There’s nothing quite like a cake to top off a celebration, and in Hong Kong, we’re spoilt for choice.
Whether you’re searching for crowd-pleasing classics for a birthday, or looking for something stunning (and equally delicious) to honour an anniversary, or perhaps you’re sending congratulations through gluten-free goodies, there is seriously something for everybody.
And since we’re celebrating, why not opt for the most decadent, beautifully artisan and thoroughly indulgent cake? Yes, we couldn’t agree more. So here it is, a list of our favourite cakeries in Hong Kong to celebrate in style, slice after slice.
At the Rosewood’s Butterfly Patisserie, resident pastry chef Holger Deh is baking up a variety of sweet treats to delight the city. These range from individual desserts and confections to whole cakes that offer inspired creations to celebrate with. Think Asian-inspired jasmine tea, grapefruit and mango entremet, rose champagne raspberry choux, and probably one of the best traditional black forest gateaus we’ve had the pleasure of tasting this side of the world.
Rosewood Hong Kong, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui; +852 3891 8732
Named after its founder, Bonnae Gokson, Ms B’s Cakery is where sweetness meets style. The cakes offered here are themed, lavishly decorated and the perfect centrepiece for celebrations. From a rosy Queen of Queens chiffon cake to a red bean and matcha Memoirs of a Geisha cake, and the rich (and very chocolatey) Million Dollar Truffle cake, these are the cakes your Instagram will thank you for.
Shop 248, Prince’s Building, 10 Chater Road, Central; +852 2530 0203
Unit B2 14/F Block B Fortune Factory Building, 40 Lee Chung Street, Chai Wan; +852 2815 8303
Shop G26A, Lee Tung Avenue, 200 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai; +852 2869 1331
Well known for its mille-crepes cakes, Lady M is a popular patisserie in Hong Kong and has already expanded with boutiques across the city. However, if the signature layers are not your thing, it also has shortcake, sponge cake and gateaus to choose from. More minimalistic in design, flavours vary from fruit, tea, nuts and chocolate.
Multiple locations including:
Shop 2096A, Podium Level 2, ifc, No. 8 Finance Street, Central; +852 2865 1099
Catering to Hong Kong’s sweet toothed gourmands for over 45 years, it is without question that the Mandarin Cake Shop would make it onto our list. And although there are not many whole cake choices, what it does offer is quality and consistently delicious cakes to mark the occasion. So whether you’re more for a fruit cream cake, single origin chocolate cake, or raspberry Tahitian vanilla cake, these will not disappoint.
M/F, Mandarin Oriental, 5 Connaught Road, Central; +852 2825 4008
So you love cake, but want to find a healthier way to eat it? Enter The Cakery, a bakery that strives to fulfil that craving with a range of sweet desserts that include gluten free, vegan, dairy free, egg free, keto and paleo — alongside regular cakes and baked items. It also has signature cakes in different shapes and sizes, as well as bespoke options to suit your every whim.
Shop 303, Landmark, Central; +852 6683 3833
Shop 124, Lee Garden Two, Causeway Bay; +852 2816 1838
If pink, pastels and uni-cones are your bag, then Vive Cake Boutique may be the one for you. These whimsical cakes are handmade and help to add a welcome touch of fun. Aside from the pretty and cute, the cake boutique also offers the chic and stylish, as well as party sets to feed more if you are catering for the occasion.
Shop 3, 1/F, H Queen’s, 80 Queen’s Road Central, Central; +852 9602 2869
With Tate Dining Room’s Vicky Lau behind Poem Patisserie, it’s no wonder these cakes look as good as they taste. Offering something a little more unique, this cakery is all about regional flavours amplified by French technique. The result of which sees lovely petite gateaus, miniature cake sets and celebration cakes made to impress.
210 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan; +852 2555 2550