If we’re being totally honest, there are few things worse than having to bake a cake for a special occasion. Unless you are some kind of Heston Blumenthal in the kitchen, attempting to make a cake (the real centrepiece of any special event) is equal parts frustrating and anxiety-sweat inducing. It’s for this reason (and the fact that there’s a new hen’s party/birthday/baby shower every single weekend) that we have some of Brisbane’s best cake providers on speed dial. Whether you need a cake in the shape of a bunny, a coffee flavoured cake for an office birthday everyone forgot, or just realised last minute that the bride-to-be is actually gluten, lactose and egg intolerant, these creatives can help you make sure your bash is one for the books.

Cakes By Judy C | Ashgrove

Handcrafting jaw-dropping cakes from fresh ingredients since 1989, Cakes By Judy C is not your typical cake provider. With decades of experience and a real passion for her work, Judy takes the time to craft your dream cake or treat, no matter how simple or grand. Whether it’s a stunning three-tier cake for your wedding, cute and clever cupcakes for a birthday or a cake shaped to look like a bride-to-be’s favourite designer handbag—Judy and her team can make your dream a reality. Oh, and did we mention their wide range of flavours? From white chocolate mud to hazelnut and Frangelico, you’ll definitely find something to tickle your fancy.

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Petal + Peach | Wellington Point

Specialising in bespoke cakes that boast an elegant and high-end flair, Petal + Peach is the name about town for those on the hunt for something truly fabulous. As a purposefully small boutique in Brisbane’s bayside suburbs, this whimsical bakery is known for doing their own thing and creating pieces that look just as delicious as they taste. They take a limited number of orders each week (to make sure that each client gets the attention they deserve) and prepare everything from scratch—right down to the buttercream frosting! The pieces they create really are works of art, and if it weren’t for the fact they are so darn delicious we’d probably just want to look at them all day long! As it is, they are just as delicious as they are beautiful and we wouldn’t blame you for going back for a second slice. Screen Shot 2018-02-12 at 9.03.16 pm

Joceyln’s Provisions | Fortitude Valley

It’s no secret that Jocelyn’s Provisions, a veritable staple in Brissie’s bakery scene, bakes some incredible cakes. Using fresh ingredients, traditional recipes, and a good serving of old-world charm. The talented team of pastry chefs have crafted a list of signature cakes and pastries that are so delectable they have amassed over 13K followers on Instagram. Whether you’re after a stunning centrepiece for your wedding or simply a sweet treat to get you through the working week, they have your back.

The Welsh Lady | Rosalie

Now this one is dedicated to those chocolate lovers out there! The Welsh Lady is a western suburbs gem and an expert in everything creamy and chocolatey. Well known for her chocolate cakes, cheesecakes and chocolate mousse cake, The Welsh Lady uses 100% Belgian chocolate. Combined with the best ingredients, including free range eggs and homemade butter, you will be guaranteed an extravagant cake or dessert for any special occasion. Owner and baker, Gwen, makes all of her cakes, desserts and pastries both to order and as a small stock on display in her cute cake shop. Renowned by Brisbane foodies, her signature cake ‘Death by Chocolate’, is to die for—a lusciously rich gluten-free–fudge-style cake. Yum!

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Cake & Bake | West End

A bit of sweet talking and you’ll be convinced! Brisbane’s queen of baked goods, Jocelyn Hancock, is behind the iconic Cake & Bake, selling signature cakes and slices. Presenting some of the best in the region, all produce is sourced from Jocelyn’s childhood home, Braeside, and from an array of local farmers, adding a personal touch. With a strong commitment to quality, attention to detail and care, Cake & Bake can whip up a deliciously decadent cake or slice, made with love and presented beautifully—guaranteed! Whether it’s the chocolate banoffee, a rich Dutch cocoa pastry, red velvet or spiced cinnamon and sour cream cake, you’ll be in sweet, sweet heaven.

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Whipped Cake Co | Online

Combining sugar and art in a complete cake celebration, become absolutely whipped by the epic creations from Whipped Cake Co. Think big, bright, colourful and decadent, garnished with all things whimsical and wonderful. All cakes are made from scratch, using 100% high-quality ingredients to satisfy those extreme flavour sensations. Aside from being outstanding cool, Whipped Cake Co doesn’t have a flavour list, with a desire to keep things as unrestrictive as possible. Meaning that whatever flavour you have in mind, they will make! Personally customising to suit your cake desires. Who’s the whipped one now, huh?

Vanilla Pod Specialty Cakes | Albion

Vanilla Pod definitely puts the special in speciality cakes! Made in-house, a dedicated team of bakers, designers and decorators collectively collaborate to make the prettiest of bespoke and speciality cakes. All frosted with their signature cream cheese frosting (which is 100% gluten-free, might I just add), these slices of heaven are not only delish, but amazing to look at. Their bespoke designs include the elements of ombre frosting, rosette frosting, balloons, florals and creative artwork. Choose from a range of cake shapes and sizes, including 6”, 8” and 10”, either round or rectangular. A nice little touch is that candles and a celebration message are complimentary.

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