Whether chocolate or cheesecake, birthday cakes need to look and taste good. Instead of struggling away, there’s some amazing cake-making talent out there to order from, so why not use it? Whether it’s for kids’ birthdays or other special occasions, here’s our guide to the best cakes in Singapore for every budget.
Where to order the best birthday cakes in Singapore
If you can think of nothing better than a slice of cake and a cuppa, these teatime treats from the pastry chefs at Little Farms will definitely be your cup of tea! Made from all-natural ingredients, real fruit and loaded with the eatery’s signature superfoods, the decadent cakes are available to order either whole or sliced and can be ordered online or enjoyed at one of their restaurants.
Here are four of our favourite birthday cakes from Little Farms:
#1 Comté Burnt Cheesecake, $32: Inspired by the Basque classic, this twist on the traditional recipe is made with mouth-watering Comté cheese served with a granola crumb. It’s beautifully charred on the outside and soft and creamy on the inside.
#2 Chocolate Overload Cake, $95: Looking to send a show-stopping chocolate birthday cake? This timeless chocolate cake is made with 70 percent dark cocoa, and you can add candles and a birthday message to your order at checkout.
#3 Muscovado Carrot Cake, $80: A moist carrot cake is a classic and this home-baked version hits the sweet spot. Lightly spiced with ginger and cinnamon, smothered in muscovado mousse and topped with walnuts, you’ll be asking for seconds before your cake fork is even set down.
#4 Rose Pistachio Cake, $80: With sumptuous layers of raspberry ganache and pistachio sponge brushed with rose lemon syrup, this delicate cake would make the perfect centrepiece for an afternoon tea or baby shower. Order online now (at least three days in advance) or visit one of Little Farms branches island-wide to try a slice.
Bob the Baker Boy
Spotted a cake you love on Instagram? If you’re in Singapore, chances are that Bob the Baker Boy has had a hand in it. Loved by celebrities, the expert bakers are renowned for their beautifully iced cakes with soft and moist chiffon layers. Whether you’re after the perfect wedding cake, a birthday showstopper or a delightful treat “just because”, these decadent masterpieces are sure to impress.
Best-selling cake flavours include kaya butter, signature 55% Belgian chocolate and strawberry lemon, a fabulous new addition. For a bolder flavour, try the signature pandan ondeh ondeh, lychee rose or classic milk chocolate (made in collaboration with Kit Kat, no less).
The variations are almost limitless, with over 400 classic cake designs – from floral and fantasy, to galaxy, dinosaur and more! Lower in sugar and calories than regular cakes, Bob the Baker Boy’s cakes are less sweet, making them diabetic and diet-friendly, too.
They also do mini and bento cakes, which are scaled back versions of your favourite classic cakes in a mini design. Send to a friend or loved one with a sweet message for guaranteed brownie points!
Get islandwide delivery from $9.90 for orders below $150. Free delivery above $150.
218 Pandan Loop, #05-06,
8862 3327 | bobthebakerboy.com
Sofitel Singapore City Centre
It’s always an indulgent dining experience at the Sofitel, not least because of the hotel’s amazing selection of desserts and pastries – from homemade breads and traditional French pastries, to intricately crafted whole cakes ideal for birthdays and celebrations. Executive Pastry Chef Sam Leong is known for executing his cakes and pastries with precision and artistic flair, bringing the beauty of French patisserie boutiques to the heart of Singapore. He’s also passionate about showcasing timeless local flavours through modern techniques.
Happily, Chef Leong’s creations can also be taken home! You can choose from four signature flavours – Honey Cheesecake, Fraisier, Caraibe Crunchy Chocolate Cake and Green Tea Tulakalum Chocolate Cake – which come in 500g and 1kg versions that are perfect for birthdays. (You can also contact the hotel for a customised cake.) The Fraisier remains a crowd favourite birthday cake, while those with a sweet tooth will surely make a beeline for the Honey Cheesecake!
Whole cakes require an advance order of at least two days, and can then be collected between 11am and 8pm from Racines, on the hotel’s fifth floor.
Alternatively, try the cakes during a meal at Racines, or indulge in a slice as a leisurely afternoon treat in the 1864 Lobby Lounge. Bon appétit!
Pan Pacific Singapore
Pacific Marketplace in the Pan Pacific Hotel has a delicious showcase of cakes, tarts and other pastries that are perfect for birthdays and special occasions. The East-meets-West collection of goodies modernises classic pastries with unconventional ingredients to come up with some unique sweet treats.
For a taste of local, the signature Pandan Gula Melaka Chiffon Cake features mini gula melaka droppers that enhance the smoky caramel flavours of the ingredient and serve literally as an “icing on the cake”!
Other popular whole cake flavours include Matcha Yuzu Lychee Entremet, which will delight green tea lovers who prefer a light-textured cake with less sweetness. The layers of lychee curd and tangy yuzu crème create a sweet and refreshing taste alongside the roasted notes of the matcha mousse. Another option is the Araguani Hazelnut Royaltine Entremet, a bittersweet indulgence ideal for any occasion. And the Strawberry Pistachio Shortcake replaces the base of the usual strawberry shortcake with an airy pistachio sponge. The rich and nutty taste of the pistachio complements the ring of fresh strawberries and fresh whipped cream.
Pacific Marketplace also offers a plethora of sliced cakes, tarts and breads, including Glazed Black Forest Gâteau, with dark chocolate mousse, kirsch panna cotta and morello cherry compote, and the Durian Trio, an all-time favourite comprising durian coffee cake, durian puff and durian lychee cake. All items are available at Pacific Marketplace’s patisserie counter and the hotel’s online store.
Customised bakes make all celebrations even sweeter! Head to Monice Bakes where you’ll find specially handcrafted cakes and cookies at affordable prices. This online bakery is a one-stop shop for the special occasions in life – birthdays, baby showers, weddings, corporate events and more.
Specialising in creating buttercream and fondant designs in anything from popular cartoon characters to animal figurines, head baker Monice is known for her stunning creations that taste as good (if not, better) as they look. Indeed, this can be seen from the consistently positive customer reviews on the bakery’s Facebook page. The pastries are also made to be less sweet, and without preservatives or artificial flavouring – ideal for kiddos!
Joylicious Cakes for birthdays and celebrations
Le Cordon Bleu pastry chef graduate and professional cake artist Joyce Marx specialises in customised birthday cakes in Singapore and for all occasions – anniversaries, weddings and more. The award-winning sugar artist’s Instagram page is filled with photos of her amazing creations, from gorgeous floral tiered cakes and whimsical themed cakes for kids’ birthdays, to couture-inspired designs.
Available for order on her site is a variety of bakes that are perfect for a special treat, including loaf cakes in unique flavours like dragonfruit, as well as Instagram-worthy gluten-free tarts in the likes of butterfly-pea raspberry. The talented cake artist also offers private master classes in sugar arts and crafts.
This article first appeared in the September 2023 edition of Expat Living. You can purchase the latest issue or subscribe, so you never miss a copy!
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