When cake is the answer, who cares what the occasion is! We check out some of the best places to have your cake (and eat it) in Dubai
Got a birthday party coming up, mama? Whether it’s for you or the kiddos, there are stacks of birthday cake bakers and bakeries in Dubai to choose from. We’ve separated the wheat from the chaff (or the eggs from the flour, as the case may be) to highlight some of our absolute faves, all guaranteed to add that extra sweet touch to your celebration! From vegan to gluten free, drip cakes to celebration cakes, custom made or off the shelf plus loads more too, we’ve got one (or three) for all occasions. Life is too short to say no to cake, mamas!
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If you’ve got three birthday parties to plan in four months and you’re looking for something that will not only win you the mama of the year award (hello, little ninja cake), but that’s also guaranteed to go down a treat then look no further than amazing mama baker Sharon at Cake to Crumbs. This super sassy baker can literally make anything out of icing, so no request is too silly (honestly). Her creations are thoughtful and often come with a little something extra (hint…think hidden smarties and sprinkles hidden inside), it’s no surprise the last slice is always fought over!
To place an order email; firstname.lastname@example.org or visit @caketocrumbs
Nadia from Melange Dubai is a trained pastry chef and knows very well that no celebration is complete without the perfect cake and treats. Which is why she has poured her passion into creating specialty cakes for all of your family’s unique occasions. We’re talking mini works of art here, from customized cakes to cookies and cupcakes (her hazelnut salted caramel tartlets are to die for, we may have eaten one too many ourselves). Nadia has a knack for creating novelty cakes in all shapes, sizes and flavours, and you can even take a few baking classes with her if you decide you want to get in on the fun too! She’s usually booked weeks (if not months!) in advance anyway, though, so enquire early!
To place an order or book a space in one of her upcoming workshops email; email@example.com or visit @melangedubai
Seeking a truly showstopper cake? Look no further than Yasmine from Petites Choses whose brilliant combinations of classic flavours and ingredients mixed with whimsical florals and a wide array of bits and bobs (think lots of gold foil and galaxy swirls!) ensure that every cake is its own piece of art! For this mama of three it all started with baking for friends and family whilst being part of their celebrations through her cakes. Whatever be the occasion, she’ll be happy to accommodate to your requests for something that’s truly customised for your celebration (who wouldn’t want that cake topped with the pretty floral crown?!). These beauties aren’t for your average party – if you’re planning something super special and grown up, they’re the real deal.
To place an order email; firstname.lastname@example.org or visit @petites_choses
These cakes are ‘love at first sight & then again in every bite’. From handcrafted sugar decorations to meticulously made themed treats, cake made by Rasha Rmeily take you straight to sugar heaven (and your guests will still be talking about it at next year’s bash!). A delightful hub for all things sweet and oh-so-pretty too, the beautiful designs, made from buttercream and fondant, will delight little eyes and bellies too!
To place an order email; email@example.com or visit @rasharmeily
If you’re vegan or have littles with allergies then look no further – Eliane from Eats and Treats DXB is your girl, mamas! Whipping up a perfect allergy friendly cakes and treats using substitutes like apple sauce, nut butters and coconut oil is this brilliant baker’s speciality. She also offers a wide selection of filling and frosting flavours – think lavender, rose pistachios, blueberry, and chocolate hazelnut to name a few (healthy without compromising on taste – perfect!). Want to taste before you order, mamas? then head to Sunnyville at JLT, the cosy artisan cafe where you’ll find a range of her vegan and gluten free doughnuts and cakes to gobble up.
Like what you taste? Then simply place your order at the Sunnyville counter or email; firstname.lastname@example.org or head to her Instagram page @eatsandtreatsdxb and send a DM.
Who’d have thought that baking without eggs and butter was even possible, let alone delicious?! We believe that eating healthily shouldn’t mean missing out on the best things in life – and this is the mantra on which The Snack Society thrives (natural and unprocessed food) – we love! With recipes such as Grain-free Carrot Cupcakes, banana and coffee cake among others, all made without added refined sugar, butter or eggs – The Snack Society also offers a wide range of gluten and dairy-free snacks and a guarantee that even the sweetest of teeth will be satisfied. Hooray!
To order visit thesnacksociety.com or email; email@example.com
Chateau Blanc is a new concept that makes life in Dubai sweeter and your cake/dessert planning as uncomplicated as possible. Fabulous, delicious and inspiring, they’ve got something for every occasion, from your kiddo’s next birthday party to a grown up affair – to eat in and to takeaway – this place is the stuff of the sweetest dreams.
One-stop-shop for all things sweet they provide over 17 flavours to choose from plus 3D Art cakes created with love, care, attention and a lot of Belgian chocolate (yum!). From their standard range to bespoke creations and even a vegan option, there’s something for every sweet tooth in town and you can order online or in store just to make it doubly easy. Chateau Blanc literally makes finding the perfect cake, a piece of cake.
To order your cake visit www.chateaublanc.ae or discuss your exact 3D cake requirements via WhatsApp +971 58 537 2322 or simply visit their store on Jumeirah Beach Road.
Whether your child wants a 3D super hero extravaganza, an exact replica of her favourite pet, or something self-designed (we know how creative kids can be sometimes!), House of Cakes will not disappoint. From baby shower to birthday cakes – this is your place for all things cake (for any and all occasions). You can even buy straight off a menu – just make sure to give a couple of days notice to save disappointment…
To order your cake visit www.houseofcakesdubai.com
This American style dessert shop is one of our firm favourties (there’s really no such thing as too much cake, right mamas!). From red velvet to Nutella, in big size or as cute cupcakes – we (and the kids) are particular fans of the rainbow cake, guaranteed to put the biggest smile on the birthday girl or boy (and to look super cute in pics too!).
Many locations across Dubai, to order visit www.hummingbird.com
Magnolia Bakery is THE place to run to when you get that last minute request to bring in cupcakes for the class on your kiddos birthday! They do customized cakes and cookies for all occasions, with quality ingredients free from preservatives or artificial flavourings. We love the fact that everything is freshly prepared from scratch on the premises (and that you can even request lower sugar versions).
To order visit their store at Dubai Mall or Festival City Mall or call 04 3505440
With a heritage spanning more than two decades, Mister Baker offers a fantastic range including standard quick-fix cakes to express birthday cakes, to their signature choca mocha and, the all time kids favourite, rainbow cake (you can’t go wrong with rainbow). If you’re keen for something other than a cake, batches of mousse, chocolate filled croissants and cupcakes are also available. With outlets across Dubai and delivery option, this could become your go-to place for all things sweet, mamas!
To place an order visit www.mrbaker.com
The bakers behind Park N Shop’s patisserie and cake section are experts when it comes to providing you with great options for last minute panics (don’t worry, we’ve all been there), making this a very popular choice among mamas. If you’re looking for something cheap and quick but brilliant then get any image you want printed on a caked – or go for something a little more fancy (the ‘football pitch cake’ went down a treat with our boys!).
To order visit their store: Park ‘n Shop, Umm Suqeim or call 04 394 5671
Newly opened SugarMoo bakery is passionate about creating unique cakes made with love, finesse and the finest ingredients available. Whether you’re after a fun cake for the kids or a more elegant cake for grownups, SugarMoo is able to whip up the sweet creation of your dreams. With options such as traditional buttercream cakes to more unusual, an entire separate menu dedicated to healthy and vegan cakes and desserts it’s hard not to find ‘the one’ you’re looking for at this cakery!
To order your cake visit www.sugarmoo.com or whatsapp on +971 56 337 7378 or simply visit their cheeky little sit down dessert lounge on Dar Wasl Mall in Jumeirah!
One of the firm favourites among, mamas, we couldn’t prepare a list of top cakes without including this homegrown concept. The trusted bakers at Lime Tree Cafe never fail to impress us with their finest cakes in heavenly flavours (we’ve been known to drive across town just to get that carrot cake filled with most delicate cream cheese frosting). And you can buy all of their drool worthy baked items to go – the jelly bean cake is just the cutest for little kiddie parties.
To order visit,
Jumeirah 1 (next to Jumeirah Mosque) 7.30am to 6pm
Sheikh Zayed Road Café (opposite Gold & Diamond Park) 7.30am to 10pm
Al Quoz Café (next to the courtyard) 7.30am to 6pm
Urth meaning ‘Back to Earth’ is a hidden gem nestled in JLT, Cluster C. This rustic vegan cafe by the water combines rich, wholesome flavors and nutrition with a fun, creative twist and has quickly become a firm favourtie among, mamas seeking healthy options. With its dairy-free and vegan options, signature flavours such as chocolate chia mousse cake or the Banana ice cream cake are simply DIVINE! The environment-conscious establishment is allergy-friendly (mostly) serves food that looks good, feels good, tastes good and one that speaks to the soul.
To order visit their shop at Cluster J, Shop 34 or call +971 55 271 177 3.