Eeeeks! I just love it when I get a cake request for something as ridiculously cute as the Maneki Neko. Maneki Neko is the little white cat with a paw saying “hello, come in and welcome!” that greets you at many Japanese and Chinese restaurants. It’s a ho-ho lucky cat that brings fortune and good times to your establishment. Hmm, maybe I should invest in a little Maneki Neko for Coco Cake!!
Fei wanted something special for her brother’s 40th birthday party, which was a sushi and sake themed party… so she thought a Maneki Neko cake would be jusssst right…
I made a 7 inch dark chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream and chocolate ganache filling, using an “Asian-y” cake board and matching flag, and of course red fondant to cover the cake to make it extraaaa lucky. Fei also ordered 2 dozen matching Maneki Neko cupcakes in Coco Cake Chocolate and Lemon Frill flavour! She came to pick up the cakes with her cute daughter Elsa!
Happy Birthday Brent! And thank you Fei for the delightfully enjoyable order!