Brisbane’s best cakes | Gourmand and Gourmet

Brisbane’s best cakes

Whether it’s your mum’s birthday, a coworker’s last day or just regular Friday binge, a party without cake isn’t a party – it’s more like a meeting.

And while there’s plenty of Brisbane cakes out there that will do the job without the guilt, sometimes you just want an epic, sugar and butter-loaded number that will have everyone’s eyes glazing in joy. If you don’t trust your own cakes to come out fully-formed and moist in the middle, never fear. We’ve got a list of places to buy cakes so beautiful, you’ll be in tiers.

Petal & Peach | Wellington Point

With cakes as sweet as their name, Petal & Peach creates delectable cakes that draw the eye and never let them look away (seriously, help us). If you’re looking to spend the afternoon with your jaw on the ground and drool pooling in your lap, one simply has to swipe through a couple of their cake-tastic Instagram pics. Tahitian vanilla bean frosting has never been more beautiful.

Jocelyn’s Provisions | Fortitude Valley, Albion & Camp Hill

The perfect spot to nab something sweet for the office morning tea (we like to have them daily), Jocelyn’s Provisions has any cake you could possible want, need or dream of. Because it’s totally normal to dream about salted caramel layered cake, right? These rustic beauties come in all shapes, sizes, flavours, styles, fillings, frostings… um, just give us a moment to catch our breath.

Passiontree Velvet | Carindale & Indooroopilly

Cravings driving you up a tree? Mon amie, look no further! Our fave Parisian high tea spot also dresses up some of the prettiest cakes in town. With a gallery of Picasso-esque watercolour icing and celebration cakes topped in macarons, you’ll need to prep for an Eiffel-tower sized food coma – these creations are impossible to resist. Bon appetit!    

Dello Mano | New Farm & CBD

To be honest, birthday brownies could be a popular new theme in your household if you bring home a box from Dello Mano. Admittedly, brownies are more of a transport risk for people who like to snack in the car, so make sure you trust your courier. But if you’re a stickler for tradition, they also do some seriously epic cakes, including a chocolate mousse number that will leave everyone speechless.

Cakes by Judy C | Ashgrove

Worried your party will fall a little flat? Need to make someone smile so they forget they’ve gotten older? Judy C’s crazy-amazing creations might just fit the bill. No simple sponges here, instead you’ll find decadent mudcakes underneath impressive layers of icing and chocolate ganache. And needless to say, their s’more cake always leaves us wanting… well, you know.

Cake & Bake | Newstead

It’s hard not to get sidetracked in a bakery that so effortlessly does it all (we’re talking preserves, pastries, and irresistible counter treats), but keep your eye on the prize, because Cake & Bake’s display cabinet is chock-a-block with masterfully-crafted cakes. Take our word for it: nothing will win more brownie points than a dense chocolate and hazelnut cake sprinkle with dried rose petals.

Gelato Messina | South Brisbane & Fortitude Valley

What is better than cake? Cake which involves gelato, of course! Whatever handmade Messina gelato cake you choose from the nine on offer, inclusive of Dr. Evil’s Magic Mushroom, shaped like an actual mushroom and consisting of dark chocolate gelato, peanut cookies, dulce de leche, flourless chocolate sponge, popping candy feuilletine grass base, finished with red chocolate glaze and white chocolate dots, or opt for the classic Bombe Alaska it will be sure to impress.

Vanilla Pod Specialty Cakes | Albion

Feeling crumby and need a pick-me-up? Spoiled the surprise party and want to extend an olive branch? Fun decorations are just icing on the cake at Vanilla Pod. These beauties will be the bell of the ball. From elegant naked cakes to elaborate sugary frosting, this cakery has every occasion, party theme, and colour scheme covered. Just don’t be afraid to cut into them at the end of the night!

Whipped Cake Co | Online

You’ll never realize what’s been missing from your parties all your life until see Whipped Cake Co’s intricate creations. From the monumental six layers of caramel Mars Bar mud cake with vanilla bean buttercream, crushed Malteasers, Flake, Mars Bars and salted caramel sauce, to the simple elegance of a vanilla naked cake, the only recurring theme is that they will all have your mouth watering. Sorry – we should have posted a drool warning first.

Le Bon Choix | Various Locations

With a dash of Parisian flair and charm, Le Bon Choix is product range is not simply limited to its selection of individual mouth-watering, hand-crafted masterpieces; however, there’s a catalogue of striking cakes ready to be the pièce de résistanceat your next event. Whether for a glamorous birthday, function or office meeting, with cake sizes varying from 8 – 30 serves and all doubling as visual artworks, take a moment to take a peek at Le Bon Choix cake catalogue.   

Provided you haven’t licked off any frosting on the drive home, there are going to be some very happy guests. Enjoy!

Words by Samantha Chariton and Jarred Reinke
- the gourmands who eat cake because it's someones birthday somewhere.