Whether you’re planning a birthday, celebrating an anniversary or just craving a slice of cake, Sydney’s top bakeries have something for everyone. From the scrumptious offerings at Black Velvet to a more unique twist on cake with Sydney Smash Cakes, these best cakes sydney shops will make you want to lick your plate clean.
The ultimate dessert destination, Black Velvet is a bakery, chocolate shop and cafe rolled into one sugary empire. Owner Orlando Sanpo has travelled the world learning to master the pastry-making craft and his luxe shop in Darlinghurst whips up stunning cakes, chocolates and over 100 flavours of cupcakes – including salted caramel, bacon and cheese and lemon vodka.
Former Tetsuya’s and Sepia pastry chef Penelope Ransley has branched out to her own artisan bakery in Leichhardt. The whole experience here is a joy with customers watching her pull fresh loaves of bread out of the oven, frost cakes and so much more behind-the-scenes. Her mouth-watering tarts, pies and danishes are as delicious as they are Instagrammable but it’s the bakery’s cakes that deserve top billing. Her strawberry watermelon cake – dubbed The World’s Most Instagrammable Cake – is a real showstopper with its layers of almond dacquoise and fresh strawberries and grapes.
Masterchef contestant Reynold Poernomo knows a thing or two about putting the “tart” in macarons and has smashed it out of the park with his new Sydney dessert bar, KOI. Part cooking school, cafe and dessert bar rolled into one, the place leaves no concept or flavour behind. Expect gourmet confections of every shape and size with a perceptible pan-Asian influence.
Brickfields Bakery may be synonymous with their sourdoughs but they are hotter than ever when it comes to their cakes. With a menu that is basically sugar porn, you can order a slice to go along with your morning coffee or sit down and enjoy their original creations like the Persian love cake, the lemon chiffon, the chocolate kaya cake and more at their two inner city locations or Sydney markets.
There are so many incredible things to eat in Australia but finding delicious sweet treats as a coeliac can be challenging. That is until you discover Wholegreen Bakery, a dedicated gluten-free and vegan bakery accredited by Coeliac Australia. The family-run business has taken the industry by storm with their range of sweet treats from the classic vanilla to the more indulgent peanut butter and jam cake. Everything here is made with natural ingredients and their cakes are a true treat for the tastebuds.