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Birthday Cakes In Hong Kong: Cake Shops And Patisseries

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Make your next celebration a piece of cake! From birthday cakes to cupcakes, cookies, desserts and other sweet treats, we’ve found the best cake shops in Hong Kong.

When it comes to choosing a dessert for that special occasion, the options are endless. From birthday cakes to anniversary cakes to graduation cakes to cupcakes, we’ve eaten our way around town, sourcing a little something to satisfy each and every sweet tooth (at the expense of our expanding waistlines). The icing on the cake? There are desserts for every occasion, from your little ones next birthday party cake, to gluten-free game-changers, to elaborate anniversary desserts. We’ve even included a selection of alternative “cake” varieties to give you something a little different. We promise, no belly will be left empty!

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Best Cakes for Kids’ Birthday Parties
Best Cakes for Grown-Up Celebrations
Alternative “Cake” Options

Read more: How To Make Your Child’s Birthday Special While Stuck At Home

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Best Cakes for Kids’ Birthday Parties

Baking Maniac – Creative cake flavours, cupcakes, cake pops & more

Whether you’re after cupcakes, cake pops, a naked cake, a detailed fondant creation or a multi-tiered mega cake, this duo has you covered. Baking Maniac uses only the best organic ingredients to customise over 40 delicious flavours. There are even gluten-free, vegan and eggless cakes for those who’d normally miss out on the sweet treats at birthday parties.

Sassy Mama tip: There are also baking workshops that make for a great birthday party or after-school activity.

Baking Maniac, 5C, Kwai Bo Industrial Building, 40 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Hong Kong, 6699 8093[email protected], bakingmaniachk.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-hour advance notice. Delivery is available, as is pick-up from Butter’s new Soho store.

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 [email protected], www.butterbutterbutter.com.hk

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Complete Deelite – Personalised cakes & baking supplies

Whether your child wants a 3D superhero extravaganza or an exact replica of her favourite pet, Complete Deelite will not disappoint. However, if it is just a “cake to go” you’re after (we’ve all been there with our last minute panics!), then check out Complete Deelite’s menu to choose from. The only request is that you give as little as six hours advance warning for your very own minion, or two working days notice for a tiara fit for 30 to 40 people.

Complete Deelite, 2/F On Lan Centre, 11-15 On Lan Street, Central, Hong Kong, 3167 7022[email protected]www.completedeelite.com

I Love Babycakes– Cupcakes, themed cakes & more

Cupcakes and theme cakes are always winners when it comes to celebrating a child’s birthday! I Love Babycakes delivers that homestyle flavour and taste that never fail to please. Its unique cake creations cover everything from toddler favourites such as Peppa Pig to always-popular Disney designs to sport-themed cakes for older kids. Let’s not forget something to celebrate the grown-ups with — customised cakes, cupcakes or even cookies for your next baby shower, graduation, anniversary or anything in between!

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

Party Mate Cakes – Made-to-order quality cakes

For a truly personalised cake, how about immortalising the birthday boy or girl in sugar? Japneet Chahal at Party Mate Cakes 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

Read more: Handmade Gifts That You Can Make With Your Child

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Phoenix Sweets – Artisanal cakes for every celebration

Expect exquisite made-to-order creations for all types of celebrations from this high-end local cake shop. Make sure you book at least two weeks in advance to reserve your handcrafted cake, as there is limited availability. Many of the options allow you to choose the flavour of the buttercream cake (earl grey, vanilla, honey yuzu or chocolate). Just add $200 to the price tag if you want to slice into a vanilla rainbow cake! Don’t forget about its cupcakes, which are equally pretty and can be themed to suit the occasion (birthday, baby shower, etc.).

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

Sugar Me HK – Beautiful bespoke cakes

If you’re looking for elegant, bespoke cakes that deliver on both flavour and style, make sure you reach out to Sugar Me HK. They only produce one-off sculpted cakes to order, so you know you are getting something truly unique. Simply fill out the online form with your request and the passionate team will help turn your cake dream into a reality (expect a response within 48 hours, but note you will need to pre-order at least one month in advance of your deadline)! Your imagination is the only limit!

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

Sweet Secrets – Cakes, cupcakes & cookies

Sweet Secrets offers a fantastic range, from standard quick-fix cakes to express birthday cakes, and it even offers a gluten-free selection. This delightful hub for all things sweet provides over 40 flavours to choose from. There is a lead time of one to two weeks, and for a 2D Art cake, the price starts from $880, while 3D Art cakes start from $1,800.

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

Vive Cake Boutique – Creative, beautiful cakes

Whipping up bespoke creations for any occasion, Vive Cake Boutique caters to those who want a truly unique cake. With flavours such as Yuzu Meringue, Rose Penelope (made with rose, lychee and raspberry mousse) and Oreo Galaxy, its cakes are creative and ideal for celebrations of all kinds.

Sassy Mama tip: Looking for something more personalised? Skip the store and call the baking team directly.

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

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Best Cakes for Grown-Up Celebrations

Cova – Italian cakes & pastries

These indulgent adult-enticing 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, surrounded by a fort of chocolate-dipped profiteroles get your salivary glands excited, then the signature St. Honoré is the Cova cake for you (the cheesecake is pretty darn good, too!).

Cova Milano, various locations across Hong Kong, www.cova.com.hk

Dominique Ansel – Cakes & pastries created exclusively for Hong Kong

Remember these lemon juice boxes from when you were kids? Pasty chef Dominque Ansel has created cakes that will fill you with childhood nostalgia. From holiday tram cakes to pineapple bun cakes and lemon juice box cakes, there are plenty of unique Hong Kong-themed cakes and desserts to choose from at these cake boutiques across the city.

當文歷餅店 by Dominique Ansel, various locations across Hong Kong, www.dangwenli.com

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Jouer – Beautifully layered “naked” cakes

Specialising in layered cakes, macarons and artful accessories, this pastry brand helps by infusing a little “joie de vivre” (the joy of living!) into every delightful detail. With a focus on quality, premium ingredients, you’ll find a playful take on familiar flavours. Not only are the cakes photogenic, but delicious too — don’t count on there being leftovers!

Jouer, Shop LG 23, Lee Garden Two, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, 3489 3903

Jouer, G/F, 1 Sau Wah Fong, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, 2528 6577, [email protected], www.jouer.hk

Ms B’s Cakery – Luxury cakes In Hong Kong

You’ll be in “love at first bite.” From handcrafted sugar decorations to premium European chocolate, Ms B’s Cakery takes you straight to cake heaven.  Its speciality cakes are truly mesmerising and are works of art, but the real showstopper has to be the Madame Butterfly. You know it’s a Ms B’s when you see a fluttering butterfly gently balancing on the top of a cake (these cakes are often replicated but never executed as well as the original).

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

Mandarin Cake Shop – Indulgent, classic cakes for every occasion

If you’re looking for a sophisticated cake for mature palettes, then head to the Mandarin Cake Shop. It’s an adult’s tuck shop and its creations will surely impress the one you’re looking to spoil. Its opera cakes will surely be a hit with layers of delicate sponge and indulgent ganache. Looking for something less rich? Try the acclaimed classic Mandarin cheesecake or mango coconut mousse cake, tasty enough to impress any partygoer.

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

Patisserie Tony Wong – Flower-Shaped Cakes

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

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

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Alternative “Cake” Options

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

Calling all health-conscious parents! The Cakery was conceived by a passionate baker and mother of two, Shirley Kwok. These gourmet guilt-free cupcakes are gluten-free, paleo or made with wholewheat flour, and are low in refined sugar. Think you’ll be sacrificing on flavour? Wrong! These (basically) taste the same as the sugar-stuffed ones! Who said you can’t have your cake and eat it too?

The Cakery, various locations across Hong Kong, www.thecakery.com

Read more: That Mama: Shirley Kwok, Founder Of The Cakery

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, [email protected], cookiedpt.com

Lady M – Delicious Crêpe Cakes

Known for its absolutely tantalising signature mille-crêpes cakes, Lady M has made its way from New York to HK. While the service can be hit or miss, the super-thin crêpes with a thin layer of fresh cream in between each one makes for a surprisingly light cake variation! Make sure to check out the Earl Grey mille-crêpe.

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

Little Miss Macarons – Macaron Cakes

Add a splash of colour to the birthday table with 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. It will have your child’s imagination running wild. Birthday kid not a cake fan? These may be a great alternative. We’re especially loving its signature flavours, such as the sea salt caramel or the passionfruit almond cream.

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

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Sift – Delicious Cupcakes In A Variety Of Flavours

One of Sassy Mama’s firm favourites (it’s a much-needed pit-stop after a busy morning!), we could not prepare a list of top cakes without including this household name. Create a cake stand of cupcakes in a variety of flavours, and save on the cake plates and cutlery (just an idea!). Its central kitchen churns out (on average) thousands of cupcakes a day, so its craft has definitely been perfected! The red velvet is our go-to.

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

Sweetpea Café – Gluten-Free Cakes & Desserts

This is another one for health fans. This rustic gluten-free cake shop has quickly become a Soho staple. With its dairy-free and vegan options, signature flavours such as double Earl Grey and strawberry shortcake won’t disappoint. The ingredient-driven establishment is allergy-friendly and has something for everyone. If you’re keen on something other than a cake, batches of tarts and chiffon cupcakes are also available.

Sweetpea Café, 4 Shin Hing Street, Central, Hong Kong, WhatsApp: 6018 91313689 7269, www.sweetpea-cafe-hk.myshopify.com

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Sydney Smash Cakes – Lolly-Filled, Chocolate Piñata Cakes

Australia’s favourite smash cake is now available in Hong Kong. Each “cake” comes packed full of up to 3kg of quality Aussie sweets — enough to satisfy every sweet tooth around. These reasonably priced cakes (starting at $699) are more than a sweet piñata, the signature design is an edible work of art.

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

Read more: How To Celebrate Your Child’s Birthday Without Cake

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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in April 2016, and most recently updated on 26 November 2021. 

  Main image courtesy of Vive Cake Boutique, image 1 courtesy of Baking Maniac, image 2 courtesy of Complete Deelite via Facebook, image 2 courtesy of Pheonix Sweets via Facebook, image 3 courtesy of Jouer, image 4 courtesy of The Cakery, image 5 courtesy of Sift Desserts via Facebook, image 6 courtesy of Sydney Smash Cakes    

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