We've found smashing bakers around Singapore for first birthday smash cakes destined to end up, well, everywhere...
Despite spending much of our parenting journey stressing about getting stains out of clothes and trying to dissuade our toddlers from rolling in too much icky, gooey stuff, it seems that no first birthday party is complete these days without the obligatory cake smash. We’ve already got great birthday cake creators on speed dial, and we know exactly where to grab a cupcake fix when the need for sugar hits, but where can we find a beautiful first birthday cake for us to scrape off the floor, walls, ceiling, and – of course – the toddler? We’ve got some handy cake smashing tips as well the deets on the best cake bakeries in Singapore that can whip up a smashing smash cake sure to create a heap of hilarious ‘baby’s face in cake’ photography moments…
Tips on picking the perfect smash cake
- Rustic buttercream-covered cakes make the most dramatic sprays and are also guaranteed to create maximum smear coverage on bubba’s adorable little face.
- Fondant figures and iced cakes are great for really ‘squidging’. That stuff’s sure to get beautifully stuck between fingers and toes.
- Bright colours make for prettier pictures – but they also make for a hard time if you actually want to salvage your little one’s outfit.
- Go for a filling that is packed with buttercream and gooey stuff for major smashing impact.
- Have many, many, many baby wipes on hand. Or maybe a hose!
Where to get the best birthday smash cakes in Singapore
1. Little House of Dreams
In the world of cakes, we like to dream of all things sweet, fluffy, chocolatey, and delicious… And Little House of Dreams comes up trumps every time. Rainbow sponge smash cake? No prob. Smashable Elmo? Absolutely! Every creation is truly a little house of dreams for us and a smashing one for the bubbas!
2. The Frosted Chick
This bakehouse produces tons of drool-worthy baked goodies that the bubbas will willingly want to stuff their faces with. This means you have extra spesh pics for keeps. Our choice of cake? The all-classic ombre rosette fresh cream cake for those gorgeous soft twirls that will grab any bubba’s attention. Plus, it’s low on sugar, making it perfect for a good lick of the fingers. Mum-approved! Remember to click some pre-smash pics of the cake cause it looks pretty cute.
3. Afters Bakery
Established in 2017, this cake churner has been winning the hearts of many mums across Singapore and with good reason. Hop into Afters Bakery’s website, and you will see why. Our pick for that big smash? The simple buttercream cakes for those soft baby pastel tones and minimal decor. We reckon these would look great on cake smash pics. Plus, we don’t have the heart to destroy those stunning fondant bestseller cakes on offer too. Better luck next time bubba!
4. Bake Avenue
Make your way down this avenue for all that smashing baked fun you are looking for in your littlie’s pictures. Think monster smash cakes to twirly-swirly ombre cakes. Yum! Our pick? The giant cupcake smash cakes look great, with quite a few delish flavours on offer too. The cakes have less sugar and no artificial flavours. Full marks on that front!
5. Delcies Desserts and Cakes
Delcies Desserts and Cakes specialises in baby’s first birthday cakes that don’t contain eggs, dairy, or nuts. Perfect if you have a little one with a delicate tum or looking for an allergy-free option that everyone at the party can enjoy. The cake store also does gluten and soy-free versions.
Where: Delcies Desserts and Cakes, Blk 34 Whampoa West #01-83, Singapore 330034
6. Jo Takes The Cake
We used fondant wizard Jo for a Bubble Guppies-themed smash cake back when one of our own turned one. It was hard not to feel woeful when that beautiful creation hit the deck… Order a masterpiece to serve up for your guests from plates (rather than the floor), and Jo will also happily create a smashable version with the same theme.
Where: Jo Takes The Cake, online only
7. Le Petit Empire Designer Cakes
Here’s another cake shop that features bakes that are just to die for! There are too many designer cakes to choose from; can you bear them being smashed by the tiny human?! We particularly appreciate the attention to detail it gives to all its cakes. Everything is made using premium ingredients, meaning the cakes are denser and the icing is thicker. There’s obviously a reason why this place has won so many awards and is revered by cake lovers.
Le Petit Empire Designer Cakes, 11 Cavan Road #01-03, Singapore 209848; p. 98554223
8. White Spatula
If you’re looking for a simple, affordable, yet beautiful cake (since it’s going to end up being smashed by the little bub anyway), pick this provider. White Spatula’s bakes are suited for everyone’s palettes, so you won’t have to worry about fussy eaters and dietary restrictions… That is, if there’s still any cake left to be eaten! Customise baby’s smash cake with a selection of flavours that include earl grey lavender, salted caramel mudslide, and blueberry lemon.
Where: White Spatula, The Promenade@Pelikat, 183 Jalan Pelikat #B1-106, Singapore 537643
9. Sooperlicious Halal Cakes
If you need a character cake that not only comes in smashable form but is also halal-certified, then Sooperlicious will be a winner in your books. Go for a fudgy chocolate filling to REALLY add to the fun when it comes to the big smash… Prepare plenty of wet wipes to remove cake from the tot after that!
Where: Sooperlicious Halal Cakes, 183 Jalan Pelikat #B1-44, Singapore 537643
10. Yours Sincerely Bakery
This humble bakery produces its quality bakes fresh from scratch, so you’re sure not to receive any mass-produced stuff. If you have any ideas on how bubba’s smash cake should look like, don’t be afraid to share with the bakers. There are also many flavours to choose from, with key lime being its speciality. Orders should be made at least five working days in advance.
Where: Yours Sincerely Bakery; 848 Sims Avenue, #01-732, Singapore 400848; p. 8851 8517
11. Swirls Bake Shop
The owners of Swirls made a road trip around America on a mission to find the perfect cupcake formula – they came up with 101 flavours! Only using fresh ingredients (even extracting vanilla essence themselves), Swirls will create a colossal cupcake in your favourite flavour, perfect for bubba to squash into the floor… Great photos, guaranteed!
Where: Swirls Bake Shop, 317 Outram Road, #01-32 Singapore 169075
12. Flor Patisserie
For an alternative smash cake that’s really going to make a wonderful ol’ mess, head to Japanese French fusion bakers Flor Patisserie. We think its fruit-laden Fruits Souffle not only looks amazing but will also smash up a treat! Plus, you’ll gain a fruity smell after the party!
Where: Flor Patisserie, locations at East Coast, Duxton Hill, and City Hall.
13. Jumi Cakes
We can’t get enough of Jumi Cakes for cakes that come in a rustic design to make it even easier for your little one to mess with. Created by mum of two, Misato, who runs her business from home (in between her full-time job!), there’s nothing too fancy that can’t be achieved in buttercream or fondant for your one-year-old’s celebrations.
Where: Jumi Cakes, online only
14. Temptations Cakes
This homegrown cakery has been around since 1985 and voted “Best Cake Shop in Singapore”, so you can expect the best cakes for your little ones. There’s an extensive range of cakes to choose from, and it counts cartoon characters and popular kids’ snacks as inspiration sources for cake designs. Defo eye-catching enough for your bubs to smash!
Where: Temptation Cakes, 199 Sims Avenue Singapore 387503
15. Bob the Baker Boy
Celebrate bubba’s first milestone with a memorable cake from Bob the Baker Boy. Its creations are touted as being lower in sugar without compromising on the yummy taste, which is perfect for sugar-sensitive babies and diabetic adults. You’ll be spoiled for choice with the sheer number of cake designs it has to offer. Magical unicorns, jungle-themed, or mermaid smash cakes, there’s something for everyone!
Where: Bob the Baker Boy, 218 Pandan Loop #05-06, Singapore 128408
16. Creme Maison
We’re just going to put this out there – the K-Styled cakes are beyond gorgeous! It looks good for many photo ops (and IG moments) before you let your baby loose on the cake smashing. Creme Maison also offers thematic desserts and styling if you’re considering a theme party for your child.
Where: Creme Maison, 30 Tai Seng Street #08-30C, Singapore 534013
17. Bengawan Solo
If it’s easy-peasy cake smashing you’re after at a cheap and cheerful cost, then you can’t go wrong with Singapore’s cake stalwart, Bengawan Solo. You’ll find branches all over the Little Red Dot, and its kids-themed cakes are just the right size for some serious smashing action.
Where: Bengawan Solo, various locations across Singapore
Have a smashing good time, bubs!
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