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For soon-to-weds, wedding planning can be a stressful affair. Perhaps you’ve selected your wedding attire, your bridesmaids and groomsmen; maybe you’ve arranged the menu, the venue, the seating. But what about the icing on the cake for the happy occasion: the wedding cake? Worry not, for here’s our list of the best wedding cake makers in Hong Kong—their intricate creations will leave you more than thrilled on your very special day.
Looking for a floral affair? Sweet in both appearance and taste, The Sweet Spot specialises in bespoke wedding cakes elevated by pastel floral décor. With texture and movement added to the cakes by the shop’s resident artist Rosetta, your wedding treat will look more like a work of art than an actual baked good. A custom order guarantees that your cake is crafted with a one-of-a-kind design to tie everything together and match all the elements present at your wedding perfectly—the cherry on top of a beautiful occasion.
Looking for something less extravagant? For our friends with minimalistic tastes, try Bow’s wedding cakes, whose simple yet elegant creations will tie your special day together. The cake will be a highlight, but it won’t take attention away from all the other aspects of the wedding: the venue, the food, and, most importantly, the happy couple. If you’re concerned about any cake-related mishaps, Bow also offers display cakes—you won’t be able to enjoy them as a dessert course, but they will still act as a lovely centrepiece for photos.
Bow, Flat 904, 9/F, Wing Hing Industrial Building, 14 Hing Yip Street, Kwun Tong
One of Hong Kong’s most sought-after wedding cake makers, Penney Pang has mastered the art of crafting beautiful tiered desserts for Hong Kong residents. We say this because, on top of award-winning classic and contemporary cake designs, the brand also offers unique oriental wedding cake designs, featuring hand-painted cranes, Chinese porcelain patterns, and edible Double Happiness (囍) adornments, a must-have symbol for every traditional Chinese wedding. With this exquisite mesh of elements, her cakes are perfect for couples who wish to hold both Western- and Chinese-style weddings. As Pang’s designs are in high demand, order well ahead of time, at least a month in advance.
Penney Pang, Flat 1103, 3/F, 19 Shing Yip Street, Kwun Tong (by appointment only)
Having a cake at your wedding may be customary, but consider the downsides: You have to make sure it doesn’t fall apart during the ride to the venue, prevent it from melting during the ceremony, and cut fair slices for all of your guests. Save yourself the hassle and look for a cake alternative instead. Nowadays, couples are considering options such as cupcakes, macarons, and pastry towers instead of full-sized cakes, so portions are determined well in advance. Baking Maniac is one such shop—the mother-and-son duo provides everything from cupcake towers to cake pop arrangements for special occasions. If you’re looking for a unique and custom cupcake tower, you can mix and match from as many as 44 flavours!
Baking Maniac, Flat 5C, 40 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Wong Chuk Hang
Why have a wedding cake standing by itself when you can have an elaborate set-up that matches both the cake and the venue? Pheonix Sweet’s dessert tables feature beautiful confectionaries like cupcakes, marshmallow pops, and macarons to accompany your cake, which guests can munch on during the reception. All these sweet treats present at your wedding will hopefully make for a sweet wedding—and matrimony—for years to come.
Sugar. Eggs. Cream. Butter. Flour. Long ago, these five ingredients were the mandatory ingredients for a cake. Then, everything changed when we became more conscious about what we put in our bodies. Enter The Cakery, with its fabulous vegan, gluten-free, organic, and sugar-free bespoke wedding cakes and confectionaries, made without compromising on appearance and taste! Depending on what flavour you choose for your wedding treats, you and your guests are free to enjoy a big slice of cake without reservations.
When you want the “must-have” wedding cake for your cake-cutting ceremony, but none of the difficulties of having a time- and heat-sensitive confectionary on your hands, you’ll be glad that the cake is, in fact, a lie. Glamorous Wedding Cake provides stunning treats made out of clay or plastic for rent, so you won’t have a potential cake-related disaster on your hands during your big day! After all, when your cake is fake, all concerns about cake handling go out the window. Glamourous Wedding Cake offers extravagant display cakes anywhere from 20 centimetres to over a metre in height—the sky really is the limit.