Japanese confectionery Cake.jp released a new musk melon cake based on the Gum-Gum Fruit from One Piece. The company released the cake on One Piece protagonist Monkey D. Luffy’s birthday, on May 5, 2022. The cake is available to order in Japan from the company’s website and will cost ¥13,000 (about $100). [Thanks, Game Watch!]
The Gum-Gum Fruit, or Gomu Gomu no Mi, is a mythical fruit known as a Devil Fruit that gives the person who eats it magical rubber-like powers. Monkey D. Luffy, the captain of the Straw Hat Pirates and the main protagonist of the series, gets his signature rubber powers from this fruit. As such, the Gum-Gum Fruit and other Devil Fruit variations have played a significant role in the One Piece series from its inception.
The Gum-Gum Fruit is similar to a Japanese Muskmelon but is purple instead of green with a spiral design. The cake features fruit-based ingredients, including an outer shell made of the skin of a carved-out muskmelon. Layered within the cake are purple spongecakes, melon-flavored whipped cream, strawberries, and melon. The outer skin of the cake uses edible purple plastic chocolate, and the stem is an inedible ornament.
The cake is a special collaborative version of Cake.jp’s Whole Melon cake. It features similar ingredients without the Gum-Gum Fruit design.
You can get a better look at the One Piece Gum-Gum Fruit cake in the screenshots below:
The Gum-Gum Fruit cake is available to order in select Japanese prefectures via the Cake.jp website. The cake will cost ¥13,000 (about $100) and ship within five days. The upcoming One Piece film, One Piece Film Red, will debut in Japan on August 6, 2022.