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The Best Cake Shops in Sydney for Decadent Bakes

Calling all sweet tooths and dessert lovers, these are the best Sydney cake shops to hit up.

Art of Cake

The humble cake is a ritual we adore. Synonymous with celebration, whether it's a birthday, wedding or job well done, cutting into a big hunk of baked goodness is always a good time. 

And here in Sydney we're blessed with the best when it comes to talented bakers. From self-taught whizzes to French-trained pâtisserie, we've got it all. Whether you're after hand-painted bakes or bright and bold confections, read on for the best cake shops in Sydney. 

Les Soeurs Macarons

Les Soeurs Macarons 

Les Soeurs Macarons have mastered the art of the popular Marie Antionette Cake. Perfectly piped, these beauties are available in every colour under the sun, including black! The multi-tiered creations are particularly impressive, making for a delicious wedding or occasion cake. 

In need of other sweet treats? You can also order cakes, cupcakes and macarons from this talented baker. Keep an eye on Les Soeurs Macarons socials for their very popular workshops if you'd like to learn the art of cake decorating (and eating!) for yourself. 

Balmain East, Sydney 



If you haven't yet had the opportunity to sink your teeth into a slice of 15cenchi's Japanese Basque cheesecake, then you're doing dessert wrong. This heavenly confection is everything we could ever want from a dessert and more. Creamy and silky, tangy and caramelised, it offers a unique flavour profile that will melt in your mouth whilst you float off into a state of bliss. Best of all, they offer a heap of fun flavours from matcha to Earl Grey and they are all gluten-free!

1 Little Pier Street, Haymarket 

Baked In Space

Baked In Space 

You might have to get in a little early with Baked In Space but we guarantee ordering one of their incredible cakes is well worth the organisation. Multiple tiers are available in chocolate, vanilla, lemon and carrot plus all kinds of delicious fillings from fresh strawberries to cream cheese frosting and dark chocolate ganache. Need inspo for your chosen design? The Baked In Space Insta feed is a goldmine. 

Located in Sydney 



From the creator of Black Star Pastry's famed watermelon cake, Christopher Thé, comes this incredibly unique cakery. Thé's intention in opening Hearthe was to create cakes using traditional Australian flavours and preserving measures - cakes designed specifically to withstand our warmer climate. The result is impeccable. Think Geraldton Wax Cheesecake and Paperbark Dacquoise. If you're after something savoury there are plenty of bites on the menu, including handmade pies, that can be enjoyed in the crisp interior of the cafe or al-fresco amongst Stanmore's Douglas Street. 

16 Douglas Street, Stanmore

Art of Cake

The Art of Cake by Four Seasons Sydney

If you’ve ever dreamt of having more than a single slice of Four Seasons’ exquisite cake in your possession, we have some excellent news. Head Pastry Chef Quentin Zerr has created a collection of cakes available to order and take home entitled ‘Art of Cake’ and each creation truly is an edible masterpiece. The cakes are classic in nature yet utilise beloved Australian flavours at every turn. Think Pavlova, Lemon Meringue Tart (topped with finger lime!) and Framboisier, amongst others. These handcrafted desserts are perfect for elevating your next dinner party or birthday celebration.

199 George Street, Sydney 

Javi Bakes

Javi Bakes

Bright and bold, Javi Bakes specialises in custom cakes of all shapes and sizes. Choose from a range of deliciously moist classic flavours and a whole swathe of fun extras including piped lettering, fondant letters, glitter cherries, flower borders and pearls. Decadent. Whilst the retro bakes always kill it, we're currently crushing on this here shaggy number. 

Rushcutters Bay, Sydney 

Maker's Day Sydney

Maker's Day Sydney 

"Caker, baker and maker" Clifford Luu creates sweet art confections that taste as good as they look and they are currently being served up at Maker's Day Sydney, a collab baking space founded and managed by Clifford. Swing by on a Saturday or Sunday to sample his creations which you can keep up with on Insta here. You can get in contact if you fancy enquiring about a whole cake or pop in-store to sample the week's menu with past flavours including Yuzu flan tart with black sesame mascarpone, Pandan & Coconut Basque and Milo & Milk gateau au chocolat.

Shop B/197-199 Lyons Road, Drummoyne 

Buttercream Bakery

Buttercream Bakery

This inner-west gem specialises in buttercream creations, and you can expect any cake, cupcake or cake pop, you get to be colourful and hand-painted to perfection – making it a go-to for the best cakes in Sydney. With Kat Logan at the helm as head baker and decorator, Buttercream Creations has carved a niche for itself thanks to its beautifully delicious designs.


Salma's Canteen

Salma's Canteen 

Ex-Hartsyard pastry chef Andy Bowdy’s bakes are now available at Salma's Canteen for your party planning pleasure. Subject to availability (and lead times) you can expect the likes of Baked Cheesecake with Yuzu Sugar, Flourless Chocolate Cake with cocoa nib and sea salt, Carrot Cake with brown butter cheesecake frosting and candied walnuts, Dulce & Brown Butter Tart and Whole Yuzu Chiffon w vanilla chantilly, Yuzu jam, fresh strawberry. Do it. 

2/797 Botany Road, Roseberry 

Black Velvet Cakes

Black Velvet Sydney

If we had to give an award to the Sydney cake shop with the best window display, it’d be Black Velvet. After travelling the world learning to master the cake-making craft, owner Orlando Sanpo opened the luxe shop in Darlinghurst. The store whips up gorgeous cakes, chocolates and over 100 flavours of cupcakes, including salted caramel, bacon and cheese, and lemon vodka – making their bakes some of the best cakes in Sydney.

3a/110 Darlinghurst Road, Darlinghurst

La Renaissance Patisserie and Cafe

La Renaissance Patisserie and Café

Feel like a slice (or two) of France? Head to La Renaissance Patisserie and Café, whose cakes, tarts and of course, croquembouche, attract visitors from all over. In fact, they’re so incredible that La Renaissance was the first patisserie in the Southern Hemisphere to be admitted to Relais Desserts, the super prestigious organisation that only lets in the very best French pâtissiers. Not bad, huh? As a bonus, most cakes are gluten-free.

The Rocks and Waterloo

Sydney Smash Cakes

Sydney Smash Cakes

Looking for something unique? Try Sydney Smash Cakes the cool cake concept that’s exploding on Instagram. Handmade to order, the chocolate domes are filled with lollies, chocolates, toys and other treats. They’re interactive and great for kids birthdays and special occasions. There are also themed, corporate and gluten-free options available.

Rose Bay, Sydney 

Loving our pick of the best cake shops in Sydney and feeling like something sweet? Make sure to read up on the best bakeries and desserts around town.

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