No special occasion is complete without a cake. And nothing should stand in your way if you need to order one — not even the extended COVID-19 circuit breaker.
There’s nothing quite like a soft sponge cake between layers of fresh cream, topped with fruits, nuts and chocolate shavings to commemorate a special occasion. However, with tighter measures in place to contain the community spread of COVID-19, many standalone cake shops and bakeries are no longer considered essential shops, and have been ordered to remain shut until 1 June 2020.
But fret not. There are cakes still available during this period to celebrate Mother’s Day (10 May), your partner’s birthday or to surprise your best friend with. Here’s a list of 11 local cake shops that you can order a cake from during this extended circuit breaker period.
Warning: Proceed with caution as this article has been found to contain delicious cake listings that might result in an impromptu tea party at home (with a virtual gathering of friendly faces, of course).
11 Cake Shops Open During Extended Circuit Breaker
|Cake Shop||Price (Excluding Delivery)||Best For||Delivery Options|
|Two Bakers||From $8.50||Individual-sized and customised cakes||Direct with Two Bakers, $5 per location. Also available on Foodpanda, GrabFood and Deliveroo.|
|Plain Vanilla||From $24||Cupcakes and tea cakes||Direct with Plain Vanilla, $15 per location. Free delivery for all orders above $95. Also available on Foodpanda and GrabFood (islandwide delivery).|
|Paris Baguette||From $48||Fresh cream cakes||Direct with Paris Baguette, $10 per location. Free delivery for all orders above $50. Also available on Deliveroo, Foodpanda and GrabFood.|
|Antoinette||From $44.40||Individual-sized and whole cakes||Direct with Antoinette, $8 per location (minimum order of $55).|
|Edith Patisserie||From $35||Unique flavours and customised cakes||Direct with Edith Patisserie, $15 per location. Free delivery for all orders above $150.|
|Whisk & Paddle||From $8.80||Individual-sized cakes||Foodpanda and GrabFood.|
|Baker & Cook||From $36||Gluten-free cakes||Directly with Baker & Cook, $12 per location. Free delivery for all orders above $200. Also available on Deliveroo, Foodpanda and GrabFood.|
|Elements||From $38||Harry Potter themed cakes||Direct with Elements, price depends on location.|
|25 Grams Bakery||From $45||Vegan and gluten-free cakes, and baked goods||Direct with 25 Grams Bakery, $25 per location.|
|Bakes by Tika||From $38||Carrot cake||Direct with Bakes by Tika, $8 per location.|
|BreadTalk||From $10.80||Wide variety of cakes||Direct with BreadTalk, $5 per location. Free delivery for all orders above $30. Also available on GrabFood.|
Be it individually-sized or customised fondant cakes, Two Bakers offers a wide range of them at reasonable prices. You will not find the usual chocolate, strawberry or vanilla cake flavours here. Instead, you will find flavours like goma (black sesame), matcha (green tea), yuzu lemon, coconut and Bailey’s tiramisu. Two Bakers also has hot meals as part of their cafe delivery menu, bar bites and drinks.
Price: From $8.50
Best for: Individual-sized and customised cakes
Delivery options: Direct with Two Bakers, $5 per location (minimum order of $30). Also available on Foodpanda, GrabFood and Deliveroo.
Cupcakes count as cake, right? Plain Vanilla is a personal favourite because they are reasonably priced and aren’t as sweet as you would imagine a cupcake to be. With over 14 flavours that include vanilla bean, earl grey lavender, and cinnamon brown sugar to choose from — there will, definitely, be a couple of flavours that will tickle your recipient’s tastebuds.
Price: From $24
Best for: Cupcakes and tea cakes
Delivery options: Direct with Plain Vanilla, $15 per location. Free delivery for all orders above $95. Also available on Foodpanda and GrabFood (islandwide delivery).
This Korean cafe may be better known for their pudding and soft breads, but they also bake a mean cake. Paris Baguette offers ready-made ones that include fresh cream, yogurt, cheesecake, chocolate fudge and chocolate mud pie. Although they may not offer as many flavours when compared to the rest on this list, they are a pretty good option if you need a cake delivered urgently.
Price: From $48
Best for: Fresh cream cakes
Delivery options: Direct with Paris Baguette, $10 per location. Free delivery for all orders above $50. Also available on Deliveroo, Foodpanda and GrabFood.
Antoinette is a French pâtisserie that offers decadent and meticulously-decorated cakes — each looking like it was taken from an art exhibit. They offer both classic and unique cake flavours like rose, strawberry, yuzu and earl grey bubble tea. In addition to that, you can also add hot meals, bread, macarons, chocolate bon bons and cookies to your delivery order.
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Price: From $44.40
Best for: Individual-sized and whole cakes
Delivery options: Direct with Antoinette, $8 per location (minimum order of $55).
I’ve been following them for the longest time, and I can attest that their cakes are not just Instagram-worthy, but also delicious. Edith Patisserie offers more than 25 cake flavours that include unique ones like peanut butter banana, speculoos chocolate, blueberry elderflower and honey chrysanthemum. Apart from that, they also make customised fondant and tiered cakes if you’re looking for something extra special.
Update: In accordance to government guidelines, Edith Patisserie has paused all orders and will resume accepting orders from 6 May onwards.
Price: From $35
Best for: Unique flavours and customised cakes
Delivery options: Direct with Edith Patisserie, $15 per location. Free delivery for all orders above $150.
Agreed, it’s not exactly a cake shop but a cafe, which serves hot meals alongside individually-sized cakes that look too good to be eaten. Their cakes include earl grey milk chocolate, pineapple calamansi mousse and passionfruit meringue. Just one downside, they are situated at Punggol and do not make islandwide deliveries (lucky Punggol folks!).
Price: From $8.80
Best for: Individual-sized cakes
Delivery options: Foodpanda and GrabFood.
Made with heart and honest ingredients, Baker & Cook may be better known for their pastries and breads, but their cakes are something to take note of as well. Apart from your classic chocolate and carrot cakes, Baker & Cook also offers gluten-free orange almond and orange lavender cakes — great for those watching their waistlines.
Price: From $36
Best for: Gluten-free cakes
Delivery options: Directly with Baker & Cook, $12 per location. Free delivery for all orders above $200. Also available on Deliveroo, Foodpanda and GrabFood.
Expecto Patronum! No sad faces or dark thoughts allowed when there’s a Harry Potter-themed cake on the table. Doesn’t matter if your recipient is in Gryffindor, Slytherin, Hufflepuff or Ravenclaw, Elements is able to customise the decoration accordingly. But, if Harry Potter-themed cakes aren’t something you’re looking for, they’ve got a selection of classic cakes as well.
Price: From $38
Best for: Harry Potter themed cakes
Delivery options: Direct with Elements, price depends on location.
If your recipient is on a special diet, you’ll need 25 Grams Bakery. They offer more than 20 vegan and gluten-free cake options that include Turkish delight, strawberry vanilla, banana chocolate, rainbow and mango brown sugar cake. Another unique offering is their DIY cake decorating kits (vegan option available), which consists of a plain frosted cake and ready-to-use decorating materials.
Price: From $45
Best for: Vegan and gluten-free, and baked goods
Delivery options: Direct with Bakes by Tika, $25 per location.
Calling all carrot cake lovers (not to be confused with the hawker favourite)! A home-based baker known for her western-styled carrot cake that comes in a variety of sizes and layers. If you’re looking for something else to accompany the carrot cake, Bakes by Tika also has seasonal bakes like cinnamon rolls on their menu.
Price: From $38
Best for: Carrot cake
Delivery options: Direct with Bakes by Tika, $8 per location.
No introduction needed, BreadTalk not only offers their signature pork floss buns but also a wide variety of cakes for delivery. From loaf to fresh fruit and novelty cakes (their latest: a cake that resembles a roll of toilet paper), BreadTalk has a sweet treat for almost every occasion. Head over here for BreadTalk’s full menu and discounted price list.
Price: From $10.80
Best for: Wide variety of cakes
Delivery options: Direct with BreadTalk, $5 per location. Free delivery for all orders above $30. Also available on GrabFood.
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By Geralyne Ong
A lover of gin and all things Nigella Lawson, Geralyne’s a big believer of #Adulting. She spends her leisure time serving fur-babies and doing as many mountain climbers and kettlebell swings as she possibly can.