Last year, popular Japanese confectionery chain Ginza Cozy Corner released their “osechi” cake set to ring in the year of the monkey. The cake sets are modeled after “osechi ryori,” which is served in stacked bento-like boxes and contains various foods each with special meanings, such as black beans for hard work and good health, and shrimp for longevity.
Now 2017 – the year of the rooster – is just around the corner, and Cozy Corner is back with their cute boxed cake sets and more to help us celebrate in sweet style. Sales of these treats run from now until Wednesday (unless otherwise noted) so you’ll want to hurry and pick yours up before time runs out!
9 cake set – 2,200 yen
12 cake set – 2,800 yen
These “osechi” sets include a variety of little cakes, decorated to celebrate the Year of the Rooster. You will find tiny tarts decorated with a cute rooster head, traditional New Year’s “kagami-mochi” (pounded rice cakes topped with a mikan), a roll cake topped with a New Year’s greeting, and more.
Year of the rooster cake (500 yen): Chestnut creme filling, including pieces of diced chestnut, sandwiched between two sponge cakes and topped with chestnut cream and whipped cream.