Sweet Treats: Strawberry Shortcake Workshop in Tokyo
Hosted by Kaori Nagata
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Number of Guests
1 - 3 guests
Learn how to make a beloved Japanese dessert–strawberry shortcake–in just half a day! Discover Japanese culture and hospitality, make and decorate your strawberry shortcake, get a lesson in dessert
High-quality ingredients selected by the teacher
Learn about Japanese culture, cuisine, and hospitality
Easy to follow, all skill levels welcome
Learn dessert decoration and photography skills
Japanese Strawberry Shortcake–also known as ‘Ichigo Shortcake’–is a sweet treat that brings joy to dessert enthusiasts worldwide. This fluffy, spongy cake is a true work of art, featuring layers of airy vanilla sponge cake, velvety whipped cream, and succulent strawberries. The Japanese version of strawberry shortcake is slightly different from what you may find in the USA, Australia, or the UK. Learn about the subtle (yet pronounced) differences in a class suitable for all skill levels–because everyone deserves dessert! Your sweet experience will begin with an icebreaker and a brief explanation of the menu for the day, then let the shortcake-ing begin! You’ll start by making the dough and whipping the cream, before slicing the strawberries and decorating the cake. After you’ve dressed and decorated your masterpiece, your instructor will advise you on dessert photography, so you can snap some sweet memories to take home with you. Your instructor selects all ingredients used in this class, and you get to choose between a range of flavors, including matcha (green tea), cocoa, chestnut, or sakura (cherry blossom). One bite of this enchanting dessert takes you on a sweet journey to Japan. The delicate balance of flavors is irresistible, with the soft cake providing the perfect canvas for the luscious cream and juicy berries. The vibrant red strawberries atop the cake add a pop of color that instantly catches the eye, making it a feast for both the taste buds and the senses. Whether you’re a dessert aficionado or simply foster a sweet tooth, this class will teach you about Japanese culture and hospitality through the joy of strawberry shortcake.
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Meeting Point and Meeting Time
We will meet you at Exit 2 (Iigura side) of KAMIYACHO station (on Tokyo metro Hibiya-line), which is right in the middle of Tokyo. Our little kitchen is only 2 minutes walk from the station. We will let you know exactly where to meet once you have completed your booking.
Duration is 3 hours
Max 3 people in a group
Menu changes are limited to one time only
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(18 - 99)
(10 - 17)
Earliest available date: October 2, 2023
Please note that the time is in Japan Standard Time.