A sweet treat for your sweetheart is just a cake walk away — at your local bakery!
Today, we’re featuring some of the best cakes from Metro Vancouver’s local bakers, brought to you by CBC’s The Great Canadian Baking Show.
This Valentine’s Day, surprise your one true love with a delightful and delicious cake made by one of the many amazing pastry chefs here in our city.
Whether your Valentine fancies a creative creation or a classic cake, one of these sweet treats are sure to warm their heart (and satisfy their appetite).
Heart Chocolate Mousse Cake. Photo: La Gateau.
LA GATEAU BAKE SHOP
3458 East Hastings Street, Vancouver.
Le Gateau Bake Shop’s Valentine’s Day collection features THE chocolate cake for chocolate lovers — the Heart Chocolate Mousse Cake. Light and creamy (and egg-free), this cocoa lover's dream contains chocolate mousse, chocolate ganache, and a heart-shaped chocolate cake dressed in a chocolate mirror glaze.
Love Note Cake. Photo: Buttermere.
636 Main Street, Vancouver.
Send a Love Note to your Valentine with this gluten-free chocolate strawberry cake from Buttermere. This creation from Pastry Chef Jamie Tung is a flourless chocolate sponge cake with strawberry gelee, 70% Fleur de Cao chocolate jelly, and light caramel chocolate mousse, embellished with hearts and a sealed love letter.
Passionata Bundt Cake. Photo: Mon Paris Patisserie.
MON PARIS PATISSERIE
4396 Beresford Street, Burnaby.
Pastry Chef Elena Krasnova's exquisite pastry and confectionery creations are showcased at her French-inspired pastry shop Mon Paris Patisserie in the heart of Burnaby.
One of her most beautiful creations — the Passionata Bundt Cake — contains a sweet mix of honey biscuit, mango brunoise, and passionfruit mousse.
Pink Champagne Cake. Photo: Soirette Pastry Boutique.
SOIRETTE PASTRY BOUTIQUE
1433 W Pender Street, Vancouver.
Soirette, led by Pastry Chef Shobna Kannusamy, specializes in cakes, macarons, and other desserts with Parisian and Asian influences.
Designed for romantic occasions, the boutique’s Pink Champagne Cake is a vanilla bean cake filled with pink champagne mousse, strawberry buttercream, and strawberry compote. Decorated with a rose-flavoured macaron, mini macarons, white chocolate sprinkle chards, chocolate truffles, pearls, and a gold leaf, this is almost too pretty to eat (almost!)
Tropical Cloud Cake. Photo: Cadeaux Bakery.
172 Powell Street, Vancouver.
Love is in the air with Cadeaux Bakery’s Tropical Cloud creation — a white vanilla bean butter cake with layers of chantilly cream and passion fruit custard, swirled with white chocolate mousse and wrapped with toasted coconut.
Japanese Matcha Souffle Cake. Photo: Baker & Table Cafe.
BAKER & TABLE CAFE
6414 Fraser Street, Vancouver.
Featuring Japanese-specialty melonpan, mochi cookies, and other pastries, Baker & Table Cafe Pastry Chef Hitomi Syversten’s creations are sure to put a smile on your face. The gluten-free Japanese Matcha Souffle Cheesecake — as well as their other Matcha creations — is equal parts healthy and tasty.
After you take the cake from your local bakeries, tune into “Cake Week” on Season 4 of The Great Canadian Baking Show, airing Sundays at 8 p.m. PST on CBC and CBC Gem.
Hosted by Alan Shane Lewis and Ann Pornel, The Great Canadian Baking Show features ten of the best amateur bakers from across the country. Watch as they bake their way through a series of themed culinary challenges to compete for the title.