- You can create a stunning rainbow prism cake with just five ingredients.
- Better yet? The cake, created by Japanese pop-up restaurant owner and photographer Hiroya Tsunekawa, takes just 30 minutes to make.
- All you need is water, milk, granulated sugar, agar powder, and fruit juice or shaved ice syrup.
- You can easily customise the prism cake by using different colours.
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But you don’t have to spend a lot of time or money to create something beautiful, and the proof is in this rainbow prism cake.
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— tsunekawa/旅する喫茶/クリームソーダ職人 (@tsunekawa_) March 14, 2020
The stunning milk gelatin cake, created by Japanese pop-up restaurant owner and photographer Hiroya Tsunekawa, takes just five ingredients and 30 minutes to make.
All you need is: water, milk, granulated sugar, shaved ice syrup or fruit juice, and agar powder (which is available at Whole Foods, Walmart, and Asian markets).
Tsunekawa shared the recipe for his rainbow prism cake on Twitter, which was translated by SoraNews24.
First, combine 4 grams (0.14 ounces) of agar powder, 150 milliliters (5.07 ounces) of water, and 60 grams (2.12 ounces) of granulated sugar into a pot and bring it to a boil.
Turn off the heat when the mixture begins boiling and stir in 300 milliliters (10.14 ounces) of milk. Then, pop your mixture into the fridge so that it can harden into a gelatin. This will be the base of your cake.
Then, get a second pot and repeat the first step. But, instead of adding milk to the mixture once you’ve taken it off the heat, add another 300 milliliters (10.14 ounces) of water and 20 milliliters (0.68 ounces) of shaved ice syrup or fruit juice. Throw this second mixture into the fridge so it can harden as well.
Depending on how many colours you want for your cake, repeat the previous step with different syrups or juices to help create the prism effect.
Each mixture should remain in the fridge for around 30 minutes so it can harden. Then, take your colourful mixtures and cut the gelatin into small cubes so that you can arrange them on top of the white gelatin base.
This creates a prism effect, as you’ll see once you’ve cut yourself a slice of cake. It tastes “sweet and creamy” but has a “jiggly texture,” according to SoraNews24.
Tsunekawa’s stunning cake has been a huge hit on Twitter, where his original post has received more than 78,000 likes at the time of writing.
He’s also inspired many fans to create their own prism cakes, which they have shown off in the comments.
— ミノン 夫婦で育休 (@MINONT) April 16, 2020
We made some at the farm :) pic.twitter.com/PulR1DebfX
— Baby Micro (@micropharms) April 9, 2020
Their photos are proof that the prism cake can still look beautiful, even if you only use two colours.
— 笑来(ﾆｺﾗ) (@_0nico) March 20, 2020
Tsunekawa, who is also a fashion designer, travels around Japan making cream soda and curry for his Tabi Suru Kissa (which translates to “Travelling Café”).
— tsunekawa/旅する喫茶/クリームソーダ職人 (@tsunekawa_) May 30, 2020
He calls himself a “cream soda craftsman” and said he dreams of opening a coffee shop one day.
In the meantime, Tsunekawa continues to share his soda creations through soothing videos.
— tsunekawa/旅する喫茶/クリームソーダ職人 (@tsunekawa_) April 1, 2020
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