After I read Mariko's post about cupcakes, I thought to myself - I've never seen cupcakes for sale in Japan.
I live in Tokyo, one of the world's largest cities - SURELY there is at least one cupcake store. I started on my quest to find at least one (via google), but all I came up with was a bunch of Japanese people blogging about all the awesome cupcake cafes/stores in New York, LA and London. I did read about some shop on an American air base that makes cupcakes, but I want one in Kichijoji. It could totally be the next big thing.
The photo is taken from one of the first pages I found - see some more amazing cupcakes here.
I totally think cupcakes would be the biggest hit in Japan - why has nobody tapped into this yet??!!
I also would love for someone to prove me wrong and find one in Tokyo....coz I so wanna go there. Sure there are PLENTY of other amazing desserts here in Tokyo, but of course we always want what we can't have. I guess in the meantime I'll have to make my own. This isn't a problem, but I can guarantee you that I'll eat more than one. That's the danger.