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    Western style cake in HK

    Hi all, looking for a place that does western style cakes in HK - Strawberry gateau, chocolate sponge cake, that kinda stuff. Looking for places that use fresh cream instead of butter cream. I didnt like Lady M!

    I realise I may need to pay more for this! For reference, I use to be a fan of Patisserie Valerie back in the UK so something similar would be amazing...!


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    Island Gourmet in the Shangri La.


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    Maxim cakes...what a crime

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    Make this cake. No oven required. Whip your own cream. Done and Delicious.

    https://geoexpat.com/forum/211/thread352621.html


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    I want to try this place, it is a social business in Sai Ying Pun, Nest bakery, fresh cream? call them

    https://www.facebook.com/thenestbakeryhk/


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    i mean...technically, Lady M cake came from New York, so it's a 'western' cake...

    Almost all the big 5* hotels will have a french bakery inside - the Shangri La was mentioned above, the Mandarin Oriental has a great french patisserie inside.

    If you liked Patisserie Valerie in the UK, I think the likes of Maxims cake or St Honore will do fine for you - they have similar style fruit tarts and swiss roll type cakes from their 'manned fridges' (not the self-serve areas which only have breads and bakery items).

    I'm a massive fan of Ankrish at Baking Maniac - https://bakingmaniachk.com/

    Otherwise, for cake that look better than they taste, check out Ms B. Super expensive and tastewise it's a bit sweet for me, but their decoration is crazy OTT.

    If you just want a traditional victoria sponge or chocolate sponge, make it yourself (if you can find flour atm).
    You'll probably find the strawberries in HK cost more than you expect, so making a strawberry gateau will be more expensive than you expect...and a waste of strawberries!

    enjoy and go try all the cake shops and find your favourite - thats the fun part!

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    Second the recommendation for Baking Mania - esp if its a special occasion cake. Not sure if they retail regular cakes - best to ask them. They're an amazing family run business.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shri:
    Second the recommendation for Baking Mania - esp if its a special occasion cake. Not sure if they retail regular cakes - best to ask them. They're an amazing family run business.
    They do, though the delivery charge is pretty hefty. I got a naked cake sent to a friend last week - gotta support local businesses!


    Separately....just came across this: #amazing

    https://www.timeout.com/hong-kong/ne...ke-shop-041520
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    Quote Originally Posted by Romeo_inblack_j:
    Maxim cakes...what a crime
    Its a cake and its YUMMY in my belly, nothing wrong with Maxim cakes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckster007:
    Its a cake and its YUMMY in my belly, nothing wrong with Maxim cakes.
    Agree!

    i've been making french toast (or eggy bread) with their milk break (butter bread is a bit too rich for me) and it's so good!

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