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Description
From DMP:

A high school crush, a world-class pastry chef, a former middle-weight boxing champion...and a whole lot of cake!
Ono has come a long way since the agonizing day in high school when he confessed his love to handsome Tachibana. Now, some 14 years later Ono, a world-class pastry chef and gay playboy has it all. No man can resist Ono's charms (or his cooking skills!) but he has just found a new position under a man named Tachibana. Can this be the only man who resisted his charms, and if so, will the man who once snubbed the "magically gay" Ono get his just desserts? And how in the heck did a former middleweight boxing champion wind up as Ono's cake boy?

Recipient of 26th Kodansha Manga Award in the shoujo manga category for 2002.

Type
Manga

Related Series
N/A

Associated Names
西洋骨董洋菓子店
Seiyou Kotto Yougashiten
Seiyou Kottou Yougashiten

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Latest Release(s)
v.2 c.10 + Extra by Beautiful Soup (3677d ago)
v.1 c.5 by 7:11AM (3699d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
4 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1
Ends at Vol 4, Chap 19

User Reviews
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User Rating
Average: 8.5 / 10.0 (248 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.31 / 10.0
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Last Updated
July 8th 2014, 8:53am PST


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Year
2000

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Wings (Shinshokan)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
DMP (4 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #846 increased(+304)
Monthly Pos #1921 increased(+236)
3 Month Pos #2745 increased(+243)
6 Month Pos #3318 increased(+132)

List Stats
On 183 reading lists
On 335 wish lists
On 698 completed lists
On 36 unfinished lists
On 224 custom lists

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lovely, but not what you might expect   
Rating: N/A
by pleochroic
September 20th, 2007, 3:01am
[edit by mod, Warning: Possible spoilers]
this is a good example of a manga that defies easy classification in the west, and why the west's definitions are hosed, and we should just adopt japanese terminology. because this is clearly BL, but not shounen-ai, nor yaoi. there is no airy-fairy platonic love with at most a chaste kiss and "i've always liked you" between young boys, which characterizes shounen-ai. instead there is an adult, out, sexually active gay character -- but yaoi-lovers get to see no sex, and romance lovers don't get to see him fulfilled with the person with whom one would normally expect him to end up. don't read this story for the romance, unless you're fine with unrequited love all-around that does not get neatly resolved. no, even then, don't read it for the romance. it's not all that romantic. read it for yoshinaga-sensei's fine storytelling abilities and her sense of humour. these characters feel like real people, they have depth.
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A tasty treat!   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by pearlesque
June 12th, 2007, 8:30am
If you're a food-lover or a lover of shounen ai, this manga's for you. Beautifully illustrated desserts and beautifully drawn men are both plentiful in this story. But it isn't just a superficial charm -- there are depths to these men that are explored with each consecutive volume. Secrets, failed romances and hidden hopes are all brought to light as our patissiers bumble their way through life.

The only reason I'm not giving this manga a 9 or a 10 is because the romantic tension built up throughout the series isn't clearly resolved at the end. In my opinion, Yoshinaga-sensei should do a sequel, in which Tachibana finally gets his head out of his ass and admits his feelings to himself. smile It would also be good to follow Chikage and Kanda as they pursue their goals.
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Wonderful!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Chira00
September 20th, 2008, 7:33am
This is a really great story. Light, funny and enjoyable to read. The diverse character personalities are the best! I really wish there was more. I could have kept on reading and reading. Not your typical BL story at all.
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Delicious!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by luzzz
January 5th, 2009, 12:21am
Talk about delicious and mouth-watering! A nice-paced slice-of-life with sprinklings of comedy. If the wonderful story construction and engaging characters don't warm your heart, the cakes and desserts will definitely whet your appetite. This manga is Yoshinaga Fuyumi at her best, and it deservedly won the 26th Kodansha Award.

Now if only recipes for each dessert featured throughout the manga were made available...

... Last updated on January 5th, 2009, 12:22am
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good...   
Rating: 8.4 / 10.0
by Nernel
April 26th, 2009, 10:32am
...but it feels unfinished. it stops at an okay place, but i for one would like to see more of the storylines resolved. but i guess that's what makes it "slice of life."

edit: dunno if i should put this here (a manga site), but the korean live-action movie version is absolutely delicious. i bumped up my rating (just a tiny bit) solely for that reason

... Last updated on May 8th, 2009, 12:31am
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pretty good   
Rating: 6.5 / 10.0
by tweetchan
October 25th, 2012, 10:34am
While I wouldn't exactly say that this series completely qualifies as "slice of life," I will admit that I kind of enjoyed this one. The only thing that I didn't like about this series was that so many things were left unresolved in the end. Even if the mangaka was going for the whole open ended thing, I still think that some issues could have been worked out a little better in the end of this one.

Also, for the comment:

...Are all real-life gay men like that? If so, then maybe I finally understand why they're so hated...

Um...you do realize that this is not real life, right? But if we're using this manga as source of reference here, then the same question could be asked about straight people if you look at every playboy that exists in various types of manga on the market. One character (from a manga, no less) couldn't possibly be representative of an entire group of people. That's a rather bold--if not completely silly--assumption to make.

... Last updated on December 5th, 2012, 7:59am
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You Got Me at "Devilish"...   
Rating: N/A
by shojojunkie
June 15th, 2010, 1:07am
If you love reading a manga that sucks you right in and won't let you stop reading, this is for you. The interactions between the characters are unique and there are a lot of things to laugh and cry (happily) about. It's really great!

... Last updated on June 15th, 2010, 1:07am
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AWSOME!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Sakura_Hikizaki
September 6th, 2009, 3:10pm
I loved this manga! It wasn't really Yaoi ( I thought it was thats why I picked it up.) But it was great! I enjoyed to the end! Beautiful art, lovable characters, and great story plot. Fumi sensei did again! I would love it she was to do a sequel but I'm so far enjoying the doushi that have been done.
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i really don't know...   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by yukino33
May 11th, 2009, 4:40pm
somehow this manga was really a good read, and i actually didn't stop until i finished it. and i was right to do so.
and yet, i have this kind of feeling of being really unsatisfied!!! i don't know how to explain it.the ending was good, and it ended at the right place too. but it was kind of cut off. we finally get to understand about the characters, and why are they this way, and then it ends. and you don't get to see any progress on the main couple, and you can't even picture it either. because truthfully even after finishing i don't know if they will ever be together.
i gave it a 9 because it was actually very good and i couldn't leave until i finished reading, but i still couldn't give it a 10 because of mine unsatisfied feelings........smile
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Boring...   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by Airendy
September 8th, 2014, 4:24pm
This sleeve is very stopped and I found it very boring, the characters are simple and the art is not legal ... Chikage is more fluffy and funny the whole sleeve. The sleeve has very incomplete with things not resolved ...
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