A party isn’t a party without a cake and Sydney and its suburbs are overflowing with expert bakers who can whip up anything from birthday cakes to wedding cakes or just your everyday vanilla cupcake. They can also customize their creations to suit your dietary requirements like gluten-free cakes.
Brickfields Bakery may be synonymous with its sourdough but they’re hot on cake too, with a whole range of flourless beauties including white chocolate and raspberry, carrot, orange and pistachio, lemon chiffon and Persian love cakes. These are available to buy at their two inner-Sydney locations or at their stand at Sydney markets.
This is a place that’s a little bit quirky, a little traditional and very charming all at once. Their decadent pastries are inspired by European techniques but don’t shy away from Asian flavours, as proven by their popular Strawberry Watermelon Cake – a layered symphony of dacquoise, rose-scented cream and watermelon topped with strawberries, pistachios and dried rose petals.
Vivienne and Juno are the talented faces behind this artisan bakery that’s all about creating something unique. Their cakes and desserts are the result of a love affair with food and ingredients and the desire to bring back traditional baking skills that have been lost over the years. They create their cakes from scratch and offer a variety of sizes as well as vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free options.
Flour and Stone are dedicated to using quality, locally sourced produce in their baked goods, and are all about keeping it real. They’re also a big fan of sustainable practices and support local growers and producers including Pepe Saya butter, Kristen Allan cheese, Country Valley milk, Sample coffee and Rabbit Hole tea. Their tiered fluffy sponges, old-fashioned cakes and a decadent show stopper of Valrhona Manjari chocolate with gold leaf are a testament to their dedication to producing some of the best cakes in Sydney.
Penelope Ransley’s cult-following cafe is a feast for the eyes as much as it is the mouth. Her mouth-watering meringues, tarts and danishes are all made with lovingly hand-crafted ingredients. But it’s her eye-popping bespoke cakes that have a devoted gang of followers clamouring for their slice. From a sugar-free salted caramel, to a pistachio and strawberry love cake and even a ricotta cannoli, it’s hard to decide what to order from this Concord gem.
This is a family-owned and run business that offers a wide range of cakes, including red velvet, coconut sand, chocolate mud, vanilla swiss, banana walnut and more. They also specialise in custom orders for events, such as bridal showers, birthday parties and baby showers. They deliver all across Sydney and some suburbs. They can also make your kids’ favourite cartoon characters or Barbies into a stunning cake! You can also get a customized photo cake for your special occasion. It’s best to place your orders a few days ahead of time. Their prices start at $170. They accept same-day delivery if you order before 9am Monday to Saturday. Cake Sydney