10 Best Birthday Cake In Vancouver For A Sweet Celebration In 2024 (+ What To Order)

Got a birthday coming up and in need of a delicious cake for the celebration?

Yup I’ve been in that situation many times.

As someone born and raised in Vancouver, I’ve had my fair share of being on cake duty.

Quick recommendations: consider checking out Trafiq and Michele’s Cake Shop.

So rest assured I got you with some stellar suggestions on where to get that perfect birthday cake below!

1. My Love At First Bite

Specializing in custom cakes, My Love At First Bite is a small business by Chantel Vo offering beautiful, whipped cream-filled chiffon cakes, tailored to your specific design requests.

Notable for their Totoro and Chinese New Year My Melody themes, they have consistently impressed with both design and taste. Additionally, their macarons can be personalized, making them perfect for special occasions.

Follow her Instagram for updates and to place orders for showstopping birthday cakes.

P.S. make sure to order your cake ahead of time as she books out FAST

What to order: Chiffon Cake, Macarons

Address: 3296 E 29th Ave, Vancouver, BC, V5R1W6

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2. Trafiq

Salted Caramel Cake | Photo Credits: forksandfliights

This bakery in Mount Pleasant is renowned for creating visually stunning and delicious cakes. Known for their top-tier customer service, Trafiq’s cakes, especially their Salted Caramel and Tiramisu, are a hit with customers seeking second servings. They’re a favourite for those wanting a combination of aesthetic appeal and fulfilling flavours, making them a go-to spot for special occasion cakes.

What to order: Salted Caramel, Tiramisu

Address: 4216 Main Street, Vancouver, BC

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3. Chez Christophe

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Distinguished for unique and mouth-watering cakes, Chez Christophe in Burnaby offers a variety of exquisite desserts. Their Mango Chocolat combines dark chocolate mousse with mango and passionfruit curd for a balanced sweet-sour taste, while the Tart au Citron and pureed sweetened chestnut mousse with vanilla chantilly are crowd-pleasers. Additionally, their famous croissant cubes are a must-try for an alternative birthday treat.

What to order: Mango Chocolat, Tart au Citron, Mont Blanc, Sunny Matcha, Christophe’s Tiramisu

Address: 4717 Hastings St, Burnaby, BC V5C 2K8

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4. Michele’s Cake Shop

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A staple in Kerrisdale since 1989, Michele’s Cake Shop is famed for its fresh, fruity cakes, particularly the Fresh Mango Cake available during mango season. Known for their sweet and moist treats, these cakes are a popular choice for celebrating special occasions, offering both delicious flavors and an eye-catching appearance that’s sure to impress at any celebration.

What to order: Matcha, Chestnut, Fresh Mango Cake

Address: 6033 W Boulevard Vancouver, BC V6M

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5. Remi Patisserie 

Mango Pomelo Cake | Photo Credits: migorengg_eats

Offering a blend of French, Italian, and Asian influences, Remi Patisserie specializes in diverse and elegant cakes. For birthdays, their Passion Mango and Thai Tea round cakes stand out, featuring high-quality ingredients and a balanced sweetness that’s visually appealing and delicious. These cakes are perfect for those seeking something unique and less traditional for their celebration.

What to order: Passion Mango round cake, Thai Tea round cake

Address: 109-511W 7th Avenue W Suite W 7th Vancouver, BC V5Z 2T5

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6. Thierry

Passion Fruit Cake | Photo Credits: feedmerightmeoww

Thierry provides extravagant desserts and pastries that transport you to a European cafe. Ideal for a classy birthday event, options like Raspberry Meringue Cake, Passion Fruit Cake, and Chocolate Tarts add a touch of sophistication. Their Strawberry Pistachio Choux rosettes are also perfect as a chic birthday gift, elevating any celebration with their elegance and taste.

What to order: Raspberry Meringue Cake, Passion Fruit Cake, Chocolate Tarts, Strawberry Pistachio Choux

-1059 Alberni Street Vancouver, BC V6E 1A1
-265 E 10th Ave, Vancouver, BC V5T 4V1

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7. Thomas Haas

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Thomas Haas brings a touch of magic to the Vancouver cake scene with his rich and flavourful creations. His Chocolate Raspberry Cake is particularly noteworthy, adding a special flair to any birthday celebration. With cakes featuring graceful modern designs, Haas ensures that each celebration is not only delicious but also visually stunning.

What to order: Chocolate Raspberry Cake

-998 Harbourside Drive North Vancouver, BC V7P 3T2
-2539 West Broadway Vancouver, BC V6K 2E9

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8. True Confections

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Known for satisfying the cravings of chocoholics, True Confections offers Special Occasion cakes customizable with various icing options and patterns. Their extensive flavour list includes indulgent options like Coconut Cream or Chocolate Hazelnut, making every celebration a memorable one with their fabulous cakes.

What to order: Coconut Cream, Chocolate Hazelnut

Address: 3498 W Broadway, Vancouver, BC V6R 2B9

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9. Cartem Donuterie

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For those seeking a unique birthday treat, Cartem Donuterie offers an array of donut flavors, including vegan and gluten-free options. Their customizable donut letters allow for creative and personal messages, perfect for adding a special touch to birthdays. From classic Glazed to Blueberry Mint, Cartem provides a delightful alternative to traditional birthday cakes.

What to order: Custom Message Letter Donuts, 3 Tier Donut Cake

-534 W Pender St Vancouver, BC V6B 1V3
-2190 Main St, Vancouver, BC V5T 3C5

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10. Dairy Queen

A staple in birthday celebrations, Dairy Queen’s ice cream cakes, available in various flavors like Girl’s Scout Thin Mint or Strawberry Cheesecake, are a classic choice. With options for custom designs and photos, these cakes offer a fun and memorable way to celebrate special occasions, appealing to all ages with their iconic flavors and customizable options.

What to order: Girl’s Scout Thin Mint, Strawberry Cheesecake, M&M Blizzard

Locations: BC locations

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That wraps up our list of the 10 best bakeries to get your next birthday cake and make your day super special.

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