On the never-ending quest for the best birthday cakes in Singapore, we’ve rounded up unicorn cakes, halal cakes, ice cream cakes, birthday cakes with names, 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 cakes 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.
The team at Butter Studio put a local and playful spin on familiar home-style bakes, taking inspiration from their grandmothers’ recipes to create photo-worthy bakes that will make every birthday celebration picture perfect! From their award-winning Salted Caramel Red Velvet Cake to the fun Netflix and Chill Cake, all their bakes are Halal-certified and made less sweet, without artificial preservatives or stabilisers. We love their range of celebratory cupcakes and themed cakes perfect for the little ones and the young at heart! You can even choose from a menu of predesigned custom cakes that are readily available on their webstore if you’re time-pressed! Store pickups and island-wide delivery available.
Multiple locations: Takashimaya B2 Food Hall, Bugis Junction (#01-61), Tampines Mall (#B1-K8), www.thebutterstudio.com
Bob the Baker Boy
Bob the Baker Boy is fond of moist and cottony-soft cakes and he wants everyone to enjoy them. Bob the Baker Boy is actually a persona created by the founder, MayEe, and sets the stage for everyone to indulge in her favourite recipes using real ingredients. They only use the highest quality European Butter, 55% chocolate couverture, and baskets worth of berries. Bob the Baker Boy’s cakes are also 30-50% lower in sugar than regular customised cakes! Their addictive sides include Molten Lava cookies, Molten Basque Cheesecake, and an assortment of mini pastries that everyone can try. Choose from their extensive menu of custom money pulling cakes (with over 400 past designs, Bob the Baker Boy can accommodate any request!), Instagrammable oozy Molten Lava cookies, or even try their bestselling flavours – recommendations include Belgian Chocolate and Honey Yuzu with Nata De Coco.
This jack-of-all-trades event planning group does everything from conceptualising dreamy parties to creating gorgeous cakes. They can accommodate 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!
Bakers Brew STudio
Pick up a stunning birthday cake at one of the four Bakers Brew outlets, and why not book in for a baking class while you’re at it? They offer islandwide delivery for just $15, but you’ll need to put in your order three days in advance. Their classic cakes feature flavours such as Matcha Azuki and Coffee Melaka, and they also do amazing custom bakes.
Tel: (+65) 9004 7233, www.bakersbrew.com
Caked by Seraphina
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, moulded fondant – but her cake flavours go way beyond your basic chocolate and vanilla. Some of her 21 flavours 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.
The Cake Shop
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!
Multiple locations, Tel: (+65) 6570 3033 / WhatsApp (+65) 9662 0303, www.thecakeshop.com.sg
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 colourful and vibrant as their storefront! Cake Spade offers everything from crumbles, to cupcakes, to brownies and takeaway slices (10 different flavours 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.
83 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore 088504, Tel: (+65) 6444 3868, www.cakespade.com
Looking for creative birthday cakes in Singapore 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.
Tel: (+65) 9299 1840, www.chubbybubssg.com
Crissa’s Cake Corner
Mama of four Crissa provides gorgeous bakes for all your celebration needs. She specialises in buttercream and fondant cakes, piñata cakes, cake pops, cupcakes, cookies, macarons and other bite-sized treats, all customised to your favourite theme! Cake lovers adore her eye for detail, skilled hands and ability to create a wide range of designs – think superheroes, Paw Patrol, Jurassic Park, Pokemon and more! – and she’ll deliver a memorable cake that pleases the crowd and, most importantly, taste absolutely delicious!
Tel: (+65) 9236 8931, www.facebook.com/crissascakecorner
*Vegan!* 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. She’s basically the go-to cake shop for when you need a ‘free-from’ birthday cake in Singapore! Delcie’s also offers delivery options and even sells some standalone products on RedMart; she also has local delivery available through Foodpanda and GrabFood. Custom cake orders should be placed two weeks beforehand, so mark your calendars, mamas!
34 Whampoa West #01-83, Singapore 330034, Tel: (+65) 6282 2951 www.delcies.com/customised-cakes
Edith Patisserie (home to the bubble tea tart!) is a lovely patisserie dedicated to providing recipes tailored to the local palate – think less sugar, unique flavour pairings, and options for a range of dietary requirements. The Lychee Rose Cake (pictured above) is a bestseller, and they also do stunning custom bakes, including the ever-popular Unicorn Cake.
772 North Bridge Road, Singapore 198740, Tel: (65) 6443 7150, www.edithpatisserie.com
The Frosted Chick
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 personalised cakes with your 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. Perfect if you want to find a super cute and colourful birthday cake in Singapore!
194 Kim Keat Avenue, #01-414, Toa Payoh, Singapore 310194, Tel: (+65) 6250 3613, www.thefrostedchick.com.sg
Jumi Cakes is run by the amazing Misato, a mama who somehow manages to juggle a flourishing cake business, a full-time job and raising her kids 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 a 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!
[email protected], www.facebook.com/JumiCakes1
Little House of Dreams
This oh-so-pretty shop 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!).
58 Seng Poh Road #01-15, Tel: (+65) 9819 0019, [email protected], www.littlehouseofdreams.com
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, but not before colouring in the edible colouring sheet that wrapped around the cake’s buttercream exterior – a fun idea for kids and families!
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 flavourings 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.
Bedok Reservoir View (beside Bedok Reservoir MRT), Tel: (+ 65) 98150022, www.monicebakes.com
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).
Multiple locations, www.plainvanillabakery.com
Sally T Cakes
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 colourful unicorn cakes!
[email protected], Tel: (+65) 9859 4769, www.facebook.com/SallyTCakes
These bakes from stylish mama May Wan are some of the prettiest birthday cakes in Singapore, with lots of emphasis on realistic flowers and ruffles, all coming in a gorgeous 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!
[email protected] www.facebook.com/seraphinacakes
Sinsations by Radhika
*Vegan!* 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 flavours, including mango, orange ricotta, and Meyer lemon curd, and can also deliver gluten-free, dairy-free, refined-sugar-free cakes upon request!
[email protected] Tel: (+65) 6575 5645 www.sinsationsbyradhika.com
SuSucre has 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!).
405 Race Course Road, #01-01, Singapore 218654, Tel: (+65) 9867 2176, www.susucre.net
If you’re looking for a 3D birthday cake in Singapore, 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.
42 Joo Chiat Place, Singapore 427766, Tel: (+65) 6440 9200, www.facebook.com/TemptationsCakes
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!).
Tel: (+65) 9126 3815, www.facebook.com/zahrabakes
Zizou Cake Boutique
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). Read more about Azizah in her That Mama interview!
Halal Birthday Cakes in Singapore
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.
Gluten and Dairy Free Birthday Cakes in Singapore
In addition to the above-mentioned bakeries (The Cake Shop, Delcie’s, Sinsations by Radhika, and Zahra Bakes), other birthday cake bakeries that specialise in healthy alternatives (but with fewer kid-centric customizable options) include Bakening (pictured above) and Oh My Goodness.
Last Minute Birthday Cakes in Singapore
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 to find a birthday cake in Singapore, 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 our fave off-the-shelf cakes:
In short, a sugar rush is never far away, mama!