Custom made cakes of today can essentially be edible works of art, conjured up into the shapes and flavours you desire for your special occasions. When it comes to cake designing, it takes double the talent, what with needing to have knowledge in baking as well as decorating the finished products. We've scouted out some well-known names, and here are Singapore's Top 10 Cake Designers.
1) A Han Bakes
August Han is the mastermind behind A Han Bakes, and her passion for the craft is clear once you see the pretty selections on offer. If you like Minions, Frozen or Mickey Mouse, or more whimsical floral designs, they can make it happen for you. The bakery itself is located on Serangoon Way, but if you want to order something, do let them know at least 10 days in advance so they have sufficient time to plan and create your dream cake.
2) Little Favors By Ethel
From artisanal baked goods to simple cakes, let Ethel Koh's creations serve as the delicious and beautiful centerpiece for your next event. She experiments with more unique flavour combinations, so you'll find items like Earl Grey and Lemon cake too. Bundt cakes in various flavours and decadent cupcakes are also available. You can even have your cakes decorated with fresh flowers, for a rustic twist.
3) Winifred Kristé Cake
If the word couture could be used to describe cakes, Winifred's creations would certainly come to mind. With her intricately made sugar flowers serving as a trademark of the brand, it is clear that being meticulous is all in a day's work for her. Flavours include classics like Vanilla Bean and unique blends like Earl Grey Chocolate. Minimum orders for cakes start at SGD650.
Emojis are everywhere now, so why not on cupcakes too? If that's what you think, then Goobycakes is where you ought to order your next cake from. Their products feature adorable designs and vibrant colours, so these are definitely perfect for those who like quirky cakes. Give them a call to make an appointment/place an order, or follow them on Facebook to see if they have any upcoming bake sales.
5) My Sister Bakes
My Sister Bakes is a labour of love, with cakes handmade and decorated exclusively by the creators themselves. Orders can be placed by filling in their online form and submitting it via email. Items include ala carte cupcakes and tarts as well as standard and premium cakes. All their cakes are made with buttercream. They also have several packages for dessert tables, which would be great for parties/events.
The idea for Crummb came about after the founder, Teo Pau Lin was searching for her very own wedding cake, and just couldn't find a suitable vendor to make her a sleek, modern and stylish cake. Following a journey of learning the art itself, she now proudly helms Crummb, where she makes all cakes and sugarpaste decorations by hand. Her cake designs are indeed in a class of their own, and are all visually stunning.
7) The Spatula & the Pen
As the name suggests, The Spatula & the Pen considers more than just the baking and decorating aspects, when it comes to cakes. Ng Li Tying, the founder, calls herself the "baker of stories" because she always wants to understand as much as she can about the person she's baking the cake for, and inject some of their personality and what they love into the cake itself. This results in cake designs that are whimsical, have lots of character, and are simply gorgeous.
8) The Delights Heaven
Lightsabers, dinosaurs, beer cans. You can dream up anything to be on your cake, and The Delights Heaven will probably oblige, with their creative designs. In addition to delicately pretty wedding cakes and quirky birthday cakes, they also have cupcakes. You can call them to find out more, or fill up the online form on their Facebook page to place an order.
9) The Pastel Pantry
There's more than pretty pastels here, as The Pastel Pantry strives to make your confectionery dreams a reality. From dainty sugar cookies and fantastically complex wedding/birthday cakes, to decadent red velvet cupcakes and whimsical macarons, they want to ensure that taste and aesthetics are equally excellent. Drop them an email to see what they can do for your special event.
10) Mad About Sucre
"Sucre" is actually the French word for sugar, which is a perfect name for this elegant brand that's inspired by French confection techniques. Bespoke wedding and celebratory cakes are their forte, and quality is of utmost importance here, as all items are made from scratch with only natural flavourings. What's more, they also use less sugar in their recipes, to ensure that sweetness doesn't overpower the natural ingredients.