When legendary pastry chef Tomura vanishes from the upper echelon of the sweets circuit in Japan, the mystery of his exit from the pastry-making world lingers. He even refuses to show off his skills at a renowned pastry shop in Tokyo where he is a regular. Finding a job as a lecturer at confectionary school in Tokyo, Tomura assumes that he can now live in peace. Meanwhile, an unexpected coincidence leads Natsumi, the young daughter of a cake-baker, to begin working at that same pastry shop where Tomura frequents. She has followed her boyfriend to the big city with the hopes of reuniting with him. When she secures an apprenticeship at a small but established bakery, she makes it her goal to bring Tomura back into the fold.