For a limited time in January, the Patisserie Swallowtail booth at K-Books Akihabara New Building (K-Books 秋葉原新館) will be offering a slew of tasty desserts themed after author Reki Kawahara’s sci-fi light novel and anime franchises Sword Art Online and Accel World.
Four different confectioneries – two from each franchise – are available, and they will be sold only from January 12 to the 20th at K-Books Akihabara. Or at least, it’s not mentioned if the treats would be made available at either the Patisserie Swallowtail White Rose main store down in Ikebukuro, or at the Butler Cafe Swallow which is located a few blocks away from White Rose. Both are premises that K-Books Inc also operates.
All confectionery purchases come with a complimentary Sword Art Online or Accel World hardboard coaster, one of two available designers for each franchise:
Kuroyukihime Cake (from Accel World, 680 yen)
A chocolate cake with black currents baked into it, and dressed with purplish whipped cream. This cake was made to evoke the image of Kuroyukihime’s school avatar.
Accel World Cookies (680 yen)
A set of six milk cookies with Accel World’s character illustrations printed on them.
Asuna Cake (680 yen)
Made with a base of yogurt-and-cherry-flavoured mousse, the Asuna Cake is topped with red-tea-flavoured whip cream as well as two pieces of chocolate: one made to resemble the Sword Art Online heroine’s trusty rapier sword Lampent Light, and another piece bearing the mark of the Blood Knights.
(This is a piece of cake Nobuyuki Sugou – otherwise known as Oberon the Fairy King in Alfheim Online – would enjoy biting into. Buy it. Honour the fairy king’s lusty ambitions.)
Sword Art Online Macaron (300 yen each)
Macarons with Asuna and Suguha’s likeness printed on them. Asuna’s is strawberry-flavoured, while Suguha’s is lemon.
(Be sure to buy some Suguha Macarons for your favourite cousin who may or may not be carrying an torch for you. Let them taste some “Suguha”, which means “unrequited love” in Japanese [not really, no].)