We’re not all Martha Stewart, so here are some of Hong Kong’s top bakers to give you a helping hand.
The Cake Lady
Before 2012, baking was just a hobby. Nowadays it’s a serious passion. Hong Kong’s Cake Lady bakes a variety of cakes, including cupcakes, conventional cakes (nut-free, sugar-free, dairy-free and eggless) and cookies. She needs about a week to bake, design and perfect the cake. Her home, where she pulls her goodies out of the oven, is in Lam Tin and she prefers clients to come and pick-up their orders themselves. Prices depend on weight, design and type of icing – roughly, a two pound cake with a simple design would cost between $380 and $500, facebook.com/cakeladyhk, Instagram (@cakeladyhk), email@example.com.
The Rose Petal Cakery
Anytime is cake time at The Rose Petal Cakery – it could be a birthday, wedding, baby shower or just some friends round for dinner that requires a yummy dessert. Whatever the event, these ladies have got you covered. Themes are what they do best, whether it’s Star Wars or Princesses, they aim to transform your ideas into delicious reality. They also offer fun cupcakes and cookies either as a side or to slide into party bags. Only the finest ingredients will do, and recipes can be tailored to suit dietary requirements. They’re even been known to pull a mean chocolate beetroot cake out of the oven. Email Anoushka or Lisa at firstname.lastname@example.org, Facebook at The Rose Petal Cakery.
Sai Kung-based baker Jude Bailey is also a party planner and is not lacking in the creativity department. If you’re looking for a cake with a difference, Bailey is your lady. “I do like to push the boundaries. I recently baked a python for a friend who hit the headlines recently when he was bitten by a Burmese Python on a hiking trail. There could have been no other cake for him!” she says. Crowned the youngest ever Master Cake Decorator and Sugar Crafter in the UK at the age of 11, these days she pipes a mean 3D stiletto shoe, and can also pull jellyfish, corsets and giant cupcakes out of the icing bag. Her speciality though is current on-trend “drip” cakes. She needs seven-to ten days notice, and can deliver locally. You can WhatsApp her on 6298 1800, or view her creations at facebook.com/CakeyMakey.
These clever cooks bake a range of mouthwatering cakes, cupcakes, cookies and cake pops. They make all kinds of cake, including egg-free, dairy-free or gluten-free and using the best ingredients, such as organic flour and hormone-free eggs. Each order is special, and receives love and attention. They do appreciate a lead time of at least ten days — they promise you won’t be disappointed. The team is based in Pok Fu Lam and prefer customers to come and pick up their creations. Look them up at facebook.com/blissfulfrostings or email email@example.com.
The Sweet Tooth Fairies
The Sweet Tooth Fairies is a boutique bakery specialising in customised desserts. Creations include celebratory cakes, cupcakes, macarons, cookies and other pastries. All are personalized with the tiniest of details in design. They can also custom- bake to suit special dietary requirements, such as low-sugar, gluten-free, vegan and so on. The bakery also offers workshops for both amateur and serious bakers, or as a fun family activity at their dedicated commercial kitchen space in Kwun Tong. “The largest cake we’ve baked to-date was wider than a doorway and had to be carried by two people. It was decorated as the Hong Kong skyline – using a whopping 60 eggs and 5kgs of butter!” they say. The bakers need orders one month in advance, prices start from $600 for a basic round buttercream cake, facebook.com/SweetToothFairies or email firstname.lastname@example.org.