These are the bakeries to order a birthday cake from in Toronto

Jun 9 2020, 6:40 pm

While Toronto’s food scene is still in a semi-paused state, birthday celebrations aren’t stopping!

And just because you can’t go to your favourite restaurant for dinner doesn’t mean you shouldn’t treat yourself on your special day. Our vote? Go ham for dessert.

If you’re looking to go all-in for your birthday from home this year — as you deserve to — these are the spots you can count on for a mouthwatering cake:

Dufflet Pastries


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You can pop into this bakery’s Queen West storefront, order your cake of choice ahead of time through the bakeryā€™sĀ Fresh Collection pageĀ for pickup downtown or in Etobicoke, or opt for a to-your-door drop via Uber Eats. Regardless of the method you choose, you’ll end up with a luxe, gorgeous, mouthwatering treat that’s sure to satisfy your cravings.

Address:Ā 787 Queen Street West
Phone: 416-504-2870

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Bunner’s Bake Shop


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Every single treat at this little bakeshop is 100% gluten-free and vegan, making your sweet and savoury indulgences even more special. If you place your order before noon, next-day pickup or delivery is available. After noon, orders will be ready two days following.

Address: 244 Augusta Avenue
Phone: 647-350-2975

Address: 3054 Dundas Street West
Phone: 647-350-2975

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Velvet Lane Cakes


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It looks supreme and tastes it, too. Doesn’t get much better than that. This cake shop is creating ultra-impressive renditions of familiar faves like burrito bowls, Chanel bags and teddy bears… in the form of fluffy, sweet goodness. Orders must be placed online two days in advance of pickup.

Address: 194A Carlton Street
Phone: 416-262-4159

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Want a fancy French twist for your birthday treat? Serving gourmet bites that’ll make you feel like you’re visiting Europe, this spot leans into every special occasion with cute menu themed items that just ooze deliciousness.

Address: 780 Queen Street West

Address: 1099 Yonge Street

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Sweet Hart Kitchen


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Vegan, gluten-free, baked, and unbaked, there’s so much goodness going on at this little sweet shop, it’s ridiculous. Seasonal specials and all-the-time faves are available for preorder online, ready to fill your tummy with deliciousness that, honestly, isn’t even all that unhealthy.

Where: 68 Wales Avenue
Phone: 647-340-4645

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A shining star on both King East and Dovercourt Road, this bakeshop serves delicate pastries that bridge the space between “mouthwatering” and “looks to pretty to eat.” These days, the shop is weekend running pop-ups on both the east and west side of towns, where goodies including their cake cups are available. That’s a personal cake in a cup, people! Plus pavlova, too.

Address: 108 Dovercourt Road

Address: 362 King Street East

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Bake Shoppe


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Sweets and sass, sass and sweets. They go together likeĀ peanut butter and jelly, and Bake Shoppe knows it. That’s why here, you’ll find mouthwatering treats infused with unexpected flavours, painted with images of Drake and iced with bold statements that you can’t help but grin at. The Ruffles Cake, pictured here, “feeds 12ish, contains no real cake,” and only requires two days’ notice for ordering.

Address: 859 College Street
Phone: 416-916-2253

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While this french pastry shop is mostly dedicated to eclairs, cakesĀ are to be found on the menu, and they’re made with just as much care as the tinier offerings.Ā Made with no artificial flavourings, each of these works of art is decorated so elaborately that you almost won’t want to eat it. Almost.

Where: 717 Queen Street West
Phone: 647-748-7001

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Wandaā€™s Pie in the Sky


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Sure, cake’s good. But have you considered a birthday pie?Ā This Kensington Market gem is open for preorders, which means you can pay in advance for all of the sugary fruit covered in pastry that your birthday belly can handle.

Address:Ā 287 Augusta Avenue
Phone:Ā 416-236-7585

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Uncle Tetsu Japanese Cheesecake


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If youā€™re craving a sweet and tangy treat but youā€™re wanting something a little lighter, a Japanese cheesecake from Uncle Tetsu fits the bill. You can order goods from the spotā€™s Bay Street location via Uber Eats from 11 am to 8:30 pm. Which meansā€¦ cheesecake for brunch, lunch,Ā andĀ dinner on your birthday… or any day.

Address:Ā 598 Bay Street
Phone:Ā 416-591-0555

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