Ever since I saw this I was determined to make one for myself:

And if you don't know what it is,

The raindrop cake originates in Japan where it is called mizu shingen mochi. The gelatin-like cake is made using agar, a clear, animal product-free version of gelatin.
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Also agar is:

a seaweed product dried and made into flakes or a powder . Both forms are used as a thickener most commonly in Japan and other parts of Asia.
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Interestingly enough, the article says that the raindrop cake resembles

"that scene from A Bug’s Life where they drink water drops off of leaves."
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my childhood dream to do this

Now on to the recipe that I took from the website Tastemade (all links are below):

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  • 4 salted cherry blossoms
  • 1/2 tablespoon agar (if you can't find agar you can swap it for Gelatin powder (substitute equal quantities, not vegetarian), or gelatin sheets)
  • 1/2 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 cup mineral water
  • Brown sugar syrup
  • Soy bean powder


1.Place salted cherry blossoms in a mold.
2.In a small bowl, add sugar and agar and mix well.
3.In a small sauce pot over low heat, add water followed by sugar and agar mixture. Stir to combine and increase heat to medium. Bring to a boil, continuing to stir for a couple minutes. Remove from heat and place pot in a bowl of ice to cool mixture down.
4.Pour into the molds, and place in refrigerator until hardened.
5.Top with brown sugar syrup and soybean powder to serve.

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A video if this makes you too stressed out to make:

💧sources: https://www.gourmetsleuth.com/ingredients/detail/agar, https://www.tastemade.com/videos/raindrop-cake, https://mashable.com/2016/04/07/raindrop-cake/#MjoJ2TFMkgqE

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