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Evangelion Gendo Ikari Cake Stares Sternly at Its Eaters

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Evangelion Gendo Cake

People can become cake enjoyers with a new Evangelion Gendo Ikari cake. Created by custom sweets company Cake.jp, the unusual baked good went on sale on November 22, 2022. It costs 6,300 Yen (about $45 USD). [Thanks, Denfaminico Gamer!]

The Evangelion Gendo cake is a strawberry sponge cake creation featuring custom colors in the frosting and decor. The centerpiece is a set of white chocolate ornaments inspired by NERV Supreme Commander Gendo Ikari, father of series protagonist Shinji. Gendo appears in his iconic pose, hunched over a desk with his clasped hands covering his mouth and chin. Three SEELE Monoliths, also in white chocolate, stand behind Gendo, while a white chocolate NERV logo and Rebuild of Evangelion nameplate add additional branding. The icing is colored black “to reflect Gendo’s outlook,” and purple swirls in the sweet cream coating hint at Gendo’s sinister plans. Arazan sugar pearls decorate the swirls and add a bit of texture to the spongy bite.

The cake is actually just one of Cake.jp’s many tie-in products with the series. The Cake.jp online store also features Evangelion cakes based on Eva pilots Shinji Ikari, Kaworu Nagisa, Shikinami Asuka Langley, Rei Ayanami, and Mari Illustrious Makinami. The cakes come with custom decorations and colors based on their associated characters. The Eva pilot cakes include cutouts of their associated Evangelion unit, as well as an AT-Field hexagon design in the center. All cost the same as the Evangelion Gendo cake, at 6,300 Yen.

People with less of a sweet tooth can also order canned versions of the cakes for 2,800 Yen (about $20 USD). These version don’t have custom chocolate decor, but do come in a plastic soda can-like container that shows off the colored layers. The canned cakes also include a long dessert spoon topped with an acrylic likeness of one of the Eva pilots. There is no canned Gendo cake, though.

Josh Tolentino
Josh Tolentino is Senior Staff Writer at Siliconera. He previously helped run Japanator, prior to its merger with Siliconera. He's also got bylines at Destructoid, GameCritics, The Escapist, and far too many posts on Twitter.