In August, I made my usual drive through the Asian District to pick up groceries at Super Cao Nguyen when I spotted a storefront I hadn’t seen before: Ling’s Cakery. I wondered how many times I had passed by and hadn’t noticed, and more importantly, if they had durian cake, a favorite of mine that isn’t all that easy to find in the state. 

Ling and Jack Chen owned and operated the Great Wall restaurant in Edmond for 16 years, but after Ling fell in love with baking five years ago, she had a new dream. They sold the restaurant and opened their shop at 27th and N. Classen in July 2020. 

The cakery features rotating specialty desserts in their display case, including their Hokkaido cupcakes, vanilla custard-filled and topped with whipped cream and fruit. Also in the case was their Mille crepe cake, which offers layer upon layer of delicate crepes with creamy filling in between each. I was delighted that one of the eight rotating flavors they offer is durian, and it is spectacular, though the fruit is an acquired taste for some. Other flavors include matcha, Earl Grey, chocolate and passionfruit-mango. 

Ling’s specialty cakes are gorgeous and customizable. She needs about a week’s notice, but trust me – they’re worth it. Her house cake flavor is a strawberry and cream shortcake with whipped cream and fresh fruit, but other flavors are available upon request.

To see what’s available in the case, visit the website (lingscakery.com) and follow Ling’s on Facebook and Instagram.