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When I was living in New York about 10 years ago, there was a hot cupcake trend – ostensibly kicked off with fervor by a Sex in the City episode where the SITC girls stand in line to get cupcakes from Magnolia Bakery. Actually the cupcake trend is still alive and well in New York and in recent years has made its way to Asia. My outpost in this part of the world for a mouth-watering NY-style cupcakes is Sift Desserts in Hong Kong.

Sift is the only place that comes close to replicating my favourite red velvet cupcake. (Their lemon poppy seed is also incredible.) Every time I go to Hong Kong, I pop by one of Sift’s locations to get a taste of home. They package it up in a nice little box and it is all I can do not to eat it as I am walking down the sidewalk on the way home. Consider yourself warned!


Sift Desserts

Multiple Locations in Hong Kong

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