Why go for an ordinary chocolate fudge or strawberry cheesecake when you can have cakes in the form of favourite superheroes, beloved handbags, or even majestic dragons? Here’s six of the top bakeries where you can order an entirely customisable cake.
CAKE AVENUE | They started as an online company importing cakes but soon realised that the local market for novel cakes had a short and inconsistent supply. Hence they took things into their own hands and started making bespoke cakes. What they lack in cake flavours – their signature chocolate fudge is the standard for customised cakes – they make up in quality ingredients like Belgian dark chocolate and locally-sourced butter, and a dedicated focus on design. Prices of cakes are dependent on the complexity of design and size, starting from $52.50 for a minimum order of 0.5kg. Cakes need a minimum of one to two weeks advance order.
FLOURISH CAKES | Flourish came about in 2012 when former boutique-owner Trixie, discovered, in the creation of bespoke cakes, the unique opportunity to combine her creativity, design flair, culinary and baking skills. On top of emphasising on quality ingredients, Flourish’s attention to details and design guarantee creations that both taste and look amazing. Signature flavours include salty caramel and salty lemon, for those who prefer a more unique savoury experience, as well as chocolate for more traditional palates. Prices vary based on design difficulty and hours required to craft the cake. Customers are encouraged to place orders for customised cakes at least two weeks in advance.
LITTLE HOUSE OF DREAMS | Inspired by one of the owners, Audrey Lee's trips to the famed Magnolia Bakery in New York, Little House of Dreams is bakery and cafe entirely done up in girly pastel shades. While you can eat in to sample their dainty cupcakes in flavours like earl grey and salted caramel ($3.50 for regular, $2.50 for petite), they also accept custom orders on cakes, cupcakes, cake pops, macarons and bespoke dessert tables. The dessert tables are priced at $950 onwards, for a table filled with sweet treats based on a theme of your choice. Custom cake orders begin at $70. Their signature product is the rainbow cake (4.5-inch cake, $35) and the rainbow layers can be customised to your preferred colours. They need five days advance notice for bespoke cakes and ten days for dessert tables. Little House of Dreams also help to organise bespoke workshops that include cake decorating – great for kids' birthday parties – here you will be supervised while you craft your own swirls and flowers on your own cake, and then you can eat it too ($40 to $60 per participant for two hours).
THE PATISSIER | This bakery is well known for their cakes and dessert that marry traditional French baking, fresh flavours and sophisticated designs. Their passionfruit meringue, with bursts of flavours from the passionfruit mousse, fresh mangoes and strawberries, is a favourite. Their customised cakes arm, The Patissier Design Concierge, churns out bespoke designs according to whatever party theme you might have. Regular menu cakes come in the minimum weight of 500g ($42 or $43.50). For customised cakes, sizes are largely depended on the design and can range from a 500g size cake to a 6kg or three-tier cake. Bespoke cakes require 10 to 14 days order notice.
TEMPTATION CAKES | It is hard not to be tempted to order a cake once you’ve seen the designs that come out of the kitchens of Temptations Cakes. Barbie dolls, soccer balls, Despicable Me minions - you name it, the artists will sculpt out a bespoke edible masterpiece. Signature flavours here include the popular chocolate etoile (mousse) and a refreshing chocolate lemon crunch that is a hit with the kids. Prices of cakes start from $45 onwards and orders are requires at least a week's notice.
THE WHITE OMBRE | Formerly known as Cake Over Heels, The White Ombre once again brings together the magic of executive chef Nicholas Ang and chef instructor Tricia Tjhin. Life sized branded bags, detailed buildings and monuments, realistic cars and planes are just some of the amazing 3D cake sculptures the team has created. You can even sign up for baking and cake decorating classes to have a go at creating your own masterpiece. Cakes are not charged by weight but by the number of serving portions. Prices start from $10 per person, and increases with complexity and intricacy of designs required. It is recommend to make payment a week or two prior to the required date as a form of confirmation.