Satisfy the strongest of sugar cravings at one of Sydney’s best cake shops. Dotted around the city, these cafes, boulangeries and patisseries serve up eye-popping cakes that would make even the most discerning Instagrammer weak at the knees.
If you’re after something unique for a special occasion or kids birthday, try Sydney Smash Cakes. These chocolate domes are filled with lollies, chocolates and toys to make a truly memorable treat. You can order online or at their Bondi and St Peter’s locations.
Former pastry chef at Tetsuya’s and Sepia, Penelope Ransley knows her stuff when it comes to sweet treats. Her heavenly cakes, tarts and danishes are so mouth-watering that they’ve gained a cult following amongst Sydney foodies. Her best creation is probably the Chocolate, hazelnut and raspberry cake – with layers of chocolate mousse and raspberry cream and a rich ganache coating – topped with a deliciously light, buttery sable crust.
You can find the world’s most Instagrammable cake at Black Star Pastry – just be sure to order in advance, as it’s so popular. The aptly named Strawberry and Watermelon cake is a real showstopper, as are the raspberry and cream cheesecake, the apple crumble and the dark chocolate and peanut butter torte. If you’re after a healthier alternative, they also do gluten-free and vegan cakes, as well as a whole range of other sweet treats.
Located in Surry Hills, this slightly eccentric, traditional and utterly charming bakery offers an array of handcrafted pastries and cakes. Their carrot and flourless chocolate cakes are arguably some of the best in town, as is their signature Sri Lankan love cake – think carrot cake with sultanas soaked in chai tea and the like.
This stalwart of the coffee with cakes scene has become a Sydney institution thanks to its quality ingredients and artisan skills. While their famous sourdough is a must-try, it’s the cakes that have made them so renowned. From flourless chocolate to white chocolate and raspberry, lemon chiffon to the Persian love cake, you can find all their top-notch desserts at their two inner Sydney locations or at Sydney markets.
The brainchild of a local baker and restaurateur, this bakery has grown to include a huge number of locations in Sydney. Their cakes, including a gluten-free and vegan option, are not to be missed, as are the scrumptious macarons, croissants, choux pastry sandwiches and Danishes.
As the name suggests, this bakery specialises in all things sweet and decadent. From chocolate, raspberry and cream, and lemon chiffon to coconut, orange and pistachio, their cakes are a must-try for anyone with a sweet tooth. They also have a wide selection of macarons, tarts and danishes to choose from, all available to take home or enjoy in store at their store in Potts Point. They also offer bespoke wedding and birthday cakes. Cake Sydney