Celebrity-loved Vive Cake Boutique continues collaborating with cute Japanese fictional characters into 2021 with a tribute to the mischievous San-X “relaxed bear” Rilakkuma.
An afternoon tea set and chiffon cake launched from 21st January 2021 are themed after the beloved icon, complete with a strawberry flavour for the strawberry season.
Celebrating its latest playful theme, Vive Cake Boutique’s Central store is decorated with Rilakkuma stickers for the collaboration.
Vive Cake Boutique continues a charming tradition with the Rilakkuma collaboration, following rave feedback from previous dedicated artisan collaborations with beloved Japanese characters including Hello Kitty’s best white bunny friend My Melody and Little Twin Stars.
“These playful San-X characters are as cute and adorable as our own cakes; so after an extraordinary 2020 it’s delightful to match the two with a whimsical and joyous collection to cheer everyone up and wish for a better year to come,” says Vivien Lau, Founder and Cake Designer of Vive Cake Boutique.
Translating to “Bear in relaxed mood”, Rilakkuma is equally iconic – adored by children and adults alike for being impossibly stress-free and relaxed without a care in the world.
Vive Cake Boutique’s tribute to this beguiling world features a “Rilakkuma Strawberry Party” tea set of seven enticing, delectable sweet and savoury afternoon treats.
Five sweet delights with toppers of the four main Rilakumma characters are in three tiers. For the strawberry season theme when the fruit is at its best, cute Fresh Strawberry Tart has a Rilakkuma topper holding a strawberry, decadent Chocolate Mousse Cake with Crispy Almond is topped with Rilakkuma-shaped chocolate, and golden-crusted Raisin Scone is topped with a sugar plate of Rilakkuma and his friends Korilakkuma and Kiiroitori on their way to pick strawberries. Luscious Crème Brulee with Caramel Sauce and delightful Strawberry Macaron complete the sweet treats, with two delicate Rilakkuma-shaped savoury bites to conclude the enchanting experience – Black Truffle & Salmon Mini Sandwich and Mini Puff Pastry Pizza.
VIVE’s master cakemakers have also crafted a Rilakkuma whole cake for the theme, Strawberry Carousel. The fluffy, melt-in-your-mouth chocolate chiffon cake is alluringly contrasted by a filling of fresh strawberries and a pretty pink casing of fresh cream adorned with strawberry decoration.
A large sticker of Rilakkuma holding a strawberry greets visitors at the front door of Vive Cake Boutique at H Queen’s, Central – with the brand’s signature pink décor interior adorned with strawberries and stickers of Rilakkuma characters for the celebration of fresh strawberry season.
Vive Cake Boutique has proved a roaring success story since being launched with online orders in 2014 by founder and creative director Vivien Lau, who discovered her passion and talent by chance, making her first cake for a friend’s birthday.
VIVE’s widespread acclaim includes Time Out’s listing among the “crème de la crème of Hong Kong’s bespoke dessert makers” – with a massive celebrity and socialite following including Aaron Kwok, Charlene Choi, Gillian Chung, Niki Chow, Sharon Chan, Miki Yeung, Ella Koon, Myolie Wu and more.