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What are these huge donut-like things the characters are eating in the office? From the distance it looks like cylindrical donuts, but a closer look shows it's some sort of puff roll cake. I understand that the size is greatly exaggerated, but what kind of pastry is this?

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This is from the episode 9. I remember this site had an event recently where the users were proposed to watch and then discuss this episode or something like that. I wonder if this was discussed there.

  • The size is not greatly exaggerated; Japanese baumkuchen is often rolled into the size pictured in these screenshots, though smaller versions are also widely available. – seijitsu Jun 13 '15 at 1:12
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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it is about Japanese culture without specific relation to anime/manga. – seijitsu Jun 13 '15 at 1:13
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To me, it looks like Baumkuchen, a german cake.

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  • As mentioned in the Wikipedia link, the “wood cake” is actually sold in Japan as well, and called baumkūhen. And they can actually be made fairly large. – Kess Vargavind Oct 28 '13 at 7:36

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