24 November, 2021
Cake Shops Hong Kong: Butter
Cake Shops Hong Kong: Butter
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Cake Shops In Hong Kong: Where To Buy Birthday Cakes, Desserts And Treats

24 November, 2021
Cake Shops Hong Kong: Butter

Looking for a special occasion dessert? Whether you’re after birthday cakes, cupcakes, cookies or something different, 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 cake option going. Here’s a list of our favourites. 

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Read more: The Best Bakeries In Hong Kong

tartes and pop Hong Kong cake shop

Tartes & Pop

Show you care with a tart! At Tartes & Pop only the best ingredients, and a whole lot of passion, go into making these delicious tarts and cakes. Whether you’re celebrating a birthday, anniversary, or want to send someone off in style with small farewell cakes (a.k.a. 散水餅), Tartes & Pop will have a dessert for the occasion. This little Sheung Wan cake shop combines delicious cakes and pop culture to make these traditionally sweet, elegant and chic French pastries a little bit more fun and funky!

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Tartes & Pop, G/F Kai Tak Commercial Building, 2 Morrison Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, 6597 6667, hello@tartes-pop.com, www.tartes-pop.com

Custom Creations

Baking Maniac Hong Kong cake

Baking Maniac – Creative Cake Flavours, Cupcakes, Cake Pops & More

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 8093bakers@bakingmaniachk.com, bakingmaniachk.com

BakeBe – Bake-Your-Own At A Co-Baking Space

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, www.bakebe.com

Butter Cake Shop – American-Style Cakes & Pies

Butter, Black Sheep’s signature American cake shop, offers all the famed group’s indulgent desserts in one place. All cakes can be personalised with a special message, and require 48 hours advance notice. Delivery is available, as is pick-up from Butter’s new Soho store. You can also arrange to have your special dessert delivered to any Black Sheep restaurant without any cake-cutting fee.

Butter Cake Shop, 34B, Staunton Street, Soho, Hong Kong

Butter (LANDMARK), Shop 239, 2/F, The LANDMARK, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, 2810 0660 info@butterbutterbutter.com.hk, www.butterbutterbutter.com.hk

Craft Cakes & Confections – Custom Birthday Cakes

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, colour scheme and flavour (options include the likes of vanilla bean cream to fresh berry, earl grey, or cookies and cream). Craft Cakes also offers a selection of chocolates, tarts, cookies, caramels and more .

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, admin@craft.com.hk, www.craft.com.hk

DATE by TATE – Award-Winning Cakes & Desserts

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.

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

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illibakes – Alcohol-Infused Cupcakes & Cakes

Boutique bakery illibakes creates alcohol-infused custom cakes and mini cupcakes that are every bit as impressive to look at as they taste! 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.

Gluten-free options are available.

illibakes, www.instagram.com/illibakes

I Love Babycakes – Cupcakes, Themed Cakes & More

Specialising in cupcakes, themed cakes, cheesecakes, cookies and more, I Love Babycakes promises no fuss and no-frills, just great quality bakes. 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!

I Love Babycakes, Bite Unite, 15 Lung On Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, 9682 0215, ilovebabycakes09@gmail.com, www.ilovebabycakes.in

Ms B’s Cakery – Luxury cakes In Hong Kong

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; prepare to be dazzled by the elite level of these beauties. 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, 2815 8303, info@msbscakery.hk, www.msbscakery.hk

Patisserie Tony Wong – Flower-Shaped Cakes

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, order@patisserietonywong.com, www.patisserietonywong.com

Party Mate Cakes – Made-To-Order Quality 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.

Party Mate Cakes, 9463 7720, partymatecakes@gmail.com, www.facebook.com/partymatecakes

Phoenix Sweets Hong Kong cake

Phoenix Sweets – Artisinal Cakes For Every Celebration

This Tai Kwun-based bakery is passionate about creating unique cakes made with love, finesse and the finest ingredients available. 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!

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

Sift – Delicious Cupcakes In A Variety Of Flavours

A 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, order@siftdesserts.com, www.siftdesserts.com

Sugar Me HK – Beautiful Bespoke Cakes

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.

Sugar Me HK, WhatsApp: 6110 8967, info@sugarmehk.com, www.sugarmehk.com

Sweet Secrets – Cakes, Cupcakes & Cookies

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 has 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, WhatsApp: 9731 9089, info@sweetsecrets.com.hk, www.sweetsecrets.com.hk

Sweetpea Café Hong Kong birthday cake

Sweetpea Café – Gluten-Free Cakes & Desserts

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, WhatsApp: 6018 91313689 7269, www.sweetpea-cafe-hk.myshopify.com

Tai Tai Pies – More Than Just pies, Cakes, Tarts & Desserts Too

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 Pies (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, 2413 8877info@taitaipiepies.com, www.taitaipiepies.com

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The Vege Lab – Vegan Cakes & Desserts

Founded in 2018 with a 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), WhatsApp: 5332 6500info@thevegelab.comthevegelab.com

Grab ‘N’ Go

Cake Shops Hong Kong: Cova

Cova – Italian Cakes & Pastries

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, www.cova.com.hk

Complete Deelite – Personalised Cakes & Baking Supplies

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!

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

Lady M Hong Kong cake alternative

Lady M – Delicious Crêpe Cakes

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 – Easy Pre-Made Birthday Cakes

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 – Healthier, Gluten-Free, Low-Sugar & Paleo Cakes

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, www.thecakery.com

The Mandarin Cake Shop – Indulgent, Classic Cakes For Every Occasion

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 order online to order for minimum fuss and effort.

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

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Vive Cake Boutique – Creative, Beautiful Cakes

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, www.vive.hk

Something Different

Cake Shops Hong Kong: Cookie DPT

Cookie DPT – Cookies! Need we say more?

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” and basque burnt cheesecakes too!

Cookie DPT, info@CookieDPT.com, cookiedpt.com

Read more: The Best Cookies In Hong Kong 

Little Miss Macarons – Macaron Cakes

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, info@littlemissmacarons.com, www.littlemissmacarons.com

Sydney Smash Cakes – Lolly-Filled, Chocolate Piñata 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, hello@sydneysmashcakes.com.hk, www.sydneysmashcakes.com.hk

XTC Gelato – Ice-cream As A Cake Alternative

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, info@xtc.com.hk, www.xtc.com.hk

Editor’s note: This article was originally published on 4 September, 2018 and was most recently updated in November, 2021 by Team Sassy. 

Hero 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 Cova via Instagram, image 8 courtesy of Lady M, image 9 courtesy of Vive Cake Boutique via Instagram, image 10 courtesy of Cookie DPT via Instagram.

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