Your kid's cake fantasies are about to come true with these customisable 3D fondant and fresh buttercream cakes from the most talented bakers in Singapore.
We’re glad Phase 2 is finally in session! That means quarantine birthday parties are officially somewhat a thing of the past (albeit with some caveats). And perhaps the most important, must-have item at a birthday party is… a cake! Once your kids have outgrown smash cakes, they’ll want an amazing birthday cake. If you baulk at the idea of a BIY (bake-it-yourself), the answer is a customised cake decked out in your own original design and some cool cake art.
Cake art in Singapore has certainly been taken to a new level. Virtually anything is possible with fondant – mini Princess Elsas, large castles, SpongeBob SquarePants characters and topsy-turvy designs are all brought to life thanks to these crafty cake makers. But, don’t forget that buttercream can also look pretty spectacular. Read on for our round-up of bakeries and patisseries in Singapore that offer customisable, cute, quirky and cool cake art worthy of that #cakestagram. We like to call this our Cake Hall of Fame…
P.S If you’re after more bite-sized treats, check out our guide to the best cupcakes in Singapore – they’re the perfectly-sized sweet treat for children’s birthday parties, although you can never stop at just one.
Follow Bloomsbury Bakers’ Instagram feed for some major #cakegoals: they do a good unicorn, have nailed the watercolour look and we love what they do with meringues (see pic at the top). This team can whip up fun custom 3D cakes in fondant (yes, you can have that Minion cake) or beautiful designs in buttercream, and they can put together a smashing dessert table for you too. Fun!
Where: Bloomsbury Bakers, Blk 30 Bendemeer Road #01-889, Singapore 330030, p.6299 3450
Susucre birthday cakes are all about cute fondant designs! From pineapples to rainbows and even superheroes, you can request any theme and they’ll create something incredible. And their cakes are proof that well-decorated cakes can be as delicious as they look. Cake prices start at $160.
Where: Susucre, 405 Race Course Rd, #01-01, Singapore 218654; p. 9867 2176
Zizou Cake Boutique
Zizou has been bringing the beauty and taste of a French patisserie to Singapore since 2015. We particularly like Zizou’s buttercream designs: impeccably decorated and way too gorgeous to cut into. If you’re looking for some of the best birthday cakes in Singapore, look no further.
Where: Zizou Cake Boutique, contact only at e. [email protected]
Edibles Bake Shop
Edibles Bake Shop’s creative custom-made cakes are bold and brilliant. Edibles uses French butter and pure extracts to produce tasty buttercream with mind-blowing cakes that are as much a treat to the eyes as they are to the taste buds. Plus, they also have delish cupcakes and workshops for you to learn how to pipe, decorate and photograph the cake of your dreams! Of course, we’re big fans of the Baby Yoda cake (above)!
Where: Edibles Bake Shop, e: [email protected]
What initially started off as a hobby has now become a business, which is a testament to Monice’s nifty cake baking and decorating skills. She now bakes and sells everything from cookies and cupcakes to spongy, soft buttercream and fondant cakes with a more subtle sweetness. From wild and wacky to smooth and understated, customers can’t stop raving how Monice bakes a pretty cake for a prettier price.
Where: Monice Bakes, e. [email protected], p. 9815 0022
Not only has Baker’s Brew created an impressive range of cake flavours, but it also has a team of cake artists whose only job is to make sure you get the tailor-made, customised cake of your dreams. By the way, these cake connoisseurs also host workshops and parties. Erm, can we just have one of everything?
Where: Baker’s Brew, multiple locations islandwide.
Can we even call them cakes? CakeBoxSg’s 3D fondant cakes are more like masterpieces, a perfect centrepiece or pièce de résistance for any birthday party. Whether it’s the Death Star, a castle or a guitar, they’re sure to impress… Plus, they even do doughnuts now. Yes, please!
Where: CakeBoxSg, e. [email protected], p. 9029 3710
Corine & Cake
Corine & Cake can guarantee a smashing time at any birthday party with their eggless smash cakes. Each cake is piped with heavenly Swiss and Italian meringue buttercream that stands strong under Singapore’s sweltering heat but just melt in the mouth. They also have a great range of cakes of the non-smashy kind!
Where: Corine & Cake, 1 Irving Place #02-22 Singapore 369546; e. [email protected], p. 8693 4449
Little House of Dreams
This bakery, cafe and workshop offer 3D cakes that have to be seen to be believed. Think dinosaurs, aeroplanes and woodland creatures that are almost too cute to eat. Birthday boys and girls will go absolutely nuts over the multi-layered custom cakes that bring their favourite characters, animals and objects to life. Some of the best birthday cakes in Singapore, we reckon.
Where: Little House of Dreams, 58 Seng Poh Rd, #01-15, Singapore 160058, e. [email protected], p. 9030 4959
Jo Takes the Cake
At Jo’s you can have your cake and eat it too! These intricate masterpieces are sculpted to detailed perfection using fondant and then handpainted with your favourite designs for a polished look. It’s bound to delight everyone’s (visual) appetite. Our top tip – select a rainbow cake for your base – it will be a sight to behold when you cut into it and reveal a cross-section of colours.
Where: Jo Takes the Cake, e. [email protected]
Joannalyn loves to bake and we hope she never stops, because we love her cakes! She’s always coming up with healthy, sugarless, butterless – and best of all, guiltless – baked goods that are certifiably kid-friendly. Good news if you’re after healthier options. Her custom-made cakes are like a story definitely worth devouring! Plus, check out her adorable cupcakes (above) and cookies for party favours, too.
Chomel’s offers comfort food dressed up in its prettiest form. If you’re after a cake that exudes natural beauty rather than a multi-tiered confectionary giant smothered in fondant, Chomel’s understated art is for you. We love baker Chomel Yang’s stunning ombre flowers piped to perfection with buttercream icing, and cakes resembling the faces of much-loved cartoon characters.
River Ash Bakery
River Ash Bakery’s made-to-order cakes are all an absolute blast of colourful perfection. A great way to brighten up any themed birthday party. Plus, they’ve got cakes for gender reveal parties, wedding cakes and more.
Where: River Ash Bakery, The Promenade @ Pelikat, 183 Jalan Pelikat #B1-18 S537643; e. [email protected], p. 8700 3352
Crumbs and More
Aside from cakes, Crumbs and More offers a range of baked goodies from cupcakes and cookies to quiche and macarons. The kids won’t be able to take their eyes off their cake until it ends up in their mouths, or all over their face – good thing there’s sugar-free options!
Where: Crumbs and More, e. [email protected], p. 9631 2489
Cars, durians, books, carriages… you name it, Glazed Desserts have made it! The detailed sculpted cakes here are made of a delicious moist devil’s food cake base with a dark chocolate ganache. Glazed Desserts bakes up a storm, even posting recipes and video tutorials on their Facebook page. Psst: they’re halal, too!
Where: Glazed Desserts; contact on Facebook
We’re over the moon, or should we say on cloud nine, about pretty pastel cakes! Using just buttercream and fondant, Cloud9 makes sure your little prince or princess can have their cake and eat it too!
Where: Cloud9 Bakeshop, 11 Cavan Road #01-01, Singapore 209848, e. [email protected], p. 9022 9278, 10am-6pm, Mon-Sat
Love cake but hate the dentist? Edith Patisserie’s looking out for us. With healthier options to go, Edith’s consistently produces moist and fresh cakes, suitable even as smash cakes for babies! Be sure to order in advance as they don’t accept last minute orders!
Where: Edith Patisserie, 772 North Bridge Road, Singapore 198740; e. [email protected], p. 6443 7150
Sally T Cakes
Sally T prides herself on her love for home baking, evidenced by many of her creations resembling meticulous replicas of characters from cartoons and movies. Her labours of love are gorgeous concoctions, encasing luscious flavours and fillings. One of our favourites? This rad skateboard cake (above).
Where: Sally T Cakes, e. [email protected], p. 9859 4769
With a specialisation in customisation, it seems there’s nothing Rachh Cakery can’t do. Carousels, cute animals and cartoon characters – you name it, they have it – in everything from fondant to icing. Rachh doesn’t make it easy to resist their goodies either, with amazing dessert table packages including tiered cakes and an assortment of party treats like meringue drops and tartlets. Whose birthday’s coming up next?
Where: Rachh Cakery, e. [email protected], p. 9320 0512
Top image: Bloomsbury Bakers