Vancouver Foodster Cake Challenge

Welcome to the Vancouver Foodster Cake Challenge. Restaurants, bakeries and cafes from all over the city were invited to enter their Cake creations into this challenge. Each restaurant, cafe and bakery will be featuring their cake creations on their menu from November 9 – December 3, 2017.

How Does this all Work? For the public challenge, you are invited to go out and order any or all of the cake creations in this challenge, then you decide who you think has the best cake creation for the People’s Choice award winners. 

Share your experiences: Tweet (and don’t forget to tweet or instagram your photos) throughout the challenge, our twitter and instagram address is @vanfoodster and the hashtag is #CakeChallengeYVR please include this hashtag in all your tweets during the challenge.

Voting criteria –  some things to help you judge your favourite cake creations – keep these things in mind: originality, creativity, uniqueness, traditional, non-traditional, price, value and most importantly taste.

Get some friends together and make a day or night of it, visit 2 places or more to share and taste the different cake creations or go solo or with a friend– just remember to VOTE for your favourites

Here are the Cake creations in this challenge, listed in no particular order other than when they were received by us.

H2 Rotisserie Bar

Everybody’s Truffling, Warm Chocolate Truffle Cake

Everybody’s Truffling, Warm Chocolate Truffle Cake

Created by: H2 Rotisserie & Bar pastry chef team

Price: $9.50

Description:  Served with cacao nib tuile and vanilla bean anglaise, organic strawberries

Offered: Lunch and dinner meal-times (12:00pm – 10:00pm, daily)

H2 Rotisserie Bar

1601 Bayshore Drive, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 691-6966

Web: http://h2restaurant.com/

Twitter: @H2restaurant

Instagram @h2restaurant

 

Ganache Patisserie

NC3 – Noisette Caramel Cafe Chocolat

NC3 – Noisette Caramel Cafe Chocolat

Price: $8.25

Description: This cake showcases our pastry chef’s favourite flavours: hazelnut, caramel, chocolate and coffee.  The cake will be presented as an individual sized dessert and starts with a chocolate hazelnut sable Breton cookie base with a caramel dark chocolate ganache.  Next, a 72% Venezuelan dark chocolate mousse hides a hazelnut praline-coffee cremeux centre with the insertion of a layer of moist chocolate cake and more chocolate mousse to complete the cake.  The NC3 is finished in a milk chocolate velvet with milk chocolate caramel glaze dripping down its sides, while a salted caramel hazelnut macaron garnishes the top with some chocolate fans, toasted hazelnuts, chocolate rocks and fleur de sel.

Created by Pastry Chef Peter Fong

Offered: all the time during store hours

Ganache Patisserie

1262 Homer Street, Vancouver

Telephone: 604-899-1098

Web: www.ganacheyaletown.com

Twitter: @ganacheyaletown

Instagram: ganacheyaletown

 

East Village Bakery

Outrageous Carrot Cake

Outrageous Carrot Cake (piece)

Outrageous Carrot Cake

Price: $40 whole/ $4.95 piece

Created by: Hannah Gartner

Description: An outrageously delicious carrot cake. Plant based, gluten free with a creamy cashew baked-in swirl and topped with caramel and pecans.

Available: We’ll offer daily by the piece. Full cake is a special order. Closed Monday’s.

East Village Bakery

2166 East Hastings Street, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 568-5600

Web:http://www.eastvillagebakery.com/

Twitter: @EastVillageBake

Instagram: @eastvillagebakery

 

Fratelli Bakery

Rocky Road Cake

Rocky Road Cake

Price: $10

Created by: Chef Tamara Fraser

Description: Three layers of chocolate sponge cake, filled with one layer of creamy peanut butter buttercream & crushed roasted peanuts and one layer of chocolate buttercream with mini marshmallows. Topped with rich dark tosca ganache, pieces of rocky road bars and roasted peanuts.

Available: all the time

Fratelli Bakery

1795 Commercial Drive, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 255-8926

Web: http://fratellibakery.com/

Twitter: @fratellibakery

Instagram @fratellibakery

And

Fratelli Bakery

459 E. Columbia Street, New Westminster

Tel: (604) 777-2524

Web: http://fratellibakery.com/

Twitter: @fratellibakery

Instagram @fratellibakery

 

Italia Bakery

Amaretto Cherry Mousse Log

Amaretto Cherry Mousse Log

Price: $39.99 whole/ $4.99 piece

Description: Almond cookie meringue base coated in a bitter chocolate ganache. 70% dark chocolate amarena cherry mousse, amaretto soaked opera almond sponge, Topped with a white chocolate amarena cherry mouse. Toppers with a dark amarena cherry glaze and white and dark almond bark, and don’t forget the edible gold flakes.

Created by: Chef Sam Pero

Offered: All the time

Italia Bakery

2828 East Hastings Street, Vancouver

Tel: 604.251.6800

Web: http://www.italiabakery.ca/

Twitter: @italiabakery

Instagram @italiabakery

 

Just Cakes Bakeshop

Cardamom Dream

Cardamom Dream

Price: $6.75

Description: White chocolate cardamom mousse with a cinnamon-milk chocolate ganache center and a vanilla bean sponge base. It is glazed in a cardamom tea glaze and accompanied by a lightly salted and roasted pistachio border.

Created by: Chef Raveena Oberoi

Offered: All the time

Just Cakes Bakeshop

#5-7548 120 Street, Surrey

Tel: 604 503 5577

Web: https://www.justcakesbc.com/

Instagram @justcakesbakeshop

 

Make sure you pick up one of the Cake Challenge postcards available at each of the participating bakeries and restaurants. Remember to Vote for your favourites daily, all the voting details are at

Cake Challenge

Our Media judges for this challenge are:

Rick Green

Freelance writer for BC Brews and other publications

Twitter: @BCbrews

 

Louisa Chan

Writer and Editor of L for Life as well as Ming Pao

Twitter: @L_FOR_LIFE

 

Zahra Alani

Co-host of CKNW.com Food Glorious Food

Twitter: @ZahraAlani

Instagram @zahra.alani