The Best Birthday Cake Delivery In London

Birthday cakes it’s totally worth ageing for.
Rémy Martin

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Look, if you’re going to have to receive a card that says something absolutely hilarious like ‘Wow, you’re old’ then you might as well eat great cake. From a Japanese patisserie selling whole matcha mille crêpes to an iconic chocolate cake from one of London’s best Italian restaurants, these are the birthday cakes that everyone will want on their special day. 


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Arrival time: same-day delivery for London postcodes if ordered before midday

It’s the one time of the year you’re allowed to be a bit of a diva and no one can say anything about it (at least to your face). Which to us reads as the perfect time to decide you don’t want to settle for a single, boring flavour—you do that every year. This year it’s time to mix things up, so go for the half and half cake from Konditor. This cake shop has been around since 1993 and continues to deliver excellent, homemade-tasting bakes. The half and half means you can get their signature Curly Whirly (a rich dark chocolate sponge with vanilla frosting) and their light and fluffy carrot and pistachio cake—because, balance. 

Arrival time: same-day delivery depending on London postcode and opening times, or next-day delivery for other areas

The Hummingbird Bakery is something of a destination for those obsessed with sweet treats and taking snaps of sweet treats. The South Kensington cafe—they also have locations in St John’s Wood, Victoria, Notting Hill, and Spitalfields—is packed with more fuschia surfaces than your average baby girl gender reveal calamity. And the cakes follow suit with colourful frosting and plenty of red velvet options. If you’re really looking to kick-start a sugar rush, get involved in the rainbow candy-filled piñata cake. 

Arrival time: 48 hours notice from Tuesday to Saturday for London postcodes

We could confess how many Crumbs & Doilies cookies we eat but our dentists might be reading this. This little bakery in Kingly Court not only produces some seriously sugary New York-style cookies, it also produces colourful OTT birthday cakes. Basically, picture what a unicorn would make as a showstopper on Bake Off and you’ve got a fair idea of how many sprinkles and meringue kisses are involved in these cakes. 

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Arrival time: next-day delivery when ordered before 4pm in London, with certain cakes available for next-day delivery when ordered before 4pm across mainland UK

Arguably the name of this cafe sounds like the ultimate Channel 5 daytime detective team but as one of our nans messaged upon receiving Cutter & Squidge’s victoria sponge: ‘love lee’. You can also trust that the quality of this Soho bakery’s cakes far surpasses our nan’s dictation app. From British classics like lemon drizzle to bright yuzu mango cakes, there are plenty of lookers to choose from, plus you can also add candles to your order.

Arrival time: 48 hours notice

Try looking at Flavourtown’s unicorn cake without smiling. You can’t, can you? Specialising in huge, happy creations, Flavourtown’s birthday cakes are the kind you daydreamed about as a little kid. We’re talking sprinkles, rainbow fillings, gold sparkles, and flamingo macarons. There’s a huge range available from the online shop, including red velvet, mint chocolate chip, cookies and cream, and a vegan Biscoff option. They have stores in Fulham and Richmond.

Arrival time: next-day delivery to certain London postcodes

There’s cake and then there are L’Eto’s cakes. Think honey cake as thick as a brick, layered cherry cake, and a raspberry meringue cake we want to frame and eat at the same time. This seriously good Soho spot also makes our favourite chocolate cake in London, with four tiers of cake layered with chocolate cream and raspberry.

Arrival time: same-day delivery in London during shop opening hours 

Kova Patisserie, a Japanese patisserie with locations in Soho, South Ken, Chinatown, and Battersea, is renowned for its vanilla mille crêpes, matcha tarts, strawberry shortcake, and signature bubble teas. All of which you can get delivered to your home. Although prices can be steep for the whole mille crêpes cakes, you can also opt for individual slices or the more affordable sea salt cheese lava cake. Birthday cake toppers are available too. 

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Arrival time: next-day delivery within the M25 when ordered before 10.30am 

River Café’s chocolate nemesis cake is so famous it has its own merch. Although you’re looking at a £35 price tag for a cake for four (and up to £120 for something that feeds 16), it’s the perfect birthday gift for anyone whose love language is sugar. A beloved London dessert since 1989, it’s ideal served with a dollop of crème fraîche.

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