If you ask me to choose the best cupcakes in town, I would not hesitate to recommend Sift. The moisture, texture and frosting always makes the perfect combination. Have you even noticed there is afternoon tea set at Sift? They have launched the 3-tier afternoon tea set with savory items and signature cupcakes & macarons. It costs only $300/2 person, which is pretty a good deal in Central with a quiet ambiance.
The 3-tier tea set contains savory items such as Gougere, Spinach and Lorraine Quiche and Chicken & Mushroom Vol-au-vent. The quiche was quite nice while the moisture of the filling was well preserved. The cheese and egg flavour was quite rich as well. However, the cheese flavour of gougere was definitely the best among all. Scone is always an item who seems to be easily made but requires quite a lot of attentions. The original scone was so tasty pairing with clotted cream than jam.
甜點當然不能少看，不但有著名的迷你杯子蛋糕和馬卡龍，還有兩款特別的甜點 – 玫瑰荔枝馬卡龍夾紅桑子夾心和朱古力榛子脆餅。小妹也特別喜歡這兩款，朱古力榛子脆餅有著點點「金莎」的感覺，榛子脆脆相當美味又有口感，朱古力控的雷達頓時開著，真的覺得很美味。 玫瑰荔枝馬卡龍就帶著清新的玫瑰香，紅桑子微酸便剛好平衡了那甜味。
Here we come to the sweet & dessert section. Apart from the signature mini-cupcakes and macarons, two pastries, Ispahan and Chocolate Hazelnut Crunch, were included and they really made you keep an eye on them. I do like the Chocolate Hazelnut Crunch much since the hazelnut crunch gave a nice crunchy texture and made great contrast to the praline. My radar for chocolate was immediately turned on once I had the first bite. 🙂 Ispahan was made with rose, lychee and raspberry, while the fragrance of rose was so intense and made it very outstanding.
No doubt that I don’t have to explain more about the cupcakes and macarons. The triple chocolate cupcake was one that made you mouth watering and don’t want to stop eating it due to its rich chocolate frosting.
The dessert and pastries at Sift are so outstanding that the savory items are not easy to get attention. Hope it will get better and better. (Addition: got to take a look at the monthly macaron class while doing tasting. Hope I can join soon.)
Address: G/F, 46 Graham Street, Central