Cake Challenge Winners 2021

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 October 15 – November 7, 2021.

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, Jacqueline Chui and Rebecca Coleman

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:

{107 points}

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

2nd Place:

{102 points}

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

3rd Place:

{98 points}

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

In 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:

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

2nd Place People’s Choice:

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

3rd Place People’s Choice:

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

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