It's all about the Cakery

09 April 2012

It's been a pretty awesome Easter weekend, catching up friends and some quality family time which mostly consisted of eating out/eating in and generally involving a lot of cake. Before I indulge you all with some cake pictures, let's begin with an outfit post!
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Dress (Laurustinus) Cardigan (Oasis) Bag (Vivienne Westwood) Belt (Accessorize) Shoes (Zara)
I really love this dress which was bought last Summer in HK from a shop which has sadly closed down now. Rent in HK is stupidly high and the turnover for shops/restaurants is ridiculous. This dress could be described as a mullet dress but I hate that description. Mullets of the hair variety have never been pretty but I beg to differ when it comes to dresses and skirts. I particularly love this and it's swishy-ness. Some random girl stopped me while I was waiting to cross the road to tell me how pretty it was. Sometimes little things can really make your day!

Other things that make my day are meeting bloggers, even better when they become friends! Just like that time I met Nic from Bang Bang She Shoots a few weeks ago, Sam from Sam is Home is one that I've been reading for a while now and I can definitely confirm she is as lovely in person as she comes across on the blog. Her blog is always so well written and she also has some awesome camera skills.

Sam introduced me to the Tai Hang area which I realised is a super short 10 minute walk from where I live on HK island. I'm definitely lucky that I live in such a convenient area. Tai Hang is super trendy (lots of hipsters as Sam pointed out) where it's experienced a bit of a regeneration and so the rent for shop spaces is still relatively cheap. There is a lovely community vibe about the area which is reflected in some restaurants keeping things like menus for neighbouring dessert shops for their customers.
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Aside from blogging, one of our mutual passions involve Cake, so naturally we had dessert in an awesome little Cafe that just so happened to be one that my family had also been raving on about. Let me introduce you to C'est la B which is the Tai Hang branch of Mrs B's Cakery located in HK's Central district.
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Me and Sam looking ridiculously happy with our cakes.SDC12015
We were pretty happy catching up and eating our little cakes, thanks Sam for being awesome company! The Raspberry and Lychee cake was a definite winner. Cheap they were not (HK$50/£4 each) but they were a delight for the senses. So much so, I decided to buy three more as a surprise treat for my family. Taro, Banana and Red Bean flavour.
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Oh how I miss those cakes already! I've been eating a ridiculous amount since I've been in HK (about 6 weeks now!) and I am going on a detox diet on Tues which means no carbs and very little in the way of sugar. I think I may struggle since HK food is freaking awesome and I know I will be torturing myself with more upcoming food/cake posts!

46 comments:

  1. I am SO enjoying your HK posts!

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  2. Those cakes look delicious as well as pretty! I don't know how HKers stay so slim with all the lovely food available!! Would love to open up an English cake shop over there!!

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  3. I can't believe I just drooled after the reading 'Taro...' omg I love Taro flavoured cakes or desserts.

    Sam is one of the loveliest bloggers/friends I've met and a joker :D

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  4. You look fab in the dress and of course the food looks very yummy!

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  5. One of my favourite activities is eating cake with friends too XD I love chinese bakeries, their cakes are always so light and pretty! I really like your mullet dress, it's awesome haha XD
    Also, your fringe is really nice, so geometric! (I don't know if it's always been like that or if you got a haircut, but anyways! it's pretty XD)

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  6. Omg how gorgeous do those cakes look?!

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  7. Writing down: "C-est la B" on my to-go-list-when-in-HK.

    I'm going to ask my family to
    take me there c: the place looks
    incredible with the awesome tea
    pot lamps on the ceiling!
    Same about the cakes!

    xx

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  8. I love your dress! Such a shame the shop closed down. Also the cake looks amazing!

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  9. You look lovely! And I am very jealous of that cake!

    Maria xxx

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  10. Gorgeous cake and even more gorgeous dress.
    It's no good, you have got my sweet tooth a tingling, I'm gonna have to go and get some cake - lucky I always have a stash :)

    Gems x

    Fashion, Well Done

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  11. That dress is really pretty, I like the pleated skirt :) The cakes look lovely!

    Caroline x
    Caroline's Catwalk

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  12. The asymmetrical dress looks great on you! It's definitely one of my favourite SS trends.
    And that cake looks delicious.

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  13. Such pretty food! why is everything so much nicer over there! Such gorgeous presentation! (ps. i've added you to my blog roll, winnie! have meant to do that ages ago!) xxx

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  14. What a beautiful dress! Oh, those cakes look awesome..and so well worth it, I'm sure!

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  15. Wow, about the dress. It's so pretty.

    Love the cakes. Such a beautiful post!

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  16. Oh gosh those cakes look so delicious xoxo

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  17. I do love blogger meet ups!!! Cute outfit - I can't pull off pleats to save myself but it looks really good on you and I love the purple combo!

    It looked like you guys had fun and the cupcakes look delicious!!

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  18. the pleated skirt looks flattering on you! What an elegant outfit! awww and I would love to visit that cafe.l.. it reminds me of alice in wonderland =)

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  19. That is SUCH a pretty skirt!! You look awesome :D

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  20. Love your dress and the cakes look sooo delicious!:)
    Simona
    www.simimaus.blogspot.com

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  21. Gah your cake photos are always amazing, v jealous! Love the dress, I don't like the association with mullets either.. xx

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  22. Oh my Winnie, your cake photos are making me hungry and I'm totally enjoying your HK posts.

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  23. Omg I just stumbled upon your blog and I am LOVIN' it! I loooove food pictures and you have these in an abundance. Those cakes look so good!

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  24. beautiful photos and thank you for your comment. do you have Facebook? mine is Adora Mehitabel and my twitter @adoramehitabel. Its easier to talk then and keep connected. :) xxx

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  25. Yum! No wonder you 2 ladies look so happy! :)

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  26. Sounds like the perfect cake eating weekend! Those cakes look beyond amazing

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  27. This is perfect. I love your HK food posts! I was in HK less than a week ago!

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  28. LOL I was trying to channel more of a 'Sam the cake monster' kind of pose than just plain happy.
    And I love this outfit a lot as you could tell I was checking out your swishy dress from the back. That sounds kinda creepy. I'll bring my camera next time we hang so I can take some photos too!!

    And Kit- I'm such a serious person!!!!! :P

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  29. those little cakes are so adorable, almost too cute to eat, key word being almost :D

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  30. Your dress is really lovely - I agree about the term 'mullet skirt,' sounds much less pleasant than the reality! Those cakes look mouthwatering!

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  31. You're so cute! I love that dress, just realised how much I like the high-low hems now! The cakes are so pretty. Hope you're enjoying the week. xo

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  32. I love your outfit, that skirt look so lovely on you! And what beautiful cakes, they look sooo good:) XX

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  33. Oh you're in HK! I went to Sevva's (same boss as Ms B's) for their Marie Antoinette Cake which was SUPER awesome! I love it so much I wrote a post on the cake itself on my new blog which hosts my illustrations (mostly Hong Kong based and food-related at www.boneater.com! Please visit if you have time! =) The post on the Marie Antoinette Cake is www.boneater.com/food/let-us-eat-cake/.

    Btw, love your instagram pix in the last post! =D

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  34. the desserts look so good :3 i love the photos hope your having a great time :)

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  36. YUMMM I've actually haven't been to tai hang in so long to discover all the new restaurants there!

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  37. Ohhhh! That's some good looking cake! Yum yummmm. xx

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  38. You just made crave cake so badly!!
    Those look so yummy! ^^

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  39. amazing post!! really adorable pics!!!
    have u a nice week end

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  40. Awww....Winnie, you look so cute here and i love that skirt!!!! I've seen quite a lot of these ruffled skirts with the back being long and front being shorter in length. It must be the trend now! hehehe...I'm quite surprised someone came up to you to compliment on your skirt cuz that is so rare in HK! I always find that HK locals give you a weird stare as if you're psycho if u talk to them..lol i dont mind doing it in Europe tho cuz it's so common, hahaha..

    And omg, i will so try C'est la B!!! The cakes look delish!!! And the teapots hanging from the ceiling is soo adorable.

    I've not tried Mrs B's yet, god i'm so behind with my desserts, lol. Have you tried SIFT yet? I quite like their cupcakes. They got one in Wan Chai, Central, and Ap lei Chau.

    I can't believe you are gonna go on a detox diet! It's sooo hard in HK with all those temptations. But i wish you luck:)

    I hope you had a great Easter and have a great weekend Winnie:)

    Lastly, i have finally revealed my lat 2 gifts for my giveaway so please feel free to drop by to check them out!!! Last chance to win before i announce the winner on Monday so be quick!^__^

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  41. d'awww girl you look so cute!! seriously though, you have the cutest smile!!! ugh, i wanna go to HK!!! i feel HK rent is expensive b/c of the high population, no? or is it just because it's touristy? lol

    wow super awesome you got to meet fellow bloggers! that's always super fun! makes the blog world seem not as big anymore ^o^

    oh my, those cakes look sso pretty and delish! and yeah, definitely not cheap but i think they're worth it. well, they look worth it ;D


    alex @ carouselstreet.com

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  42. You are adorable!

    Love Grace.

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  43. aw you look so cute, i really like that flowy skirt. and gosh those pastries look good! they're almost too pretty to eat

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  44. Hey Winnie! The talk we had about you living in HK has finally happened! I have not been on Blogger recently thats why I was slow on the uptake about you working there >_< it seems like you are having an awesome amount of fun! And half of it being the fantastic food you get to eat on a daily basis! Those desserts look so yummy as well as the Japanese ones. Keep enjoying your time there! Will be checking them out myself when I go over soon :D

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