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Featherlight Floating Cakes

Dominique Ansel's Zero Gravity Cake is Served Inside of a Balloon

— April 9, 2017 — Unique
The newest Dominique Ansel Bakery location in Japan serves a range of spectacular treats, including floating cakes that are served in quite a theatrical manner.

The Zero Gravity Chiffon Cake is so light, it is served inside of balloons that remain upright in the air. To access one of the featherlight bakery treats, consumers are given a pin to pop the balloon and release the cake, which is protected by a plastic sheath. Because the cake's protective cover is attached to the string of the balloon, it does not go flying once popped, and remains securely in one's hand.

After opening his first bakery store in the Omotesando district of Tokyo, Japan, Dominique Ansel recently opened the doors to his second store in Japan in Ginza, where this showpiece dessert is served.
Trend Themes
1. Zero Gravity Cakes - Innovative cakes served inside balloons create a zero gravity experience, providing an opportunity for immersive dining experiences and interactive desserts.
2. Theatrical Food Presentation - The use of balloons and dramatic unveiling of the cake offers an opportunity for businesses to create unique and memorable dining experiences through theatrical food presentation.
3. Featherlight Desserts - The introduction of featherlight cakes opens up possibilities for creating delicate and ethereal desserts that appeal to consumers seeking unique and light culinary experiences.
Industry Implications
1. Bakery - Incorporating innovative cake presentation techniques can disrupt the bakery industry by attracting customers with novel and visually appealing products.
2. Fine Dining - Theatrical food presentation, such as serving cakes inside balloons, can disrupt the fine dining industry by offering more interactive and engaging dining experiences.
3. Event Planning - Featherlight desserts and zero gravity cake presentations can provide event planners with unique options to create visually stunning and memorable events.
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