Put down the whisk, step away from the oven mitts, and stop searching your local supermarket for self-raising flour; this city is home to a whole host of professional bakers who will whip up something special. So whether it’s a birthday that deserves a little extra celebration this lockdown or you’ve burnt one too many sponges, we’ve rounded up some of the best cake and brownie deliveries in London.
Jack And Beyond
If you’re in West London and looking for a little bit of baked loving in your life, check out cake pros Jack And Beyond. The team are delivering their treats to local postcodes, with goodies such as a decadent red velvet cake, celebrity cookies, and the choice to personalise a cake.
A bit of a London fave, Lola’s Cupcakes do what they say on the tin. But it’s not just cutesy cupcakes - the brand also creates large cakes, cheesecakes, and - during the Covid-19 crisis - they’re even offering grocery boxes. Another pivot in the business plan has seen a range of collection lockers popping up across London, simply place your order and head to your nearest candy-blue collection point.
Having been in the baking business since 2004, Primrose Bakery is a stalwart on London’s cake delivery scene. During these strange times, you can still comfort yourself with their tiered creations - just head over to either UberEats or Deliveroo and pop your order in to start your cake-for-every-meal diet; Aperol spritz cake, we’re starting with you.
Cutter & Squidge
Still delivering anywhere within the M25, Cutter & Squidge are bringing their all-natural masterpieces to Londoners. With an onus on natural ingredients and limited sugar, the company whips up creations that *almost* look too good to eat, from a pink unicorn take to a multi-coloured vegan blueberry cheesecake.
Anges De Sucre
Created by Reshmi Bennett, Anges De Sucre can be found in Selfridges under normal circumstances. But this isn’t normal circumstances - though that hasn’t stopped Bennett whipping up her incredible cakes, available for delivery. For the ‘bigger is better’ mindset, these incredible tiers are brightly coloured and loaded with sweet treats, there’s even a Netflix & Chill design.
Lucy Burton Bakes
Sifting flour and chucking eggs every which way from her kitchen in Bermondsey, Lucy Burton has got the answer to all our quarantine cravings. And that answer is postal brownie and blondies. Mixing up the flavours each week - in the past there’s been peanut butter and choc chip and raspberry with white chocolate - the baker is posting pink boxes complete with a personalised note around the UK, just get in touch on her Instagram.
Touting everything from vegan and gluten free creations, through to an ode to Biscoff, Bad Brownie are making sure you can still get your sugary fix during lockdown. Head over to their site to choose between either boxes of 12 or 24, with free brownie delivery in London on orders over £60.
Run by two Americans who weren’t best pleased with the UK’s cake offering (we’ll forgive them, only thanks to that Maltesers cake), Outsider Tart is delivering to anywhere within the M25. Cakes are simple - and utterly delicious - with choices such as carrot cake and peanut butter cake, or check out their whoopie pies; a sort of sponge sandwich.
If you’ve had to skip the usual brunch, bar, crying in The Dolphin part of your birthday this year thanks to lockdown, don’t let that stop you from celebrating in style. Vida is dedicated to making awesome birthday cakes, all of which are completely vegan. Past bakes include the likes of Pokémon-inspired and an edible dedication to Willy Wonka, a great twist on cake deliveries in London.
Sugar Tea Room
Hanging out in North London and looking for something sweet to eat? Sugar Tea Room is a unique afternoon tea service that will provide everything you need for that Instagram spread - from scones to cute finger sarnies. And if you’ve got a birthday to celebrate, there’s a range of cakes available for delivery.
EAT by AMY
From cooking vegan meals for time-poor Londoners to perfecting animal product-free bakes, EAT by AMY has got the goods when it comes to something delicious to go with a cuppa. Along with being able to order her lauded vegan meals, you can now also get your mitts on scrumptious slices, from carrot and walnut loaf through to choc chip banana bread.
Cérès, a small, female-led restaurant in Newington Green, is open for business, bringing us a taste of Southern Europe. Delivering Tuesday - Friday, the brand has got the likes of chestnut mocha, banana hazelnut, and rhubarb and apricot cakes up for grabs, as well as treats such as gelato and eclairs.
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