The way to a Singaporean’s heart is through her stomach — and don’t home bakers know it! Many home bakers have sprung up across Singapore, selling incredibly creative and delicious goodies that are freshly baked, right from their home kitchens.
Think fresh waffles, ondeh ondeh cakes, mochi muffins and other limited edition treats — made from scratch in small batches by passionate folks — with all love and no preservatives.
Some of which are snapped up in a jiffy, so fastest fingers first! As work from home continues, these fresh bakes can make for delicious weekday tea time treats to fuel you through the day. Chinese New Year and Valentines’ Day are also coming right up, so switch it up from the usual bakery brands and give these ones a try. Your tastebuds will thank us later.
Here are 25 home bakers in Singapore you can order from to satisfy your dessert cravings:
1. Ade’s Home Bake
Ex-W Hotel pastry chef Adeline Ng started Ade’s Home Bakes at a time when she had left her job as she was dealing with Neuromyelitis Optica (NMO), a rare autoimmune disease that affects the optic nerves, resulting in blindness in one eye.
Today, Ade’s Home Bakes is well-loved by many Singaporeans. A crowd favorite is her Ondeh Ondeh Cake and Durian Ondeh Cake, $50 — stacked with alternating layers of fluffy Pandan sponge cake and pulpy Mao Shan Wang flesh. There’s a delicate balance of sweetness and distinct fragrance from the ingredients in her bakes.
“I want my cakes to be not too sweet, so you can actually have a second bite,” Adeline explains. “The pandan essence I use is a natural essence rather than an artificial flavoring.”
Her Chinese New Year bakes include Ondeh Ondeh Tart Balls, $26; Pineapple Tart Balls, $26 and Sea Salt Chocolate Cookies, $15.
2. Bakebox by HC
Hojicha is a charcoal roasted Japanese green tea that is high in antioxidants — and it also happens to be Bakebox by HC’s star ingredient in its soufflé cheesecakes. We tried the Hojicha Souffle Cheesecake: it was light, fluffy and fragrant. Paired with a hot cup of coffee or tea, a slice or two will make for a delicious breakfast. They have a total of three flavors: Original Souffle Cheesecake, $35; Hojicha Souffle Cheesecake, $40 and the MSW Souffle Cheesecake, $45.
Youkneadcakes is a home bakery that sells no frills homemade cakes, cookies and biscuits. Their signature Lemon Drizzle Pound Cake is now topped with beautiful dried confetti flowers specially for the Chinese New Year season. We love that they used chia seeds in their pound cakes for a moist, healthful sweet treat.
Their CNY Dessert Box, $20 features their Lemon Chia Seed Pound Cake, Pistachio Pound Cake, Orange Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookie, Orange Almond Shortbread and Ong Lye Bia — a brown butter cookie filled with homemade pineapple paste — their take on the traditional pineapple tarts for this Chinese New Year season.
Raebakesvegan is founded by twenty-year-old Raeann who bakes artisanal vegan bakes and treats that are dairy-free, eggless and no preservatives. Having suffered from an eating disorder herself, Rae shared that choosing to eat vegan helped her with her journey of healing and she wanted to make vegan food more accessible for people.
Choosing to sell vegan bakes is narrowing it down to a fairly niche market, as Singaporeans tend to be such a meat-loving bunch. It may take a long time before vegan food becomes more accepted in Singapore, but Rae says, “Small progress is still progress!”
“I think it’s so easy to overlook our progress especially when our eyes are constantly fixed on chasing and achieving the next big thing. It’s important to pause, appreciate all the small little moments in life including your progress. Celebrating the little milestones in life keeps me motivated, grounded and grateful!”
Chinese New Year Special: A giftbox featuring a medley of her signature Cinnamon Rolls, Peanut Butter Jelly buns, Chocolate Coffee teacakes, Earl Grey Lavender teacakes and Pineapple & Coconut Upside Down Cake; $35.
5. Just Julia
Julia started her bakery with grandma’s recipes, and she developed a love for baking simple and delicious bakes. One of their signature bakes is a Viennese Whirl monogram cake — with Viennese butter cookie sandwiching a light and creamy whipped mascarpone cream, with secret surprise pockets of cranberry cream or a luscious dark chocolate ganache.
Chinese New Year bakes include Ah Ma’s Almond Cookies, $18 for a box of 50 pcs and her signature Viennese Whirls, $18 for a box of 40 pcs — in flavours such as Cranberry, Coffee & Speculoos, Kinako Sesame, Peanut Butter Cup and Ondeh Ondeh.
6. Paunch ‘n’ Kick
Paunch ‘n’ Kick is one of the new kids on the block selling one of Singapore’s favorites: homemade basque burnt cheesecake. It seems that we have a severe weakness for cheesecake and Paunch ‘n’ Kick’s got us covered with three flavors: Original, Chocolate and Irish Cream Baileys, $15 each. Slightly saltier than what we’re used to but oh-so-creamy, the Baileys was the crowd favorite with its oozing alcohol-infused core.
For Chinese New Year, they will be experimenting with a special Pineapple Burnt Cheesecake as an ode to the traditional pineapple tarts.
7. Delcie’s Desserts
Helmed by Chef Delcie, Delcie’s was created to craft cakes that are delicious, vegan, gluten-free and cane-sugar free. They also have diabetic-friendly cakes and desserts which are certified by the Independent Glycemic Research Unit as low in G.I.
Their best-selling cakes like the Blue Forest Cake, Rocher Chocolate and Mud Fudge are vegan, diabetic-friendly and also baby-friendly. Delcie’s Chinese New Year menu include mouthwatering favorites like the Traditional Melting White Almond Cookies and Mini Pineapple Tarts, both of which are also vegan and gluten-free.
8. Whisking Well
The Whisking Well Bakery specializes in rustic bakes with a modern twist. Some of their signatures include their Brownie Cookies, Matcha Dulcey Cookies, Earl Grey Raspberry Chocolate Cake and Latte, Matcha, MSW Durian Burnt Cheesecakes — all of which are delicious and comforting treats for any dessert lover.
Halal and vegan chocolate cakes, anyone? With delicious chocolate cakes baked with fair trade cocoa, coffee and sugar, Sayang’s is a home-based bakery in Punggol that specializes in chocolate whole cakes. Choose from various options such as the Dark Chocolate Cake, Banana Chocolate Cake, Chocolate Orange Cake, Chocolate Espresso Cake and Peanut Butter Caramel Chocolate Cake.
10. Frosted by Fang
Frosted by Fang is founded by homebaker Fang, a passionate, self-taught baker. She holds weekly bake sales via her Instagram and Telegram channels and they are usually snapped up quite quickly, so see if you’re in luck! Their first dessert box of the new year comprises the Rosemary Olive Oil Loaf with Figs, Chocolate and Pistachios, Blueberry Cheesecake Crumble, Matcha and Coconut Mochi Cake and Hojicha Speculoos Lava Cookies.
Kc.akes is a homebaker specializing in tarts. They have also launched their Chinese New Year collection with this CNY Assorted Tart Box, $38 comprising three local flavors: Mandarin Cheesecake, Pineapple Tart and Ondeh Ondeh. Other festive bakes available include their CNY shortbread cookies in umami flavours such as Pineapple Chunk, Hae Bee Hiam, Black Sesame Nori and Salted Egg Yolk.
12. Mon Cheri
Also specializing in tarts, Mon Cheri is founded by homebaker Girika who previously worked at F&B establishments like Tiong Bahru Bakery, Open Farm Community and Dominique Ansel Bakery.
Their tartlets are absolutely scrumptious and come in interesting flavors such as Coconut, Fig & Rose; Caramelised White Chocolate, Cardamom & Cashew; Pistachio, Milk Chocolate & Chai Spice. They also have healthier, gluten-free whole cake options like the Raspberry & Pistachio Tart, $50 — which will make for the perfect birthday cake for health-conscious, tart dessert lovers.
13. Say Lee With Flowers
Spotted on @sayleewithflowers are pictures of beautiful, rustic floral cakes that are definitely worthy of the ‘gram. We love that every cake is handcrafted and decorated to rustic perfection and can be customized according to requests. We are definitely noting this one down for the upcoming Valentines’ Day and also Mothers’ Day a little down the road, it would definitely make for a cake to remember.
14. Mon Cerise Patisserie
Mon Cerise Patisserie is a Jurong-based bakery specialising in French patisserie. Founded by pastry chef Cherry Chiu who studied pastry making at Le Cordon Bleu in London, the patisserie was born out of her determination to pursue baking as her life’s work. The Red Romance, $85 looks perfect for that special Valentine and can be customized into flavours such as Mango and Coconut, Matcha Madness, Chocolate and Raspberry and White Princess.
Wunderfolks is a home baker based in Queenstown area specializing in tarts. Choose from an assortment of flavors like the Valrhona Dark Chocolate, Lemony Meringue, Fruitilicious Fruit and the seasonal Matcha Adzuki. All the tarts are baked fresh from scratch. There’s also free islandwide delivery for orders above $80. Chinese New Year specials include their Bacon & Cheese Cookies, $25.
16. Tiky Mochi Muffin
Tiky Mochi Muffin is a Muslim-owned home bakery which specializes in freshly baked mochi cupcakes. Their bakes are gluten-free and they also have vegan options for their mochi muffins. With tantalising flavours like the Thai Milk Tea Mochi Muffin, Matcha Adzuki Mochi Muffin, Pineapple Mango Mochi Muffin, Honey Butter Cornflake Mochi Muffin and Cheesy Chicken Floss Mochi Muffin, their desserts are sure to hit the spot during tea time.
Shesells.seashells by Rachel specializes in pretty dainty madeleines and financiers in delectable flavor such as Pickled Cherry Blossom Financiers, Matcha & Yuzu Madeleines, French Earl Grey & Salted Caramel Madeleines and Masala Chai & Valrhona Chocolate Financiers. Beautifully handcrafted, these will make for a thoughtful gift that would brighten up anyone’s day. Rachel sells her bakes mainly via Telegram.
18. Sourbombe Bakery
Sourbombe Bakery specializes in sourbombe — a mashup of the sourdough and Italian Bomboloni (i.e. doughnuts stuffed with cream). Created by Genevieve Lee, runner-up of MasterChef Singapore 2018, Sourbombe Artisanal Bakery is inspired by whimsical flavours and toothsome textures. Definitely can’t wait to try this one out!
19. Doughter Bakery
Doughter Bakery was started by a mother-daughter home baker duo during the Circuit Breaker period. They specialize in bakes such as mochi muffins, donuts and cookies. Their Everything You Love Set stars three best-selling mochi muffins and three pooular mochi donuts. Chinese New Year special bakes include the Kaya & Coconut Tarts with Gold Flakes, $22 and Gold Dusted Earl Grey Pineapple Tarts, $22.
20. Mema Bakery
Mema Bakery is a home-based bakery that was founded in 2016 that are baking up delicious whole cakes like MSW Durian Mousse Cakes and Streusel Cakes. They have also launched a series of unique Pineapple Tarts, featuring flavors such as Original Pineapple, Passionfruit Pineapple and Mango Pineapple. All their bakes have no preservatives.
21. Whites Bakery
Whites Bakery specializes in fat macarons in popular flavors such as Oreo Cheesecake, Taro and Hojicha Kurogoma as well as basque burnt cheesecake. Stuffed with generous fillings to make ‘em real fat, these macarons are so on-point and satisfying. They’ve also launched CNY bake specials such as their Pineapple Tarts, $22; Vanilla Orange Butter Cookies, $20 and Matcha Butter Cookies, $20.
22. Bespoke Bread
Bespoke Bread specializes in artisanal sourdough bread and sourdough waffles, baked with flour, salt and water only — with no preservatives and no nasties. Founded by Karen, a self-taught home baker during the Circuit Breaker period, she specializes in sourdoughs with a local twist: think yummy flavours such as Caramelised Onion, Roasted Garlic, Cajun Sun-dried Tomato, Truffle Mushroom, Guiness Stout & Rye, Wholemeal,18 Grains and Blueberry Bluepea (seasonal special). Chinese New Year specials include this Oxpicious Bundle comprising a pair of umami XO loaves of sourdough bread and a pair of Pineapple Bakkwa Jams.
23. Brotherbird Bakehouse
If you don’t know already, Brotherbird Bakehouse is a popular bakery selling twice-baked croissants that are downright droolworthy. Their Chinese New Year flavours sound equally delicious: Black Sesame Nian Gao, Hae Bee Hiam, Original, Pain Au Chocolat, Salted Egg Yolk and Pineapple Tart Danish. Order in advance to avoid disappointment.
24. Le Matin Patissierie
Founded by Singaporean Mohammed Al-Matin, an ex-pastry chef at the likes of Restaurant Andre, Noma, Black Star Pastry, Le Matin is now a Singapore fan favorite. Pastry drops ranges from $40 to $60 and they get snapped up in a blink of an eye, so follow their Instagram closely if you don’t want to miss out! Their newest launch for Valentines’ Day — J’adore, $70 is a light cherry mousse cake with sakura cream and it all but swoons romance.
25. Nico Bakes
Nico Bakes specializes in soft, fluffy glazed cinnamon and cloud buns that are delicious, comfort food. Cloud buns come in flavors such as Strawberry Milk Clouds, Nutella Clouds, Speculoos Clouds and Matcha White Choc Clouds. All the buns are baked fresh and delivered on the same day.
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