Cakes – the most important celebratory treat of all. Whether it’s your bestie’s birthday, a special anniversary, or you’re just in the mood for some sweet spongey goodness, finding one that tastes as heavenly as it looks can often be a difficult task – after all, what good is a cake if you can’t snap a pic and share it on Instagram? Luckily, we’re on a mission to do just that. From dreamy rainbow cakes to bespoke masterpieces, we check out some of Hong Kong’s most Instagrammable cakes and where to get them.
I Love Babycakes
It’s love at first bite – and we just can’t get enough! Everything from Cake Jars ($80) to giant Cookie Cakes ($650), I Love Babycakes has all sorts of baked goods that are guaranteed to rein in those likes. You can also make special requests for bespoke cakes (check out the insane gallery here) or order one of the many delicious spongey treats from the retail menu. Unfortunately, there is currently no walk-in shop for the bakery, but it does accept orders via email, WhatsApp, and phone.
You can have your cake and eat it too at The Cakery. Offering a range of products that are gluten-free, organic, sugar-free, and vegan-friendly, the bakery strives to bring you delightful treats that satisfy your sweet tooth, without any of the guilt. Take the Sweet Maize ($880) for example – an XL version of the bakery’s popular Salted Carmel Popcorn Cupcake. This gluten-free, vegan cake is filled with caramel-infused cream and has a dairy-free chocolate coating. And if you’re looking for a stunner, the My Princess ($688) is a 4-inch gluten-free champagne cake which is decorated with ruby chocolate and sugar-free white chocolate wings. Need we say more?
The Cakery, various locations in Central and Causeway Bay
Ms B’s Cakery
If luxury is the name of the game, then the fabulous cakes at Ms B’s Cakery will have you spoiled for choice. Known for its special bespoke cakes and beautiful handcrafted sugar art, Ms B’s has over 40 varieties of cakes that combine flavour, texture, and natural ingredients with creative and exquisite designs. One of our favourites is the Rainbow Connection ($630 – $1,050), a rainbow chiffon cake layered with fresh fruit and topped with rainbow marshmallow arches. For something more elegant, the Beauty ($1,200 – $1,800) is made with chocolate-covered almonds and nut crunch, and is decorated with a bed of handcrafted sugar roses in shades of pink, red, and orange.
Ms B’s Cakery, various locations in Central and Wan Chai
Sift is surely no stranger to sugar-craving foodies in Hong Kong. Known for its delectable cupcakes-to-go, the bakery also offers a whole range of gorgeous cakes to suit every occasion. With three fluffy layers of chiffon cake filled with strawberry cream, chocolate, jam, and fresh strawberries, the Rose Petals ($430 – $720) is a stunner. You could also opt for something less obvious like the Number Cake ($218), which consists of different number-shaped cakes (from zero to nine) all decorated with fresh edible flowers, berries, and meringues. The perfect personal touch for that special someone.
Sift, various locations in Wan Chai, Quarry Bay, Ap Lei Chau, Causeway Bay, Tsim Sha Tsui, and Sha Tin
Bakes by Tania
Looking for an explosion of fun? Then Bakes by Tania is your answer. Mixing whimsical floral decoration with a splash of fun colours, generous toppings of delightful candy, and sweet nibbles, the 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. All cakes range from $800 to $1,500, with eggless cakes available on request.
Twinkle Baker Decor
Fusing together both the traditional elements of a ‘sau tao’ – otherwise known as the ‘longevity peach’ – with the soft, pillowy sweetness of Western cakes, Twinkle Baker Decor’s Blissful Peach ($368) will have you fooled at first glance. As part of the bakery’s dim sum series, this peachy delight is filled with peach cream and comes in a chocolate bamboo steamer. It might not be as glamorous as other cakes we’ve mentioned, but it’s certainly one of a kind. If you are looking for something more fabulous to flaunt on Instagram, however, then the Love Begins ($568 – $798) rose cake is an absolute dream (pictured left). This delightful drip cake is made from a mixture of cranberry cream and rose-flavoured custard, and has a raspberry crunch layer. It’s also topped with decadent fondant roses and petals, and is sure to put a smile on any birthday girl’s face.
Twinkle Baker Decor, various locations in Tsim Sha Tsui, Causeway Bay, Sheung Wan, and Kwai Fong
Finding a cake that tastes and looks as divine as the Classic Unicorn ($930 – $1,420) from Phoneix Sweets might be, dare we say, impossible. Customers can choose from four wonderful cake flavours (Earl Grey, vanilla, honey yuzu, and chocolate), which are each layered with a different buttercream, or opt for the vanilla flavoured rainbow cake (an additional $200), to make it even more Insta-worthy. Another standout masterpiece is the Cookies & Cream ($930 – $1,530), which is drenched in rich, chocolaty goodness. The cake is covered with cookies and cream buttercream, various sweet bits and candy, and luscious chocolate dripping made from Valrhona chocolate from France.
Vive Cake Boutique
Last, but certainly not lease, is Vive Cake Boutique. Fulfilling every sweet tooth’s dream, the bakery offers some of the most aesthetically-pleasing cakes that look so good, you won’t even want to eat them! Take the Twinkle Twinkle ($780 – $1,400) for example, a stunning red velvet butter cake with a cream cheese filling, coated in elegant, pastel-coloured cream piping. One look at this beauty and we guarantee you won’t want to stick your fork anywhere near it. The Magicorn Dreamland ($980 – $2,910) with macarons, chocolates, candy, meringues, cookies, and sweet confection is just as dreamy. You can even add a sugar decorated balloon and firework candle on top to really make an impression.
Vive Cake Boutique, Shop 3, 1/F, H Queen’s, 80 Queen’s Road Central, (+852) 9602 2869