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The Best Birthday Cakes in Toronto

The best birthday cakes in Toronto are what to get for occasions worth celebrating, even if it's not your birthday (no one has to know). Multiple layers, tons of frosting and all the decorations you can think of are what make these cakes look special, but of course, they taste great too.

Here's where to get the best birthday cakes in Toronto. 


Bloomer's on Queen
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Bloomer's on Queen

Get a perfect birthday cake for anyone no matter their dietary restrictions at Queen West and Bloorcourt locations of this vegan bakery. They've got inventive flavours like rose pistachio, chocolate raspberry, "donut," lime coconut and "campfire" with graham cracker crumbs and marshmallows.

Coco's
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Coco's

You've never seen birthday cakes like the ones at this Little Italy cafe. They feel like something out of a retro cookbook with bright colours, intricate piping and decorative elements like maraschino cherries. People love these cakes so much they're often booked up in advance, so make sure to plan ahead.


Bunner's Bake Shop in Kensington Market
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Bunner's Bake Shop in Kensington Market

Kensington Market and Junction locations of this gluten-free bakery can provide a worry-free custom birthday cake when you order at least a day or two in advance. Flavours include s'mores, Nanaimo, bourbon pear vanilla, lemon raspberry, maple carrot and mint chocolate chip, and they offer cool design schemes like "goth rainbow" and "galaxy."

Sweet Escape Patisserie
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Sweet Escape Patisserie

Don't pass up this tiny bakery hidden in the Distillery District for cakes for big birthdays: they can make pretty much any custom cake you can dream up, and their standard flavours include Rocky Road, banana split, Winter Mint, creme brulee and Snickerdoodle. They also do "retro" cakes topped with maraschino cherries and gluten-free cakes.


Ampersand Bakehouse
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Ampersand Bakehouse

Three-layer cakes with swiss meringue buttercream at this Danforth East bakery are immaculately decorated and come in design schemes that include sprinkle, watercolour, semi-naked, splatter, paper sail, "starry night" and "woodland." Take note, they need to be ordered at least a week in advance.


Padaria
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Padaria

Charlotte cakes are the specialty of this Brazilian bakery, and can be ordered topped with brigadeiro truffles. You can also get cakes with buttercream, themed cakes, cakes topped with flowers and custom cakes.

Kwento
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Kwento

If unique decorations are what you're looking for, check out this Filipino-inspired bakery at the edge of Little Italy where you can get cakes with classic piping, or patchwork, floral or fringe designs. They also do vegan and gluten-free cakes.


Roselle Desserts
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Roselle Desserts

The "Birthday Cake Cake" at this Corktown patisserie is a classic that comes with a layer of passionfruit cremeux on top. They also do whole cake versions of their "The Earl" and "The Chocolate One" desserts, but don't come here looking for custom cakes as their team is small.

Staij & Co.
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Staij & Co.

If you're looking for picture-perfect cakes with drip decorations, gold splatter, sprinkles and frilly piping, head to this Cabbagetown bakery where eye-popping cakes come in varieties like Ferrero Rocher, salted caramel chocolate and lemon raspberry.

Lead photo by

Fareen Karim at Coco's, Bunner's, Sweet Escape, Ampersand, Kwento, Roselle, Staij & Co.


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