Cake Challenge Winners 2019

The Vancouver Foodster Cake Challenge was a huge success featuring creations from bakeries and restaurants around greater Vancouver. Each place featured their cake creation from November 8-30, 2019. Our media judging panel determined the ultimate winners of the challenge, and this was quite the task as each judge who tasted each creation with a rigorous process based on taste, originality/uniqueness and presentation/appearance.

Our Media judges for this challenge were: Louisa Chan, Deanna Woo and David Grange

Each media judge will have scored the creation with a maximum of 40 points as follows: Overall Taste 20 points, Originality and Uniqueness 10 points, Presentation and Appearance 10 points). The total number of points a cake creation could earn is 120 points.

The Winners are:

1st Place:

{106 points}

Italia Bakery

Whiskey Walnut Cake

Whiskey Walnut Cake

Price: 1 slice is $7.99 or 8” cake is $49.99

Created by: Chef Bozena

Description: Our handcrafted Choux paste top and bottom with chocolate sponge in between. Wine layer our our roasted walnut marscapone filling and another layer of whiskey cream, topped with ganache and whiskey buttercream.

Offered: All the time

Italia Bakery

2828 East Hastings Street, Vancouver

Tel: 604.251.6800

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

Twitter: @italiabakery

Instagram @italiabakery

Chef Sam Pero and Chef Bozena

2nd Place:

{98 points}

Trees Cheesecake + Organic Coffee

Ferrero Roche Cheesecake!

Price: $8.15 per slice (includes tax)

10” Ferraro Roche Cheesecake $ 58

8”  Ferraro Roche Cheesecake $ 41

6” Ferraro Roche Cheesecake $ 30

Created by: Baker Minami Miura

Description: Pure decadence can be found in each morsel of our Ferrero Roche Cheesecake. Hints of hazelnut, nutella, of course our famous cheesecake along with our chocolate crumb base, brings your fork back to your mouth for more. The Ferrero Roche Cheesecake will be served with some fresh whipped cream. Excellent pairing with one of organic bean roasts.

Offered: all the time

Trees Cheesecake + Organic Coffee

450 Granville Street | Phone (604) 684-5022

321 Water Street | Phone (604) 633-3880

1391 Richards Street | Phone (604) 689-1020

2655 Arbutus Street | Phone (604) 732-0092

1598 West Broadway | Phone 778-379-4050

Web: https://treescoffee.com/

Twitter: @TreesOrganic

Instagram: @treescoffee

Baker Minami Miura

3rd Place:

{97 points}

Buttermere Patisserie Café

Tiramisu 3.0

Prices: $7.50 per slice or $65 whole cake

Created by: Jamie Tung

Description: Unlike the traditional tiramisu, we add the twist of textures to our Tiramisu 3.0. In this cake challenge, we combine graham cracker with generous amount of cocoa powder to create cheesecake base texture. Instead of traditional ladyfinger biscuits, we use Cacao Barry chocolate sponge soaked with strong coffee flavoured liqueur, Kahlua. Soft and creamy mascarpone is the must have in tiramisu, however, in our version of Tiramisu we add a hit of Nutella for the nutty flavour and turn the cream into mousse texture, so the overall mouthfeel is well balance.

Offered: cake creation (by the slice) available in our café, and whole cake 6” available on our to order from our website .

Buttermere Patisserie Café

636 Main Street, Vancouver

Tel: (778) 956-7789

Web: https://www.buttermere.ca/

Instagram @butter.mere

 

n the People’s Choice Awards category, the public who tried the Cake creations were the ones who had the opportunity to cast their vote throughout the challenge.

The Winners are:

1st Place People’s Choice:

Trees Cheesecake + Organic Coffee

Ferrero Roche Cheesecake!

Price: $8.15 per slice (includes tax)

10” Ferraro Roche Cheesecake $ 58

8”  Ferraro Roche Cheesecake $ 41

6” Ferraro Roche Cheesecake $ 30

Created by: Baker Minami Miura

Description: Pure decadence can be found in each morsel of our Ferrero Roche Cheesecake. Hints of hazelnut, nutella, of course our famous cheesecake along with our chocolate crumb base, brings your fork back to your mouth for more. The Ferrero Roche Cheesecake will be served with some fresh whipped cream. Excellent pairing with one of organic bean roasts.

Offered: all the time

Trees Cheesecake + Organic Coffee

450 Granville Street | Phone (604) 684-5022

321 Water Street | Phone (604) 633-3880

1391 Richards Street | Phone (604) 689-1020

2655 Arbutus Street | Phone (604) 732-0092

1598 West Broadway | Phone 778-379-4050

Web: https://treescoffee.com/

Twitter: @TreesOrganic

 

2nd Place People’s Choice:

Buttermere Patisserie Café

Tiramisu 3.0

Prices: $7.50 per slice or $65 whole cake

Created by: Jamie Tung

Description: Unlike the traditional tiramisu, we add the twist of textures to our Tiramisu 3.0. In this cake challenge, we combine graham cracker with generous amount of cocoa powder to create cheesecake base texture. Instead of traditional ladyfinger biscuits, we use Cacao Barry chocolate sponge soaked with strong coffee flavoured liqueur, Kahlua. Soft and creamy mascarpone is the must have in tiramisu, however, in our version of Tiramisu we add a hit of Nutella for the nutty flavour and turn the cream into mousse texture, so the overall mouthfeel is well balance.

Offered: cake creation (by the slice) available in our café, and whole cake 6” available on our to order from our website .

Buttermere Patisserie Café

636 Main Street, Vancouver

Tel: (778) 956-7789

Web: https://www.buttermere.ca/

Instagram @butter.mere

 

3rd Place People’s Choice:

Italia Bakery

Whiskey Walnut Cake

Whiskey Walnut Cake

Price: 1 slice is $7.99 or 8” cake is $49.99

Created by:

Description: Our handcrafted Choux paste top and bottom with chocolate sponge in between. Wine layer our our roasted walnut marscapone filling and another layer of whiskey cream, topped with ganache and whiskey buttercream.

Offered: All the time

Italia Bakery

2828 East Hastings Street, Vancouver

Tel: 604.251.6800

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

Twitter: @italiabakery

Instagram @italiabakery

Thank you to the chefs and establishments that accepted my invitation and featured their cakes on the menu for the past few weeks during this challenge.

I encourage you to visit the winning places to try their Cake creations! See the entries here.

By: Richard Wolak