A piece of cake!
When it comes to cake, we really don’t need much convincing. We’ve done the hard work for you, and eaten our way around town, sourcing a little something to satisfy each and every sweet tooth. The icing on the cake? We’ve got something for every occasion from your kiddo’s next birthday party, to an elaborate anniversary celebration to the alternative “cake” variety. We promise no belly will be left unsatisfied!
Perfect for Your Kiddo’s Birthday Parties
Flavour meets style: Sugar Me creates sculptural works of art, and if you’re after a show-stopper then look no further. Your child’s cake will come alive with these whimsical designs and intricate details. From carousels to ferris wheels, Sugar Me HK don’t have boundaries when it comes to a design brief. Their flavours vary from a classic vanilla to dark chocolate mud cake with chocolate ganache – drool. Cake sizes range from 4″ to 10″ so Sugar Me HK can definitely accommodate from the small intimate gatherings to a whole army of tweenagers.
www.sugarmehk.com, 6110 8967
For a truly personalised cake, how about the birthday boy or girl immortalised 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 Facebook for the awesome Jay-Z and Kanye West cake!).
Make sure you grab a slice of cake from Sweet Secrets at your next birthday party! They offer a fantastic range, from standard quick-fix cakes to express birthday cakes and even have a gluten-free range. This delightful hub for all things sweet provide over 40 flavours to choose from but not only that, they provide an Art cakes service ensuring your vision for your pride and joy are executed with love, care and attention. They also have a lead time of 1-2 weeks and for a 2D Art cake the price starts from $880 while 3D Artcake which starts from $1800.
www.sweetsecrets.com.hk, 2545 8886
If you’re looking for something that will not only tickle your kiddo’s fancy (hello, Paw Patrol cake), but is also delicious, look no further than Citrus Sweets. As our Sassy Mama Editor, Kat’s go-to cake place for her kiddos, she can vouch that not only are the creations gorgeous, the last slice is always fought over in her household.
Whether your child wants a 3D super hero extravaganza or an exact replica of her favourite pet, Complete Deelite will not disappoint. However, if it just a “cake to go” you’re after (we’ve all be there with our last minute panic attacks!) then check out Complete Deelite’s menu to choose from. Their only request is that you give as little as 6 hours advance warning for your very own minion or 2 working days notice for a tiara fit for 30-40 people. With an eye for design and a real talent for fondant sculpture, these cakes will leave you wanting to go home and sign up for a masterclass in cake decorating.
www.completedeelite.com, 3167 7022
Grown Up Celebration Cakes
We can completely vouch for this one, mamas! Their concept is simple: to make your “inner foodie squeal in delight”. They work by combining classic flavours and ingredients, and mixing it with whimsical florals and a wide array of bits and bobs (think gold foil and galaxy swirls!) to ensure that every cake is its own piece of art!
“Love at first bite”… From handcrafted sugar decorations to premium European chocolate, Ms B’s Cakery takes you straight to cake heaven. This isn’t for your average party; be prepared to be dazzled by the elite level of these beauties. Their specialty cakes are truly mesmerising and stand as works of art, but the real show stopper 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 (which is often replicated but never as well executed as the original), and if that isn’t enough, ingredients like Pistachio, Chocolate Chiffon and Apricot Compote should tempt your taste buds!
www.msbscakery.hk, 2815 8303
If you’re looking for a sophisticated cake that mature palettes would enjoy, then definitely head over to the Mandarin Cake Shop. It’s an adult’s tuck shop and their creations will surely impress the one you’re looking to spoil. Their opera cakes will certainly be a hit with its layers of delicate sponge and indulgent ganache. Looking for something less rich? Try the mango coconut mousse cake set to impress any party goer. You can download an order form online to pre order your cakes (500g per cake and price varies).
www.mandarinoriental.com, 2825 4008
Three friends with a passion for baking came together and created The Sweet Tooth Fairies. Their whimsical cakes are completely customisable for every sweet tooth lover and for any occasion. The beautiful designs made from buttercream and fondant are sure to impress every little belly as well as all the mamas and papas around too!
Looking for more of an indulgent adult-enticing cake that leaves every grown-up in a chocolate coma (never mind the children)? Then check out the trusted designs at Cova offering the finest ingredients from around the world, heavenly flavours and elegant aesthetic. If layers of sponge cake filled with chocolate and cream and surrounded by a fort of chocolate dipped profiteroles get your salivary glands excited then the signature St. Honoré is the Cova cake for you.
www.cova.com.hk, 2832 9008
Alternative “Cake” Options
One of Sassy Mama’s firm favourites and providing that much needed pit-stop after a busy morning, we could not prepare Sassy Mama’s list of top cakes without including this household name. Create a cake stand of cupcakes in an array of flavours and save on the cake plates and cutlery (just an idea!). When the words S’mores & Oreos appear on the same menu you just know that the birthday boy or girl will be smiling from ear to ear. With their central kitchen churning out (on average) thousands of cupcakes a day, you just know you can’t really go wrong with these small cupcakes of deliciousness.
www.siftdesserts.com, 2870 3887
Calling all health-conscious mamas! The Cakery is a concept by 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. The best bit? They taste (basically) the same as the suger-stuffed ones! Who said you can’t have your cake and eat it too?
www.thecakeryhk.com, 6688 6883
Got a sweet tooth? Sugar Sisters will definitely leave that craving satisfied. Serving up the largest and delectably chewy and gooey cookies, brownies and whoopie pies they’ve made all of us at Sassy HQ huge fans. Their pièce de résistance has definitely got to be their humongous cookie cake with pipped whipped frosting. For all the cookie lovers out there, this one’s for you!
Known for their absolutely tantalising signature mille-crêpes cakes, Lady M has made its way from New York to HK and we’re not mad about it. The super thin crêpes with a thin layer of fresh cream in between each layer makes for a surprisingly light cake variation! Make sure to check out the Earl Grey mille-crêpe.
Add a splash of colour to the birthday table with macarons. This mama 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 and add a contemporary twist to that traditional birthday cake. If you’re not incredibly decisive when it comes to flavours, you may need a helping hand as their signature flavours could carry you away; such as the sea salt caramel or the passionfruit almond cream. They also provide a limited offer list too if the signatures were not enough to tantalise your tastebuds.
www.littlemissmacarons.com, 9862 6635
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in April 2016, and updated for accuracy and comprehensivene