Link Alert: Recipe Collection from Japanese Pâtissiers
But there's still fun to be had, for those just wishing to nose about. For example, haven't you ever wanted to see how an Opera is assembled? Or how about goggling the Tarte au Fromage Chocolat (that sounds so good to me). And then there are the little tricks you can learn, merely from looking at the pictures, such as how to add texture to the top of a mousse cake.
Although the recipes on Cake Chef do tend to be a little fancy-shmancy, with more creams and mousses than I'd ever care to actually taste in real life, that's kind of what makes the site fun. I mean, who really wants to see the photo/video recreation of, say, a bran muffin, right? And there is a good mix of more simple recipes as well, such as clafoutis, cheesecakes, and loaf cakes--I am definitely going to try the Caramel Banane one of these days.
Oh, I also read on the website that miam is a child's way of saying delicious, so perhaps that's where the name minimiam came from?