Whether you’re looking for a customised cake or a yummy dessert for a birthday party, we’ve got you covered. Let there be cake!
So you’ve sorted the venue, guest list and food. The one thing you just can’t mess up? The cake! Skip the subpar cakes that are fondant and dry sponge and look to these local cake artists for custom or ready-made edible artworks. Behold, the best birthday cakes in Singapore…
You don’t need to hit up Google maps to locate this bakery. Just look for the shop with a long queue and you’re there. This halal bakery offers a splash of local delights like goreng pisang chocolate cheese cake and ondeh ondeh cake. Not your birthday? Treat yourself to a box of red velvet, salted caramel or pandan kaya cheese cupcakes. Best to visit before lunch to avoid leaving empty-handed.
Fluff Bakery, 4 Jalan Pisang Singapore 199071
This award-winning dining enclave may be known for hearty east-meets-west nosh but their decadent and bold flavour cakes are worth a try. Free from preservatives, the cakes come in four flavours (plus a bespoke and customised cake option) that are easy on the eye with a punch of flavour with every bite. Our top picks – the signature durian cake that’s packed with layers of pure mao shan wang durian and fluffy genoise sponges, and the devilish chocolate sponge cake with bittersweet dark chocolate and homemade salted caramel. Heaven on Earth.
CreatureS, 120 Desker Road, Singapore 209639
This bakery has been popular on the Instagram scene, boasting the most beautiful cakes that are just too good to cut into. All cafe cakes ($60) come with three layers of your selected flavour like cookie dough, pandan gula melaka, red velvet, speculoos or strawberry shortcake. But if you’re looking for something extra, we reckon you order something from the special occasion cakes range. From edible wallpaper wrap, chocolate drip effect, watercolour gradient to hand-piped 3D buttercream flowers and the highly-rave rosette piping technique, there’s no skimming on the deco for these beauties. Don’t get us started on the wedding cakes!
Spatula Bakery, 21 Baghdad Street, Singapore 199660
We’ve talked about cakes that look too good to eat but this just takes the… cake. Ever seen edible art? Trust us, you’ll find something at Cupplets. The freestyle abstract painting, Peranakan-inspired and floral buttercream cakes are masterpieces. And don’t expect to find your basic flavours here. Cupplets takes it up a couple of notches with flavours like yuzu banana with passionfruit curd, green tea strawberry, lychee and rose, brown butter gula melaka, raspberry red velvet and black earl grey.
Cupplets, Blk 16 Ngee Ann Polytechnic, #01-03, 535 Clementi Road Sports Complex, Singapore 599489
My Sister Bakes
What started with a strawberry crumble cake in a cosy little kitchen has now transformed into a busy bakery in Tai Seng. My Sister Bakes no longer accepts custom orders but still has a full range of best-sellers of earl grey, vanilla, lychee, chocolate cookie butter and ondeh ondeh buttercream cakes. Or you could gift your friend a baking workshop and learn some pro tips from the master baker.
My Sister Bakes, #02-26, 1 Irving Place Singapore 369546
Harping on Shop Wonderland‘s sudden closure? Maybe the gorgeous cakes from the cafe could give you some comfort. Yes, Sarah is still baking away in her little loft. There are over 15 flavours to choose from – novelties like root beer chocolate, Valrhona chocolate and cookie dough with salted toffee buttercream frosting are pegged to hit cult status. There’s even a bake-it-yourself option for you to assemble a customised flavour combo. Whether you choose a watercolour, Mad Hatter, rustic or unicorn, your cake is sure to be the highlight of the party.
Sarah’s Loft, #B1-103, The Promenade @Pelikat, 183 Jalan Pelikat, Singapore 537643 (for self-collection only)
If you’re the type that prefers her cake sans fondant and sugar blobs, Chomel’s the cakery for you. Expect to find refreshing flavours like watermelon strawberry, lychee rose mousse with mango jelly and mango mousse with blood orange jelly – all baked and decorated to perfection.
Chomel’s, make an enquiry at [email protected]
Cake Spade’s phenomenal selection of baked treats might leave your head spinning, so we’ll go ahead and recommend its most interesting creation: the strawberry tofu cheesecake. This specialty cheesecake is lighter and less sweet than the ones you’re probably familiar with, and features a jelly topping with fresh strawberries encased within. You can also pick a fresh peach topping with a choice of either digestive or oreo bases.
Cake Spade, 83 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore 088504
If you’re tired of thick, heavy birthday cakes and crave something a little lighter, the signature Mille Crêpe Cake from Lady M Confection will be exactly what you’re looking for. The cake is made by stacking twenty layers of paper-thin crêpes with mild, delicately flavoured cream sandwiched in between. They also offer chocolate and green tea versions of the crêpe cake.
Lady M, #02-07 Orchard Central, 181 Orchard Road, Singapore 238896; #01-06/07 Scotts Square, 6 Scotts Road, Singapore 228209
The Ugly Cake Shop
Don’t let the name fool you, The Ugly Cake Shop bakes some of the most beautiful cakes we’ve ever seen, like the ombre cake with its beautiful shades of pastel colours and rose-patterned icing. If you’re not impressed by fancy frosting, you’ll be happy to know that you can choose from a range of interesting cake flavours like salted caramel and the decadent peanut butter and dark chocolate. What’s more, the cakes are for a cause; part of the profit goes towards feeding hungry children in Timor Leste. Score good karma points this b-day!
The Ugly Cake Shop, 535 Kallang Bahru, #01-06 GB Point, Singapore 339351
A chance encounter between two pastry aficionados at culinary school led to this small home-style bakery that whips up delicious treats like a salted caramel vanilla buttercream cake or teh tarik cake. They even do a boozy tiramisu if you want to mix things up a bit.
Edith Patisserie, 772 North Bridge Road, Singapore 198740
Cat and The Fiddle
Birthday boys and girls who prefer creamy cheesecakes have a smorgasbord of options to pick from, like the classic Over The Moon New York cheesecake or the perennial favourite Oreo cheesecake. Want a variety? Opt for a Fickle Feline platter that includes ten different slices of cheesecake.
Cat and The Fiddle, online only.
All Things Delicious
Founder of All Things Delicious, Imelda Wadhwa, puts together creative confections done the old-fashioned way with organic unrefined sugar, no artificial flavourings, trans fat or high-fructose corn syrup. Crowd-pleasing favourites include her carrot cake, crackly top brownie, and the decadent sticky toffee pudding. Want something a little out of the ordinary? Try the unconventional lemon-rosemary olive oil cake with its soft, pudding-like texture and comforting hint of rosemary.
All Things Delicious, 34 Arab Street, #01-01, Singapore 199733
The Fabulous Baker Boy
Cakes here are, indeed, fabulous. What stands out to us is the “Ms Diva” range where cakes are named after – yup, you guessed it right – Hollywood divas. For fans of the Queen B herself, the Ms Beyonce ($85) packs a punch with a lemonade-inspired flavour, blending lemon and yogurt in a sponge cake. The style of cake décor is also minimalistic – perfect for small and intimate birthday celebrations.
The Fabulous Baker Boy, #01-15 The Foothills, 70 River Valley Road, Singapore 179037