black n white
Knock the socks off your wedding guests with one of black n white’s bespoke wedding cakes! Cofounder Chef Koo, the former assistant pastry chef at Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong, has finally set up his own bakery and we’re ready to marry one of their artful creations. Trained by 3-michelin starred pastry chef Pierre Gargnaier, each wedding and special occasion will look incredible with one of this bakery’s centrepieces and luckily for you brides-to-be, they taste even better. If you haven’t sorted your guest favours yet either, give black n white a ring – their cake cups and sugar lollipops are an absolute dream.
black n white, Shop C, 8 Sun Chun Street, Tai Hang, Hong Kong, 6308 5009, www.blacknwhite.com.hk
There’s nothing that impresses us more than artisan cakery and the experts at Cake2 are definitely impressive. Their thirteen years of experience definitely shows in each of their elegant creations, and we’re still floored by their life-size wedding dress cake (complete with bridal train!). They’re cakes are renowned for their lightness and each bite will have you up in the clouds. While they’re more than willing to do cakes for other occasions such as birthdays or work functions, they’re a specialty wedding cake bakery through and through.
Cake2, Shop 1, G/F, Victoria Court, 2A Tsing Fun Street, Tin Hau, Hong Kong; Unit G29, G/F, Peninsula Centre, 67 Mody Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2947 7575, www.cake2.com
Everyone over at Complete Deelite wants to create cakes that bring people together and their hand-sculpted delights certainly do the trick. Always a darling of the Hong Kong press, each of their cakes are constantly in high demand and a lot of that comes down to the close relationship they have with each of their clients. With over a decade of experience under their belt, Complete Deelite can customise cakes just for you, whether you want a cupcake stand or a six-tiered goddess. They’re also perfect for the couple that leaves everything to the last minute- for a small fee, they can get your cake done in just over two weeks depending on how elaborate your design is. Unfortunately they don’t cater to allergies which is a slight issue, but they do offer you the unique chance to mix-and-match flavours for your cake. Or, if you’d rather leave the tasting to the pros, you can try one of their recommended flavour combinations like Strawberry Short Cake (vanilla with a strawberries and cream centre) or Bananas on the Moon (fresh bananas, fresh cream and a chocolate mousse filling)… yum!
Complete Deelite, 2/F, On Lan Centre, 11-15 On Lan Street, Central, Hong Kong, 3167 7022, www.completedeelite.com
Eva Liu has convinced us that baking is an art form, the sugar artist creates tasteful pieces that are always trend-conscious. Her modern wedding cakes are perfect for themed weddings, whether it’s an adorable vintage flower basket cake for a garden wedding or a chic black and white cake straight out of a photo shoot from Vogue. She offers a wide selection of flavours, ranging from traditional chocolate truffle to crazy green tea and cream cheese, so you’re sure to find something you’ll love. The queen of the theme can also customise cakes for your own wedding; all you have to do is ask. Did we mention her adorable guest favours? Your friends will be coveting their sugar-spun rose rings all the way home.
By appointment only.
Eva Liu, 5/F, 22-28 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2376 4900, www.eva-liu.com
Gioia by Chi Patisserie
Gioia by Chi Patisserie is very much the little wedding bakery that could, offering a range of bespoke wedding cakes and other themed goods for a playful celebration. While their cakes err a little on the smaller side, they make up for it in heart and originality in creations like their cartoon Romeo and Juliet cake or silhouette single tier cake. They also offer a range of customisable chocolate pops and icing flower cookies, which would be absolutely adorable on your dessert table!
Gioia by Chi Patisserie, Shop A, 35 Nam Kok Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong, Facebook
Ms B’s Cakery
Run by Hong Kong style icon Bonnae Gokson, this chic cakery rightly believes that all wedding cakes should taste as good as they look-which is great because each cake is a sartorial dream. Mrs B’s wedding cakes are the epitome of elaborate decadence, using only the best European chocolate and freshest cream to create a culinary experience your guests will never forget. We were actually convinced for a little while that they used real flowers in their creations, but our jaws hit the floor when we realised they were actually hand-spun sugar decorations! It’s no surprise they’ve won three international awards from institutions such as the Paris Book Awards for the company’s biography and cake collection book, their Asian and Western cakes will have you falling all over in love again at the first bite.
Ms B’s Cakery, 39 Gough Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2815 8303, www.msbscakery.hk
If you’re a bride who wants a hand in everything from décor to dance floors, Phoenix Sweets’ custom-made wedding cakes are perfect for you. Using only the finest materials with a skilled set of cake decorators, they’re masters of fondant draping and we love their soft touches of edible lace. Offering bold flavours like Earl Grey tea and yuzu, each personalised cake is a delight from plate to fork-whether you’re tucking into one of their gold dusted red mooncake-inspired cakes or a cascading tiered delight. At the moment they’re still a small company so you have to arrange to collect your cake yourself, but we’re sure your bridesmaid can help you out! They’ve recently opened a small patisserie in Sassy’s new hangout the Police Marriage Quarters so check them out when you get the chance!
Phoenix Sweets, S103, PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.phoenixsweets.com
The baker’s hands behind Sweet Secrets are experts when it comes to taking a theme and running with it. Just take a peek at their incredible wedding cake collaboration with Kanchan Couture and their Audrey Hepburn inspired wedding cakes. Not only can you choose from one of her selection of themed wedding cakes, but the girls over at Sweet Secrets love customising cakes for their customers as long as you send them a few images or ideas for reference. They’re so good at what they do that they’ve even produced their own guide to choosing your dream wedding cake for brides-to-be, which is practically heaven sent.
Sweet Secrets, G/F, 35 Graham Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2545 8886; G/F, 28B Canal Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, 2575 6228, www.sweetsecrets.com.hk
Sweet Secrets Showroom, Unit 304, 3/F, Westlands Centre, 20 Westlands Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong, 3462 2716
If you want a wedding with a bit of offbeat charm, why not replace a traditional wedding cake with a cupcake tower? There’s nobody that does cupcakes better than our friends over at Sift and their gourmet wonders are always crowd pleasers. Flavoured with flown-in-fresh natural ingredients, Sift’s stunning cupcake towers are sure to have all your guests wanting one of their own. With one of our Sassy girls Jennifer Cheung at the helm of the bakery-chain, we know you’ll be in safe hands. Don’t believe us? Check out our review of Sift’s new dessert bar here.
Prices on request.
Sift Dessert Bar, G/F, 46 Graham Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2870 3887, www.siftdesserts.com
Since Room 1409
Since Room 1409 has been making waves in the baking industry for a little while, catering to big name clients like Yves Saint Laurent, Benefit and Fendi to create high quality bespoke desserts. They do everything from six tier wedding cakes to sweet bride and groom cookies and they’re the ideal choice for themed weddings, able to deliver deliciously creative cakes with your vision in mind. It might be for the best to get out Google Translate or get a friend to help you out if you don’t speak Cantonese however-their website’s totally in Chinese.
By appointment only.
Since Room 1409, 2638 1409, www.sincerm1409.com
Now we know Microdwarf’s not a bakery, but we thought you might want the skinny on a place to get awesome customised wedding cake toppers. Simply place an order on their online form and send in photographs of you and your partner and your mini-mes will be delivered to your door in 3-4 weeks. Talk about convenient! For brides on a tight deadline, they also offer a ten day rush service at a slightly higher price. Each of their figurines is startlingly lifelike and they even offer the option for you to add other people or objects to your topper. Even your pooch can get in on the wedding fun!
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