KitchenTigress: June 2013

Hokkaido Cupcakes

Hokkaido cupcakes are made with milk from Hokkaido, hence the namesake. These small chiffon cakes are so soft they're creased and slightly collapsed after they cool down.

Perhaps taking a cue from plastic surgery, the cakes are injected with a filler to plump up and smooth out the wrinkles.

Ogura Cake

square ogura cake sitting on a cooling rack
Ogura cake, aka 相思蛋糕, hails from Batu Pahat, Malaysia. "Ogura" is a Japanese surname; "相思" means lovesick. Is there a love story behind the cake? Nah, there isn't. Some baker in Batu Pahat just invented the name.