Whether you’re after a custom-made cake, a vegan option or something else, here’s where to buy the best wedding cakes in Hong Kong.
A wedding cake is one of the sugar-coated highlights of your special day, but finding the right one can get a little overwhelming with so many to choose from. Luckily, picking out your dream cake (sample tastings included, of course) is probably the best and tastiest part of the wedding planning process. And to make things even easier for you, we’ve put together a list of where to buy the best wedding cakes in Hong Kong. Whether you want an elaborate, five-tiered cake or a bespoke rustic creation, we’ve got this part of your big day covered.
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Bespoke Wedding Cakes
Jouer founder Anne Cheung worked as an art consultant before completing her Patisserie Diploma at world-renowned culinary school, Le Cordon Bleu, in Paris. Blending her love of art and food, the playful creations that come out of the Jouer atelier (which Cheung opened in 2013) aim to excite your imagination as much as they do your taste buds. With Jouer’s emphasis on celebration, its stunning, multi-tiered bespoke wedding cakes (that come in a multitude of delicious flavours) are sure to make for a memorable dessert on your special day. We’ve fallen head over heels for its Fondant Raspberry Wedding Cake, which you can bet tastes as good as it looks!
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Specialising in couture cakes and desserts that make special occasions all the more special, Aesthetics HK will work with you to create the wedding cake of your dreams. Delicately handcrafted with the finest ingredients, each cake is designed to your preferences. The result: a gorgeous, one-of-a-kind creation that will be the standout centrepiece on your dessert table (expect “oohs” and “ahhs”). And if you like the idea of your cake perfectly matching your wedding motif, why not go all out and sign up for the store’s sweet table or catering service as well?
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Craft Cakes & Confections playfully twists nostalgic classics into new, inspired concepts, creating beautiful tailor-made wedding cakes with quality ingredients. Each of its cakes strikes the perfect balance between being creamy and light, as well as sweet and stunning. With the guidance of Craft founder Janice Ho, you get to decide on the style of your cake, number of tiers, cake stand and flavour (warning: it’s a hard choice between flavours like cookies and cream, earl grey and fresh berry). A popular choice among customers is its mini wedding cakes that are placed on a tiered cake stand and, as a bonus, save you time on cutting.
Ms B’s wedding cakes are the epitome of elaborate. From intricately handcrafted sugar decorations to premium European chocolate, this cakery takes you straight to patisserie paradise. Be prepared to be dazzled by the sheer beauty of its designs. Its speciality cakes are truly mesmerising works of art, but the real showstopper has to be the Madame Butterfly. If it isn’t enough to find a fluttering butterfly balancing on top of your cake, flavours such as Champagne Chocolate, Lemon Poppy Seed and Pina Colada are sure to tempt your taste buds.
Sugar Me Kissery produces whimsical sculptural works of art, so if you’re after a showstopper, then look no further. From four-tier spectacles to intricate sugar sculptures, this cakery knows no bounds when it comes to a design brief. Cake flavours vary from classic vanilla to a rich Guinness dark beer. It makes cakes that are up to 25cm in diameter and can easily feed a large room of hungry guests.
Sugarcoat offers bespoke edible works of art for every special occasion. With eight years of experience in cake decorating under her belt, you can trust cake designer Olivia to make you a gorgeous cake for your wedding day. Of course, it’s not all about looks. Choose from its delectable signature flavours, including Luscious Lemon and Raspberry, and Banana Peanut Butter.
Born and raised in Hong Kong, Penney Pang left her job as a chartered accountant to pursue a career in baking. After completing various local and overseas baking and sugar craft courses, she set off on her journey to handcraft wedding cakes and has never looked back. The award-winning chef brings your dream cake to life with a refined and delicate touch. Though the design of the cake is completely up to you, Penney will be there if you’re having trouble picking between her 12 flavour and filling combinations.
Exuding luxury, this designer cake brand is in the business of creating couture cakes that will make your guests gasp. Just check out its handcrafted fairytale-esque European Pavilion Cake and you’ll see what we’re talking about. The Symphony only uses the freshest ingredients of the finest quality and explores some out-of-the ordinary flavours.
Bow Artisan Cakery, opened by two girls who met while studying at Le Cordon Bleu Paris, offer its cakes as a sweet treat to you. Bow’s signature Peony Wedding Cake is simplistic in design, but will still wow your guests. If you’re after something with more colour, you can always request a bespoke creation to bring your dream cake to life.
In the interest of satisfying your (and her own) sweet tooth, cake artist Rosetta creates intricately-designed cakes that are made to order. Not only will your cake be the centre of attention at your dessert table, it will also end the meal on a sweet note. How could it not with flavours like Raspberry Truffle, Mango Sago and Earl Grey Honey?
The Sweet Spot, www.swtspotcakes.com
We’re still floored by Cake2’s life-size wedding dress cake (complete with a bridal train). Despite the decadence, these cakes are renowned for lightness. While Cake2 is more than willing to make cakes for other occasions such as birthdays or work functions, it’s clear it’s a speciality wedding cake bakery through and through.
This patisserie has a solid range of classic wedding cakes, but it’s hard to look past its My One & Only cake. This tiered chiffon cake iced with Chantilly cream is topped with a preserved flower encased in a glassy bowl (which makes a great memento). With four branches, more than 40 years’ experience and several awards, quality and finesse are guaranteed at Patisserie Tony Wong.
Tucked away in PMQ, Phoenix Sweets is passionate about creating cakes made with love, finesse and the finest ingredients available. Whether you’re after a fun and playful wedding cake or something more simple and elegant, you can trust the team to whip up the cake of your dreams. With options such as traditional buttercream cakes to more uncoventional, artisanal creations (the Amethyst Cake is particularly stunning), it’s hard to go wrong with this cakery!
This bakery works by combining classic ingredients and flavours, and mixing them with whimsical florals and a wide array of bits and bobs (think gold foil and galaxy swirls) to ensure every cake is its own work of art. The floral designs are practically made for Instagram. Ideal for smaller, more intimate weddings with a modern flair.
Baking Maniac started out as a passion project of then 12-year-old Ankrish. The mother-and-son team behind the brand pride themselves on being obsessive baking maniacs and always build their creative masterpieces from the heart. We’ve tasted more of its desserts than we’d like to admit, but needless to say, we’re big fans of Baking Maniac – and would happily trust its team with fulfilling our wedding cake order!
Whipping up bespoke creations for any special occasion, Vive Cake Boutique caters to those who want a truly one-of-a-kind wedding cake. With flavours such as Yuzu Meringue, Oreo Galaxy and Rose Penelope (made with rose, lychee and raspberry mousse), its cakes get major points for creativity and are ideal for adventurous brides.
This cake shop can have simple wedding cakes done within two weeks and allows you to mix and match the flavours, whether you want a cupcake stand wedding cake or a six-tiered statue. If you’d rather leave the taste to the pros, you can opt for one of the recommended flavour combinations. But if you ask us, we’d go for the strawberry shortcake flavour (vanilla with a strawberry and cream centre).
Guilt-Free Wedding Cakes
This one’s for all you health-conscious cake lovers. The Cakery specialises in gourmet, guilt-free and allergy-friendly wedding cakes (and also gluten-free and dairy-free versions), that are made with whole-wheat and are low in refined sugar. If you think you’ll be sacrificing on flavour, you’d be wrong. They’re just as tasty as regular cakes. Who said you can’t have your (healthy) cake and eat it too?
This rustic, gluten-free cake shop has quickly become a Soho staple, and its custom-made wedding cake section does not disappoint. Sweetpea Café offers delicious gluten-free, vegan and keto cake options that are full of flavour. The ingredient-driven cake business is allergy-friendly and has something for everyone. We recommend you choose from its wide selection of signature flavours, which vary from New York Cheesecake, Matcha and Blood Orange, and Fresh Banana ‘n’ Cream.
Alternative Wedding “Cakes”
Add a splash of colour to your wedding table with a tower of macarons that would have any French patisserie lover drooling. Little Miss Macarons pack a lot of flavour into its pretty little “jewels” of confection. Crispy on the outside and light and chewy on the inside, its macarons come in an assortment of flavours that will tantalise your taste buds. We especially love the Sea Salt Caramel and Passionfruit Almond Cream flavoured ones.
Save on the cake plates and cutlery and go with a stand of cupcakes instead. Cupcake lovers need not look further than Sift, which offers a wide and delicious variety of flavours to choose from for your wedding day. When the words S’mores, Red Velvet and Banana Foster appear on the same menu, who wouldn’t be excited for dessert? Its central kitchen churns out thousands of cupcakes a day, so it’s safe to say its craft has definitely been perfected.
Looking for a sweet treat alternative that’s a little more savoury? If sugar and frosting aren’t your thing, Feather & Bone offers unique cheese “cakes” that are a sumptuous, savoury option for special occasions. The cheese wheels change depending on the season, but we can guarantee that this unconventional centrepiece won’t disappoint.
If you’re looking for a wedding cake that’s a little less traditional but still as indulgent, an ice-cream cake ticks all the boxes. While Emack & Bolio’s is known for its outrageously decadent sundaes and extravagant ice-cream cones, it also makes incredible ice-cream cakes. Order in advance for your big day and pick from flavours such as Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup and Peach Melba, to Beantown Buzz and Vanilla Chocolate Flake.
Emack & Bolio’s (Central), 26 Cochrane Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2505 6626
Editor’s Note: This article was originally published on 28, August 2018 and was updated on 27, March 2020.
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Featured image courtesy of Debby Hudson via Unsplash, image 1 courtesy of Jouer, image 2 courtesy of Aesthetics HK, image 3 courtesy of Ms B’s Cakery via Instagram, image 4 courtesy of Sugarcoat via Instagram, image 5 courtesy of The Symphony via Instagram, image 6 courtesy of The Sweet Spot via Instagram, image 7 courtesy of Patisserie Tony Wong via Instagram, image 8 courtesy of Bakes by Tania via Instagram, image 9 courtesy of Vive Cake Boutique via Instagram, image 10 courtesy of The Cakery via Instagram, image 11 courtesy of Little Miss Macarons via Instagram, image 12 courtesy of Feather & Bone via Instagram.