Special occasions deserve special sweets. Want a stunning designed cake or other treat that will dazzle guests? If so, you’ll understand the importance of ordering a unique creation from a custom cake business.
A custom cake business is dedicated to designing and baking perfect creations. They guarantee that each is memorable. Cake artists and chefs make delicious cakes, cupcakes and other sweets. They do so in an exciting range of flavours and in sensational designs. Many are so beautiful you won’t want to eat them—or will you?
In this article, we’ll outline the qualities to consider when choosing a custom cake designer, and share where to find the best in Canberra.
What makes a great custom birthday cake designer?
Choosing the right custom cake business will ensure a creation that tastes amazing, looks amazing and is perfect for the occasion at hand.
It can be helpful to keep the following in mind when choosing a custom cake business.
- Style and eye for detail. Designing and baking an irresistible custom treat takes creativity. It also takes style and an eye for detail. You’ll want to explore online for images of previous creations.
- Flavours. You’ll want a custom cake designer who offers a delectable range of flavours. That’s whether you want classic vanilla or indulgent chocolate, or exotic native flavours.
- Dietary requirements. If dietary requirements, including food allergies, are important, be sure to talk to the custom cake business about this. While some cater for dietary requirements, not all do.
- Reliability. You’ll want a custom cake business that’s reliable. That’s one that will get your sweet to you on time, especially for a special occasion.
- Delivery and lead time. Check the lead time required to place an order so you will meet your deadline. Some cake businesses require longer lead times than others. Also check for delivery options if that’s important.
The best custom cake businesses in Canberra
RiotACT’s editorial team has combed through 20 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.
La Ombre Luxe Cakes are handcrafted with love and care. Designer cakes and desserts can be ordered for any occasion or celebration, in flavours for all tastes. Exquisite designs are guaranteed to impress. La Ombre Creations makes cakes, cupcakes and cookies and will customise colours. Sugar or fresh flowers adorn cakes. Delivery is available and pick-up can be arranged.
On Facebook, Sunzia Saleheen Zilani wrote, “Each and every one of your creations blows my mind away.”
Dalliance provides speciality wedding cake, birthday cakes, small cakes, pastry products, high teas, and event catering. With more than 12 years’ industry experience, Dalliance’s artists and chefs are experts in all things cake and believe choices are endless. Flavours including Pinao Colada, strawberry and prosecco, and native citrus and raspberry. Dalliance is operated by an experienced Pâtissière with a Bachelor in Fine Arts and Visual Culture.
Will Miller wrote on Facebook, “If you’re after something special, I cannot recommend anyone more than Dalliance.”
The Cake Lady Canberra uses quality ingredients and bakes fresh to order. Designer cakes are made in a wide range of flavours, including marble mud, lime and coconut, red velvet and citrus twist. The Cake Lady Canberra creates for all occasions, including weddings, christenings and birthdays. Allergies may be accommodated for on request.
Jussie Minchin wrote on Google, “Linda’s cakes are always fresh and delicious, and her decorating talents are out of this world.”
Lulu & Sis custom create cakes, cupcakes and cookies for any occasion, party or event. This sister duo brings beautiful, unique and creative cakes, as well as specialty cookies, into the lives of those living in Canberra, Queanbeyan and Googong. Lulu & Sis make sweet creations in many flavours and colourful designs. Deliver is available.
Phoebe Page wrote on Facebook, “Lulu & Sis are amazing at what they do! Highly recommend.”
Sugar Plum Fairy Cakes makes exquisite-looking cakes, cupcakes and cookies, including custom designs. Flavours include dreamy chocolate, Earl Grey, salted caramel and Chai. Sugar Plum Fairy Cakes encourages clients to send thoughts on design inspiration. Fresh and/or sugar flowers are used. Sugar Plum Fairy Cakes creates cakes in a range of sizes. Cake toppers and delivery available.
On Facebook, Leigh Childs wrote, “Is this a cake? It’s a work of art. Wonderful.”
If you’re looking for more information on sweet treats for special occasions, you might like our articles on the best wedding cake bakeries, the best cake shops, and best bakeries Canberra has to offer.
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