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 all fondant and dry sponge and look to these local cake artists for custom or ready-made edible artworks. Not your birthday and just want cake? We won’t tell anyone…
Behold, the best birthday cakes in Singapore
Ah, so many choices! It’s a good problem to have when you’re planning to order a cake. Countless flavours aside, we love how Baker’s Brew takes various trends in its stride. Case in point: The rose-scented watermelon cake, classic Basque cheesecake and most recently, the dalgona tiramisu. Oh, and there’s even a 6-in-1 cake bundle (featuring the bestsellers) to fix your sugar cravings.
Baker’s Brew, various locations including Paragon and Great World City; available for delivery
We love the usual chocolate sea salt, Earl Grey, red velvet, rum and raisin and strawberry shortcake options but what sets Bloomsbury Bakers apart from its contemporaries is the local flavours. Forks out for the pulut hitam, orh nee (yam), honey calamansi pineapple and ondeh ondeh cakes.
Bloomsbury Bakers, Blk 30 Bendemeer Road, Singapore 330030; available for delivery
Lisse Cakes are baked to perfection – soft and moist sponge in the middle, layered with a delish filling made in-house and coated beautifully with frosting. Gourmet cake flavours include cream cheese carrot, lemon pistachio, banana chocolate and vanilla strawberry. It also offers free islandwide delivery with every order!
Lisse Cakes, available for delivery
Zee & Elle
If you’re all about lush botanical and dreamy whimsical vibes, the creators from Zee and Elle are right up your alley. The two-day notice cakes (best for last minute celebrations) are far from average. In fact, they look like they’ve been taken right out of a garden-themed birthday celebration. We’ve got our mind set on the honey yuzu fresh cream cake and double chocolate crunch cake. If you’re planning in advance, browse through the five day notice category for myriad designs.
Zee & Elle, #01-18, Kensington Square, 2 Jalan Lokam, Singapore 537846; available for delivery
Bob The Baker Boy
Those looking for low sugar and healthy cake options, Bob the Baker Boy is here to save the day. These folks may use 50% less sugar than regular cakes but the flavour and look are always 100%. Add some pizazz to the cakes with fun designs from the fancy standard cake options. FYI: We’ve got eyes on the divine Belgian Chocolate Cake (pictured above).
Bob The Baker Boy, #02-19, Junction 9 Shopping Mall, 18 Yishun Avenue 9, Singapore 768897, by appointment only
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 ondeh ondeh cake and teh tarik cupcakes. Not your birthday? Treat yourself to a box of red velvet, salted caramel or chocolate hazelnut praline cupcakes. Best to visit before lunch to avoid leaving empty-handed.
Fluff Bakery, 4 Jalan Pisang Singapore 199071; Available for delivery
This bakery is popular on the Instagram scene, boasting some of the best birthday cakes in Singapore that are just too good to cut into. All cakes come with three layers of your selected flavour including the likes of chocolate chip cookie dough, pandan gula melaka, banana salted caramel, red velvet cream cheese and strawberry shortcake. If you’re looking for something extra, this is the place to be. From edible gold and chocolate drip effect to watercolour gradient, 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, #01-23, Centropod Building, 80 Changi Road, Singapore 419715, by appointment only; Available for delivery
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 here. 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, lychee rose, raspberry red velvet, honey pistachio, lemon lavender, and black Earl Grey.
Cupplets, NeWest, 1 West Coast Drive, Singapore 128020, by appointment only; Available for delivery
Harping on Shop Wonderland‘s 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 and cookie dough with salted toffee buttercream frosting are pegged to hit cult status. There’s even a customised option for you to assemble your preferred 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); Available for delivery
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; Available for delivery
If you’re tired of thick, heavy birthday cakes and crave something a little lighter, the signature Mille Crêpe Cake from Lady M Confection is 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. Plus, the boutique offers chocolate and green tea versions, as well as creations like strawberry shortcake and royal milk tea mousse cake.
Lady M, multiple locations Orchard Central and Scotts Square; Available for delivery
The Ugly Cake Shop
Don’t let the name fool you. The Ugly Cake Shop whips up some of the best birthday cakes we’ve ever seen, like the ombre one 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, #01-06, GB Point, 535 Kallang Bahru, Singapore 339351; Available for delivery
A chance encounter between two pastry aficionados at culinary school led to this small home-style bakery that whips up some of the best birthday cakes in Singapore. Think chocolate truffle, cookie dough speculoos chocolate, pandan coconut gula melaka, Earl Grey lavender, and honey lemon chamomile cakes. The bakers even do a boozy gin and tonic creation if you want to mix things up a bit.
Edith Patisserie, 772 North Bridge Road, Singapore 198740; Available for delivery
Cat and The Fiddle
Birthday boys and girls who prefer creamy cheesecakes have a smorgasbord of options to pick from here. Just browse through the selection, which includes the classic Over The Moon New York cheesecake and the perennial favourite Oreo cheesecake. Looking for a little variety? Opt for a Fickle Feline platter that includes ten different slices of cheesecake.
Cat and The Fiddle, multiple locations including Clarke Quay and Junction 8; Available for delivery
All Things Delicious
Founder of All Things Delicious, Imelda Wadhwa, puts together creative confections done the old-fashioned way with organic unrefined sugar and no artificial flavourings, trans fat or high-fructose corn syrup. Crowd-pleasing favourites include her carrot cake, crackly top brownie, and raspberry pistachio cake. Yep, definitely one of our top picks for the best birthday cakes in Singapore. Want something out of the ordinary? Try the unconventional lemon rosemary olive oil cake for soft, pudding-like texture and a comforting hint of rosemary.
All Things Delicious, 34 Arab Street, #01-01, Singapore 199733; Available for delivery