Personalised, home-baked and with quality ingredients - just some of the many reasons you should choose home bakers to manage your next dessert table and cake order. From birthday cakes, tarts, brownies and chiffon cakes to fondant carving and stunning cupcakes, here are Vanilla Luxury's top recommendations for home bakers in Singapore.
1. Monice Bakes
This hobbyist turned professional baker started getting orders from friends when she used Instagram to record her pretty ‘#monicebakes’ creations. Animal cakes, unicorn cupcakes, cartoon cookies; you name it, she’ll bake it! Monice ensures that no artificial flavours or preservatives are used in her bakes and that they aren't too sweet either. Popular cake flavours include Vanilla, Chocolate, and Earl Grey while Monice offers customisable options for fillings that suit your choice and budget. Her signature cupcake flavours are Chocolate Coffee Duo and Black Sesame Matcha.
Yati Mustapha is a mother of three and is giving birth to her fourth child in June. Baking used to be something she did once a year during Hari Raya but ever since she stopped working, she has turned to baking full time from home. Yati will resume baking sometime in August, after giving birth, for Deepavali, Christmas and Chinese New Year. So, get ready to make your orders!
Yati’s speciality in baked goodies are tarts in various flavours such as Nutella, Nutella-Milo, Nutella-Oreo, Cadbury, Butterscotch and Pineapple. She will also be baking Nutella and Speculoos cookie pods and Cheese Tartlets for household consumption as well as for door gifts and goodie bags. 50 pieces of tarts will only bring you back SGD 22 while mixed platters start at SGD 30. She also sells tartlets and cookie pods individually at just 80 cents each!
To order, contact Yati directly through Instagram @tartnutellalala or (+65) 8133 2314.
Looking for a customised cake? The self-taught home baker behind Invantion bakes cakes in Singapore based on your personal reference from a picture or a theme or just up to her own creativity. Thus, no two cakes are the same at Invantion! With the idea of less is more, she will add her own finishing style to make your buttercream-based cakes look aesthetically pleasing and flavourful.
Besides cakes, at Invantion, you can also get customised desserts such as cupcakes, marshmallow pops, macarons and fruit tarts for dessert tables and gift boxes. The home baker also provides cakes for dogs, using dog-friendly ingredients, customised to fit the dog’s dietary restrictions.
A qualified teacher and a musician back in Hong Kong, Wendy Tang moved to Singapore with her husband a few years ago. Following her dream to establish her own baking business, Wendy founded Bakabee Pte Ltd and has since then learnt a great deal about building a successful business by establishing a strong social media presence.
Bakabee offers a wide range of creations including bespoke customised cakes, cupcakes and cookies; speciality gluten-free and low sugar selections; as well as catering for special events such as weddings and baby showers. Running Bakabee keeps Wendy very busy but satisfied as she loves baking and decorating beautiful creations for her happy customers.
This homegrown cupcake sensation has been baking cupcakes and cakes since 2004. Self-taught, Cupcake Momma (or Trish Ratna) loves working with fondant designs especially those that please little ones. The focus on design is high so don't expect too many flavours but we assure you her chocolate, vanilla and chocolate fudge versions will be plenty enough to have your guests drooling! Need to know more? Just take a look at her page and the fan following she commands - you won’t need another excuse!
A PhD in Biomedical Engineering, Founder Susanne quit her job to be a stay at home mum to her 3 adorable kids. Her love for baking started with making treats for playdates and then moving to chiffon cakes as she realised they were a healthier option. Struck by inspiration to pattern chiffon cakes, she ventured into experimenting with Deco Chiffon and has since been featured in cookbooks, including her own ‘Creative baking: Chiffon Cakes’ and ‘Deco Chiffon Cakes’. Busy with her third book, Susanne only bakes for loved ones but if you are extra nice to her, she may just squeeze your order in!
Gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free or nut-free. If there’s someone in Singapore who wants to eat delicious cake, Radhika will ensure they do! Known for her specialist cakes as well as the painstakingly carved decorative ones, she started baking as early as the age of 12! A Montessori teacher by profession, she now teaches and bakes cakes from home. Prefer a healthier cake or dessert? Radhika is always experimenting with new flavours and ingredients, with no compromise on taste. Ask the question and we are sure she will have a delectable answer for you!
Cakes done so beautifully, you almost don’t want to cut them! But slice through them you must as D’s Cakes and Desserts are famous for being delicious too. The third Engineer on this listing (seriously!), Devika started baking as a hobby 8 years ago. After a ton of research, baking for her kids and managing fondant in Singapore weather, she started taking orders from her friends for bespoke cakes. With a serious love for fondant as a medium, Devika takes on every design challenge with gusto. Specializing in 3D carved, hand painted and fondant cakes, there’s a reason why she gets booked up so quickly!
A love for social media, got this mum to talk about her baking journey - which like most stay-at-home mothers was all about tea time and play dates. Fast forward to innumerable requests on recipes, baking tips and classes - Glazed became a full-fledged business catering to home baking orders. A perfectionist to the finest detail, Munira has now been making customized cakes for over 3 years and is known to take her time with each order that comes in. She loves a good challenge too! So, if there’s something unusual, pushing the boundaries of oh-so-normal, get in touch today. Want to be a home baker? Munira also does live tutorials on her page, demonstrating techniques and answering questions as a way of giving back and staying in tune with her home baking community.
An Engineer and MBA, Sugandha Rana took up baking as a hobby of choice when she took a break from her banking job. 6 years hence and she runs a successful home baking business providing cakes that are baked from a scratch, preservative free and prepared just-in-time to ensure freshness. Special occasion? Expressions Cake Art offer cakes for birthdays, weddings, engagements, retirements - you name it. And if its technique you are after, she has everything and more - just surf through the images on her Facebook page and you'll find yourself in cake heaven!
A ‘Baker of Stories’ Ng Li Tying started The Spatula and the Pen to unleash her baking ideas in accordance with the personality of her friends and family (who she initially baked for). When stories and photos of her bakes gained traction on social media, she realised there was a gap in the market for personalisation of baked goods. In a quest to make special occasions all that more exceptional, she started making celebratory cakes and desserts and since then has gathered a bevvy of fans. One look at her Instagram page and we promise you will be craving desserts, cakes and everything sugary. And those brownies - don’t even get us started!
Why should a cake only look beautiful? Hazel started Bakerina in 2011 to create gorgeous cakes using quality ingredients such as red vanilla bean, top-grade cocoa powder, reduced sugar and absolutely no preservatives - just so they tasted delicious too! A specialist at fondant cakes that can stand the humid weather of our city, and be displayed as a conversation piece - Hazel enjoys baking dream cakes for her customers. Have a soft spot for chocolate? Her signature Valrhona Chocolate cake spread with Valrhona ganache is as mouth-watering and decadent as it sounds!
13. 2 Little Aprons
We love a good Minion story! Pauline Tan started her business ‘2 Little Aprons’ after watching Despicable Me with her eldest child years ago when she decided to bake a 3D version of a Minion cake. A social media post and several likes later, she found herself taking orders for birthday cakes and customized dessert spreads. Her speciality still remains carved, character cakes that bring an instant smile on a child’s face. From unicorns to mermaids, if there’s a 3D cake your child is yearning for, give Paulene a call right away!