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 8 – 30, 2019.

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.

Trees Cheesecake + Organic Coffee

Ferrero Roche Cheesecake!

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


Twitter: @TreesOrganic

Instagram: @treescoffee


Italia Bakery

Whiskey Walnut Cake

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


Twitter: @italiabakery

Instagram @italiabakery


Buttermere Patisserie Café

Tiramisu 3.0

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


Instagram @butter.mere


Our Media judges for this challenge are:


Louisa Chan

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

Twitter: @L_FOR_LIFE

Instagram @lforlife_vancouver


Deanna Woo

Blogger and Instagrammer

Instagram @deannawoo


David Grange

Blogger for BCFoodieBlogger

Twitter: @BCfoodieblogger

Instagram: @BCfoodieblogger

Make sure you pick up one of the Cake Challenge postcards available at each of the participating restaurants and keep a record of your favourites. Remember to Vote for your favourites from November 8-30, 2019

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