Ms B’s Cakery

June 3, 2013

Ms B’s Cakery
39 Gough Street,
Central, Hong Kong

“Love at first bite.” Yes, I have to agree. I fell in love at first bite. After my internship ended today, I decided it was enough waiting and that I HAD to try Ms. B’s Cakery. What’s all the buzz about anyway? Turns out, it was worth all the extra steps I made with the weight of my laptop pulling down on my shoulder.

Since they told me it’s $60 for one and $150 for three, I figured of course it’s a better deal to get three for $150! So here are the three that I picked: Better Than Sex, Lady in Red, Madame Butterfly.

In all honesty, I was way too excited to get started with this post after finishing the first two. Madame Butterfly is still sitting in my refrigerator and will receive an update once it’s happily in my tummy.

Better Than Sex: Dark and moist fudge cake with chocolate-coated caramel crunch and a burst of salted toffee surprise. Of course, an additional surprise sits right on top of the cake itself. The luscious red lips. The lady warned me that Better Than Sex is one of their sweeter cakes but I took it anyway–mainly because of the lips. I cannot explain how I must have traveled to heaven with the first bite. It’s been such a long time, especially after coming back to Hong Kong, since I’ve tasted such rich, smooth, chocolatey-chocolate cake. You really do have to eat all the layers in one bite or else it might be too sweet, not sweet enough, etc. But when you do, ohh yes it is heavenly.

Lady in Red: Raspberry mirror with lychee cream and berry sponge. Here’s what you need to know ahead of time. If you’re a big fan of lychee, you’re not going to get it. If you are a big fan of raspberry though, you’ll love it. In all honesty, the pinkness of the cake attracted me. It didn’t even go to love at first bite. It was already love at first sight. I’ve always loved moist, soft and spongey cake. This was everything I loved. The raspberry on top was the best addition to this cake.

Madame Butterfly: Beetroot, pistachio and chocolate layered chiffon cake with apricot compote and fresh cream. This was probably my least favorite one of the three cakes that I bought. I realized that with Ms B’s cakes, don’t expect the flavors to be very strong, especially for the chiffon cake. For Lady in Red, I didn’t taste much lychee flavor for the chiffon layer and for Madame Butterfly, I certainly did not taste all the different flavors. And no, I don’t think it had anything to do with the cake sitting in my fridge overnight. If anything, I should applaud Ms B’s Cakery for crafting cakes that are still soft and somewhat moist after spending the night in the refrigerator.

Keeping the price in mind, I wouldn’t come here too often in fear of going broke. The “Better Than Sex” and “Lady in Red” are both worth a try and even a second, but “Madame Butterfly” didn’t make the cut. A return, though, is still a must. I also can’t wait to try C’est La B in Admiralty–soon, very soon.

Happy eating,
Joey Wong ♥

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