Planning a birthday bash for yourself or someone you know? If so, then a cake is definitely in order. And if you really want to impress, then you’ll want a cake that not only tastes divine, but also looks a treat. When it comes to brilliant baked goods, Singapore has a few spots that stand out from the rest for their gorgeous and delicious sweet treats. Whether you’re looking for a classic chocolate cake or something a bit more avant garde like mango tofu or lychee rose, these are the best places to buy birthday cakes in Singapore.
Awfully Chocolate started as a small shop selling just one thing: rich dark chocolate cake with layers of dark chocolate fudge. The chocolate cake quickly gained a rep for being one of the best on the island, and the brand soon expanded into multiple locations selling all sorts of chocolate confections. Of course the signature cake is a crowd-pleasing favourite, but you can also branch out and try different flavours like the chocolate banana or caramel brittle and sea salt chocolate.
Awfully Chocolate, 1 Harbourfront Walk #01-155/156, Singapore 098585 (and various locations) p. +65 6410 9725. Open daily 10am – 10pm
Ordering a birthday cake has never been easier than with Baker’s Brew’s online shop. Scroll through their catalogue of artisanal creations for cakes that taste as good as they look in an array of flavours like rose-scented watermelon, chocolate symphony topped with chocolate coins and rosettes, and the earl grey lavender cake with cookies. Simply click to order, and the bakers will handcraft your selection and deliver it to your door.
Baker’s Brew, 290 Orchard Road, Paragon #05-46, Singapore 238859. p. +65 6909 0669. Open Mon – Fri 11am – 9pm, Sat – Sun 10am – 9pm and more locations
You can’t miss the blush pink exteriors of Cake Spade on Tanjong Pagar Road. Step inside and you find yourself in a sanctuary of all things sweet. Sidle up to the display case for a selection of gorgeous cakes like the tropical hummingbird with banana, pineapple and coconut and the silky strawberry tofu cheesecake with a crunchy biscuit crust. You’ll probably want to sample a slice or three before placing your order for a whole cake.
Cake Spade, 83 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore 088504. p. +65 6444 3868. Open Mon – Thurs 12pm – 9:30pm, Fri – Sat & eve of PH 12pm – 10:30pm
Founded in 2010, Chalk Farm whips up elegant cakes in an array of enticing flavours that change every month. Popular permutations include the dark chocolate chiffon, espresso meringue, and carrot whiskey sultana. They also create local favourites like the multi-layered kueh lapis, durian salat, and gula melaka salat, as well as cupcakes and their infamous 24k brownies.
Chalk Farm, 290 Orchard Road Paragon #B1-K24, Singapore 238859. p. +65 6235 2872. Open daily 10am – 9pm. 80 Marine Parade Road #B1-83M, Parkway Parade, Singapore 449269. p. +65 6348 2032. Open daily 10am – 9pm
The ethos at Cedele is ‘eat well, be well’, so you’ll find wholesome baked goods at this group of artisan bakeries and cafes. Each cake is made with all-natural ingredients like organic unrefined sugar, pure olive oil and fresh fruits and nuts. Enticing options include the caramel sea salt tiramisu, chocolate matcha, and red velvet marble butter cake featuring vibrant swirls of beetroot. Our all time favourite is their deliciously moist carrot cake. Do yourself a favor and indulge in this sweet treat ASAP.
Cedele, various locations. +65 6922 9716. Open Mon – Fri 9am – 6pm.
The attention to detail at Flor Patisserie is spot on, as they use only the finest ingredients to create Japanese-inspired French pastries. The cakes feature mainly fresh fruit, so the flavours change depending on what is in season. However, you’ll also find perennial favourites that are available all the time like the signature strawberry shortcake, waguri millefeuille and the mango souffle.
Flor Patisserie, 2 Duxton Hill #01-01, Singapore 456167 (and various locations). +65 6223 8628. Open daily 11am – 9pm.
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Coming to us by way of New York, Lady M is famous for their signature mille crêpes made with twenty paper-thin crepes layered with light pastry cream and caramelised on the top to form a golden crust. You can opt for the classic version or try something a bit different like the rose mille crepe (pictured), checkered chocolate cake, or yuzu cheesecake.
Lady M, 181 Orchard Road #01-27 & #02-07, Singapore 238896 (and various locations). +65 6509 3673. Open daily 11am – 10pm
Tarte by Cheryl Koh
Brought to us by the Les Amis group’s pastry chef Cheryl Koh, who was awarded ‘Asia’s Best Pastry Chef’ in the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants awards in 2016, Tarte is a haven of sweet treats. The artisanal tarts and other confections here are made with primo ingredients flown in from around the world. The signature cake is the Frasier, a light sponge cake made with crème mousseline and French strawberries. We also suggest enquiring about their seasonal creations – our favourites include their cherry and fig tarts.
Tarte by Cheryl Koh, 1 Scotts Road, Shaw Centre #02-12, Singapore 228208. p. +65 6235 3225. Open daily 10am – 10pm