Vancouver 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 October 15 – November 7, 2021.

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.

How to VOTE :

  1. Look for our Cake challenge posters in each of the participating bakeries and cafes.
  2. Scan the QR code and Vote for your favourites from October 15 – November 7, 2021 

Get some friends together, visit 2 places or more to taste the different Cake creations or go solo or with a friend– just remember to VOTE for your favourites between October 15 – November 7, 2021.

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

Wicked Cafe

Tom & Jerry Cheesecake

Price: $6.50

Created by: Dohyun (Doh) Lee

Description: : Lemon soufflé cheesecake (gluten-friendly)

Offered: all the time

Takeout available in-person; delivery via Uber Eats ; pre-order for 8 or more pieces 24 hours in advance via Instagram or cell 672-999-9493

Wicked Cafe

1399 W, 7th Avenue, Vancouver

Tel:  (672) 999-9493

Web: https://www.instagram.com/wicked_cafe/

Instagram @wicked_cafe

Minus Cake Boutique

Pandan Coconut Mojito Cake

Price: $7.50 for cake cup, but it is sold as a pairing with one drink of your choice from our drink menu. the pairing cost will be roughly about $11-14 per Minus Cup

Created by: Sweki Chen

Description: House made pandan water with pure coconut cream base. Added mint chocolate chips to enhance the flavour and the texture of the cake. Lime zest brings a refreshing aroma to the whole cake.

Available: all the time

Takeout, dine in, Apps delivery available

Minus Cake Boutique

3615 Kingsway, Vancouver

Tel: 604-779-3615 

Web: https://www.minuscake.com/

Instagram @minusboutique18

Heritage Baking

Burnt Orange and Hazelnut Chocolate Cake

Price: 6” is $40 and Single $7

Created by: Chef Martha Ebro

Description: Layers of Hazelnut crumble, moist Valrhona devil’s food cake, Burnt orange (oranges were roasted until it starts to burn) hazelnut mousseline, salted caramel covered in Dark Chocolate Valrhona Guanaja Glaze, Vanilla scented orange segments and homemade cookie dust.

Available: We just need 24 hours notice and pick up is only between 10-2pm Tuesday to Sunday. Our cut off time to order is 12pm for next day pick up. Orders may be done through our website,  Instagram or email at info@heritagebakingvancouver.com

Heritage Baking

Unit 150  -1507 Powell St., Vancouver

Tel: 604.729.4273

Web:https://heritagebakingvancouver.com/

Instagram @heritagebakingvancouver

Simit Bakery Cafe

Berry Garden San Sebastian Cheesecake

Price: $6.99 per slice or Whole Cake $55 — 9″ Berry Garden San Sebastian

Created by: Filiz Tasdurmaz (Co-founder)

Description: Traditional San Sebastian Cheesecake served with fresh berries and a drizzle of homemade berry sauce for a well-balanced mouthfeel. It’s perfectly light, fluffy, creamy and smooth baked to caramelized topped perfection-without crust! And what is more, it’s GLUTEN FREE. If you want to double the pleasure, try it along with our mastic gum Turkish coffee.

Available: All the time

Simit Bakery Cafe

191 W. Broadway | Phone (604) 423-3434

2268 W. 4th | Phone (604) 568-1373

Web:

Instagram @simitbakerycafe

Trees Coffee

Tiramisu Cheesecake

Price: Slice: $7.95 or Whole cheesecake: $62;

Created by: the team

Description: Take the time to say hello to Trees’ cheesecake obsession. Our Tiramisu Cheesecake has a creamy coffee flavoured filling with a touch of mascarpone, topped with cocoa powder. This cheesecake takes the traditional flavours of Tiramisu and transforms them into a rich and creamy cheesecake, making it impossible to have just a slice. Pairs nicely with a latte or a freshly brewed organic coffee.

Offered: all the time

Whole cakes are available at the stores, while stock lasts. The best option is to pre-order, two days in advance.

Slices are available daily, for dine-in or takeout.

Trees Cheesecake + Organic Coffee

450 Granville Street, Vancouver

Phone (604) 684-5022

Web: https://treescoffee.com/

Instagram: @treescoffee

Food by Fanta

The Three Sisters

Price: $21

Created by: Chef Parinya Loptson

Description: Three slightly different cakes with a coconut base as the mother to all. These coconut shiffon cakes were built with flavours and characteristics representing myslef, my 2 younger sisters and my mom.

1st cake: Pandan leaf custard with kiwi jelly

2nd cake: Coconut custard with fresh coconut meat and coconut jelly

3rd cake: Passion fruit custard with passion fruit jelly.

All with coconut whipped cremeux.

Offered: By pre-order only, (not available between October 30 – November 10).

Takeout and delivery available by Door dash, skip the dishes, Uber eats (must be pre-ordered)

Food by Fanta

20542 Fraser Hwy, Langley

Tel; (604) 530-6803

Web: https://foodbyfanta.com/

Instagram @foodbyfanta

Our Media judges for this challenge are:

Jacqueline Chui

Food and Travel Blogger

Twitter @jacquelinechui

Instagram @jacquelinechui

Louisa Chan

Writer and Editor of L for Life as well as Vitamin Daily

Twitter: @L_FOR_LIFE

Instagram @lforlife_vancouver

Rebecca Coleman

Food Writer, Social Media, YouTuber and Cookbook Author

Twitter: @rebeccacoleman

Instagram @rebeccacoleman