Between the wishes, the gifts, the unexpected surprises, and all that merriment, birthdays are all about one very special person in the spotlight. As for the part that everyone looks forward to? The cake, of course! If a loved one’s birthday is right around the corner, here are the top five bakeries to get a birthday cake in Dubai.
For a Classic Birthday
Thanks to Carrie Bradshaw and her friends, you’ve probably had Magnolia Bakery cupcakes at some point, so you know it’s hard to go wrong with its options. Choose from Vanilla, Chocolate, Red Velvet, and more, making sure to ask about special cake decorations. And if you’re in a pinch, you can even order a cake via Deliveroo!
Magnolia Bakery, multiple locations, 04 564 3443 (Golden Mile Branch), @magnoliabakeryuae on Instagram
For a Health-Conscious Birthday
Whether you’rescale-conscious or concerned about what goes into your food, Healthy Pâtisserie is the one for you. It sells vegan, gluten-free, refined sugar free, and paleo cakes and other desserts. All orders are delivered within one to two days, or on the same day if ordered before 3pm. And if you want a custom cake for the special day, the team can do that, too! Do note that custom orders may take more time.
Healthy Pâtisserie, DIFC, 04 770 7686, www.healthy-patisserie.com
For a Winter Birthday
If you’re a winter baby, go ahead and embrace the chill with an ice cream cake from Baskin Robbins. You can custom order a birthday ice cream cake – just choose the size, ice cream flavour, sponge base, and design of your choice.
Baskin Robins, multiple locations, 600 503 031, www.baskinrobbinsmea.com
For a Themed Birthday
Katrina Sweets & Confectionery takes themed cakes to the next level, so it’s time to draw up a list of all the pop culture characters you want gracing your cake. If you can’t find what you want on its website, fret not – the bakery also makes customised cakes. Just be sure to contactKatrina at least two days (if not more) in advance, so that the cake can be ready on time.
Katrina Sweets & Confectionery, multiple locations, 04 399 4707 (Al Barsha Branch), www.katrina.ae
For a Paw-some Birthday
Why should humans have all the fun? Enter: Dog Bake, a store that specialises in organic, handmade, dog-friendly cakes and treats sans no artificial preservatives or additives. Most orders generally arrive in one to two days, and you can even get free shipping for orders above AED 250. Keep in mind, though, that the cakes are meant as treats – and not to be consumed in one sitting.
Dog Bake, 04 334 1574, www.dogbake.com/