the animators should be proud

Though I don’t consider myself a super strong animator – my thesis film has been a stressful but interesting experience. I’ll definitely keep practicing more animation in the future - but for now I want to get back into my Animatics groove.

animated couple dancing wip because I’m so proud to love - and just as with animation and love alike, resilience is the best gift one could ask for

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I fucking love Antique Bakery. I love the plot, I love the subplot, I love the characters and I LOVE the food. 

The one dessert that caught my eye was the Anja cake. It’s a tart rhubarb cake with a fresh raspberry mousse.

Unfortunately, no one around me is currently selling rhubarb, so I decided to go with a savory spiced apple cake. 

get psyched nerds, we gon’ make some fancy fuckin cake.

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The Anja
(serves: 6 cakes plus a fuckton of extra raspberry mousse)

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Ingredients for Raspberry Mousse-

  • 5 cups of fresh raspberries
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 egg whites
  • ¾ cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons unflavored powdered gelatin
  • 2 tablespoons cold water
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract*

*I use bourbon vanilla extract but you can use any. 

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Ingredients for Savory Apple Cake-

  • 1 cup of apples, chopped into small pieces
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 ½ all purpose flour
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 ½ tsp salt
  • 1 ½ beaten eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¾ vegetable oil

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Ingredients for Assembly-

  • chopped white chocolate
  • 6 raspberries
  • 3 pinches of sea salt

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Procedure for Mousse-

  • Aight, take the water and the gelatin and mix that shit together, then let it sit and harden and whatevs.
  • Then take like ½ cup of the sugar and the raspberries and throw that shit in a blender. Puree it like it called you a dingle-dork. 
  • After that, put that puree through a sieve so you can get the seeds out. If some seeds are still chillin in the puree when you’re done, don’t flip a shit be cool dawg it’s ok.
  • Microwave the gelatin mixture for 10 seconds and then mix that biz into the puree.
  • Now, fill a pot with water and bring it to a simmer. Put the egg whites and the rest of the sugar in a metal bowl and put the bowl on top of the water. Beat that shit until it becomes warm to touch.
  • Then, remove the bowl from the heat and use an electric mixer to beat the eggs and sugar till it becomes stiff and glossy like an anime boy’s peen.
  • Fold the egg mixture into the raspberry puree and combine it gently so you don’t fuck up the eggs.
  • Then beat the heavy cream and the vanilla with the electric mixer till it forms stiff peaks.
  • Fold that shit into the puree/egg thingy until it’s nice and creamy. Then pour that biz into wherever you want. I used a cake tin because I fuckin felt like it.
  • Let it refrigerate overnight if you can, but if you can’t, 4 hours will do.

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Procedure for Cake-

  • Preheat the oven to 350 F
  • Mix the apples, cinnamon and vanilla together in a small bowl. Damn, that was easy. You proud of yoself son? You should be.
  • Mix the flour, baking soda and eggs in another bowl, and mix the sugar, oil and eggs in a third bowl.
  • Pour the dry ingredients into the egg mixture and make sure to combine that shit like you mean it.
  • Folk in the apples while you think about how fuckin adorable Eiji Kanda is. What a precious nerd.
  • Spray some small ramekins or a muffin tin and fill up 6 of those lil nuggets.
  • Bake that shit for like an hour, or just bake it until you can poke a toothpick into the middle of the cake and it comes out clean.
  • Take em out and let them cool down for like an hour or more if you can.
  • Once they’re cool, remove them from their ramekins/tins.

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Assembly-

  • Place the cake on a plate and sprinkle a TEENY bit of sea salt on top to add more savory-ness to the lil shit.
  • Using a cookie-cutter, cut the mousse into circular shapes and use a rubber spatula to lift them and place them atop each cake
  • Sprinkle white chocolate onto the cakes and add a raspberry to each.
  • look at the lil cake thing in pride. How fuckin gourmet do you feel right now? So fuckin gourmet.

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AYO GURL/BOY/PERSON YOU JUST MADE FANCY FRENCH CAKES FROM ONE OF MY FAVORITE ANIMEs. ARE YOU FUCKIN PROUD? 
YOU SHOULD BE.

My grandpa ate this cake and he literally imploded. and then proceeded to eat it all. My grandma and mom did the same thing immediately after.

I feel so lucky I managed to take some pictures before there were no survivors.

SO YEAH. WATCH ANTIQUE BAKERY AND MAKE SOME DELICIOUS FUCKIN CAKE BECAUSE YOU DESERVE IT YOU BEAUTIFUL HUNK OF WEEB GARBAGE.