People always have the impressions that cakes are only for birthdays, but you can always get cakes for other occasions; and if cakes are too heavy, why not have smaller desserts like macarons and cupcakes?
But, if you don’t want to get desserts that look like they are bought of the shelves, try getting them from one of these bakers and stand out from the rest of your friends.
Go crazy with all the customisation options, from colours to designs and even piped flowers!
1. My Sister Bakes
If you know someone who wants a floral cake, but prefers other flowers instead of the overused roses, check out My Sister Bakes. They’re one of the few bakeries around who can pipe flowers including tulips, ranunculus and chrysanthemums! Not to mention the dark drip cakes that are perfect for people who are averse to pastel colours or anything floral.
2. Bloomsbury Bakers
Don’t like buttercream flowers but still want to have flowers on your cake? Go ahead to Bloomsbury Bakers where they use real flowers to adorn the cakes. Roses are the most common, but they do take in orders with other flowers, such as gerberas, hydrangeas and more. If you’re not a cake person, check out the tartlets and other small desserts.
3. Baker’s Brew Studio
I admit that I’m one of those that jumped onto the Tsum Tsum bandwagon when it first came out, and these cakes are perfect for that someone who’s still playing the game.
Baker’s Brew Studio can create any designs that you desire using hand piped buttercream, and if you’re not a fan of that, how about using fondant to get a Harry Potter cake? Time to hint to my friends to get it for my birthday this year…
4. Creme Maison Bakery
If you rather have smaller desserts, why not try these floral cupcakes? You can even have different flavours of cupcakes to suit everybody’s tastes. Creme Maison also offers snacks including cookies, and adorned with the whimsical colours, you can be sure they’ll light the party up.
Specialising in fondant cakes, Cakequembouche make cakes with designs ranging from Vicks Vaporub to whisky bottles. So when your alcoholic friends tell you that they just want a bottle of alcohol for their birthday, you can be the friend who stands out from the rest.
Giving bottles of alcohol is so mainstream, if my friends gave me a whisky bottle cake, it’d definitely be more memorable than a bottle of alcohol that we’ll finish in an hour or two!
6. Ugly Cake Shop
Don’t be fooled by the name, the cakes that come out from Ugly Cake Shop are anything but ugly. The best part about purchasing from them? Part of their proceeds go towards feeding undernourished children in Timor-Leste, and the ingredients that go into the cakes are natural and of high quality. So when you indulge in the cakes, you can feel good about it too.
7. Little House of Dreams
Little House of Dreams is a bakery and a bistro, where you can grab a meal and then have a slice of cake after without having to travel elsewhere for desserts.
And if you love what you’re having, you could always return again and order a bespoke cake for your party. They specialise in fondant cakes, and the designs look adorable.
If you know of a friend who has egg allergy or dairy intolerance, Delcie’s will be their solution. By removing eggs, dairy products, chemicals and agents like emulsifiers and stabilisers, the cakes are both delicious and good for your body.
9. White Spatula
For the little niece and nephew who enjoys cartoons like Peppa Pig or My Little Pony, try White Spatula. The cakes here come with toy toppers of the cartoon characters that you can keep even after finishing the cake.
Susucre does 3D cakes with a variety of designs, from chicken wings all the way to Rilakkuma. This is another place that does sugar flowers, so get inventive and combine fondant designs with sugar flowers!
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