— August 1, 2014 —

best bet - Craft Cakes & Confections

It's the end of the week and we all deserve a good treat! We present Craft Cakes & Confections, a rising star in the Hong Kong cake scene.

It was love at first bite for us with Craft's Caramel Crunch Cake - a combination of light-as-air creaminess balanced off perfectly by the sweetness of the crunchy caramel bits in between multiple layers of soft and fluffy lemon chiffon sponge. (a.k.a. cake heaven...) We got Janice Ho, the mastermind behind Craft, to share the secret in her winning recipe:

"We use honey in the making of our crunch topping, to add a different depth of flavor to the confection, whilst other places tend to only use sugar. As for the cream, the recipe includes a particular elderflower and nut liquor, which provides that flowery earthy taste to the cake."
_U6A37992Craft's Caramel Crunch Cake is a total must try!

When asked what it is about baking that appeals to her most, Janice said "Being proud of the final product is what appeals to me the most in baking. Making customers' cake ideas become reality, or designing cakes with them to make their day truly special."  It is always a balancing act trying to maintain appearance and flavor when it comes to customized designs. To ensure their cake taste just as good as they look, Craft's customized creations tend to focus on using chocolate over fondant for decoration.  Pretty, delicious and with door-to-door delivery service to boot, it is difficult not to fall in love with Craft!

Check out Craft's website for its full product offering but to help you make up your mind, here are the must-try best sellers:

Layers of fluffy honey chiffon sponge, lemon curd, whipped cream and toasted meringue, all on top of a crunchy graham cracker crust makes the Lemon Meringe an ideal dessert of choice on a hot summer day
_U6A3612The crunchy tart-shell crust at the bottom of the Mango Mille Crepe Cake offers a surprising contrast in texture and flavor.  We think we have a guaranteed crowd pleaser here!