On the never ending quest for the perfect birthday cake in Singapore, the Sassy Mama team weighs in with their personal faves
Got a birthday party coming up, mama? Whether it’s for one of your discerning kiddos or something a bit more adult, there’s a huge range of birthday cake bakeries in Singapore to choose from. We’ve separated the wheat from the chaff (or the eggs from the flour, as the case may be) to highlight some of our personal faves. Bear in mind that this list is not exhaustive, in fact there are loads of home bakers across the island (many of them hard-working mamas) who can hook you up. At the other end of the spectrum, Singapore’s got a solid range of store-bought options, like Bengawan Solo or Awfully Chocolate. In short, a sugar rush is never far away, mama. Check out our gallery for our top picks that really take the cake!
Is your kiddo crazy about characters like the Minions, Po from Kung Fu Panda or Shrek? Cold Stone Creamery is partnering with Universal Pictures & DreamWorks Animation to offer some fabulous character-themed ice cream cakes, perfect for your little one’s themed birthday party! Fans of Despicable Me, Kung Fu Panda, Madagascar, Shrek, How to Train Your Dragon and Trolls will get the chance to see their favourite characters wishing them happy birthday in the form of character themed cakes. Choose the character first then customise your cake’s flavour, from Devil’s food cake and mint ice cream to Red Velvet cake, with strawberry puree and strawberry ice cream with pie crust – the choices are endless. All cakes are topped with fluffy whipped frosting and of course the characters of your favourite show. Available at all Cold Stone Creamery outlets. View their cake brochure here.
Looking for creative bakes with a healthier edge? Chubby Bubs uses only carefully selected ingredients like cage-free eggs and unrefined sugar in their cakes and cupcakes (with the exception of the cake decor). Customised dairy-free cakes are available too! Chubby Bubs believes customers are the artists, and encourage you to share your requirements, ideas and preferences when placing an order. This way, the Chubby Bubs artisan can help to create a magnificent work of edible art for your special occasion.
Started by a passionate cake-loving mama, Dream Cake Studio makes whimsical cakes that are not only oh-so-pretty to look at (I mean, just look at that Peppa Pig cake!), but also incredibly delish! Made with good quality ingredients such as Swiss chocolate, French butter, Madagascar bourbon vanilla, and free range eggs, they’ll be happy to accommodate to your requests for a cake that’s truly customised for your celebration. They also have some fun-filled cupcake and cake classes that you can sign up for! As they say mama, “A Happy Heart makes a Happy Cake!”
Monice Bakes is the place to run to when you get that last minute request to bring in cupcakes to a school fair or buy your co-worker a birthday cake! They do customized cakes, cookies and cupcakes for all occasion, freshly made with quality ingredients with no preservatives or artificial flavourings used (check out their online reviews for lots of happy customer mentions!). We love the fact that you can request a cake to be lower on the sugar – good news for kids birthday parties!
Need a cake that will delight both kids and adults alike? Fairmont’s Prego Deli churns out sophisticated-looking cakes with yummy, kid-pleasing flavours like chocolate, raspberry, cheesecake and more. They even take customised orders! With their chic cake decorations no birthday will be void of style (and plenty of photo ops of course!). Simply place your orders online at least 2 days before cake collection (customised cakes require at least 7 days) and that’s your birthday cake sorted, mama!
Prego Deli by Fairmont Singapore, celebrationscentral.com.sg/prego/home
This jack-of-all-trades event planning group does everything from conceptualising dreamy parties down to creating gorgeous cakes. They can accommodate to pretty much any cake design request (we’ve seen cool Paw Patrol cakes, whimsical mermaid cakes and even modern ‘tribal’ cakes for seriously hip kiddos!), all freshly baked in their NEA-approved kitchen located at Duxton Hill!
If you’re a fan of cheesecake, look no further, mama! Cat & The Fiddle offers over 15 different varieties of creamy goodness; among our faves are “Naughty and Nice” (Devil’s chocolate cake topped with cream cheese and fluffy sponge); “Queen of Hearts” (classic strawberries and cream cheese); and “Milo Dinosaur” (chocolate malt cheesecake topped with a dusting of Milo powder). Bonus points for the great price (use the money you’ve saved to buy a cake topper or two!) and the convenience of online ordering and same-day delivery.
Cat & The Fiddle, 171 Kampong Ampat, KA Foodlink #05-04, Singapore 368330, Tel: (+65) 6287 0077, www.catandthefiddle.com
The Fabulous Baker Boy is more than fabulous! They have so many delicious Flavours to chose from — over 32 in total! They also have an ‘Eat for Free’ Birthday treat for birthday boys and girls who come in with three friends, so it’s a great birthday evening spent for a gal pal you’re not quite sure what to get as a gift! – George
After running her own bespoke cake business in Northern England, mama chef Jo has thankfully brought her baking talents to the Little Red Dot. As each of her homemade cakes are made entirely by herself, Jo needs at least three weeks’ notice – she’s usually booked weeks (if not months!) in advance anyway, though, so enquire early!
Jumi Cakes is run by the amazing Misato, a single mama who somehow manages to juggle a flourishing cake business, a full time job and raising her two darlings at home. She trained in the art of cake-making in the United States before coming to Singapore, where she turned her hand to creating artful buttercream masterpieces sure to make any discerning littlie sing. Misato can do awesome favourites like a fun Cookie Monster creation and this gorgeous airbrushed Frozen cake in conventional flavours like chocolate and vanilla, as well as Nutella, chocolate ganache, Swiss meringue buttercream and more – we might just have to have one delivered to our office!
This oh-so pretty shop at Dempsey Hill offers both signature and bespoke cakes (along with all manner of other confections like cupcakes, macarons and “bloom pots“). We love that you can order signatures like Fondant Earl Grey and the Over the Rainbow cake online (note that 3 days’ advanced notice is required), while imagination is your only limit when it comes to their absolutely gorgeous custom fondant cakes (available in 9 different cake flavours — just be sure to order at least a week ahead of time!).
The ladies at Paisley & Cream know very well that no celebration is complete without the perfect cake, which is why Puja Pajwa has poured her passion into creating unique cakes for all of your family’s unique occasions. She has a knack for creating novelty cakes in all shapes, sizes and flavours, and you can even take a few baking classes with her if you decide you want to get in on the fun too!
I chose Plain Vanilla for my daughter Maggie’s 2nd birthday party because their offerings are anything but — their custom cakes come in five delectable flavours (we opted for a combo of chocolate truffle and raspberry vanilla bean) and they’ve got a huge array of sprinkles, fondants and other decorations to choose from. This was seriously the best cake I’ve ever had! – Kate
These cakes from stylish mama May Wan are super pretty, with lots of emphasis on realistic flowers and ruffles, all coming in a gorgeously pastel colour palette. She’s a one-woman operation so you’ll need to get your orders in well in advance; she does cupcakes, too!
SuSucre have really nailed kids’ birthday cakes (and adult ones too!). They can literally make anything out of icing, so no request is too silly for your concept. They also offer a wide selection of filling and frosting flavours and the taste is just as good as the look. Lastly they’ll deliver to your door, at the time they say they will, so you don’t need to stress on party day (any more than you already are!). -Hester
Temptations, a gourmet bakery in charming Joo Chiat, has a reputation for their delicious special occasion 3D cakes! We’ve had a little peek at their gallery and we’ve seen a few jungle themed cakes, Captain America’s shield as well as a variety of Frozen styles. Modern reinventions of classics like a creamy Oreo cheesecake and a fun strawberry shortcake are on the shelves if you don’t have the time for something to be customised, but we personally think they’re worth the wait.
Lucia Cakes’ owner and head baker trained in classical French patisserie at Le Cordon Bleu, London, after having worked in Banking for ten years. The name LUCIA comes from her maternal grandmother, Lucy, who lived in St. Lucia’s Lane in Ceylon and who first taught her how to bake. Lucia Cakes are famous for their squidgy dense chocolatey brownies and they do pretty naturally coloured and flavoured cakes too.
Pre-orders via luciacakes.com (Available 7 days a week)
Walk-in customers to Lucia Cakes’ shop at 93A Club Street – Mondays to Saturdays 11:00 to 7pm. Please ring (Tel: +65 9726 5101) to check availability before coming over.
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