Five best cake shops in Singapore

Where to find the most decadent, moist and fluffiest cakes of them all

Ashley Chia sums up the five best cake spots where you can get a taste of the sweeter things in life.

1/5

Cake Love Dessert Bar

This customised cake boutique, formerly known as Cake Love Couture, features pastry chef Raiha Mohd’s dramatic creations. She’s made a 1.2-metre-tall motorcycle for a motorhead, and her Tiffany box cakes look like enlarged versions of the real deal. If you can think it, she probably can bake it. Recently rebranded as a rockabilly-themed café that also serves hot meals, the café’s brownie chocolate cheesecake is evidence that good-lookers also taste good – we liked that it was surprisingly light in taste despite looking dense and rich – and that too applies to its blink-and-it’s-gone red velvet slices.

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Bugis
2/5

Cat & The Fiddle

The go-to for cheesecake fiends, ex-Bakerzin pastry chef Daniel Tay offers ten flavours of the versatile dessert ($19.90-$35.20) for delivery orders from his own e-commerce page. There are uniquely flavoured rounds like the Paws of Fury with its yuan-yang mix of espresso and Hong Kong-style milk tea, or the Maneki Neko with rich notes of mandarin orange lemon and lime, but if you’re catering to a party of of-age pals, definitely shoot for the alcohol-enriched cakes like the raspberry, lychee and martini-filled Emperor’s Romance, or Russian Whiskers with fresh mango chunks and vodka.

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MacPherson
3/5

Grin Affair

At Grin Affair, their flavourful cakes ($6-$6.50) are condensed in neat layers – sponge, mousse, fruits – into Pinterest-approved glass jars that makes taking away the treats from their narrow HDB shop café easy peasy. Try their take on the strawberry shortcake with feather light and fluffy vanilla cake paired with custard mousse and slices of tart berry, or its honey lavender jar with a floral mousse that’s almost reminiscent of a calming but edible scented candle. 

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Outram Park
4/5

The Patissier

This is where you’ll find a meringue crafted to near-perfection. The popular passionfruit meringue sponge cake is a light, crusty slice, filled with airy passionfruit mousse that’s baked with fresh mangoes and strawberries. The Empress Dowager is a similarly tart slice with raspberries on a royaltine base. Cakes ($7.50-$43.50) are baked in limited quantity, and they’ve got a fan-following for their whole cakes, which people book weeks in advance for birthday and celebrations.  

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Dhoby Ghaut
5/5

Lana Cakes

The birthday cakes that partied with generations of Singaporeans, this 30-year-old cake shop requires a three-day advanced booking and then a trek (or taxi ride) into the Greenwood neighbourhood to pick up your goods. Inside, the shop still rocks a 70s outlook. Mrs Violet Kwan and her crew of industrious aunties pipe on well-wishes in old-school pastel buttercream, and box glossy slabs of her much-loved chocolate fudge cakes ($39/800g) with its fluffy sponge and rich, creamy chocolate frosting for pick up at the store.

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