Quarantine life and social distancing have made many of us turn to sweets, pastries and all kinds of homemade food for comfort in these uncertain times. While we’re missing the good old days when we can visit our favourite bakeries with friends and enjoy the fresh-from-the-oven loaves together, there’s a plethora of local online bakeries are still up and running to keep everyone satisfied at home with their scrumptious creations.
Whether you’re looking for a beautiful cake to upgrade your next celebration, or simply want to indulge in some pastries and sweet treats, these are the best Instagram bakeries and cake shops in Hong Kong that deserve a spot on your radar. From freshly baked scones to fluffy chiffons and Instagrammable cakes, there’re lots of confectionary options to entice us in the city.
It’s been a year since Basque cheesecakes gained momentum alongside other pandemic food trends such as the Dalgona coffee and sushi bake—and they don’t seem to be going anywhere anytime soon. Recognised for its incredibly creamy texture and blackened top that gives a caramelised flavour, this iconic cake is a heavenly creation that will even delight people who aren’t that into dessert.
Some of the city’s most scrumptious Basque cheesecakes are served right here at Hemma—a local bakery that boasts in using the finest ingredients—such as premium Japanese eggs and a generous amount of vanilla, to offer a distinctly rich flavour profile. Aside from the classic one, a wide range of flavour options including matcha, earl grey tea, Oreo cookie, rum and raisin are also available here.
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