Best places to buy freshly baked cakes in Cape Town

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When it comes to cake, we are no longer stuck with the traditional favourite caramel chocolate cake. We now have many more options to choose from like decadent red velvet or layers of rich chocolate mousse and to top it all off, the cakes come beautifully decorated in exquisitely executed designs.

Some cakes I would like to think of as pieces of art. In that you just want to look at it, you don’t want to eat it because it is so enchanting.

Below is a list of places where you can get cakes that are both beautiful and tasty!

Tessa’s Bakery

Tessa’s Bakery makes some of the greatest cakes ever tasted. When it comes to birthday planning, Tessa’s is a first choice and with so many options to pick from, you can never go wrong.

With unique creations and the meticulously exclusive design of each cake, it is easy to see why the family-run bakery comes highly recommended. Customers are welcome to visit the bakery and sit down for coffee and order slices of cake, cupcakes or order whole cakes for any upcoming events (or just because).

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Charly’s Bakery

It seems that all good bakeries are family run. The world-famous Charly’s Bakery has been run by family since 1989 and has managed to create a huge presence when it comes to best cake places in Cape Town. 

With a variety of cute designed cookies, beautiful cupcakes, brownies, and deliciously wickedly captioned cakes, Charly’s is a great place to visit when wanting freshly baked goodies.

Sweet Lion Heart

Known for their deliciously baked colorful creations, Sweet Lion Heart found in Woodstock create some of the best custom cakes Cape Town has ever seen. 

Creating cakes for every occasion Lionheart makes sure to add an extra bit of sparkle to your day.

With no event being too big or too small, when creating a custom cake for your event, they go all out to make it a unique, beautiful design for you. 

Popular for their delicious buttercream frosted cakes, Sweet Lion Heart also hosts small hands-on buttercream workshops, which gives hopefuls the opportunity to learn the art of achieving amazing silky smooth buttercream.

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Mila – The Cake Shop

Famous for their number cakes and their lemon meringue cupcakes filled with lemon curd, Mila- The Cake Shop has a wide variety of beautifully curated cakes, cupcakes and plenty more.

What caught my attention with Mila’s cake's are the beautiful fresh flowers she uses to design your cake. When picking cake designs you can add flowers, chocolate dipped strawberries or chocolate curls and also have the option of matching your cake with matching cupcakes.

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The Velvet Cake Co.

The Velvet Cake Co. is definitely winning when it comes to innovative ways to get their brand out there. Besides their beautiful cakes, they have a cute selection of velvet cups with four different cakes.

Velvet cups have a great selection of lemon meringue to rainbow cake cups, might I add these make a nice treat for when you’re on the go.

Also, they are down to help you out if you need a cake at short notice, whereas most cake places aren’t able to.

Sugar Cakes

Great for kiddie’s birthday and wedding cakes, Sugar Cakes makes lovely cupcakes and specialise in the perfect figurines to top your cakes. The cake designs show that a lot of emphasis was put on making sure cake details come out perfect.

Sugar Cakes also offers informative great cake-making workshops on how to make beautiful figurines, cake decorating classes and a skills technique course.

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So now you know where to go when you need a beautiful cake or just a slice to enjoy with a cup of coffee!


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