By The Manila Bulletin
Hong Kong patisserie Vive Cake Boutique announced an exclusive collaboration with My Melody, the beloved white bunny known as Hello Kitty’s best friend from the Sanrio universe. Expect a whole lot of pink cuteness until Jan. 31, next year.
“Sanrio’s brand philosophy of Small Gift, Big Smile is one that I most admire,” said the founder of Vive Cake Boutique, Ms. Vivien Lau. “It is our pleasure and delight to extend this philosophy of bringing smiles through our My Melody inspired collection of cakes to share with Hong Kong’s dessert lovers.”
A special My Melody Tea Party Afternoon Tea inspired by the rabbit character can be enjoyed for in-store diners. Comprised of a two-tier tea-time platter, the tea set features sweet favourites such as Marshmallow Pop, Lemon Curd Macaron, Apple Tart topped with My Melody Butter Cookie, Vanilla Sponge, Strawberry and Mascarpone Mousse Cake and Scones with Clotted Cream and Jam, and even savory delights such as Garbanzo Bean Spread with Smoked Salmon Toast and Mentaiko Spaghetti. The tea experience is complemented with tea or coffee–embracing the cutesy cartoon design on the milk foam of the coffee.
The tea-set is available from Thursday to Sunday, and public holidays, every 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., at Vive located at H Queen’s. It is priced HK$240 (₱1,565) for one and HK$480 (₱3,130) for two, subject to 10% service charge.
Designed with VIVE’s specific brand of whimsy, this stunning yet sweet My Melody Uni-cone is coated in a pastel pink and yellow buttercream, topped with a My Melody and heart-shaped watercolor sugar prints, floating amid a cloud of meringue treats, macaron, cotton candies, and VIVE’s signature upside-down ice cream cone tops the spectacular presentation.The indulgent cake is at HK$850 (₱5,545) and is available in seven flavors namely Red Velvet Buttercake with Cream Cheese, Earl Grey Cake with Earl Grey Cream Cheese, Banana Cake with Chocolate Buttercream & Crunchies, Hazelnut Cake with Hazelnut Buttercream with Chopped Hazelnut, Vanilla Sponge Cake with Mango and Yuzu Mousse, Rich Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Ganache, and Pistachio Cake with Pistachio Buttercream with Chopped Pistachio.
My Melody Tea Party
For a smaller Vive x My Melody pastry, there’s the My Melody Strawberry Cake at HK$58 (₱380). Small but bold, the mini-cake is designed with a delightful watercolor sugar print, and adorned with a small bar of ‘chocolate’ and colourful sprinkles. It is made with vanilla sponge, strawberry and mascarpone mousse, promising a burst of flavor despite its delicate size.
A limited edition Over the Rainbow gift set comprised of two boxes of VIVE signature colourful meringues and My Melody cookies is available also available, priced at HK$268 (₱1,750). Diners who order the My Melody tea set can enjoy a special discounted price of HK$208 (₱1,356).
Vive Cake Boutique is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Mon to Fri and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sat, Sun and public holidays. It is located at Shop 3, 1/F, H Queen’s, 80 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong, with 18 seats offering. For more information, please visit www.vive.hk, call (852) 9602-2869 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.