What’s a party without a gorgeous cake to go along with it? And we don’t mean one of those basic pieces you pick up from a chain bakery an hour before – we’re talking elaborate tiered cakes with intricate designs that don’t just make the perfect dessert, but also the most Instagrammable prop for your photo booth. Little boy turning one? Or perhaps it’s your wedding coming up? Let these seven amazingly passionate bakers customise a work of art in every colour and flavour you can dream of.

Prices can range anywhere from $35 for a fairly ‘naked’ 6-inch cake to over $1000 for one that feeds 200 and is laden in various florals and designer macarons. Either way, you’re paying for exactly what you get.

Zee & Elle Bakery

Redefining the art of cake-making are home bakers Zee and Elle with their philosophy of “dreaming big and getting lost doing the things they love”. Marketed as cakes for dreamers and wanderlusters, their duo’s designs are rustic, different, and sometimes quite figuratively out of this world – thanks to the extraordinary marble glaze. While their floral cakes still remain one of the more popular choices (especially for weddings), check out some of their suave dapper designs as well.

For orders and enquiries, please email to hello.zeelle@gmail.com.

Foodogenic by nanatang

Serena, or nanatang, is a home baker and aspiring cafe owner (don’t we all?) that specialises in combining fresh and delicate buttercream flowers to create realistic floral garden cakes that taste as yummy as they look. Full bloomed, half bloomed, closed, or rose buds – each flower is unique on its own and takes an immense amount of concentration to design and pipe. Now the only question is: how can we eat something so beautiful?

For orders and enquiries, please email to nanatangthebaker@gmail.com or call +65 9199 8928.

Winifred Kriste Cake

Winifred Lua’s creations are the grande dame of all cakes, combining the art of pastry-making and craft into what can only be described as edible hauté couture. Operating out of a by-appointment-only boutique in Bukit Batok, Winifred Kristé Cake is not cheap, with cake consultations alone priced at $85. What you get in return is professional design advice, cake sketches, and a stunning result made from scratch; handmade sugar flower petals, meticulous hand-painted brush strokes, and all.

For orders and enquiries, please email to info@winifredkristecake.com.

My Sister Bakes

Specialising in the daintiest buttercream cakes, My Sister Bakes is no stranger to the local home bakers’ scene. Operated by Esther and Isaac, who painstakingly decorates each cake in their cosy studio, go for the two-tiered ones (available in mixed flavours like Milo and Lychee) for maximum visual effect – better still if you opt for their signature ombre and watercolour designs.

For orders and enquiries, please email to mysisterbakes@gmail.com or call +65 8869 4842.

F.H.L Bakery

F.H.L stands for Faith, Hope, and Love, which is exactly what the folks here put into their cakes. From birthdays and weddings to other celebrations, interesting cake combinations to choose from include dark chocolate fudge with summer berries and rose petals, avocado sponge with Korean strawberries, and pandan with gula melaka. All totally customisable, of course!

For orders and enquiries, please email to fhlbakery@gmail.com or call +65 9112 2995.

Ugly Cake Shop

The cakes here are nothing like what its self-deprecating name suggests – though to be fair, it really depends on how good (or bad) your design tastes are. The creations at the Ugly Cake Shop have a sort of quaint homemade look, made with only top-notch ingredients like Valrhona chocolates and Madagascan vanilla beans. Plus, 20% of all their proceeds go to children in Timor-Leste, which gives you another reason to customise your next cake at this store.

For orders and enquiries, leave a message here or call +65 8228 8300.

Custom Bakes by Edith Patisserie

Edith Patisserie may not be run out of a home, but you can be certain that each custom work is unique meticulous – a result of the love and hard work by baker-owners Ethel and Shaun, who have previously worked in professional pastry kitchens. Besides original designs, their online store also offers recreations of previous works that the pair have concocted for other clients, including unique flavour pairings such as roasted pistachio sponge with apricot mousse, and banana sponge with peanut butter.

For orders and enquiries, please email to orders@edithpatisserie.com or call +65 9060 2494.

Top Image: Foodogenic by nanatang