These divine cakes, which are all made with the best natural ingredients, are crafted according to Italian bakery tradition. There’s no lack of creativity with flavors such as the Mango and Chocolate Cake (RMB 230 for 18cm, 360 for 26cm) and the chocolate and hazelnut Gianduja cake (RMB 320-520). Spoil yourself with a cheesecake, fruit cake, bundt cake, or Ciambelloni (a classic Italian cake). Delivery is free within the Fifth Ring Road.
Daily 9am-10pm. Gate 4, 7 Beitucheng Donglu, Chaoyang District (400 004 1128) www.divinacakes.com 朝阳区北土城东路7号4门
Founded by Aussie Meilian Tan, Sweet Tooth uses only high quality imported ingredients to create their delicious made-to-order cakes. Satisfy your sugar cravings with a carrot cake (RMB 255 for a 9-inch cake) or the Pavlova Cake (RMB 243 for an 8-inch cake), an Australian specialty. The delivery fee is RMB 15 within Fourth Ring Road, including Wudaokou, with additional charges for addresses outside these areas.
Mon-Fri 11am-7pm, Sat-Sun by appointment only. (150 1121 7173, email@example.com) www.sweettoothbeijing.com
Pantry’s Best 派悦坊
Founded by lifelong baker Mark Huetsch, Pantry’s Best is famous for its American pies, but also has a range of cakes in different sizes (6, 8, 10 or 12 inches). The cakes all contain fresh fruit, nuts and imported chocolate. Indulge in a rich chocolate cake (RMB 199-699) or the lighter banana cake (RMB 189-689). Delivery is free within Fifth Ring Road and Wudaokou.
Daily 9am-9pm. Dongzhimenwai, Dongcheng District (5166 4464, 400 831 4159, firstname.lastname@example.org) www.pantrysbest.com
The handmade desserts at CC Sweets find a perfect balance between Eastern and Western tastes. A labor of love for founder Carol Chow, CC Sweets creates custom-designed cakes using sculpted frosting, special decorations, and the freshest ingredients. CC Sweets also designs dessert tables and has a selection of cakes for same-day or next-day delivery. Delivery costs RMB 30 and catering is also available for special occasions.
Daily 9am-8pm. Rm 109, Tower 11, Central Park, Chaowai Dajie, Chaoyang District (6533 6973, email@example.com) www.ccsweets.cn 朝阳区朝外大街6号新城国际11号楼109号
The Fat Bunny Bakery
At Ida Collin’s The Fat Bunny Bakery, it’s all about choice. In addition to size and number of layers, you choose the sponge (vanilla, dark chocolate, red velvet, or carrot cake), fillings (fruit jams, caramel, vanilla custard, and more), and frostings (classic cream cheese and buttercream frostings: caramel, strawberry, and dark chocolate). Cakes can be customized with lettering, flowers, fondant work, and colors. A medium cake with three layers (enough for 12 people) is RMB 450. Custom orders must be sent at least one week in advance. Delivery fees, which depend upon distance, start at RMB 20.
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