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12 Cupcakes That You Need To Try

Cupcakes make the world a better place. Fact. So next time you feel like putting on the kettle and whipping out some baked goods, check out this delectable range of bakeries, cafés, and personalised cupcake services to satisfy your sweet tooth.

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Flamingo Complete Deelite Cupcakes

 1. Complete Deelite

If you’re looking for a classic cupcake, then Complete Deelite is the place for you. Traditional flavours, delicious frosting, and flawless decoration make this an absolute gem. We love their flamingo cakes (pictured above), however they’re only the tip of the iceberg because cartoon characters, stiletto heels, and even Porsche cars are up for grabs on their adorable cupcakes. And if you fancy getting hands-on in the kitchen, then Complete Deelite hosts a range of regular baking workshops with seasonal themes.

Good for: pre-order, personalised, delivery
How much:
Everyday Cupcakes, $20 – $24; Customised Cupcakes, $220 – $850 per dozen
Complete Deelite2/F, On Lan Centre, 11 – 15 On Lan Street, Central, (+852) 3167 7022

 2. SIFT

If you haven’t experienced the dream that is a SIFT cupcake, then you need to drop whatever you’re doing immediately, and make a beeline for your closest store. With 26 creamy flavours to choose from, including Mocha, Salty Caramel, and – the latest addition to the menu – Raspberry, pacing up and down the counter more times than is acceptable trying to decide which ones to choose is something we hold our hands up to. Buy them all!

Good for: unplanned treat, pre-order, personalised, delivery
How much: 
$28 per cupcake
SIFTlocations vary, (+852) 2870 3887

3. Kisses Cupcakes

Kiss and tell isn’t normally our style, but when it’s up there with the best you’ve ever had, people deserve to know. Winning the hearts of the Localiiz team in one fell swoop, these indulgent cupcakes, topped with the perfect amount of creamy topping, are among the best in the city. S’mores, Mocha, Lemon, Coconut – pucker up and tuck in.

Good for: unplanned treat, pre-order, personalised, delivery
How much: 
$28 – $33 per cupcake
Kisses Cupcakeslocations vary, (+852) 2489 9899

4. Phoenix Sweets

Specialising in bespoke artistic confectionery, Phoenix Sweets whip up a range of delicious cupcakes at their PMQ store, including flavours such as Rose Earl Gray, Very Berry, Cookies & Cream, and Caramel Chocolate. They also bake to order, catering for all themes and occasions, be it pink and gold floral cupcakes for weddings and birthdays or Gatsby themed delights for ultimate party glamour.

Good for: pre-order, personalised
How much:
$35 – $40 for standard size / $15 for mini size
Phoenix Sweets, Unit S103, PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central, (+852) 2104 9798

5. Twelve Cupcakes

After taking Singapore by storm with their fluffy bakes and smooth frosting, Twelve Cupcakes has set up camp in Hong Kong. There’s no chance of getting bored at this cupcake counter, with rotating weekly menus and three monthly specials, in addition to six classic flavours which are served every day. Looking for something a little more unique? Chat to the team about the personalised service.

Good for: unplanned treat, pre-order, personalised, delivery
How much: 
$28 – $33 per cupcake
Twelve CupcakesCauseway Bay, Central, Kowloon Bay, and Kowloon Tong

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6. Vive

Vive – aka elegance in cupcake form. The first boutique bakery to set up shop in Lee Tung Avenue, this Parisian-inspired store boasts delicately piped toppings and super chic embellishments. Cupcakes are currently only available on a made-to-order basis, however we’re excited for the day when we can swing by the powder pink parlour on a sweet-toothed whim and tuck into a cupcake fresh off the rack.

Good for: pre-order, personalised, delivery
How much:
 $30 – $35 per cupcake
ViveBasement 05 – 06, Lee Tung Avenue, Wan Chai, (+852) 5111 4895
1/F, H Queen’s, 80 Queen’s Road Central

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7. The Cakery

Whipping up guilt-free cupcakes and simultaneously answering our prayers is The Landmark’s boutique bakery, The Cakery. Using natural, premium organic ingredients including goji berries, sugar cane, and raw honey, this guilt-free range of 15 flavours are the saviour of health-conscious foodies. Make sure you try the summer-inspired, Vitamin A rich Sunflower cupcake. Packing a double pumpkin punch with the flavoursome sponge and pumpkin puree frosting, this photogenic treat is a winner in our book.

Good for: unplanned treat, pre-order, personalised, delivery
How much: 
$38 – $40 per cupcake
The CakeryShop 316, The Landmark, Central, (+852) 6683 3833
Shop 124, Lee Garden Two, Causeway Bay, (+852) 2816 1838

8. Sweet Secrets

Calling all vegans — boy, have we found a Sweet Secret for you! You’ll be in paradise with the gorgeous selection of gluten and dairy free cupcakes on offer at this Central gem. Also free from refined sugar, these little treats are perfect for more health-conscious consumers. In addition to the ever-popular chocolate flavours, there is a range of more unique ones to choose from including ginger, lime, turmeric, and beetroot. Stocking a small selection of classic flavours every day for walk-in customers, this store is the perfect place to pick up a cheeky treat. Plus, personalised services are available for when you’re planning something special.

Good for: unplanned treat, pre-order, personalised
How much: $28 – $40 per cupcake
Sweet SecretsG/F, 35 Graham Street, Central, (+852) 2545 8886

9. Whisked Cupcakes

You just can’t beat the taste of homemade goodies, and at Whisked Cupcakes that’s exactly what you’ll get. Whipping up all sorts of delicious flavours, including Carrot Cheesy Cupcakes, Creamy Banana, and Peanut Butter, these multi-coloured bakes are as pleasing on the eye as they are on your taste buds.

Good for: pre-order, personalised, delivery
How much: $20 per cupcake (minimum order of 6 per flavour)
Whisked Cupcakes, (+852) 9766 3920

10. Natural Chiffon

What if I told you, that you didn’t have to feel guilty about scoffing down a sweet, creamy, delicious cupcake? Well, Natural Chiffon is here to answer your prayers. Using all-natural ingredients with no food colourings or additives, this too-good-to-be-true bakery is a healthier option that we guarantee will satisfy your sweet tooth. What’s more, these folks can help you add designs and writings onto each and every cupcake, giving your cupcakes an extra special touch, for that extra special occasion.

Good for: unplanned treat, pre-order, personalised, delivery
How much:
 $20 – $50 per cupcake / $15 for mini size
Natural ChiffonB66, Ginza Plaza, 2A Sai Yeung Choi Street, Mong Kok, (+852) 5401 6736
2/F, Man Yee Building Shopping Arcade, 68 Des Voeux Road, Central, (+852) 5404 1461
1/F, T.mark, 8 – 12 Dung Fat Street, Tsuen Wan, (+852) 5407 4114

Citrus Sweets

11. Citrus Sweets

The perfect match for those who aren’t overly keen on sweet sweet things, Citrus Sweets has a visual four-step cupcake customisation process to ensure your cupcakes are absolutely perfect. Simply place your order a week in advance and decide if you want to play around with personalisation (who can turn down a pug on a cupcake?) or stick to the classic option of sprinkles and a swirl of frosting. Just make sure the camera eats first as two lucky dessert-lovers will win free cupcakes every month when they tag #mycitrus on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.

Good for: pre-order, personalised, delivery
How much: $17 – $30 per cupcake
Citrus Sweets, 8-10 Hankow Road, Han Chung Mansion, Tsim Sha Tsui​, (+852) 5199 4774 (by appointment only)

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12. Vintage Cakes

A step above your average cupcake order service, your Vintage Cakes experience starts with a cake consultation to discuss ideas, before the award-winning team head back to their kitchen, pulling together traditional recipes, good quality ingredients, and home-style baking methods to create a truly memorable cupcake experience. With such attention to detail, it’s no wonder these girls are in demand, so make sure you book well in advance to avoid disappointment.

Good for: pre-order, personalised, delivery
How much:
 Contact Vintage Cakes for a quote
Vintage Cakes, (+852) 9303 9025

Read more! Combat the cheeky treats with Hong Kong’s Ultimate Healthy Eating Guide, or check out Hong Kong’s Top 10 Dog Friendly Hangouts.

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