This was a mess and a hassle… So I’m quite happy it turned out to be a decent picture. While making the dorayaki themselves weren’t difficult, the process of slicing them in half was messy. The first one I had put anko and whip cream in and then sliced. Very bad idea. As soon as I put the knife down the filling splattered everywhere. The second one I only put in anko but when I cut the anko slid to the sides. So the result you see on the left is one that I have carefully constructed after slicing the pancakes.
Unfortunately I was so frustrated after the mishaps of slicing the dorayaki that I didn’t think to take a picture of the failed attempts.