Whether you’re having an intimate dinner or a full-blown party, no birthdays are complete without cake. How else will you blow out your candles to make your birthday wish? From pastel unicorn cakes to artsy hand-painted ones, here are 10 bakeries that’ll whip up your very own customised birthday cake:
More times than not, a cake’s often the centrepiece of a birthday party. With Jumi Cakes, your birthday cake is sure to stand out – especially if it comes with colourful geometric angles like the one above. But whatever your dream cake is, Jumi Cakes considers each request carefully: they do everything from children’s cakes to floral cakes.
An unfinished cake for a 6th birthday party, where kids can paint in the other dinosaurs!
Image credit: @jumicakes
Watercolour cake with hand-painted heart topper
Image credit: @jumicakes
With its low sugar cakes, Bob The Baker Boy is a fantastic option for health-conscious folks to get customised cakes. Apart from their soft, cottony signature cakes that feel like clouds in your mouth, they’ve also been known to whip up cakes in all sorts of designs. Think rustic garden motifs, mermaid toppings and wacky beer-themed cakes.
Take your pick between 8 flavours, which includes classics like Belgian chocolate as well as localised ones like ondeh-ondeh. Feel free to go wild with your design of choice, but remember – all orders should come in at least 5 days in advance to give the bakers time to craft your one-of-a-kind cake (from $108).
Image credit: @bobthebakerboy
Customised cakes aren’t the only things they’ve got in store. There are also desserts like cookies (from $9.90), tarts (from $22 for 12 pieces), and everyone’s favourite basque burnt cheesecake (from $78). For the more lavish occasions, you can even splurge on a dessert table (from $650) that can feed anywhere between 30-50 people.
Address: 18 Yishun Avenue 9, Junction 9 Shopping Mall, #02-19, Singapore 768897
Opening hours: 10AM-5PM, Daily
Telephone: 8862 3327 | 9499 4015
When it comes to expressing your love, nothing quite beats flowers and cake, be it for a birthday or even an anniversary. For a one-stop solution, check out Zee & Elle that offers creations with whimsical nature-inspired designs – pick from their range of intricate floral cakes or striking ocean blue cakes to impress your boo.
Soft Pink Fairytale Cake (from $205), Flower Garden Cake (from $155)
Image credits: Zee & Elle
These elegant floral cakes look like they’ve just jumped straight out of Pinterest, and are sure to be the star of the show at any party you bring them to. From real flowers like on their Soft Pink Fairytale Cake (from $205), to piped flower illustrations on the Flower Garden Cake (from $155), these pastel cakes from Zee & Elle really do take the cake.
(L-R): Navy Blue Gold Cake (from $198), Shiba Inu Abstract Strokes Cake (from $155)
Image credits: Zee & Elle
For a custom creation, you can even send in either a reference picture or a mood board to get a one-of-a-kind cake. Tiered options are also available for all custom cakes, and you can switch up the flavours of each layer to amp up the novelty factor.
Cake flavour options: Vanilla Lemon, Chocolate Salted Caramel, Double Chocolate Crunch, Chocolate Raspberry, All’Matcha, and Strawberry Lemon
Address: 524 MacPherson Road, Singapore 368215
Operating hours: Tue – Sat 10AM-5PM | Sun 10AM-2.30PM
Telephone: 6741 4514
Apart from their cake shakes, Cake Spade is particularly skilled in styling up tropical-themed cakes – think vibrant pink flamingos, leafy fronds, and fruits.
But that’s not all they can do. Check out this eclectic Hypebeast-style cake, with sushi and the logos of fashion brands like Supreme, Chanel, and Comme Des Garcons:
You can sample their cake slices in flavours like Chocolate Royaltine and Lychee Rose at their cafe before committing to a full-blown one.
Address: 83 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore 088504
Opening hours: Mon-Thurs 12PM-9.30PM, Fri & Sat 12PM-10.30PM
Telephone: 6444 3868
Chicken drumsticks, ramen, and salmon nigiri – there’s nothing remotely dessert-like about any of these. But with Susucre’s superior baking skills, they’ve managed to create cakes disguised as your favourite foods. Pay heed to their attention to detail: the drumsticks even look dusted with chilli powder.
They use Swiss fondant to make cake styling look like…well, a piece of cake, and theirs comes with a subtle vanilla note that melts into the overlay of chocolate ganache. Customise your cake with flavours like Madagascar Vanilla Bean, Red Velvet, and Chocolate Salted Caramel. Prices start from $150.
Address: 405 Race Course Road, #01-01, Singapore 218654
Opening hours: By appointment only
Telephone: 9867 2176
The cakes at Cupplets look like they deserve their own sectioned-off space in an art gallery. Rightly so, since the bakers slave for hours over each design. It takes a great amount of patience to paint, scrape, and repaint – especially when you’re doing it all with buttercream.
Prices start from $210 for their smallest 2-tier round cake which is large enough for an intimate gathering of 18 people. Choose a different flavour for each tier – they offer floral flavours like Lychee & Rose and Elderflower, but also do classic favourites like Salted Caramel and Raspberry Red Velvet.
You can also choose how the surface appears, either with a Smooth Overlay or Semi Naked, where you can see hints of the cake peeking through.
Address: NEWest, #01-43, 1 West Coast Drive, Singapore 128020
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 10.30AM-5.30PM
Telephone: 9010 4743
It’s unlikely that a champagne-shaped cake adorned with money could be classy, but Creme Maison Bakery has got that down pat. With pastel shades and intricate piping, their cakes are almost too pretty to eat. They do a range of unicorn, mermaid, and woodland-themed cakes and also offer dessert tables where you can add on donuts, macarons, and truffles.
Flavours include Belgian Dark Forest, Toasty Pistachio Berry, and Earl Grey Lavender – pick one or more to customise a birthday cake that suits your palate.
Address: 30 Tai Seng St, #08-03C, Singapore 534013
Opening hours: Mon & Wed-Sat 9AM-5PM, Sun 10AM-1PM
Telephone: 8181 3689
They’ve named themselves Ugly Cake Shop, but it almost seems contradictory when looking at their display of cakes. With a strict no-fondant code, they stick to lathering up the cake with good ol’ buttercream instead. They avoid artificial colouring, flavouring, and gumpaste too!
Choose from flavours like Lemon Curd, Earl Grey, and Bittersweet Dark Chocolate – whatever you pick, all cakes are moist with a subtle sweetness. Also, kudos to them for using part of their profits to support undernourished children in Timor-Leste.
Address: 535 Kallang Bahru, #01-06 GB Point, Singapore 339351
Opening hours: Mon & Wed-Sat 10AM-7PM
Telephone: 8228 8300
They do it all at Bloomsbury Bakers, from buttercream to fondant – they even work with fresh florals for rustic-themed ones worthy of weddings. But all their cakes have one thing in common: they all look remarkably detailed without being excessively over-the-top.
Don’t expect anything pretentious here with choices like Peanut Butter & Jelly, Speculoos Cookie, and Vanilla Bean. A 2D cake starts from $120, a 3D cake from $190, and a 1-tier cake (both rustic and classic) from $120.
They also do Dessert Tables (starting from $750), presented with an array of mini cakes, mini tarts, cheesecake cups, and brownies.
Address: 30 Bendemeer Road, #01-889, Singapore 330030
Opening hours: Weekdays 11AM-7PM, weekends 11AM-6PM
Telephone: 6299 3450
Those with fond childhood memories of cartoon characters like Cookie Monster, Snoopy, or Rilakkuma will thoroughly enjoy Baker’s Brew Studio’s cake designs. Whether it’s a party for a 100-day-old baby or a grandpa’s 60th, the talented bakers here can deal out classic buttercream cakes as well as they turn out custom masterpieces.
They’ve already baked everything from Harry Potter to Donald Duck cakes. Appearance aside, the cakes are bound to be tasty too with flavours like Matcha Azuki, Ondeh Ondeh, and Earl Grey Lavender.
Address: 290 Orchard Road, #05-46 Paragon, Singapore 238859
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11AM-9PM, Sat & Sun 10.30AM-9PM
Telephone: 9004 7233
There’s a certain elegance to the cakes at CRUMMB. Mostly because they’re based on fashion like Issey Miyake’s signature pleats or designs like Japanese ceramic pieces. But also because the baker behind CRUMMB is a perfectionist. She works alone to ensure quality – meticulously piecing sugar flowers and lace details by hand.
With cake prices starting from $650, you can expect the flavours here to be nothing short of decadent. Choose from the likes of Yuzu Zest Cake, honey buttercream and white chocolate frosting, or Luxurious Champagne Cake, with raspberry pulp buttercream and dark chocolate frosting.
Address: 80 Rifle Range Road, Singapore 588386
Opening hours: By appointment only
Charlotte Grace’s cakes aren’t exclusively for kids, but there’s something about the pastel colours and whimsical themes that bring a sense of child-like innocence. But with that said, we’re full-fledged adults and we’ve got our eye on their unicorn cakes.
The flavours here include the reliable Chocolate and Vanilla, as well as a range of premium flavours like Pandan Buttercream and Rainbow Vanilla.
Address: 5 Everton Park, #01-24, Singapore 080005
Opening hours: Tues-Sat 10AM-5PM
Telephone: 97689 9827
Birthdays are always a good reason to celebrate, especially when another year older means another year wiser. And what’s a birthday party without cake? These bakeries in Singapore will let you design your dream cake and they do almost everything, from simple buttercream ones to fully embellished unicorn ones.
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This article contains partial partnership content. However, all opinions are ours.
Original article published by Pailin Boonlong on 26th August 2018. Last updated by Megan Kwek on 25th February 2021.
Cover image adapted from: @susucre_cakes, @bobthebakerboy and @jumicakes
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