Things are shaping up to be a rather peculiar Mother’s Day this year and some among you may even be perplexed about how to go about celebrating the occasion. Though it must be said that we are grateful for our mums every single day of the year, it’s still nice to do something special to commemorate the most important lady in your life—and how best to do that than with a cake? It’s something that makes your mum feel special, it’s great for pictures, and it can also fill your stomach, all without leaving your house. Here are our top picks for the best cake delivery options around Hong Kong.
Butterfly Pâtisserie is arguably our favourite place in Rosewood Hong Kong (besides their Instagrammable toilets, of course). For Mother’s Day, the lux bakery is offering the brand-new Butterfly Kisses ($228), a medley of chocolate-covered marshmallow and zesty fruit gelée that comes in a rainbow palette of pastels and tastes such as Champagne and Tahitian Vanilla. Full-size cakes up the indulgence, especially the Strawberry Chiffon Cake ($468) that combines fluffy vanilla chiffon with decadent Hokkaido cream and the best strawberries of the season.
How much: Delivery costs $350, or free with orders over $1,000
Butterfly Pâtisserie, Rosewood Hong Kong, G/F, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui | (+852) 3891 8888
A celebrity amongst cake shops in Hong Kong, the Mandarin Cake Shop is always a safe bet for sophisticated sweet treats. Their head chef was awarded the title of Pastry Chef of the Year at the World Gourmet Summit in 2017, so you know you are in for a real treat. The Mandarin Cake Shop’s Raspberry Tahitian Vanilla Cake ($438) is a perfect choice, with a light pink ombré blend atop the vanilla mouse—anyone can fall in love with it!
How much: Delivery costs $220
The Mandarin Cake Shop, 5 Connaught Road Central, Central | (+852) 2825 4008
We should all be treating our parents like royalty, so what better dessert to choose for Mother’s Day than the Royal ($500) from Thomas Trillion? A luscious blend of caramel and mango, the cake itself is like a piece of art. Not only does it come with fancy chocolate decorations curled on top of the cake, but there’s also a plush-like, velvet texture to the coating of the cake that gives it an extra touch of luxury. Thomas Trillion is an artisanal baker known for his extravagant cake designs, so if you’re looking for something unique and especially fancy, he’s your man.
How much: Delivery costs $280
Thomas Trillion, Flat B, 13/F, Luk Hop Industrial Building, 8 Luk Hop Street, San Po Kong | (+852) 9101 0211
Black Sheep Restaurant’s new online cake shop, Butter, is a one-stop-shop for all of the restaurant group’s most popular baked treats. If you want a reliable smash hit, you can try the Triple Chocolate Cake ($588), the ultimate triple threat from Parisian-style steakhouse La Vache! You had better be a fan of chocolate since this pretty treat packs a punch of dark chocolate buttercream, cocoa nibs, and thick slabs of dark chocolate cake.
How much: Delivery costs $280
Mums can’t say no to flowers, and this year, you can top that with a cake that comes with flowers! Jouer has your back this Mother’s Day with two special packages: the “Violette” Mother’s Day Layered Cake with Bouquet ($680) with a violet purple theme for the bouquet, and the “Bliss” Mother’s Day Layered Cake with Bouquet ($680) that centres around pink and yellow tones. You can choose from six different cake flavours, though our favourite is the “Swirl” Marble Red Velvet and Strawberry Lemonade flavours!
How much: Delivery costs $100, or free with orders over $1,000
Jouer, G/F, 1 Sau Wa Fong, Wan Chai | (+852) 2528 6577
Fulfilling the girly fantasies of teenagers everywhere, Vive Cake Boutique offers some of the most aesthetically-pleasing cakes in town. In fact, they look so good, you won’t even want to eat them! For Mother’s Day, Vive Cake Boutique is launching a brand-new 2020 collection, including the Timeless Coco ($680) cake design with Earl Grey flavours inspired by Coco Chanel, and the Wonder “Wo-Mum” ($780) inspired by DC Comics’ Wonder Woman.
How much: Delivery costs $200
Vive Cake Boutique, Shop 3, 1/F, H Queen’s, 80 Queen’s Road Central, Central | (+852) 9602 2869
Offering a range of products that are gluten-free, organic, sugar-free, and vegan-friendly, The Cakery strives to create delightful treats that satisfy your sweet tooth without any of the lingering guilt. If you’re on the hunt for a relatively healthy dessert selection to share with your mum on Mother’s Day, you can opt for My Lady ($1,580), a cake that is covered in fresh flowers and flower-shaped icing, complete with a gold fondant bird. You can also go for their signature Salted Caramel Popcorn Naked Cake ($480) for something simpler and crowd-pleasing.
How much: Delivery costs $200, or free with orders over $1,000
Speaking of flowers, fondant flowers are on a completely different level of fancy. Ms B’s Cakery is ready for Mother’s Day with their decadent cake series focused on flora. Beneath the laser-printed chocolate designs, their Mother’s Day cakes ($980) reveal themselves to be more complex than you think, made with different textures and layers filled with fresh cream. That should bring a smile to mum’s face just as the flowers bloom!
How much: Delivery costs $280
All the mothers around the world are treasured beings, and Sift acknowledges that with their one-of-a-kind Mother’s Day cupcakes and cake collection this year. The Treasured Mom ($600) is a red velvet cake covered in decorative sugar jewellery that includes a long string of pearls, bangles, and a cute mini handbag! You can also go small and order Sift’s range of Mother’s Day cupcakes, such as The Pink Rose ($48), made with Ceylon tea mousse, rose Chantilly cream, and lychee jam, or the Baby Girl ($39), a classic red velvet cupcake.
How much: Delivery costs differ, with a minimum order of $800 needed
Looking for an explosion of fun on Mother’s Day? Then Bakes by Tania is your answer. Mixing whimsical floral decoration with a splash of fun colours and generous toppings of delightful candy and other sweet treats, this bakery offers some of the most stunning and artistic cakes in Hong Kong. The best thing is, every single custom-made cake is unique, and designs are never replicated so you can ensure that you receive only the best and the most unique cake for your mum. All cakes range from $800 to $1,500, with eggless cakes available on request.
Although Phoenix Sweets is best known for their signature unicorn cakes, something more subtle and floral might be more suitable for Mother’s Day. Cue their Limited Butter Cake ($380): Minimalistically designed, this Earl Grey-flavoured creation is topped with lemon icing and sprinkled with edible flowers for a pop of colour. Of course, if your mum is a unicorn fan, you’ll probably be better off with the Classic Unicorn ($930) and a golden horn!
How much: Delivery costs $150
Le Dessert, the creator of the fluffiest meringue in Hong Kong, has launched a unique Heart-Shaped Pavlova ($250) for Mother’s Day. The beautiful dessert is made fresh to order on the day of celebration and features a unique meringue texture, unsugared Chantilly cream, and fresh fruits. It also comes with a homemade coulis and you can personalise the cake with a custom chocolate tag! Wouldn’t mum just love a sweet, sweet message?
How much: Delivery costs $50, or free with orders over $500
Le Dessert, Le Dessert, Pastry Bar & Shop, Shop C01, 1/F, Queensway Plaza, 93 Queensway, Admiralty