If you love cake, Sydney has no shortage of heavenly sweet creations that will have your tastebuds going wild. There’s a cake for every occasion and they’re all designed to impress, whether it’s a birthday party, wedding reception or just a lazy afternoon. But what to choose? To help you out, we’ve rounded up the best cakes in Sydney for you to savour. Just get your fork ready, accept that there will be additional calorie intake and start on a fabulous culinary adventure!
Flour and Stone
This artisanal bakery has a well-deserved reputation for its cakes and pastry creations. Located in Woolloomooloo, this small business prides itself on supporting local growers and producers. Sourcing ingredients such as Pepe Saya butter, Country Valley milk, Sample coffee and Rabbit Hole tea make their cakes incredibly moist with an incredible depth of flavour. Their tiered fluffy sponges, old-fashioned cakes and decadent show stoppers (including Valrhona Manjari chocolate with gold leaf) make them one of the best cakes in Sydney.
Slightly eccentric and a little traditional, Penny Fours is a must-visit for anyone who loves a good cake. Whether it’s their flourless lemon, vanilla, white chocolate and raspberry, red velvet or carrot cake you’re after, they have something for everyone. Plus, they also have a selection of gluten-free and vegan cakes that are sure to satisfy the most discerning palates.
Those elaborate flower-topped cakes you’ve seen all over Instagram are the brainchild of Saga’s head chef Andy Bowdy. You can take away mini versions of his designs or ring ahead to have a bespoke cake made for you. You’ll also find other baked treats such as dreamy pannacotta lamingtons, melt-in-your-mouth croissants and banana cream pies.
With a cult following, Mrs Jones the Baker is all about pleasure. If you’re visiting the Northern Beaches, try their salt caramel tarts, apple stones or banoffee stones. Their Victoria sponges, pear and raspberry frangipane tarts or chocolate eclairs are other standouts.
Bourke Street Bakery
This bakery has built a strong reputation based on great produce and artisanal skills. Their beautiful cakes such as the sourdough chocolate, flourless lemon or white chocolate and raspberry, carrot, orange and pistachio or Persian love cake are sure to wow any celebration. And if you’re after a quick snack, they have sourdough, pastries and brioches that are equally amazing.
If your baby is turning one, then don’t miss out on a cake smash photography session. These special photos capture your baby’s first encounter with the world-famous piece of birthday goodness. They’re a fun and unique way to record their first year of life and will be treasured forever. Chapter One Photography has the experience to capture your baby’s unique reactions, whether they’re smearing icing all over their face or are just gobbling it up and making a big mess! The session includes one cake setup and a bubble bath series, plus photo retouching. Book with them here. Cake Sydney