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Hong Kong’s best smash cakes

By Kriti Gandhi 16 April 2021

Header image courtesy of Bombshell (via Facebook)

Unlike your typical cake, smash cakes break the mould and give your usual desserts an elevated and interactive twist. Often filled with extra goodies and treats inside, everything about a smash cake is appealing to the senses. While these creative confections were initially targeted towards kids, they have recently become widely popular amongst adults. Why have a normal cake when you can take a hammer to a smash cake and indulge in even more sweet treats? Make your next cake an absolute “smash hit”—here’s a guide on where to find the best smash cakes in Hong Kong!

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Photo credit: @sydneysmashcakeshk (via Instagram)

Sydney Smash Cakes

Initially established in Sydney, Australia, the team at Sydney Smash Cakes takes your average pastry and brings you a one-of-a-kind, innovative, and more entertaining confection to celebrate your special day. With each made-to-order cake, they encourage you to pick your choice of smashing tool and break the dessert open to reveal the hidden treats.

Each order weighs up to two to three kilogrammes when filled, with sweets temptingly tucked away under the chocolate dome. You can even customise how you want your smash cake to look like! Just be sure to place your order at least three days in advance so you can get your smash cake delivered on time.

Sydney Smash Cakes, Unit 2403, 24/F, Tsuen Wan Industrial Centre, 220 Texaco Road, Tsuen Wan | (+852) 2127 4033

Your Desserts

Your Desserts is an Instagram dessert shop that is home to some of the most creative and beautiful smash cakes in Hong Kong. Handmade by talented pastry chefs, each cake is crafted in such a way that it’s almost too pretty to eat. From gender reveal celebrations to Chinese New Year gatherings, Your Desserts has a smash cake for almost every occasion. While there may be initial hesitation in smashing the beautiful cake open, each delightful dessert order comes with a wooden hammer and is filled with a sweet surprise that compliments the theme. Whether it’s for a birthday or for a casual party, Your Dessert’s innovative smash cakes are the perfect treat for all kinds of festivities.

Photo credit: Vive Cake Boutique (via Facebook)

Vive Cake Boutique

Vive Cake Boutique, well-renowned for its wide variety of appetising and appealing confections, is now honouring the love and joy children bring to the world with their new smash cake collaboration. In partnership with photography studio 123 Cheese Production, Vive Cake Boutique has launched a smash cake photography package that is perfect for professionally capturing and creating memories—alongside the fun of smashing a cake!

Each package comes with a 60-minute photoshoot, a delicious smash cake, and an Instagram-worthy backdrop. While your toddler enjoys lawlessly digging into the smash cake, the celebration will definitely leave you with some very cute baby photos. In addition to the package, Vive Cake Boutique also has a generous selection of smash cakes you can choose from. Let Them Be Little ($880), delicately decorated with fondant icing made to look like a rainbow over clouds, has an adorable surprise centre filled with candies—a must-have for your little one’s first birthday.

Vive Cake Boutique, Shop 3, 1/F, H Queen’s, 80 Queen’s Road Central, Central | (+852) 9602 2869

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Dalloyau

A prestigious name in the international culinary world, Dalloyau is the only “Maison de Gastronomie” to serve the Palace of Versailles since 1682. However, its expertise is not simply limited to cakes, macarons, or chocolates—over centuries, the brand has excelled in testing new recipes, establishing a firm balance between experimentation and innovation.

Dalloyau’s smash cakes, although a relatively new addition to the collection, are curated with special chocolates from France, marshmallows, and gummy bears, amongst other premium ingredients that solidify the experience of indulging in such a sweet treat. From their collection, the Blissful Longevity Peach (starting from $1,388) and Make a Fortune (starting from $1,288) are creative smash cakes that reflect the rich design and flavour legacy of Dalloyau.

Dalloyau, locations across Hong Kong

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Bombshell

Doing absolute justice to its name, the creative smash cakes at Bombshell will leave you in awe. Available in many sizes, shapes, and designs, Bombshell adds that extra spice needed to make your regular cake extraordinary. As you hammer down and smash the bomb-like cakes, you will be delighted with a tasty surprise of M&Ms, cupcakes, and cookies!

For those with a heart full of love, the iconic, heart-shaped You Are My Bomb (starting at $988) smash cake is drenched in sheer romance and sugary sweetness. In the event that you choose to indulge in these candied masterpieces, the unique smash cake designs at Bombshell will undoubtedly blow you away.

Bombshell, 118–130 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui | (+852) 6388 9758

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Frenchie Toquee

Specialising in French pâtisserie, Frenchie Toquee is an online bakery based in Hong Kong. While their expertise is mainly in mignardises, cakes, and tarts, they serve an exquisite smash cake ($800) that is phenomenal for all festivities. A dome of Valrhona dark chocolate awaits to be smashed—once you take a hammer to it, you will be surprised with a generous amount of candies and chocolates perfect for a party of 10.

Most cakes are vegetarian-friendly, and the bakers are more than happy to accommodate for dietary restrictions. Although the smash cake is mainly targeted towards kids, it is just as suitable for adults looking to let loose. Channel your inner child and indulge in what may be one of the best homemade delicacies found in the city!

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Photo credit: Perhaps A Cake (via Facebook)

Perhaps A Cake

Perhaps A Cake is a local cake brand that focuses on creating cakes for birthday parties, weddings, and other memorable events. Its Knock Knock cake collection features cute smash cakes like the Big Smile (starting from $448), which compliments any and every social event. Smash cakes here are available in two sizes (small and large).

Each cake, accompanied by a small wooden stick to “knock” the cake open, is stuffed with an array of assorted mini cupcakes, French madeleines, and baked doughnuts to please your taste buds. Look no further—these mouthwatering confections are fit for all sorts of events and celebrations. So next time you consider buying a sweet treat for a special occasion, ask yourself the question, “Perhaps a (smash) cake?”

Perhaps A Cake, Shop 7D, Fully Industrial Building, 6 Tsun Yip Lane, Kwun Tong | (+852) 92278187

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Kriti Gandhi

Former editorial intern

Kriti was born in Mumbai but raised in Hong Kong and shares a strong bond with both places. As a current journalism student, she is keen on writing, sharing stories, and has a growing interest in photography. When she is not reading (Harry Potter, or anything really), you’ll find her exploring the city, attempting to skateboard, and finding new dumpling places.

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