On the never-ending quest for the best birthday cakes in Singapore, we’ve rounded up 20+ unicorn cakes, and much more!
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.
Just in case you were doubting the hotness of the unicorn cake trend, we’ve also linked to each and every bakery’s rendition of a unicorn cake!
Scroll through to also see our top picks for best last-minute cake bakeries – you might not get super fancy 3D fondant, but you’ll get a tasty cake and maybe even colorful frosting on demand. We’ve also included info on Singapore’s most popular Halal-certified bakeries along with healthy alternative bakes, including gluten free and dairy free options!
Check out our gallery for our top picks that really take the cake! Mamas, set your ovens!
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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!
We love this super pretty fondant unicorn cake!
From 3D Fondant cakes with lifelike figurines, to pretty pastel painted confections and Paw Patrol cupcakes, Butterfly Cake will have you covered, mama. We’re so impressed at the creations turned out by mother of three Deby!
Butterfly Cake, Tel: (+65) 9106 6268, www.facebook.com/Butterfly-Cake
We love their classic Unicorn Cake!
Image courtesy of Butterfly Cake
We met mama Seraphina at a wedding recently (she made the cake – with pandan and chocolate raspberry layers – and it was totally YUMMO!). She launched her business last year to balance her passion for baking with being at home with her two daughters. Not only can Seraphina take any challenge you throw at her – delicate flowers, intricate piping, molded fondant – but her cake flavors go way beyond your basic chocolate and vanilla. Some of her 21 flavors on offer include White Chocolate Matcha, Black Sesame Honey Cake, Rose Lychee, Chocolate Salted Caramel and even vegan options like Swiss Meringue Buttercream.
Prices start from $55 for a 5-inch round cake (can serve up to 10 people). She also offers customised dessert tables starting from $700.
We love The Cake Shop’s cute 3D fondant cakes, but be warned they don’t come cheap, mama: prices start at $180 and can get up to $350. But they also offer more economical options (we’re pretty impressed by their durian ice cream cake which comes in at $95), and their kid-themed 3D fresh cream cakes start at $85.90. They also offer Eggless Cakes – well priced at $36.90!
Other major pros: three convenient locations (in Jurong, Bukit Timah @ The Grandstand, and Seletar) and online ordering!
The Cake Shop also offers not one but five different versions of a unicorn cake!
We’ve always loved the clever name of this pretty pink shop on Tanjong Pagar Road, and it turns out their cakes are just as colorful and vibrant as their storefront! Cake Spade offers everything from crumbles, to cupcakes, to brownies and takeaway slices (10 different flavors to choose from, including a whole bunch of yummy-sounding cheesecakes (Speculoos Cookie Butter Cheesecake? OMG!). Their customised cakes include both 3D fondant and beautifully piped icing options; they generally recommend ordering a week in advance.
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.
*Halal!* Known as “The Sensitive Chef”, Delcie launched her business 10 years ago with innovative natural cake recipes that are free of eggs, dairy products, chemicals and egg-aiding products. Her cakes contain no white cane sugar or honey, and are wonderful for diabetics. She also offers specific allergy free options including soy-free, nut-free and wheat-free cakes, and even makes a keto cake and special baby cake. Awwww!
In addition to her shop in Boon Keng, Delcie’s also offers delivery options and even sells some standalone products on RedMart and has local delivery available through Foodpanda and Grabfood. Custom cake orders should be placed two weeks beforehand, so mark your calendars, mamas! Prices start from $50 and go up from there; you can customise just about every aspect of these cakes, she’ll even work on a special custom recipe with you if need be!
Here’s Delcie’s Unicorn Cake that’s free of nuts, chocolate, dairy and eggs
Delcie’s Desserts and Cakes, 34 Whampoa West #01-83, Singapore 330034, Tel: (+65) 6282 2951, www.delcies.com/customised-cakes
Image by Delcie’s Desserts
With easy online ordering, the Frosted Chick specializes in customizable cakes, cupcakes, macarons, cake pops and other artisanal desserts. The bakery was actually started by two parents who were struggling to bake a cake for their own son’s first birthday! The Frosted Chick offers all manner of 3D Fondant cakes along with personalized cakes with kiddo’s name. They also have a nice selection of ready-made standard cakes, including the ever-popular rainbow cake starting at a reasonable $60. Everything is super cute and colorful!
The Frosted Chick’s Unicorn Cake is priced at $90
The Frosted Chick, 194 Kim Keat Avenue, #01-414, Toa Payoh, Singapore 310194, Tel: (+65) 6250 3613, www.thefrostedchick.com.sg
Image via The Frosted Chick
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 and 3D fondant masterpieces sure to make any discerning littlie sing. Misato can do gorgeous sugar flowers along with 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!
Watch this cool time-lapse video to see Misato’s unicorn cake come to life!
Specializing in buttercream cakes (no 3D fondant!), Lala Home Bakes does everything through her beautiful Instagram page, where you’ll find lots of pretty pastels – and many unicorn cake variations!
Place orders via WhatsApp!
Image courtesy of Lala Home Bakes
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!).
If you’re looking for something completely unique and a centrepiece for your party, Anita from Miss Muffet is the person to call. The Sassy Mama team has had the pleasure of diving into one of her delicious cakes, not before colouring in the edible colouring sheet that wrapped around the cake’s buttercream exterior – a fun idea for kids and families!
From fun and fashionable kids’ cakes to modern, edgy cakes for adults, she’ll make sure you serve something spectacular and delicious at your party. Yummy flavour combinations include Brown Sugar with Crunchie, Chocolate with a Salted Caramel drizzle and White Chocolate with fresh Raspberries (yum!). She has also recently developed a beautiful signature cake line and now holds masterclasses. Check out her Facebook page for all the exciting things she’s up to, or just scroll through her insane creations!
Image courtesy of Miss Muffet
Got a last-minute request to bring cupcakes to the school fair, or did you forget to buy your co-worker a birthday cake? Monice Bakes does customised cakes, cookies and cupcakes for all occasions, freshly made with quality ingredients with no preservatives or artificial flavorings used. We also love that their cakes aren’t too sweet – good news for kids’ birthday parties! NB: Monice Bakes is not Halal-certified, but there is no pork or lard in any of the ingredients.
In addition to the adorable unicorn cake pictured above, Monice Bakes also does the standard buttercream version!
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
NB: Plain Vanilla is NOT Halal-certified. No products contain any pork or lard, but some ingredients do include alcohol (including vanilla essence).
Image courtesy of Plain Vanilla Bakery
Making cakes and cupcakes for all occasions, Sally T Cakes include 3D Fondant cakes, buttercream cakes, Funfetti cakes, and of course a wide variety of colorful unicorn cakes! We’re totally crushing on her mermaid cupcakes, too!
Image courtesy of Sally T Cakes
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!
Check out her pretty unicorn above!
Baking gorgeous cakes in both fondant and buttercream varieties, Radhika is equally adept at making adorable kids’ birthday cakes or elegant floral confections for grown-ups. She offers a variety of delicious cake flavors, including mango, orange ricotta and Meyer lemon curd, and can also deliver gluten-free, dairy-free, refined-sugar-free cakes upon request!
Radhika seems to specialize in carefully crafted faces and figurines. We love her gorgeous spin on a Unicorn Cake!
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!).
This unicorn cake is so cute and cuddly we’re not sure we’d be able to eat it!
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.
Zahra Bakes makes a wide range of cakes, from 3D fondant to traditional Indian sweets (Mawa with cardamom and slivered almonds…mmm!). She can also make gluten-free cakes (with Valrhona chocolate, no less!), and lots of cute little fondant figurines (we love her Peppa Pigs!).
Her Unicorn Cake is also quite colorful!
Are you ready to ogle Instagram for hours on end? Mama Azizah made a name for herself with her super gorgeous unicorn cupcakes (really all of her unicorn cakes are just totally beyond), but you can’t go wrong with any of her delicious buttercream creations (available in chocolate, vanilla, and red velvet cake varieties).
Image courtesy of Zizou Cake Boutique
If you have dietary requirements, or your kiddo can only bring Halal-certified cakes or cupcakes into school, these are the top spots to contact. Note that Delcie’s Desserts (listed earlier in this roundup) is also Halal-certified.
Thanos cake picture above from Sooperlicious
Did you leave the party planning to the last minute? (Or at least miss the one-week or 5-day deadline for an OTT custom creation?) No worries, mama, plenty of places in Singapore offer yummy off the shelf cakes, many of which you can pick up from the shop (some even offer Deliveroo!). With some creative frosting and cake toppers, kiddo will never know the difference (and you’ll have saved yourself some dough!).
Here are some of of our fave off-the-shelf cakes:
In short, a sugar rush is never far away, mama!
Lead image by Annie Spratt via Unsplash