Capybara, Alpaca, Slow Loris, And Other Animal Cakes From Japan Are Just Too Cute To Eat! 2016-07-08 Fri 2016-07-08 Fri Japan has a frustratingly delicious history of putting out a variety of snacks that just seem too cute to eat. If you can overcome that moment of doubt, however, you'll often find some high quality pastries and sweets that will help wash down that feeling of regret that devouring that too-kawaii cake gave you. That trend is continuing in a surprising way with Patisserie Swallowtail, who is releasing a lineup of sweets in series that transform your favorite zoo and aquarium animals into delicious looking treats. They are titled "Okashi na dobutsuen" (お菓子な動物園) and "Okashi na suizokan" (お菓子な水族館), these mean Sweets Zoo and Sweets Aquarium, but are also a word play for strange zoo and strange aquarium. And they are certainly that, as these series focus on animals not usually featured, like the Capybara, Alpaca, and Slow loris as cake designs. Capybara (coffee mousse with bitter caramel sauce) Source: Sweets Zoo Slow Loris (orange and lemon mousse cake with apricot jelly) Source: Sweets Zoo Praire Dog (chocolate mousse with black currant jelly) Source: Sweets Zoo Elephant (white chocolate mousse with green apple sauce) Source: Sweets Zoo Lion (almond milk mousse with almond ganache Source: Sweets Zoo Giant Isopod (pistachio mousse with cherry compote) Source: Sweets Zoo Dolphin (mint mousse with chocolate and chocolate chips) Source: Sweets Zoo Otter (pie with orange and yogurt mousse) Source: Sweets Zoo Flying Squirrel (praline mousse with sweet and sour chocolate cookies) Source: Sweets Zoo And many more available to view at the official sites linked above. The Sweets Zoo will be located at the Odakyu Hyakka department store Shinjuku branch from 7/26-8/2, and the Sweets Aquarium will be located at the Tokyu Hands Ikebukuro branch from 7/16-8/23. By - grape Japan editorial staff. Source:Nlab / Sweetzoo/Aquarium / Sweetzoo Tags: Cafes / Cakes / Capybara / Desserts / Japan / Sweets / Tokyo grape Japan Culture Capybara, Alpaca, Slow Loris, And Other Animal Cakes From Japan Are Just Too Cute To Eat! Related Article Godiva and Japanese coffee house end “poop sweets” menu collaboration due to popularity Passing Through Nagasaki’s Lantern Festival By Train Is A Spirited Away Experience Shiba inu makes the cutest bed and breakfasts ever with food blanket and beds Starbucks Japan Announces First Sakura Frappuccino And Latte Of Cherry Blossom Season Star Wars Soy Sauce Dishes Combine The Force And Traditional Japanese Porcelain Try Baskin Robbins’ Glow-In-The-Dark Halloween Ice Cream And More!