Victorian Dessert Challenge – The List

After watching Kuroshituji and becoming thoroughly enthralled with the story, art style, and especially the tea time sweets, I decided to create a challenge for myself.  That is, to recreate all of the home-made desserts in the series.

Since purchasing a small oven last year, my home has slowly become host to numerous baking projects, with desserts in particular somewhat falling in favor of breads.  I’ve also become more interested in Victorian history and culture (as opposed to EGL history and culture), and what better way to study than through recreating delicious food.

I’ve already confronted the fact that I do not own the proper service wear, and defeated myself in realizing that there is no space for any more dishes in my tiny Tokyo apartment.  Everything will have to be plated on my cheap Chinese looking plates like we’re eating at Lau’s restaurant.  Any money that could be spent on plates will go towards only the finest ingredients.

So now that this matter is out of the way, here is the list of desserts:

Lemon Meringue Pie
Apple and Raison Deep Pie
Orchard Fruits Pie
Blackberry Cornmeal Cake
Charlotte Cake
Cabinet Pudding
Christmas Pudding
Gateau Chocolate
Victoria Sponge Cake

There are not really that many; the real task will be perfecting them.


  1. Tori said,

    December 6, 2010 at 10:40 pm

    ha! i was reading volume 2 today and saw the blackberry cake. now, i love blackberries and i have a party coming up on saturday, so i thought about making it. and lo and behold, i find a complete genius online!

  2. batsu said,

    December 23, 2010 at 2:15 am

    i hope all your guests love it^^ please drop me a line to let me know how it turns out.

  3. Wendy said,

    January 31, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    I was so glad to come across your website. I recently started watching Black Butler and had a similar idea. I love to bake and had never heard of some of the recipes. I am excited to surf the web to find the recipes and then try. I look forward to your stories.

  4. batsu said,

    January 31, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    thank you so much for the encouragement^^ i’ll be moving in a couple weeks, but will get back to the project at hand as soon as possible. i’d also love to hear about the recipes you try.

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