Vancouver Holiday Cake Challenge

Welcome to the Vancouver Holiday 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 16 – December 10, 2023.

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: Social media share your photos and videos over Instagram and TikTok throughout the challenge, by tagging @vanfoodster and the hashtag is #HolidayCakeChallengeYVR please include this hashtag in all your social media sharing during the challenge.

Voting criteria –  some things to help you judge your favourite holiday 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 holiday Cake challenge posters in each of the participating restaurants, bakeries and cafes.
  2. Scan the QR code and Vote for your favourites from November 16 – December 10, 2023.

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 November 16 – December 10, 2023.

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

75 West Coast Grill

Sweet Surrender

Price: $12

Created by: The culinary team

Description: Indulge in the exquisite Sweet Surrender, an irresistible cake crafted from the finest ingredients and offering a symphony of flavours. The base is a light, airy and luscious meringue surrounded by a rich, salted caramel sauce to add a sweet buttery note. Next up is a layer of velvety chocolate ganache, its smooth richness contrasting beautifully with the meringue’s fluffiness. Intertwined with the chocolate is a medley of finely chopped nuts delivering a satisfying crunch. And lastly, the crowning jewel of this creation is the praline topping, a captivating blend of caramelized sugar and more nuts.

Ingredients: White chocolate, pistachio, almonds, walnuts, dark chocolate, condensed milk, fleur de sel, chocolate crisp pearls, Grand Marnier, butter, egg whites, vanilla pods, whipping cream.

Offered: all the time

Available: dine-in only

75 West Coast Grill

7571 Westminster Hwy, Richmond

Tel: (604) 232-2804


Instagram @75westyvr

Trees Cheesecake + Organic Coffee

Ferrero Rocher Cheesecake

Price: Slice: $9 or 6-Inch: $40

Created by: The Ferrero Rocher Cheesecake was created by our Trees Kitchen Staff a few years ago. However, the latest version has been expertly crafted under the leadership of our kitchen manager, Nancy Lin Wang.

Description: Baked daily in our kitchen, Ferrero Rocher is back and better than ever! We’ve worked tirelessly to enhance the flavour of our beloved creation, and we’re proud to announce that we’ve elevated this cheesecake to new heights.

This year, we will combine premium cream cheese with the signature flavour of Nutella. But that’s not all: every slice will be adorned with a whole Ferrero Rocher chocolate, nestled on a new base of chocolate whipped cream and sprinkled with gold flakes!

For chocolate lovers, our improved blend of hazelnut paste and crushed hazelnuts ensures the perfect texture and rich taste that makes this cheesecake genuinely extraordinary.

Ingredients: Cream Cheese, Vanilla Paste, Eggs, Hazelnut Paste, Nutella, Crushed Hazelnut, Gold Flakes, Whipping Cream.

Offered: all the time

Delivery: Doordash.

Preorder and takeout: Anybody can call directly to our stores to order the cheesecake.

Trees Cheesecake + Organic Coffee

450 Granville Street

Phone (604) 684-5022

738 Granville Street

Phone: 604=688=6308

5078 Joyce St

Phone: 604-895-4211

10299 University Dr #104, Surrey

Phone: 604-496-1714


Instagram: @treescoffee

Doppio Zero Pizza

Doppio Gusto

Price: $15

Created by: Ingala Daniele

Description: Delicious duo of our most popular Italian cheesecake: Limoncello and Classic. The limoncello cheesecake is made with whipped mascarpone cheese, fresh squeeze lemon juice and a touch of limoncello liquor (0% alcohol). Really refreshing and delicate. The Classic Italian cheesecake is made with mascarpone and ricotta cheese, slowly baked with mix berries sauce on top, like nonna used to it.

Ingredients: limoncello cheesecake: mascarpone, lemon, limoncello liquor, italian cookie

Italian cheesecake: mascarpone & ricotta cheese, mix berries sauce, italian cookie

Offered: all the time for dine-in and take out.

Doppio Zero Pizza

1655 Como Lake Ave #103, Coquitlam

Tel: (778) 355-5333


Instagram @doppiozeropizza00

Our Media judges for this challenge are:

Corey Lee

Instagrammer and Influencer

Instagram @sweettoothguy

tiktok @sweettoothguyishere

David Grange

Blogger for BCFoodieBlogger

Instagram: @BCfoodieblogger

Jacqueline Chui

Food and Travel Blogger

Instagram @jacquelinechui