All The Rage: Japanese Water Cake Shaped Like A Cat

November 11, 2016

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These are a couple shots of a Japanese water cake that's shaped like a cat and allegedly taking Twitter in Japan by storm. Is that true? I have no idea and I don't have the energy to investigate because I stayed up late last night playing in the sewers. Just what the hell is water cake anyways?

[Water cake is] a clear and jiggly Japanese dessert that looks exactly like a huge drop of water. This water mochi was first served and made popular by a confectionery in Yamanashi.


If you want to make a water cake yourself, you'll need water, sugar and Japanese agar powder. See this recipe for full instructions.

I'm going to be honest: I'm pretty sure water is the most disappointing flavor for a cake that I can think of. I can't imagine anybody's mom asking them what flavor cake they want for their birthday and them saying water. A big cookie instead of a cake, absolutely. I threw that curveball several times growing up.

Keep going for one more shot and a picture of a more traditional waterdrop shaped water cake.

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  • Jb3rN

    congrats on discovering a jello mold japan...

  • Guesticle

    why doesn't japan just call it unflavored jello like everyone else?

  • GeneralDisorder

    Because then it wouldn't be water cake.

  • Jenness

    So went to the site and it's like unflavored jello that looks cool and at room temperature completely dissolves in about 30 min no matter. In case you wondered.

    I'm bored at lunch today.

  • If I'm having jelly it better be strawberry flavour and come with ice cream - cat shaped or not.

  • da1nonlysage

    Now I have to pair Jello with ice cream because I never heard of that before.

  • The Magnificent Newtboy

    Oh man you've been missing out! Some people think you should swirl it all together but they are ignorant philistines.

  • Jenness

    I agree - this seems like a lot of work for little payoff.

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