Yesterday my good friend Pat, a cake lover if there is one, kindly drove me all the way to Fujieda City in Kariyado away from it all to pay a visit to an Austrian Chef and his wife who have been creating succulent Austrian cakes and other desserts for the past three years.
Peter Golbach who plied his trade in Wien, New York, Lyon before meeting his wife Shouko/昌子 in Wien where she worked for Sony Co., came to Fujieda City three years to establish a bakery with his wife in her large parents’ house.
It takes a little bit of driving to reach their place but it is worth the effort as you run across some beautiful land off the beaten tracks!
“Austrian Cake Factory”!
If you plan to pay them a deserved visit contact them on their mobile phone first!
The bakery may be Austrian but this is rural Japan!
Peter and his lively wife Shoko are a model of great hospitality and passion for their trade. It was a personal pleasure to meet them in person, I can assure you!
All the cakes and desserts are created in a very clean, sensible, practical and no-frill kitchen!
The ultra modern oven to bake Peter’s creations!
Peter and his wife create 7 varieties of Kugelhof and 1 Sachertorte as well as Vanille Kiffel crescent biscuits, order-made chocolate cakes and cheese cakes and other desserts.
All ingredients are natural and among them feature their own gyokuro tea macha and yuzu lime!
Some of their succulent and beautiful Kugelhof!
My favorite, the Fujieda gyokuro tea macha Kugelhof, a true Shizuoka Kugelhof!
One of Peter’s specialties: Yoghurt and Yuzu Cake!
An order-made Birthday Cake!
The four of us shared a long talk around coffee and some of their cakes reminiscing about the “joys of Europe”!
I had a hard time wrenching myself off their so hospitable home and table!
But I didn’t take my leave before savoring a magnificent yoghurt and lemon mousse!
Peter and Shoko will be selling their cakes in Aoba Park Street in Shizuoka City for 3 days in May.
I will have the pleasure to interview them again and I will announce it in good time beforehand!
Cakes can be ordered and reserved over the phone or by e-mail. Ask for directions!
Peter & Shoko Golbach at Austrian Cake Factory
426-0001, Fujieda City, Kariyado, 1092
Mobile phone: 090-1629-3004
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