Thursday, 1 October 2009

Food Review -- Fairy Cakes (Cup-cakes)

Colleague of mine from work knows that I have recently started off my own personal food blog Geoff's Twitchen and has invited me to try out her fresh home-baked cup cakes which I promised I will do a review on it. Never been a fan of cup-cakes due to all the cream & butter and personal favourite even at this moment is Muffins & Scones -- just not cup-cakes. On top, I have heard many positive comments from our other colleagues on the quality & appearance of her home-baked cup-cakes therefore a review session was necessary.

Monday morning at work, I was given a plesant surprise. My colleague brought me a beautiful cup-cake box which included 6 cup-cakes of 3 flavours. Packaging & appearance was extremely impressive considering it was home-made therefore kudos to her on putting such effort and I can smell a business opportunity on this shortly. However, the most important factor still is decided by the flavour & taste of the cup-cakes regardless of the packaging and appearance.

Chocolate Cup Cakes
-- This was a simple and pure Chocolate Cup-Cake with rice crispies garnished on the top. The flavour of the Chocolate was rich which is delicious providing you have a sweet tooth and it wasnt too sweet which is perfect for the Hong Kongers's palate. The texture of the cup-cake was very dense which was disappointing and the crispies were slightly stale maybe due to the reason that I have left the cup-cakes for a whole day in office before tasting it. Overall, it was worth a try especially for those that love indulging into Chocolate.

Rating:: 2/3

Quality of CupCake: ***

Banana Cup Cake:
Topped with Almonds, this Banana Cup-Cake was my personal favourite. The Banana Cake was delicious as the texture and flavour reminded me of child-hood memories from Banana Cakes that we used to purchase in bakeries. This simply was very mouth-watering and my highly recommended cup-cake out of the 3 flavours. Areas of improvement will be to perhaps too add more bananas to enhance the banana flavour. One ironic comment which I want to highlight is that this Cup-Cake would have been perfecto if there wasnt any cream in the cake but however, all cup-cakes have to contain some sort of cream, correct? Highly recommended for sure!

Rating:: 1/3

Quality of CupCake: 3/1/2*

Coffee Flavoured Cupcake:
With a big dash of Coffee flavoured cream on the top of the cup-cake, the appearance of this cake wasnt tempting myself in any way but Kudos must be given to my colleague that it was a very cute cup-cake indeed, very professionally baked & decorated.

Areas for Improvement

*The Coffee flavour was not very bland therefore more coffee must be used for this.
*Took a first bite of the cup-cake and realised that the inner part was extremely dry therefore not what I expected from trying the first 2 cup-cakes.
*As much as I like coffee flavoured cakes or pastries, as a comparison between the 1st two cup-cakes, this certainly was a major disappointment as I have personally requested a coffee flavoured cup cake from my colleague.

*The Coffee Cream on the top was intensely butter-flavoured which was not my cup of tea as the taste & smell rightly puts me off my appetite.

Rating:: 3/3

Quality of CupCake: 1/1/2*

Despite the minor setback on the Coffee Flavoured Cupcake, all in all, it was a great experience to be reviewing one of my colleague's brand new hobby & potential new career. I hope this honest review will not discourage her and please keep up the good work as you are doing good for the dessert industry in Hong Kong. We need more local food heroes like you in Hong Kong!

For more details on ordering & purchases from Fairy Cakes, please visit and by email @

Happy Eating & Drinking



  1. They all look delicious! I would purchase them if I could. Very creative as well!

  2. Thanks Geoff, will certainly look into your comments and delve to make it perfect.

    Fairy cakes

  3. @Crazy Spice Lady -- Agree with you, very creative cup-cakes and a big thumbs up to my colleague who has a very professional approach on bakery

    @Clim -- No cup-cakes can be perfect but just that the Coffee Cupcake has improvement areas. Food taste is subjective and I was impressed with the Banana Cup-Cake!

  4. It's so mouthwatering to look at! how much more if i could purchase and taste it.

  5. Hi Christa,

    Infact, you can purchase these cup-cakes from and please check out their website and make your purchases accordingly so that you can start eating it rather just looking at it.

    Happy Eating!