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Taky’s Classic Cakes (5): Charlotte


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Charlotte russe is a dessert invented by the French chef Marie Antoine Carême (1784-1833), who named it in honor of his Russian employer Czar Alexander I (“russe” being the French word for “Russian”). Originally it was a cold dessert of Bavarian cream set in a mold lined with ladyfingers.
Nowadays the cake is simply called “Charlotte” and and come in many variations.

Taky’s in Shizuoka City has created his own version with an accent on pears.

The Gateau de Savoie (sponge cake) lining the bottom and sides is imbibed with Poire Williams Liqueur.
It is filled with vanilla mousse containing cuts of pears marinated in Poire Williams Liqueur.
The Gateau de Savoie forming the “lid” was baked separately. It contains more meringue (beaten egg whites) and sugar, making it it lighter and slighter cripsy.

Certainly more fulfilling than it looks, it is best appreciated with a great tea!

TAKY’S
420-0839 Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Takajo, 1-11-10
Tel.: 054-255-2829
Opening hours: 11:00~22:00
Closed on Sundays

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Taky’s Cake Shop & Cafe


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Taky’s in Takajo Machi, Shizuoka City is not your run-of-the-mill shop as it actually combines no less than four functions: Cafe, Confectionery (Cake shop), Restaurant and even Bar.

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Mr. Takuya Hanai opened his tiny establishment on September 9th, 2007 with a novel view, that is, satisfying customers with different needs at different times of the day.

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First of all, and most of all, it is a confectionery (cake) shop. The originality is that you just do not know what will be on offer on the day you visit the place! Mr. Hanai prepares cakes according to the season, availability and his whims!

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10 years of experience working in hotels and bakeries certainly shaped his character. In any case expect at least 3 different cakes every day.

As for lunch and dinner, he proposes Japanese-style curry, pasta and sandwiches. Fresh toasted sandwiches take-out orders are welcome! Certainly a rare treat for unhurried guests!

Regulars vary on the time, too, when you will see ladies sitting at counter (6 seats) or at the single table (for 4) at lunch or tea time, and adults at dinner and bar time when you can drink wine, beer and even shochu!

As for me, as Taky’s is conveniently located near my work, I make a lot of poeple happy every week!

TAKY’S
420-0839 Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Takajo, 1-11-10
Tel.: 054-255-2829
Opening hours: 11:00~22:00
Closed on Sundays & National Holidays

Taky’s Classic Cakes (4): Dry Figs and Walnuts Tart


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As predicted before, not only Taky’s came up with another creation for the pleasure of my students!
Dry Figs and Wanuts Tart!

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Again this tart is a creation for the pleasure of adults more than that of younger customers.
The top, layered with a very thin layer of syrup, is covered with slices of dry figs, orange peels and slices of dry apricot which have been marinated in dark rum.
Under them a very elegant marzipan contains walnuts and raisins over over an elefant and thin crispy pastry.
a very compex cake as a succession of flavours appear over the palate thanks to the different kinds of fruit included.

To eat slowly with a great English tea!

TAKY’S
420-0839 Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Takajo, 1-11-10
Tel.: 054-255-2829
Opening hours: 11:00~22:00
Closed on Sundays

Taky’s Classic Cakes (3): Tarte aux Marrons/Marron Tart


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As I said before, not only Taky’s serve great cakes but you never know which ones are going to be on the menu on any particular day.
Which means that my students have learnt to expect surprises on certain days

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Taky’s Marron Tart is a creation for the pleasure of adults more than that of younger customers.
The cake is lacquered with a thin layer of rum scented syrup.
Marrons/Chestnuts are also marinated in rum.
The combination is sweet but not overwhelming.
The chestnuts lay on a marzipan layer flavoured with Creme de Marrons jam with a deep accent of vanilla essence.
The bottom pastry was obviously baked beforehand to a very fine crisp layer adding a solid base to the whole cake.
To be savoured with a strong coffee or black tea!

TAKY’S
420-0839 Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Takajo, 1-11-10
Tel.: 054-255-2829
Opening hours: 11:00~22:00
Closed on Sundays

Taky’s: Classic Cakes (2)/Caramel & Pear Cake


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This is the second (once again for the benefit of my students!) from this new cake shop/Cafe in Shizuoka City, which has the added advantage of concocting new cakes according to the day’s mood instead of “regulars”. I simply discover new creations every time I visit the establishment!

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The cake is more sophisticated than it looks at first.
It consists of a first layer of Chocolate Sponge Cake imbibed with Poire Williams Liqueur supporting a large layer of Caramel/Vanilla Mousse including Poire Williams pear chips.
It is topped again by a thin layer of Chocolate Sponge Cake and anothre of Caramel/Vanilla Mousse.
The whole is covered with a thick layer of Chocolate Ganache peppered with gold flakes!
Simply extravagant with a strong coffee!

TAKY’S
420-0839 Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Takajo, 1-11-10
Tel.: 054-255-2829
Opening hours: 11:00~22:00
Closed on Sundays

Taky’s: Classic Cakes (1)/Apple & Blueberries Tart


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Taky’s opened last year in September and had always kept teasing my mind.
As it is located very near my workplace, I cannot afford making a mistake!
I could not resist any longer this evening. As I had to buy some cake for a student of mine, I had the right excuse!

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Taky’s has only a half dozen cakes on display, but they are extremely appetizing.
I was surprised at finding out that this cake shop doubles up as a tiny cafe cum restaurant cum bar in the fashionable Takajo District in Shizuoka City!
Which means that I will have to come again for another reason!

This apple and blueberries tart would please a lot of my American friends with a sweet tooth in spite of its French accent!
The tart itself has been baked beforehand to the exact crispiness and is thin enough so as not to overwhelm you but solid enough as a support.
The basic filling consists of very light marzipan with a touch of Calvados. The blueberries in the middle have soaked their area to perfection while the thin slices of apple lacquered with a fine jam add the perfect touch instead of taking the lead.

Great with coffee. My student let taste bits of it. Not a good idea as I will find myself wih another battle of the bulge!

TAKY’S
420-0839 Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Takajo, 1-11-10
Tel.: 054-255-2829
Opening hours: 11:00~22:00
Closed on Sundays

Le Cafe-Labo: Classic Cakes (9)


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Some patissiers, when they design their cakes, show more good sense than others.
I don’t know how many times I found myself digging into a cake’s various layers encountering vastly different textures and ending up in a mess on my plate.

Le Cafe-Labo In Shizuoka City achieved the perfectly balanced confectionery when they came up with their new strawberry cake, Fraisee.
Between two thin layers of Genoise/French short cake a mixture of custard cream and butter cream provided enough solidity to enable the spoon or fork to smoothly cut through the whole cake and bring a satisfactory portion to the expecting palate.
The strawberries inside, although untreated, had been so well chosen that the spoon did not meet with any change as far as the texture was concerned.
The strawberry coulis, the dried strawberries, the blueberry and the icing sugar enhanced the whole cake with the exact amount of sweetness and elegance!

A cake to be savoured slowly!

LE CAFE-LABO
424-0886 Shizuoka City, Shimizu Ku, Kusanagi, 46
Tel.: 054-3441661
Also available at Isetan Dept. Store, Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Shichiken-Cho