Is there anything more celebratory than a slice of cake? A cake is good for birthdays, engagements, reunions, parties, and especially on occasions such as Mother’s Day. With Circuit Breaker measures not easing in time for May 10th, many Singaporeans are left wondering where they can purchase a good whole cake to pamper mother dearest with. After all, cakeries and bakeries such as Bread Talk, Polar, and Twelve Cupcakes have been directed to cease all sales of cakes leaving us to clamour for a satisfying bite of creamy cake.
Fortunately, there are some bakeries and cafes that remain open which makes getting a cake for this occasion, well, a piece of cake. Here are 10 places that will fulfill your deepest cake fantasies with a wide array of choices that is sure to satiate every taste bud.
Antoinette is the brainchild of Chef Alvin Pang, dedicated to serving beautifully delicate cakes and pastries for the discerning dessert lover. Upon entering their Penhas outfit, you’ll be greeted by a display of precious artwork in the form of individual cakes, all too pretty to eat. But cut into it, and you’ll see the finesse that has gone into its creation—every layer a masterpiece in its own right.
Self-collection and islandwide delivery are available for all orders. Use promo code TAKE15 to enjoy 15% off your first order. Do visit their website for the latest promotion and information.
All Things Delicious
Sandwiched between a haberdashery and a Swedish restaurant along Arab Street is a Cafe that prides itself on wholesome food made with all things natural and organic. Here at All Things Delicious, all the dishes are prepared using organic, unrefined sugar, with no trans fat and no high-fructose corn syrup.
Suffice to say, the delightful treats from All Things Delicious satiates the sweet tooth and enriches the body without compromising on taste and flavour. Choose from a wide range of cakes on offer—Lady Grey, Raspberry Pistachio, and Gula Melaka amongst many others. But you would be remiss if you didn’t consider their special Mother’s Day Cake of the year pictured above—layers of French almond sponge, sandwiched with a strawberry-basil compote and covered in a luscious lemon curd buttercream. Order by 6th May for delivery on Saturday or Sunday. Do visit their website for the latest promotion and information.
Whisk & Paddle
You might not know this—especially if your life is confined to the West part of Singapore—but there sits a little-known secret at the fringes of Punggol, Tebing Lane. With a view that most cafes can only dream about, Whisk & Paddle has been serving up great tasting grubs for customers within the vicinity who enjoy food while basking in a picturesque portrait of a river formed by the straits between Singapore and Malaysia.
This quaint riverside cafe serves up all-day breakfast and hearty meals in the day, while at night, Whisk & Paddle transforms into quite the romantic mise en scene as patrons dine under the stars. On offer this Mother’s Day, are familiar with whole cakes flavours such as strawberry shortcake, choco banana, choco fudge, mango, and cookies & cream. They require three days advance order for all cakes with only self-collection available during this circuit breaker. Do visit their website or Facebook for the latest promotion and information.
If durians are what sets your mom’s heart a flutter, look no further than Golden Moments to pamper her through and through. For Mother’s Day, Golden Moments has created the Super Mama Golden Mao Shan Wong Durian in the shape of a heart, speckled with gold on its surface. Inside, a chocolate fudge cake surrounds a golden Mao Shan Wang filling so you get maximum enjoyment with every bite.
While you’re at it, why not indulge in their Signature Galaxy Mao Shan Wang Durian Cake, priced at S$128, now on a buy 1 get 1 free. This cake comes with layers of cheese mousse, Premium Mao Shan Wang durian, Coconut Sponge, and Coconut Crunch and marbled on the surface for an aesthetic effect that’s bound to impress.
Which bonafide sweet tooth hasn’t heard of Awfully Chocolate? A proudly local company, like its moniker, suggests everything on offer here is a tribute to the decadently indulgent chocolate. The Mecca of all things dark and sweet, Awfully Chocolate serves up the sort of thing that would make a chocolate lover foam at their mouth. From truffles to dainty cake bars, there is something for everyone—even the disbeliever would be a convert.
This Mother’s Day, Awfully Chocolate shines the spotlight on the Original All Chocolate Cake. This distinctive Singapore classic comes with two luscious layers of dark chocolate fudge, sandwiched between soft and moist sponge. It’s a crowd favourite that has remained the same since 1998. Although, I much prefer the upgraded version in the form of the Chocolate Banana—an elegant balance of fruit and a dark slice of heaven that’s sure to impress. Do visit their website for the latest promotion and information.
Order here | 131 East Coast Road Singapore 428816
Beverly Hills Cheesecake Factory
When Beverly Hills Cheesecake Factory opened in the basement of Raffles City Shopping Centre, you can almost hear the collective cheer of all cheesecake lovers in Singapore who have been clamouring for a taste of Cheesecake Factory’s bakes since time immemorial. Here, they’ve stayed true to the American classic flavours such as Peanut Butter, White Chocolate Raspberry, and Key Lime Pie.
If your mom loves herself a taste of America’s Finest Cheesecake, you can’t go wrong with the cakes on offer here. I highly recommend the Godiva Double Chocolate Cheesecake—the perfect marriage between decadent chocolate and creamy cheesy goodness. Do visit their website for the latest promotion and information.
Order here | Raffles City Shopping Centre, 252 North Bridge Road, Singapore 179103
Tokyo Milk Cheese Factory
A Japanese favourite, the Tokyo Milk Cheese Factory, as its name suggests, is a one-stop-shop for all things milk and cheese. Their concept is one of a factory filled with creativity and innovation that was founded in 2011. There’s a saying in Japanese: Hoppe Ga Ochiru which translates to ‘Your Cheeks Drop’, an expression used when something wonderful is eaten and also a motto and objective of Tokyo Milk Cheese Factory for all their customers.
There’s a wide array of cheese biscuits on offer here, all individually packaged for an indulgent treat for one. Alongside these bite-sized treats, are the whole milk cheesecake, a classic since the day the store started operations. Rich, luscious cream cheese from France and Hokkaido are blended with Hokkaido fresh cream and milk and wrapped with a delicate layer of crepe. Choose from the original or live a little, and get your cheesy paws on the Tiramisu or Strawberry flavour. Do visit their website for the latest promotion and information.
The Pine Garden
The Pine Garden is that classic bakery next door that has been in operations ever since black and white photos aren’t just a novelty, but the only option available for film. They pride themselves on nostalgia with a tinge of innovation, coming together in a collaboration that manifests itself as the new old school bakery. With more than 32 years of history under their belt, you can bet your caster sugar that no one does classic Singapore neighbourhood cakes like The Pine Garden.
The selection of cakes on offer is breathtakingly wide. I’m confident that there’s something for every cake lover. But the classics are not why The Pine Garden is listed here. I was particularly drawn to their Steamed Yam Cake—a worthy alternative to a normal sponge cake for the traditional mother at heart. This savoury steamed cake is based on a hand-me-down recipe made from fresh yam, dried shrimps, dried mushrooms, and a luscious flour batter. It’s innovation at its peak. Do visit their website for the latest promotion and information.
Baker & Cook
Baker & Cook is the brainchild of Dean Brettschneider, award-winning author and co-owner of Plank Sourdough Pizza, Mo & Jo Sourdough Burgers, and Brettschneider's Baking & Cooking School in Singapore. Since its founding in 2012, Baker & Cook has since sprouted 10 other locations all across the island in little nooks and crannies of neighbourhoods where one would least expect a bakery of this magnitude.
Passion is their main ingredient and it shows through the wide array of cakes available in-store such as the Deluxe Chocolate and Lemon Passion fruit. This Mother’s Day, Baker & Cook has created a special cake for the occasion—Strawberries & Cream. The wonderful pairing of strawberries and cream is undeniable as the tart of the fruit plays off the sweet overtones of cream in a cake that will surely make mom’s heart flutter. It is available for pre-order from now till 6 May at 5 pm for delivery from 8 to 10 May. Do visit their website for the latest promotion and information.
Cat & the Fiddle
Cat & the Fiddle was founded by award-winning pastry Chef, Daniel Tay, and was launched as an online bakery store of premium cheesecakes in Singapore—the first of its kind. With the opening of their flagship outlet at Clarke Quay, Cat & the Fiddle made it that much easier for fans of their bakes to choose from an array of flavours such as local favourites, Mao Shan Wang Durian, Milo Dinosaur, and the Yuan Yang Coffee and Tea Cheesecake. Although a purveyor of local flavours, Cat & the Fiddle also makes the classics: New York, Oreo Cookies & Cream, and Salted Caramel, to name a few.
Do visit their website for the latest promotion and information.
Order here | Various locations