There are so many places to find great cake in Sydney. Our Italian population has been making gloriously soft ricotta cheese cakes since the '80s. Bondi’s Wellington Cake Shop has been giving us texturally rich and chocolate-ribboned kuglóf for even longer.
More recently a new guard of innovative young pastry chefs, led by Saga’s Andy Bowdy and Textbook Patisserie’s John Ralley, are bringing us cakes that look like Miyazaki-inspired fairy gardens. Then there are cuisine-blending cakes with yuzu, pandan, basil and ginger; and classic Country Women’s Association-style numbers with lemon drizzle.
Whether you want to order a birthday number the size of a truck-tyre, or just sit in for a single slice, here’s our edit of the best cakes in Sydney.