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15 cupcakes in Hong Kong that you need to to try

By Jen Paolini 13 November 2019

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 across Hong Kong to satisfy your sweet tooth.

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Best cupcakes Hong Kong The Good Cake

1. The Good Cake

No one needs a reason to indulge in cupcakes, but if you do, then assisting the elderly and underprivileged of Hong Kong should be good enough. The Good Cake is run by a team of one—Karen—who truly puts her back into her creations, sleeping an average of four hours a night and whipping up tonnes of buttercream by day. A portion of her cupcake sales goes towards buying rice for the elderly community living in poverty in Hong Kong. If you’re looking for beautiful, made-to-order cupcakes without preservatives for your next party or celebration, this is where to get them from. Just make sure to get your order in early!

Best cupcakes Hong Kong Gloria's Cakecraft

2. Gloria’s Cakecraft

As one of Hong Kong’s premier boutique wedding caterers, you can bet that Gloria’s Cakecraft dreams up some of the most aesthetically-pleasing cupcakes in town. Completely handcrafted with natural food dyes and butter-free ingredients, these bakers use Korean white bean paste as a substitute for ordinary buttercream when creating their cupcake toppings. Floral elements serve as the main inspiration for the decoration process and ephemeral pastel colour palettes complete these gorgeous desserts. Their flavours are out of this world as well, with options like Korean-style Honey Pomelo and Triple Chocolate up for grabs. Don’t they just look too good to eat?

Best cupcakes Hong Kong Complete Deelite

3. 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-themed cakes, but they’re only the tip of the iceberg, because cartoon characters, stiletto heels, wonders of the plant world, and even Porsche cars are up for grabs on their adorable cupcakes. And if you fancy getting hands-on in the kitchen, then you’ll want to know that Complete Deelite hosts a range of regular baking workshops with seasonal themes, which are especially fun around the holidays.Complete Deelite, 3/F, On Lan Centre, 11–15 On Lan Street, Central | (+852) 3167 7022

Read more! Not into dairy? No worries; here are some vegan dessert options.

Best cupcakes Hong Kong Sift Desserts

4. Sift Desserts

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 over 20 creamy flavours to choose from, including Mocha, Salty Caramel, Red Velvet, Peach Oolong, and Green Tea, you’ll be pacing up and down the counter more times than is acceptable, trying to decide which ones to choose. Or just do like we do and buy them all to share with your friends!Sift Desserts, locations vary

Best cupcakes Hong Kong Oookie Cookie

5. Oookie Cookie

You may know Oookie Cookie for their imaginative and hyperrealistic cakes, but did you know that they also do cupcakes that are just as impressive? Now with a brick-and-mortar shop in prestigious, owner Ophelia Tam and her team are more than ready to take on custom baking projects for your next big bash. Want unicorns on your cupcakes? Check. What about Pokémon? Also possible. No custom sugary dream is too big or too small for these folks. We’re partial to their adorable dinosaur cupcakes, but we’ll let you be the judge! Just head on to their Instagram to browse through their previous creations and prepare to be wowed.Oookie Cookie, Shop 302, Lee Garden Two, Causeway Bay | (+852) 9220 9622

Best cupcakes Hong Kong Kisses Cupcakes

6. 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 buttercream, are among the best in the city. S’mores, Mocha, Lemon, Coconut—pucker up and tuck in. Don’t forget about their adorable seasonal creations—they’re worth saving stomach space for!Kisses Cupcakes, locations vary

Read more! These gorgeous desserts that don’t look like desserts will blow you away.

Best cupcakes Hong Kong Phoenix Sweets

7. Phoenix Sweets

Specialising in bespoke artistic confectionery, Phoenix Sweets whip up a range of delicious cupcakes at their Tai Kwun store, including flavours such as Rose Earl Grey, Very Berry, Cookies & Cream, and Caramel Chocolate. They also bake to order, catering for all occasions, be it pink and gold floral cupcakes for weddings and birthdays, or Gatsby-themed delights for ultimate party glamour.Phoenix Sweets, Shop 03–205A, 2/F, Barrack Block (Block 03), Tai Kwun, 10 Hollywood Road, Central | (+852) 3686 0915

Best cupcakes Hong Kong Twelve Cupcakes

8. 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 that are served every day. Looking for something a little more unique? Chat to the team about the personalised service.Twelve Cupcakes, locations vary

Best cupcakes Hong Kong Vive Cake Boutique

9. Vive Cake Boutique

Vive Cake Boutique—a.k.a elegance in cupcake form. The first boutique bakery to set up shop in artistic H Queen’s, this Parisian-inspired store boasts delicately-piped toppings and super chic embellishments. Cupcakes—with flavours like Banana, Lemon Drop, Tiramisu, and more—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.Vive Cake Boutique, Shop 3, 1/F, H Queen’s, 80 Queen’s Road Central, Central | (+852) 9602 2869

Read more! Sate your sweet tooth with some of Hong Kong’s most Instagrammable cakes.

Best cupcakes Hong Kong Yellow Circle

10. Yellow Circle

A step above your average cupcake order service, your made-to-order Yellow Circle desserts are topped with edible flowers that are flown in from France on a weekly basis. Not to mention that their cakes are made following low-sugar recipes, so you can feel good about indulging. Co-founders Taylor and Jayden combine next-level cake decorating skills, quality ingredients, and home-style baking methods to create a truly memorable cupcake experience. With such attention to detail, it’s no wonder that this guy-and-gal duo is in demand, so make sure you book well in advance to avoid disappointment. Taylor also teaches group or private baking or decorating workshops if you’re interested to learn how to recreate the magic of Yellow Circle.

Best cupcakes Hong Kong The Cakery

11. The Cakery

Whipping up guilt-free cupcakes and simultaneously answering our prayers is 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.The Cakery, locations vary

Best cupcakes Hong Kong I Love Babycakes

12. I Love Babycakes

With over 10 years’ of experience crafting up sugary delights, Pallavi of I Love Babycakes knows how to make some mean cupcakes. Hailing from Mumbai, her Hong Kong bakery has only been operating since the beginning of the year, but she’s already left an indelible impression on the sweet-tooth community with her delightful bakes. How can you say no to magical unicorn cupcakes? You can also put in orders for bespoke creations, with custom frosting and toppings to match any theme! Unfortunately, there is currently no walk-in shop, but I Love Babycakes does accept orders via email, WhatsApp, and phone. You can find them on Deliveroo as well.

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Best cupcakes Hong Kong Sweet Secrets

13. 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.Sweet Secrets, G/F, 35 Graham Street, Central | (+852) 2545 8886

Best cupcakes Hong Kong Sweetpea Café

14. Sweetpea Café

You just can’t beat the taste of homemade goodies, and at Sweetpea Café, that’s exactly what you’ll get—with a twist. That’s because Sweetpea churns out sugar- and carb-free cupcakes that look and taste just like the real thing. Good for sweet-tooths on a keto diet, these sugary morsels will have you coming back for more. Dig into flavours like Earl Grey Chiffon with Earl Grey Bavarian Cream and Chocolate with Nutella and Raw Cocoa Nibs—they’re as pleasing on the eye as they are on your taste buds.Sweetpea Café, 4 Shin Hing Street, Central | (+852) 3689 7269

Best cupcakes Hong Kong Natural Chiffon

15. 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.Natural Chiffon, locations vary

Originally published on October 18, 2016, by Sophie Pettit. Updated on November 13, 2019, by Jen Paolini.

Read more! Combat the cheeky treats with Hong Kong’s ultimate healthy eating guide, or explore the rest of our Food & Drink section.

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Jen Paolini

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Born in Hong Kong, raised in Germany, and educated in the U.S., Jen is an award-winning creative with a background in illustration, communication design, art direction, and content creation. When she’s not getting lost in a good book, you’ll find her doing crosswords, eating dim sum, covering all sides of a “Hamilton” number, and taking naps.