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.
Arrival time: next-day delivery to these London postcodes.
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 topped with flamingo macarons. They have a big range available on their online shop, including red velvet, mint chocolate chip, cookies and cream, and a vegan biscoff option.
Arrival time: same-day delivery in London.
Kova Patisserie is selling a cake bundle called Matcha Party. If you’re asking yourself what a party is, don’t worry, we can’t remember either. Anyway, this Japanese patisserie in Chinatown is renowned for their vanilla mille crêpes, matcha tarts, strawberry shortcake, and signature bubble teas. All of which you can now get delivered to your home. Although prices can be steep for their whole mille crepés cakes, you can also opt for individual slices or the more affordable sea salt cheese lava cake. Heads up, birthday cake toppers are available too.
Arrival time: allow up to 4 working days for London delivery or next-day collection.
Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, here’s a huge Ferrero Rocher cake, happy birthday to you! This Italian restaurant in Chelsea is one of our-all time favourite birthday spots, partially because the ‘mammas’ - the female chefs who run the place - will sing and dance for you on your birthday. But mostly because the food is excellent. They’re delivering a huge Ferrero Rocher cake that’s covered in Nutella and topped with chopped hazelnuts. It serves up to 14 people, or realistically, one particularly hungry person who is living their best birthday fantasies.
Arrival time: next-day nationwide delivery (depending on availability).
There’s cake, and then there’s L’Eto Caffé’s cakes. Think honey cake as thick as a brick, chocolate sponge cake with additional chocolate glazing and rose buds, and a raspberry meringue cake we’d want to frame and eat at the same time. This seriously good Soho spot is delivering direct from their online shop and you can’t go wrong with their layered coconut and vanilla ice cream cake.
Flour And Flowers
Arrival time: same-day London delivery (Excluding Mondays and Tuesdays)
Question: What do you call a person who spends their entire birthday eating feuilletine in their pyjamas? Answer: A fucking winner, that’s what. Flour and Flowers is a cute little neighbourhood spot selling coffee, flowers, and importantly, excellent baked goods. They’re delivering a multi-layered chocolate feuilletine topped with fresh strawberries and a big fruity situation with cream cheese ganache. Plus, they’re just £12 for a cake that feeds four.
Arrival time: next-day delivery within the M25.
River Café’s chocolate nemesis cake is so famous it has its own merch. Although you’re looking at a cool and casual £60 price tag for the whole cake, it’s the perfect birthday gift for anyone whose love language is sugar. A beloved London dessert since 1989, serve it with crème fraîche, or, if you’re feeling wild, some salted caramel ice cream.