"Happy Sweets Dream." Vanilla shrinks Ichigo and sneaks her into the Sweets Kingdom, where she meets three baking school drop-outs who are miniature versions of the Sweets Princes. Calling themselves "The Jerks," they try to ruin the Spirits' New Year's festival as revenge for having their magic revoked by the Queen. Ichigo manages to stop them. Of course, it ends up being only a dream...or was it? Yay for filler.
A similar short story appeared on the manga, where Ichigo falls asleep and shrinks to the size of a Sweets Spirit and meets two other Spirits. The trio together then bakes a cake. It's never stated if it was real or a dream unlike the above mentioned episode, which is stated in later episodes to be real, and not just a dream.
The opening is this. Ichigo fraisier et framboise! Happy, happy macaroon. Happiness, made go!
Professional's theme, "Sweet Romance", is equally catchy.
Family-Unfriendly Aesop: Want to teach your best students to be self-reliant? Then play with their emotions and get them to hate you for the rest of your life! While you're at it, test them further by telling them that their way of thinking is wrong and that they'll never become pastry chefs by being kind and wanting people to smile. They'll understand...
Andou likes invading Kashino's personal space and likes calling him "Maa-chan" from time to time. And Hanabusa seems to be awfully mesmerized by Henri in chapter 17...
In episode 43, Andou and Hanabusa had to sleep in a high-class suite, in one bed. But at some point they say that it's ew.
Overtook the Manga: While the YP manga (which appears in Ribon, a monthly magazine) is still in the middle of the Cake Grand Prix in Japan, the anime went in its own direction by having Team Ichigo lose in the finals, but still able to go to Paris as sub-representatives for the St. Marie Japan campus. Additionally, a new season of the anime entitled Yumeiro Pâtissière Professional will be a completely original story taking place a couple years later with an older Ichigo. The manga will likely still be in the middle of the current story during this time.
What Do You Mean, It's Not Symbolic?: All of the Sweets Spirits carry utensils around with them. Vanilla, Caramel and Cafe have spoons, while Chocolat wields a fork. That has to mean something, right?
The Woobie: Okay, so she's generally less abused than most examples of this trope, but Caramel just can't seem to catch a break from anyone. It helps that she breaks down into tears at a moment's notice, getting tons of cuteness points while doing so.