The Best Birthday Cakes in Canberra


Ordering an extra-special, personalised birthday cake is a wonderful gesture to make for someone on their big day. Several bakeries and cake shops across the Canberra region offer delicious cakes in an exciting array of colours and flavours for birthday boys and girls of all ages.

To help you make that special someone’s upcoming birthday celebration even more spectacular, order a custom-created cake from one of the cake shops listed in this article. These are the top picks according to you, Canberra locals.

Let’s get started!

What makes an excellent custom birthday cake?

Not quite sure what you are looking for in a cake shop? Not to worry. We suggest keeping an eye out for the following traits:

  • A delectable array of flavours. Classic vanilla or indulgent chocolate, or maybe something a little more exotic, like orange and almond – whatever flavour you are after, the best cake shops can make it happen.
  • Reliable. When it comes to planning a birthday party or celebration, everything needs to run smoothly. The birthday cake should be ready on schedule, so you don’t have to stress.
  • Fun customisation options. If you’re purchasing a cake for a themed kids’ party, for example, a range of customisation options are a great addition. That way, the cake itself can team with the theme – a detail that surely won’t go unnoticed by hungry children.
  • Caters to any specific dietary requirements. If you need a dairy- or gluten-free cake, find a bakery that can happily cater to these requirements.

The top birthday cake shops in Canberra according to you

RiotACT’s editorial team has combed through 19 years of on-site comments to compile a list of the most recommended businesses according to you.

To be listed in our Best of Canberra series, each business needs to have consistently received positive feedback on RiotACT and Facebook as well as maintaining a minimum average of 4/5 stars on Google.

After consulting your feedback, we’ve come up with this list of the top cake shops and bakeries in Canberra that offer custom birthday cakes.

Sweet Bones

Whoever said vegans couldn’t have a delicious birthday cake are wrong – and Sweet Bones is out to prove it.

If dietary restrictions are a concern at your upcoming celebration, Sweet Bones is a fantastic choice. They offer incredible, inventive dairy-free custom cakes that will be gobbled up by vegans and non-vegans alike. What’s more, most of their cakes can be made gluten-free, too.

Cathy Dearnley wrote a glowing review on Google saying, “Bought a large vegan cake for a birthday. Everyone enjoyed it, even those who weren’t aware that it was vegan.”

Ciao Café and Cakes

Whatever flavour of birthday cake you are looking for, the locally-owned Ciao Café and Cakes can deliver. Offering an extensive range of speciality cakes, this fantastic little bakery is yet another excellent choice. You can even pick up a delicious coffee while you are there!

Cheryl’s Signature Cakes

The team at Cheryl’s Signature Cakes understand that there is nothing quite like the look of pure joy when the birthday boy or girl is presented with a custom-designed cake. That’s why they are ready and willing to go above and beyond to achieve a truly spectacular – and, of course, delicious – cake. Cheryl’s Signature Cakes works closely with every client to create flavour and look they are after, and the finished products are nothing short of brilliant.

Who did you pick?

Thanks to our commenters who have provided insightful feedback, if you believe we have got it wrong, please let us know.

Have you ordered a custom birthday cake from a cake shop in Canberra? Who did you pick? Share your experience – good or bad – in the comments area below.

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One Response to The Best Birthday Cakes in Canberra
Lucy Wilson Lucy Wilson 7:27 am 09 Dec 16

Hi Josh. You are spoilt for choice with cake makers in Canberra. I used ‘Eat Sleep Dream Cakes’ for a VW Kombi Van cake and they did an amazing job –

I have also heard really good things about ‘Shakespeares Cakesphere –

You will find most cake makers will be able to produce what you are after. However it may come down to what sort of budget you have.

Good luck.

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