I made this for my friends’ birthdays. Two evening in a row. (Both times, I took photo in the evening, so it’s not great photo… I want a good camera soon.)
This type of cake is ‘the birthday cake’ I grow up with. We call it, ‘Strawberry short cake’, but it’s not a short cake as you may know it. It’s a genoise sponge cake with fresh cream. Not a short bread biscuits. As this is a typical birthday cake in Japan, this was the first cake I learnt.
(the second cake, oh dear, this photo is even darker. sorry.)
I grew red currents this year, but these are not my one. Mine finished some time ago, but a veg shop around the corner sells local red currents now, and it looks so big and lovely.
I bought a piping nozzle especially to do this decoration. It’s French one but bought on-line at Japanese baking shop and posted via my mum (thanks, mum!). I think it’s worth a hassle.