Every year, I would choose a different place to order a cake for my mom’s birthday, and this year, I chose 812 Cake & Dessert. I came here with my friends before, when they first opened. We ordered most of the flavors in the shelf, so I thought my mom would love this place as well. 812 Cake & Dessert is a Korean-owned cake shop near Gilmore. Their cakes overall are on a lighter side, and they have a large variety of beverage selections.
During my first visit, we ordered Tiramisu, Blueberry Cheese, Sweet Potato, and Salted Caramel. Flavors come in a rotational basis, so I am sure you will never get bored of the cakes here. As for the second visit, I ordered Strawberry for my mom’s birthday cake.
It is beautifully layered with mascarpone and sponge cake. The cream itself is very light, and the cake is not overly sweet. However, I found the cake is lack of the strong espresso flavor, which I am slightly disappointed. I personally still prefer the traditional Tiramisu, where lady fingers are used instead.
I have never tried sweet potato cakes before, and the texture is very unique. The sweet potato is very subtle, but the cake has a creamy texture. I would describe this texture to be “frozen cheesecake”. There are bites of sweet potato in the cake as well. I was hoping to be slightly sweeter, but overall this is an unique experience.
I did not get to try this cake, but all my friends said that this one is their favourite of all, so I guess this is a must try. But hey, look at the beautiful layers of salted caramel cream and sponge cakes! I would definitely come back for this little one!
We also chose something simpler, and I think this is slightly bland. I hope the blueberry compote would bring more sweetness or fruitiness to the cake. The texture is fabulous – creamy but not too heavy. The crust is definitely a good add-on to the cake.
Strawberry Birthday Cake
I was very surprised to see such a beautifully decorated cake, and the cake is layered with a generous amount of fresh strawberries. The sponge cake is airy and light. The cream is not overly sweet nor heavy. My mom and my brother love the cake a lot. I would say it is totally worth the price!
Overall, I had pretty good experience from this tiny cake shop. I love how the cakes are on a lighter side and not too sweet. In addition, the owners are very nice, and I can feel the amount of love and effort that they put in their cakes. The shop is quite small, so I recommend to come it smaller group or order take out! I would definitely come back and try other cakes.
Taste: 3.5/5 • Service: 5/5 • Ambiance: 4/5 • Quality-Price: 4/5
ADDRESS: 4208 Dawson St, Burnaby, BC V5C 0B8
HOURS: 10AM – 10PM | Mon, Wed to Fri • 11AM – 10PM | Sat to Sun