No special occasion is complete without a delicious, show-stopping, photo-worthy cake.
Whether it’s your child’s birthday party, your wedding day, or you just feel like a sweet treat, there’s nothing quite like a slice of cake.
From the classic chocolate and vanilla, to more adventurous flavours such as salted caramel and tropical fruit, you can find some of the best traditional French and contemporary cakes in the country right here in Canberra.
Where? We’ll share our top picks down below. Let’s get right to it.
What makes a great cake shop?
Who can resist a perfect piece of cake? Not us!
Find the following characteristics in a Canberra cake shop and enjoy a delightfully sweet treat.
- An exciting range. Yes, a moist vanilla cake will always hit the spot but the crème de la crème of cake shops create an exciting range of inventive desserts.
- Well-priced. Cakes require a long list of ingredients and hours of labour, so are quite expensive. That being said, you should get what you pay for. The best cake shops charge a fair price for their sweets.
- Professionally trained bakers. The more experience the bakers have, the better their cakes will be. If you are after something truly sensational, look for a bakery that hires professionally trained pastry chefs.
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The best cake shops 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 maintain a minimum average of 4/5 stars on both Google and Facebook reviews.
Who said cakes needed to be filled with eggs and dairy? The iconic Sweet Bones café and bakery in Canberra creates delectable vegan-friendly cakes and desserts with a custom wedding cake service available too.
Whether you’ve opted for a vegan diet for ethical reasons or you suffer from food allergies and intolerances, you can still enjoy delicious and indulgent cakes right here in Canberra. So, drop in for a cake and coffee or order your next special occasion cake from Sweet Bones.
Leila Nourifar had this to say on Google, “I ordered a chocolate cake for my daughter’s birthday, it was very delicious and soft and tasty and all of the guests enjoyed.”
If it’s traditional French desserts and pastries you are after, you cannot go past the coveted Flute Bakery.
The master bakers at Flute handcraft a delectable range of quintessentially French cakes, including a variety of flavoured gateaux, flourless cakes, and tarts. Plus, the café bakery stocks a variety of pastries, macaroons, and crusty bread. It’s a taste of France right here in Canberra and we can’t get enough!
As Mariana Perez reviewed on Google, “The cakes are amazing, not just to the stomach, they are the cutest! Totally recommend.”
Looking for a custom-made designer cake here in Canberra? Give the Cake Lady a try.
The Cake Lady is a local supplier of special occasion and wedding cakes. Her cakes are seriously beautiful, with a look and flavour designed to suit your personal preference. Not only is the attention to detail astounding but the cakes also taste fantastic. It’s the best of both worlds.
Emma Kosi wrote a glowing review on Google saying, “Linda made our engagement and wedding cakes, chocolate and cinnamon donut flavoured both times! Beautiful looking cakes that most importantly tasted yummy, too.”
Your experience with cake shops in Canberra
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Have you ever tried a cake from the cake shops listed above? If so, how was it? Share your experience in the comments section below.