Five best cake shops in Singapore

Let the city’s top pastry chefs do the dirty work: rock up to your next party with a flour-free nose and a sweet sensation to hand. Celine Asril enjoys five fabulous baker buys

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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
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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

Cakes in jars It’s all in the details; the house-made sea salt dulce de leche with chocolate truffle has a cookie centre (dark chocolate, $5.50), recyclable jars are tied with brown string, and the hand-drawn menus will make you smile. This void-deck six-seater café is as compact as its trifle-like cake-in-a-jar. See more Hot TablesFind a restaurant and book online

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Outram Park
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The Patissier

Star cake: Croquembouche (with cake base)
This is more than just a tower of cream puffs piled onto a cake. Fresh pastry cream (chocolate, strawberry, mango or earl grey) is piped into brightly coloured profiteroles. For the base, choose from a delicate Earl Grey-infused chocolate, the smooth chocolate fudge cake, or – our favourite – the rich, moist brownie.

From $156 (1kg). Order at least ten days in advance.

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Dhoby Ghaut
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Lana Cakes

This Singapore legend looks more like an aunt’s cosy house than a bustling cake business. Violet Kwan, aged 78, has been selling rich, home-baked chocolate fudge cakes (500g or 1kg) for over 40 years. They don’t look fancy, but they taste like heaven.

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