Baking

Bake Anime is the perfect cookbook for baking and anime fans

If you love anime and baking, we have the perfect cookbook for you. Not only can you create treats inspired by your favorite shows, there’s more to this cookbook.

This cookbook contains 75 recipes that will inspire any Anime lover. Not only are there recipes that are actually inspired by treats seen in Anime, but there are recipes dedicated to shows, movies, and more with stories that explain how the recipe relates to Anime. Bake Anime is a love letter to Anime food and we’re here for it.

The book is divided into several different sections, including Japanese desserts, non-Japanese desserts, and anime-inspired desserts. There’s an introductory section that introduces you to the cookbook’s author, Emily J. Bushman, and what led to the creation of this recipe collection. However, the introduction is also great for beginner bakers as there is the “Sugar Lover’s Pantry” which is a guide to the book’s ingredients, and there is even a “Tools of the Trade” section which walks you through kitchen tools. and even pans that would be needed.

Basically, this book is perfect for new bakers, seasoned bakers, and anyone who wants to get creative in the kitchen.

Bake Anime is the perfect cookbook for bakers who want to have fun in the kitchen

Some of my favorite recipes from this cookbook include:

  • Ichigo Daifuku (Inspired by March Comes in Like a Lion) – This is relatively easy to make although the ingredients are a little more difficult (luckily we have Amazon) and it ended up being a delicious treat.
  • Nerikiri (Inspired by Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card) – This is actually a traditional Japanese sweet that has remained popular thanks to social media and the Insta-worthy designs that are often made with these sweets. (It was a lesson in patience and perseverance and I loved every second of it.)
  • Milk Caramels (Inspired by Dagashi Kashi) – I just think if a cookbook has a recipe for caramels, then you have to try them. So I did and loved it.
  • Mikan Ame (Inspired by After the Rain) – Honestly, this one felt like cheating because it’s all about adding a little extra to an already delicious fruit.
  • Lemon Almond Chiffon Cake (inspired by Spirited Away) – I love lemon and almonds so I had to try this one. The fact that I know this anime and the fact that the cake is never really set in the story made this one an easy fit for the story.
  • Mini Sacher Tortes (inspired by my love story!!) – I had to make these when I saw them in the cookbook because it’s a dessert my mom has loved since she was a kid. And with the help of this recipe, I was able to create something that even my mom tore up. (I promise the tears weren’t horror.)
  • Stamped Cookies (inspired by Sailor Moon Supers: The Movie) – This was a pretty easy recipe that was also a lot of fun to make. It also meant creating a treat that seems to be perfect for holidays, special occasions and so much more. I call that a victory.

Honestly, with 75 recipes in this cookbook, there’s a treat for everyone. And while these were only seven of the recipes on offer, they were definitely the ones we were passionate about. In fact, we can’t wait to bake a few more Anime-inspired treats from the Bake Anime cookbook, because we know they’ll be fun, delicious, and maybe even a little inspiring.