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Butter Valentine's Day
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The best Valentine’s Day cakes in Hong Kong

I love you like a fat kid loves cake

By Fontaine Cheng
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Looking for the best way to sweeten up your love, best friend, or casual squeeze this Valentine’s Day? It’s as good as done with our pick of the best cakes in the city to give to whoever you want. Perhaps that person is you! Either way, we have everything from heart-shaped sweet treats to luxury savouries and bubbly combinations to ensure Valentine’s Day is a piece of cake.

RECOMMENDATIONS: For more romantic inspiration, check out our guide on Hong Kong’s most romantic restaurants as well as the best Valentine’s Day menus to try.

10 Best Valentine’s Day cakes in Hong Kong

Lady M and Perrier-Jouët Champagne
Lady M and Perrier-Jouët Champagne
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Lady M

Restaurants Pâtisseries Causeway Bay

Adding some bubbly excitement in the form of Perrier-Jouët Champagne, Lady M has launched a Champagne mille crepe cake ($820) to elevate the celebrations. A first in Hong Kong, the sweet treat has been infused with Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut Champagne N.V. with layers upon layers of crepe and strawberry pastry cream topped with delicate champagne gelee. You can also order a deluxe package with both the cake and a limited edition of Lady M x Perrier-Jouët Champagne ($1,180). Online pre-orders are now available on ladymhk.com and must be picked up in-store.

Royal Caviar Club Valentine's Day cake
Royal Caviar Club Valentine's Day cake
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Royal Caviar Club

Not all cakes are made equal, nor sweet. Enter Royal Caviar Club’s Valentine’s Day caviar cake ($1,800). This luxurious savoury heart-shaped caviar cake is topped with 50g of Imperial Ossetra Caviar with layers of potato salad, smoked salmon, and eggs underneath. The cake is available only by pre-order to be delivered on February 12 or 13. Two Michelin-starred French restaurant Ecriture is also offering a sumptuous heart-shaped caviar and uni tart ($1,388) on Royal Caviar Club’s website and available for pick up (Feb 13-14) or delivery (Feb 13). To order, visit royalcaviarclub.com.

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Date by Tate brioche gift box
Date by Tate brioche gift box
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Date by Tate

Restaurants French Sheung Wan

Date by Tate is offering a cute way to express your love for Valentine’s Day. Albeit not a cake, their homemade brioche gift box ($84) is a light and charming way to express your feelings. It contains two brioche buns, one chocolate and one raspberry, to share the sweetness together. You can pick up a box between February 13 to 15 at the store in Central. To order, visit datebytate.com.

Butterfly Patisserie Valentine's Day
Butterfly Patisserie Valentine's Day
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Butterfly Patisserie

Restaurants Bakeries Tsim Sha Tsui

Thanks to the incredibly talented pastry chef Holger Deh, Valentine’s Day is now filled with sweet joy in the form of cakes from Butterfly Patisserie. Cake options include the Japanese strawberry and vanilla mille feuille ($680) which is full of crisp layers with sweet fruit and cream, and the Japanese strawberry chiffon cake ($580) which clearly shows your love with the softest chiffon sponge and Hokkaido cream topped with fresh Japanese strawberries. To order, visit rosewoodhkshop.com.

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The Cakery Valentine's Day
The Cakery Valentine's Day
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The Cakery

Restaurants Bakeries Causeway Bay

If a vegan Valentine’s Day is on the cards, then The Cakery has you covered with a gorgeous chocolate vegan cake to celebrate the romantic occasion. The Love Blossoms ($688) vegan chocolate cake is decorated in the shape of a flamingo (these birds mate for life you know!) with strawberry frosting and topped with a fresh Persian buttercup, fresh roses, and gold leaf. To order, visit thecakery.com.

L'Envol Bisous cake
L'Envol Bisous cake
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L'Envol

Restaurants Wan Chai

You can trust this two Michelin-starred French restaurant to turn out some excellent dishes on the regular, but their pastries, designed by award-winning pastry chef Mandy Siu, do not disappoint either. For Valentine’s Day, they’re offering a Bisous, which means kisses in French, cake ($398). The edible chocolate heart box is filled with vanilla rose cream, raspberry compote and Madeleine sponge on a red almond praline crunchy base. Available from February 1 to 13 and orders must be picked up from February 8 to 14 from 2-8pm. To order, visit buys.hk/stregis-hk.

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Butter Valentine's Day cake
Butter Valentine's Day cake
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Butter

American style cake shop Butter is offering a series of cakes that can be ordered online and delivered easily to your doorstep. This Valentine’s Day, their strawberry shortcake ($450) for sweethearts ticks all the right boxes; two layers of sponge cake with creamy vanilla and buttermilk whipped cream, fresh strawberries, and cute meringue hearts. Their milk chocolate sweetheart cake ($700) is for the retro lovers and offers three layers of devil’s food chocolate cake with salted caramel covered in milk chocolate buttercream and heart-shaped candies. You can even add your own personalised love note. Available from February 10 to 14 and preorders by February 8 on butterbutterbutter.com.hk.

Ms B's Cakery Love cake
Ms B's Cakery Love cake
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Ms B's Cakery

Restaurants Pâtisseries Central

Showing their love with flamboyant style and panache, Ms B’s Cakery is offering a beautiful bouquet for Valentine’s Day. Well, a floral cake that is. Their Love cake ($1,200) is made up of vanilla, orange and pistachio chiffon cake layered with a refreshing but luscious berry and chocolate mousse. Available from February 8 to 14. Orders must be placed three working days in advance with a daily cut-off time at 6pm; visit msbscakery.hk.

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Dalloyau sweetheart opera cake
Dalloyau sweetheart opera cake
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Dalloyau

Restaurants Cafés Tsim Sha Tsui

The original opera cake by Dalloyau was created in 1955 and remains one of the most memorable gateaux of the 20th century. For Valentine’s Day, Dalloyau has created a sweetheart opera cake filled with layers of 70 percent dark chocolate ganache, coffee cream, espresso-soaked joconde biscuit and gold-foiled chocolate thins, topped with a heart-shaped raspberry rose cake to make sweet memories. To order, visit dalloyau.hk

Shangri-La Valentine's Day
Shangri-La Valentine's Day
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Shangri-La

Hotels Luxury hotels Admiralty

Rosy pink, check. Heart-shaped, check. Absolutely adorable, check. Shangri-La’s pastry team have baked up a variety of sweet desserts for Valentine’s Day, but the one that shines is the sakura and cherry heart cake ($450). For a smaller, and cuter, version, they also have a one-person size ($50). Available until February 14 on the hotel’s e-shop. To order, visit www.buys.hk/shangrilahk.

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