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Clumsy junior-high student Amano Ichigo has never been good at anything. Her younger sister Natsume has all the talent in the family. But Ichigo loves cakes, or eating them, at least. Sweets can make people smile, even when they're feeling sad; her late grandmother, a pâtissière (French for "female pastry chef"), could always cheer her up with her "magic" cakes. One day, during a pastry convention, Ichigo meets Henri Lucas, a pâtissier from the French baking school [[ElaborateUniversityHigh St. Marie Academy]]. He lets her try his newest cake, and she's able to describe the feelings that inspired it after one bite! What amazing taste she has! That's it--Ichigo decides she wants to be a pâtissière and make sweets that spread happiness. Henri helps her enroll at St. Marie (which conveniently has a Japanese division), and thus begins her journey down her grandmother's path! But Ichigo's clumsiness catches up to her, and baking proves harder than she imagined. To make things worse, she's placed in the same team as the Sweets Princes, St. Marie's three master pâtissiers! Thankfully, more help comes to her in a tiny form: a [[FairyCompanion "Sweets Spirit"]] named Vanilla, who's also trying to become a pâtissière in her world.

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Clumsy junior-high student Amano Ichigo has never been good at anything. Her younger sister Natsume has all the talent in the family. But Ichigo loves cakes, or eating them, at least. Sweets can make people smile, even when they're feeling sad; her late grandmother, a pâtissière (French for "female pastry chef"), could always cheer her up with her "magic" cakes. One day, during a pastry convention, Ichigo meets Henri Lucas, a pâtissier from the French baking school [[ElaborateUniversityHigh St. Marie Academy]]. He lets her try his newest cake, and she's able to describe the feelings that inspired it after one bite! What amazing taste she has! has!

That's it--Ichigo decides she wants to be a pâtissière and make sweets that spread happiness. Henri helps her enroll at St. Marie (which conveniently has a Japanese division), and thus begins her journey down her grandmother's path! But Ichigo's clumsiness catches up to her, and baking proves harder than she imagined. To make things worse, she's placed in the same team as the Sweets Princes, St. Marie's three master pâtissiers! Thankfully, more help comes to her in a tiny form: a [[FairyCompanion "Sweets Spirit"]] named Vanilla, who's also trying to become a pâtissière in her world.



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* HonoraryPrincess: Kashino, Andou, and Hanabusa are nicknamed Sweets Princes due to their skills in bakery. Also, in Tennouji's team, one of the boys calls Mari Tennouji "Princess Mari", because of her talents, and because she is the student council president.


** Episode 45 has the opening to SwanLake when Miya does her best Odette (to impress Kashino of course). In a later scene, The Wedding March is heard during Miya's delusions of grandeur thinking she's going to marry Kashino "when" she wins the semi-final rematch. [[spoiler:Not surprisingly, she loses.]]

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** Episode 45 has the opening to SwanLake ''Theatre/SwanLake'' when Miya does her best Odette (to impress Kashino of course). In a later scene, The Wedding March is heard during Miya's delusions of grandeur thinking she's going to marry Kashino "when" she wins the semi-final rematch. [[spoiler:Not surprisingly, she loses.]]


* GeniusDitz: Besides her expertise in her namesake, Caramel also manages to recreate a bust of Michelangelo's David on a bon bon chocolat. From memory. This is, of course, in between her [[{{Dojikko}} repeatedly tripping over herself]] and ''not originally knowing what a bon bon chocolat was.''

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* GeniusDitz: Besides her expertise in her namesake, Caramel also manages to recreate a bust of Michelangelo's David on a bon bon chocolat. From memory. This is, of course, in between her [[{{Dojikko}} [[CuteClumsyGirl repeatedly tripping over herself]] and ''not originally knowing what a bon bon chocolat was.''


** Inverted with Kashino, who got so sick of all the fangirls he has had in his life, that it drove him to misogyny (although he [[IShallTauntYou begrudglingly tolerates Ichigo]] and eventually falls for her).

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** Inverted with Kashino, who got so sick of all the fangirls he has had in his life, that it drove him to misogyny (although he [[IShallTauntYou begrudglingly begrudgingly tolerates Ichigo]] and eventually falls for her).



* {{OVA}}: ''Yumeiro Pâtissiére Mune Mune Kyun Tropical Island'', a seven minutes short in which Ichigo, Kashino, Andou, Hanabusa and the Spirits are, by no explained reasons, trapped on an island in the middle of nowhere.

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* {{OVA}}: ''Yumeiro Pâtissiére Mune Mune Kyun Tropical Island'', a seven minutes short in which Ichigo, Kashino, Andou, Hanabusa and the Spirits are, by no explained reasons, reason, trapped on an island in the middle of nowhere.



* OvertookTheManga: 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 [[spoiler: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 [[TimeSkip a couple years later with an older Ichigo]]. The manga will likely still be in the middle of the current story during this time.


* ShoutOut:
** In episode 17, the F-Group boys mention ''that'' anime with a cute character saying "Moe, moe~"[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7DLq2q37Cw]] and then talk about listening to "Yui's song" after class. Considering how popular ''Manga/KOn'' is in Japan, it's pretty obvious that's what they were talking about.
** Episode 33 is titled [[LightNovel/StrawberryPanic Strawberry Panic]], although any connection between the two series pretty much stops there.

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* ShoutOut:
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ShoutOut: In episode 17, the F-Group boys mention ''that'' anime with a cute character saying "Moe, moe~"[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7DLq2q37Cw]] and then talk about listening to "Yui's song" after class. Considering how popular ''Manga/KOn'' is in Japan, it's pretty obvious that's what they were talking about.
** Episode 33 is titled [[LightNovel/StrawberryPanic Strawberry Panic]], although any connection between the two series pretty much stops there.
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* ShownTheirWork: As a professional pastry chef that attended culinary school, I am very surprised about the level of detail put into it all. The recipes (Yes, acidic fruits tend to be bad for gelatin), the little facts about certain techniques (The temperature for chocolate is on the mark, and using a marble slab will temper your chocolate. Heck, if you look closely, you can sometimes see Kashino use the back of a small sheet pan for tempering, which is a very smart alternative.), and proper habits for succeeding in the field (lots and lots of practice, constructive feedback, sketching plating ideas, proper clean up, etc). They do kind of get some very small parts wrong, but it can be passed off as the rule of cool.

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* ShownTheirWork: As a professional pastry chef that attended culinary school, I am very surprised about the The level of detail put into it all.the cooking techniques are nothing short of impressive. The recipes (Yes, acidic fruits tend to be bad for gelatin), the little facts about certain techniques (The temperature for chocolate is on the mark, and using a marble slab will temper your chocolate. Heck, if you look closely, you can sometimes see Kashino use the back of a small sheet pan for tempering, which is a very smart alternative.), and proper habits for succeeding in the field (lots and lots of practice, constructive feedback, sketching plating ideas, proper clean up, etc). They do kind of get some very small parts wrong, but it can be passed off as the rule of cool.


* ClingyJealousGirl: Koshiro Miya, to Kashino

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* ClingyJealousGirl: Koshiro Miya, to KashinoKashino.



* DefeatMeansFriendship: Lemon-chan in episode 21
* DontYouDarePityMe: Lemon-chan again

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* DefeatMeansFriendship: Lemon-chan in episode 21
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* DontYouDarePityMe: Lemon-chan againagain.



* HowMuchDidYouHear: When Ichigo has her little hear-to-heart with her sister Natsume in episode 28, she isn't aware at first that the Sweets Princes were hearing the whole thing.

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* HowMuchDidYouHear: When Ichigo has her little hear-to-heart heart-to-heart with her sister Natsume in episode 28, she isn't aware at first that the Sweets Princes were hearing the whole thing.



* ImpossibleTask: Not only do the teams have to create an elaborate dress made out of chocolate in episode 44, someone has to model the creations (And even dance in them) at the masked ball afterward. [[spoiler: How Koshiro can move at all while wearing her team's monstrosity, no one knows]].

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* ImpossibleTask: Not only do the teams have to create an elaborate dress made out of chocolate in episode 44, someone has to model the creations (And (and even dance in them) at the masked ball afterward. afterward! [[spoiler: How Koshiro can move at all while wearing her team's monstrosity, no one knows]].



* NamesTheSame: In-universe. The foundress of Saint Marie Academy and the Sweets Spirit Queen are both named Marie, in fact, sharing the same name is what started their friendship and eventually gave birth to the whole partnership system between humans and Sweets Spirits.

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* NamesTheSame: In-universe. The foundress of Saint Marie Academy and the Sweets Spirit Queen are both named Marie, in Marie. In fact, sharing the same name is what started their friendship and eventually gave birth to the whole partnership system between humans and Sweets Spirits.



* {{Omake}}: At least one per volume in the manga. We even discover the name of the Sweets Spirit Queen (for those who want to know, her name is Marie which makes her the only Sweets Spirit to not have an EdibleThemeNaming) in one of them.

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* {{Omake}}: At least one per volume in the manga. We even discover the name of the Sweets Spirit Queen (for those who want to know, her (her name is Marie Marie, which makes her the only Sweets Spirit to not have an EdibleThemeNaming) in one of them.



* {{OVA}}: ''Yumeiro Pâtissiére Mune Mune Kyun Tropical Island'', a seven minutes short in which Ichigo, Kashino, Andou, Hanabusa and the Spirits are, by no explained reasons, trapped in an island in the middle of nowhere.
* OverprotectiveDad: Mr. Amano, definitely -- not just when it comes to Ichigo dating but also her clumsiness and what might happen if she falls from something tall.

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* {{OVA}}: ''Yumeiro Pâtissiére Mune Mune Kyun Tropical Island'', a seven minutes short in which Ichigo, Kashino, Andou, Hanabusa and the Spirits are, by no explained reasons, trapped in on an island in the middle of nowhere.
* OverprotectiveDad: Mr. Amano, definitely -- not just when it comes to Ichigo dating dating, but also her clumsiness and what might happen if she falls from something tall.

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** And again in the finale of ''Professional''. [[spoiler: Miya buys a huge advertisement campaign that initially gives her sweets shop a huge lead in a sale battle with Ichigo and co's sweets shop. However, on the final day it starts snowing, losing Miya tons of customers due to the long line to get inside. In the end, both teams tied in gross sales, but Miya's shop ends up conceding defeat due to net sales since the advertising campaign was so expensive.]]


* {{Expy}}: Though not created by the same author, Ichigo is very similar to Kazami Najika of ''KitchenPrincess''. In fact, the ''whole series'' is very similar to ''Kitchen Princess''.
** The Sweets Spirits remind you a bit of ShugoChara. Caramel even shares Suu's "-desu" VerbalTic / {{Keigo}} habit.


* ShoutOut: In episode 17, the F-Group boys mention ''that'' anime with a cute character saying "Moe, moe~"[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7DLq2q37Cw]] and then talk about listening to "Yui's song" after class. Considering how popular ''{{K-ON}}'' is in Japan, it's pretty obvious that's what they were talking about.

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* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
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In episode 17, the F-Group boys mention ''that'' anime with a cute character saying "Moe, moe~"[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7DLq2q37Cw]] and then talk about listening to "Yui's song" after class. Considering how popular ''{{K-ON}}'' ''Manga/KOn'' is in Japan, it's pretty obvious that's what they were talking about.


* UnskilledButStrong: Ichigo in general. From the start and even on the long run, she sometimes lacks basic knowledge of baking and tends to struggle with the technical side of things. However, she becomes an asset to the much more skilled Sweets Princes thanks to her very imaginative approach to the themes of desserts, her excellent palate which helps her in coming up with flavor combinations that will make the desserts compliment one another rather than have clashing favors, and her knack for figuring out what tastes certain people seem to prefer [[spoiler:which ends up being a crucial element in helping her team win the Grand Prix in the season 1 finale.]]

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* UnskilledButStrong: Ichigo in general. From the start and even on the long run, she sometimes lacks basic knowledge of baking and tends to struggle with the technical side of things. However, she becomes an asset to the much more skilled Sweets Princes thanks to her very imaginative approach to the themes of desserts, her excellent palate which helps her in coming up with flavor combinations that will make the desserts compliment one another rather than have clashing favors, flavors, and her knack for figuring out what tastes certain people seem to prefer [[spoiler:which ends up being a crucial element in helping her team win the Grand Prix in the season 1 finale.]]

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* UnskilledButStrong: Ichigo in general. From the start and even on the long run, she sometimes lacks basic knowledge of baking and tends to struggle with the technical side of things. However, she becomes an asset to the much more skilled Sweets Princes thanks to her very imaginative approach to the themes of desserts, her excellent palate which helps her in coming up with flavor combinations that will make the desserts compliment one another rather than have clashing favors, and her knack for figuring out what tastes certain people seem to prefer [[spoiler:which ends up being a crucial element in helping her team win the Grand Prix in the season 1 finale.]]


* HeyItsThatVoice: Miya Koshiro is also [[ShugoChara Rima Mashiro]]


* [[XmeetsY X Meets Y Meets Z]]: ''{{Gakuen Alice}}'' meets ''{{Kitchen Princess}}'' meets ''{{Shugo Chara}}'', especially when you consider Ichigo's hardy personality and love of foods, with also the fact that she was randomly recruited by a mysterious teacher into a high class academy. Meanwhile, the "Sweets Spirits" have been compared to the Guardian Characters from the third mentioned series because of their fairy-like "chibi" appearance.
** Not to mention that Ichigo even has the [[GirlishPigtails same hairstyle]] as [[GakuenAlice Mikan]].
** How about ''YakitateJapan'' meets ''ShugoChara''? Like ''YakitateJapan'', this show features a kid chef/baker who can make some amazing foods despite being a complete amateur. Ichigo and Kazuma also both have a special "power" (Ichigo's senses of taste and smell, Kazuma's "solar hands") that no other baker has. And the Cake Grand Prix and World Cake Grand Prix are like the Pantasia Newcomers Battle and The Monaco Cup.

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