25 November, 2020
Cake Shop Hong Kong
Cake Shop Hong Kong
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Your Guide To Cake Shops In Hong Kong

25 November, 2020
Cake Shop Hong Kong

Looking for a special occasion dessert? We’ve rounded up the best cake shops in Hong Kong.

When it comes to choosing a dessert for a special occasion, the choice of cake shops in Hong Kong is endless. From birthday classics to anniversary showstoppers and “just because” cupcakes, there’s something for every celebration you can think of. As luck would have it, Team Sassy has a voracious sweet tooth, and we pride ourselves on having tried (almost) every option going. Here’s a list of our favourites. 

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Read more: The Best Bakeries In Hong Kong

I Love Babycakes

I Love Babycakes

Specialising in cupcakes, theme cakes, cheesecakes, cookies and more, I Love Babycakes promises no fuss and no frills, just great quality bakes. Driven by passion, the bakery currently has branches in both Mumbai, India and Hong Kong. Led by founder Pallavi, whose extensive culinary experience includes workshops at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, everything here is baked from the heart, and this is reflected in the homestyle flavour and feel of the products on offer. Whether you’re after beer-themed cake pops or a Cookie Monster cake, trust us, it’ll be love at first bite! For those interested in getting their hands dirty, Babycakes also offers DIY baking kits, along with baking classes in its Wan Chai cooking studio. Ready, set, bake!

Sassy Perk: Enjoy 10% off your first I Love Babycakes order using the code SASSY10. Offer valid until Tuesday, 15 December, 2020.

I Love Babycakes, Bite Unite, 15 Lung On Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, 9682 0215, [email protected], www.ilovebabycakes.in

Custom Creations

BakeBe

Baking might not be everybody’s forté, but if you’re looking to add a personal touch to the celebrations, BakeBe’s cake workshops guide you in creating a professional looking cake from scratch! Adorn your creation with unicorns, mermaids and rainbows galore. Or, if you’re looking for something a little different, you can make cupcakes, macarons, mousse cakes, cookies and more.

Vegan options are available.

BakeBe (Kowloon), Shop 170, 1/F, Mira Place 2, 118-130 Nathan Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 3165 8279

BakeBe (Causeway Bay), Shop 605, 6/F, Times Square, 1 Matheson Street, Causeway Bay Hong Kong, 3793 4998, [email protected], www.bakebe.com

Baking Maniac

Baking Maniac

Who couldn’t be wowed by a 12-year-old who decided to turn his love for cupcakes into his career? Now all grown up, Ankrish bakes cakes and more with his mother Renuka. A true passion project, their show-stopping creations will satisfy any and all cravings. Expect a seriously extensive range of flavours (including Masala Chai, Chilli Bomb and Mars Bar, to just to name a few), along with customisable cake pops and more.

Vegan and gluten-free options are available.

Baking Maniac, 5C, Kwai Bo Industrial Building, 40 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Hong Kong, 6699 8093[email protected], bakingmaniachk.com

Butter Cake Shop

Butter, Black Sheep’s signature American cake shop, offers all the famed group’s indulgent desserts in one place – including Motorino’s New York cheesecake and Stazione Novella’s peanut butter puppy cake. All cakes can be personalised with a special message, and require 48 hours advance notice. Delivery is available, as is pick-up from Stazione Novella or Butter’s new LANDMARK pop-up.

Stazione Novella (Butter Pick-Up), 52-56 Staunton Street, Soho, Hong Kong

Butter (LANDMARK), Shop 239, 2/F, The LANDMARK, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, [email protected], www.butterbutterbutter.com.hk

Craft Cakes & Confections

Looking for a nostalgic classic with a modern twist? Head to Craft Cakes, which specialises in beautiful custom cakes using fresh, quality ingredients. The team here are masters in crafting well-balanced flavours and perfect texture profiles. To get started with your creation, simply choose your theme or style (head here for inspo), colour scheme and flavour (options include the likes of vanilla bean cream to fresh berry, earl grey, or cookies and cream)The founder, Janice Ho, is a pleasure to work with, and she’s open to accommodating all cake desires and budgets. Craft Cakes also offers a selection of chocolates, tarts, cookies, caramels and more – head here for the full product catalogue.

Vegan and gluten-free options available.

Craft Cakes & Confections, 3C, Block 2, Camel Paint Building, 62 Hoi Yuen Road, Kwun Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2793 2333, [email protected], www.craft.com.hk

DATE by TATE

New in from award-winning chef Vicky Lau (of Tate Dining Room), DATE by TATE was borne out of the COVID takeaway boom as a way to bring the restaurant’s culinary craft to guests at home. We love the intricacy of the “Ode To Shan Shui”, which features an Earl Grey mousse and osmanthus goji berry jelly. Head online to order.

DATE by TATE, 210 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, 6730 2494, [email protected], datebytate.com

illibakes

illibakes

Boutique bakery illibakes creates alcohol-infused custom cakes and mini cupcakes that are every bit as impressive to look at as they taste! If you have a favourite alcoholic beverage, this place can translate it into a cake, making for a super personalised gift. Some of the most popular flavours include Macallan 12 & Chocolate, Tanqueray Gin & Tonic, Amaretto Red Velvet, Minty Mojito (with Mount Gay Rum) and Baileys Chocolate. 24 mini cupcakes start at $850, while an eight-inch double tiered cake starts from $1,110 depending on the alcohol selection, measure per cake and topping creation.

Gluten-free options are available.

illibakes, www.instagram.com/illibakes

Ms B’s Cakery

From handcrafted sugar decorations to premium European chocolate, Ms B’s Cakery takes you straight to pastry heaven. These desserts aren’t for your average party; be prepared to be dazzled by the elite level of these beauties. For added wow factor, check out the new Old Master Q Series, which comes adorned with intricate renderings of Old Master Q comics, along with the bakery’s signature 3D butterflies. Proving they’re not just style over substance, the cakes come in a range of gourmet flavours like pistachio, chocolate chiffon and apricot compote.

Gluten-free options are available.

Ms B’s Cakeryvarious locations across Hong Kong, 2530 0203, [email protected], www.msbscakery.hk

Patisserie Tony Wong

Seeking a truly show-stopping cake? Look no further than Patisserie Tony Wong, where you can find stunning custom rose-shaped cakes in a variety of flavours and colours, along with an extensive range of classic favourites. With three locations, more than 40 years of experience and a seemingly endless list of accolades and awards, quality and passion are guaranteed at this patisserie.

Patisserie Tony Wong, various locations across Hong Kong, [email protected], www.patisserietonywong.com

Party Mate Cakes

Freshness and flavour are the order of the day at Party Mate Cakes, all wrapped up in some seriously stunning works of confectionary art. Founder and baker Japneet Chahal is an expert in sugar art and can craft something that guests will still be talking about at next year’s bash (check out the photo gallery on Party Mate Cakes Facebook for more examples!).

Party Mate Cakes, 9463 7720, [email protected], www.facebook.com/partymatecakes

Phoenix Sweets

Phoenix Sweets

This Tai Kwun-based bakery is passionate about creating unique cakes made with love, finesse and the finest ingredients available. Whether you’re after a fun cake or something more elegant, Phoenix Sweets is able to whip up the sweet creation of your dreams. With options ranging from traditional buttercream cakes to more unusual, artisanal creations (the Amethyst Cake is particularly stunning), it’s hard to go wrong with this pick! Check out the full selection here.

Phoenix Sweets, Shop 03-205A, 2/F, Barrack Block (Block 03), Tai Kwun, 10 Hollywood Road, Central, 3686 0915, [email protected], www.phoenixsweets.com

Sugar Me HK

If you’re after a showstopper, look no further. Sugar Me HK creates works of art with whimsical designs and intricate details. From four-tier spectacles to sugar sculptures, the sky’s the limit. Take your pick from flavours like classic Vanilla, Matcha, Guinness dark beer and more. Cake sizes range from four to 10-inches, accommodating a whole army of hungry celebrators.

Sugar Me HK, 6110 8967 (WhatsApp), [email protected], www.sugarmehk.com

Sweet Secrets

Sweet Secrets offers a fantastic range, with everything from standard quick-fix cakes, express birthday cakes, cupcakes and more. This delightful hub for all things sweet provides over 40 flavours to choose from. Plus, it provides an art cakes service ensuring your vision is brought to life exactly as you imagine it. Just remember, there’s a lead time of one to two weeks.

Vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options are available.

Sweet Secrets, 9731 9089 (WhatsApp), [email protected], www.sweetsecrets.com.hk

Sweetpea Café

Sweetpea Café

This rustic gluten-free cake shop has quickly become a Soho staple. With dairy-free and vegan options, and signature flavours like double Earl Grey and strawberry shortcake, it never disappoints. The ingredient-driven establishment is allergy-friendly and has something for everyone. If you’re keen for a cake alternative, batches of tarts and chiffon cupcakes are also available.

Vegan and gluten-free options are available.

Sweetpea Café, 4 Shin Hing Street, Central, Hong Kong, 3689 7269, www.sweetpea-cafe-hk.myshopify.com

Sydney Smash Cakes

Re-live your wildest childhood dreams and get stuck into the cool creations by Sydney Smash Cakes. Filled with lollies and sweet treats, these cakes ooze creativity and are seriously delicious. Why should kids get all the fun? Cakes start from $699.

Sydney Smash Cakes, Unit 2403, 24/F, Tsuen Wan Industrial Centre, 220 Texaco Road, Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong, 2127 4033, [email protected], www.sydneysmashcakes.com.hk

Tai Tai Pies

Forget the name, Tai Tai Pies are known for crafting some of the tastiest cakes in town. Its Not For Rabbits Carrot Cake is a tried and true Team Sassy favourite, while the Coconut Sherry Decadent Cake is pure delight. Take your pick from its signature menu, or get in touch directly for something custom. All cakes need to be ordered 48 hours in advance and can be delivered or picked up from its Pacific Place outpost.

Tai Tai Pie (Pacific Place), GREAT Food Hall, Basement, Two Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong

Tai Tai Pies (Fo Tan), Unit 11-12, 13/F, Block B, Veristrong Industrial Centre, 34-36 Au Pui Wan Street, Fo Tan, New Territories, Hong Kong, [email protected], www.taitaipiepies.com

The Vege Lab

The Vege Lab

Founded in 2018 with the mission to explore the potential of modern vegan pastry, The Vege Lab makes 100% egg and dairy-free cakes, cookies, tarts and more. Everything is made from scratch, and serves as a healthier (yet no less delicious) alternative to traditional baked goods. While this pick doesn’t do custom creations yet, you’ll be spoilt for choice with its selection of signature treats. The Bloom Cake in particular is our pick, delicately decorated with flecks of gold and edible flowers, with a vegan hojicha sponge and charcoal tofu cream. Just make sure to place your order three days in advance.

Vegan options are available.

The Vege Lab, Room S, 10/F, Everest Industrial Centre, 396 Kwun Tong Road, Kwun Tong (by appointment only), 5332 6500 (WhatsApp), [email protected]thevegelab.com

Grab ‘N’ Go

Complete Deelite

Catering to the Hong Kong cake scene since 2004, Complete Deelite, founded by Jacinta Yu, is a reliable city stalwart. Highlights of the custom menu include the personalised Photo Cakes, along with the interactive Piñata Smash creations. Alternatively, check out its “Cakes To-Go” selection if you’re in a rush. Budding bakers can also head here to stock up on baking supplies, in addition to enrolling in lessons with Jacinta herself!

Complete Deelite, 3/F, On Lan Centre, 11-15 On Lan Street, Central, Hong Kong, [email protected], completedeelite.com

Cova

These indulgent cakes may just put you in a chocolate coma. The trusted designs at Cova offer the finest ingredients from around the world, heavenly flavours and an elegant aesthetic. If layers of sponge cake filled with chocolate and cream, and surrounded by a fort of dipped profiteroles gets your salivary glands excited, then the signature St. Honoré is the cake for you. We also love the classic black forest!

Cova Milano, various locations across Hong Kong, [email protected], www.cova.com.hk

Lady M

Lady M

Known for its tantalising signature mille-crêpes cakes, Lady M commands queues around the block – and for good reason. Its super thin crêpes, sandwiched together with a thin layer of fresh cream, make for a surprisingly light cake variation. Make sure to check out our favourite Earl Grey mille-crêpe. We’d recommend calling ahead for availability of its whole cakes as they tend to sell out fast!

Lady M, various locations across Hong Kong, www.ladymhk.com

Marks & Spencer

We’ve always got our eye out just in case our beloved Colin the Caterpillar makes an appearance, but even if he fails to show, Marks & Spencer stocks a variety of pre-made and packaged cakes that make for a great grab ‘n’ go option. Whilst you’re there, stock up on its soft, freshly baked cookies – there’s no such thing as too many sweets, right?

Marks & Spencer Food, various locations across Hong Kong, www.marksandspencer.com

The Cakery

If you’re health conscious but are a sucker for a slice of cake, The Cakery is for you! Conceived by passionate baker Shirley Kwok, these gourmet treats are gluten-free, paleo or made with wholewheat flour, and are low on refined sugar. Sound like you’ll be sacrificing flavour? Wrong! These (basically) taste the same as the sugar-stuffed ones! Who said you can’t have your cake and eat it too?

Vegan and gluten-free options are available.

The Cakery, various locations across Hong Kong, [email protected], www.thecakery.com

The Mandarin Cake Shop

A cake lovers’ tuck shop, this iconic staple offers a range of indulgent creations which are sure to impress. The Opera Cake, with layers of delicate sponge and indulgent ganache, is guaranteed to hit the spot. Looking for something less rich? Try the acclaimed classic Mandarin Cheesecake or Raspberry Tahitian Vanilla Cake instead. The best part? You can head online to order for minimum fuss and effort.

The Mandarin Cake ShopMandarin Oriental Hong Kong, 5 Connaught Road, Central, Hong Kong, 2825 4008, [email protected], www.mandarinoriental.com

Vive Cake Boutique

Vive Cake Boutique

Whipping up fanciful creations for any occasion, Vive caters to those who delight in all things whimsical and pretty. With flavours such as Yuzu Meringue, Rose Penelope (made with rose, lychee and raspberry mousse) and Oreo Galaxy, its cakes are super creative and ideal for celebrations of all kinds.

Sassy Tip: Looking for something more bespoke? Skip the store and call the baking team directly at 9841 8877.

Gluten-free options are available for custom orders.

Vive Cake Boutique, Shop 3, 1/F, H Queen’s, 80 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, 9602 2869, [email protected], www.vive.hk

Something Different

Cookie DPT

Say it with a cookie. Cookie DPT’s drool-worthy creations need no introduction. Get in touch with them directly to create a bespoke cookie for your big day. They also offer cookie and Rice Krispie “cakes” too!

Cookie DPT, [email protected], cookiedpt.com

Read more: The Best Cookies In Hong Kong 

Emack & Bolio’s

Everyone knows that Emack & Bolio’s churns out outrageously good sundaes and delicious scoops of creamy ice cream laden with toppings, but were you aware that it also creates incredibly moreish ice cream cakes too? Order in advance or drop-in to choose from all kinds of flavours, including chocolate peanut butter cup, peach melba and vanilla chocolate flake – trust us, you can’t go wrong.

Emack & Bolio’s, various locations across Hong Kong, www.emackandboliohk.com

Feather & Bone

Feather & Bone

Frosting and flour not for you? Butcher and deli Feather & Bone sells unique cheese “cakes” that serve as a sumptuous savoury option for special occasions. The cheese wheels change according to the season, but we can guarantee that this unusual centrepiece won’t disappoint. Prices range from $300 to $5,000 depending on the size and type of cheese. A minimum of three days advance notice is required; email or ask the team in-store for further details.

Feather & Bone, various locations across Hong Kong, 6313 0513, [email protected], featherandbone.com.hk

Little Miss Macarons

Add a splash of colour to the birthday table with some dainty macarons. This pastry chef sure knows how to add flavour to these “jewels” of confection, and a tower of flowing macarons will have any French patisserie-lover drooling. We love its signature flavours, especially the sea salt caramel and the passionfruit almond cream. It also provides a selection of limited edition varieties too, if the signatures weren’t enough to tantalise your tastebuds.

Little Miss Macarons, 9087 8812, [email protected], www.littlemissmacarons.com

Sift

firm Sassy favourite (seriously, they make an appearance at every team birthday), we could not prepare a list of the top cake stores in Hong Kong without including this household name. Create a tower of cupcakes in a variety of flavours and save on plates and cutlery, or go for one of its bespoke cake designs. Its central kitchen churns out thousands of cupcakes a day, so its craft has definitely been perfected! The red velvet is our go-to.

Gluten-free options are available.

Sift, various locations across Hong Kong, [email protected], www.siftdesserts.com

XTC Gelato

What’s a party without ice cream? XTC Gelato serves scoops galore, but it also whips up a series of delish gelato cakes. Made with all natural ingredients and no nasties, choose from a variety of flavours such as chocolate, blueberry cheesecake and mango coconut – all sure to please even the sweetest tooth.

XTC Gelato, various locations across Hong Kong, [email protected], www.xtc.com.hk

Editor’s note: This article was originally published on 4 September, 2018 and was most recently updated in November, 2020 by Team Sassy. Many thanks to Sakina Abidi for her contribution.

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Featured image courtesy of Butter via Instagram, image 1 courtesy of I Love Babycakes, image 2 courtesy of Baking Maniac, image 3 courtesy of illibakes, image 4 courtesy of Phoenix Sweets via Facebook, image 5 courtesy of Sweetpea Café via Instagram, image 6 courtesy of The Vege Lab via Instagram, image 7 courtesy of Lady M, image 8 courtesy of Vive Cake Boutique via Instagram, image 9 courtesy of Feather & Bone.

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