Eve in Japan, and various retailers sell them in numerous varieties in the months leading up to December 25. Cakes with anime or manga characters are common along with many other Christmas designs.