Warm the chocolate pen over a bain-marie until it melts.
Slice the strawberries in half horizontally. Line the bottoms up in threes.
Transfer the slices of swiss roll to a serving dish, and use appropriately-sized strawberries for Anpanman's nose and cheeks. Use a chocolate pen to draw the eyes and mouth. Ta-da! It's Anpanman!
With the remaining chocolate, write the honoree's name and message on the plate for a birthday celebration.
Story Behind this Recipe
I made this after plans to bake a cake fell through... Originally, this was just going to be a topping for a cake.
This fuss-free cake is sure to delight Anpanman fans!
If you're in Japan, you can pick up this cake at Lawson's convenient stores. You can also show your affection by making a homemade cake. The nose and cheeks are made with cut strawberries. They'll look cute if you keep them on the larger side.