Any Excuse to Eat Cake

Weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, Christmas Day – there are so many excuses to indulge in a big slice of cake. If baking really isn’t your forte though, don’t fret as there are plenty of cafes and bakeries around Cayman that will do all the hard work for you.

From creations that look too spectacular to eat to hearty homemade classics that will remind you of childhood, here’s a round-up of the best spots to pick up a cake in Cayman…

Icoa

This Seven Mile Beach spot is well-known for its lunch and breakfast foods, but what about its cakes? Just like Icoa’s eclectic menu that merges varying cuisines from across the world, the cake selection is also a colorful mix.

From French Opera cakes and classic carrot cakes to tropical passionfruit mousses, Icoa’s creations are packed with flavor and make a real treat for a special occasion. Handmade by in-house pastry chefs, the sweet treats come simply yet beautifully decorated with icing and fresh fruits. Prices start at $35, and they can be ordered using the online form on its website.

Petit Paris

This French boulangerie in Camana Bay hasn’t been open long but it’s already become one of our favorite spots for a coffee and pastry. As well as their croissants, madeleines and turnovers, Petit Paris also have a whole host of cake options to tuck into. While there are multiple cheesecake flavors to sample, cake-lovers can also indulge in the likes of tiramisu, lemon meringue pie, sticky toffee pudding or a creamy mousse cake.

In true Parisian fashion, many of the cakes can additionally be decorated with delicate macarons upon request. It’s super easy to order from Petit Paris – simply fill in their online order form and they’ll get back to you to confirm your request.

The Cake Studio

For a work of edible art that also tastes incredible, The Cake Studio on Melrose Lane is definitely the place to go. From the intricate sugar work to the vast range of flavors, these are real knock-out cakes that are perfect for specials occasions like weddings or milestone birthdays and anniversaries.

Due to their levels of finesse, they can be quite pricey but worth it for the artistry that goes into their creation. The Cake Studio’s shell cakes are particularly beautiful, while their range of imaginative kids’ cakes are bound to put a smile on any little one’s face. Call them on 926 4944 or drop into their shop to make an order.

The Greenhouse

If you’re tired of choosing between the same few boring flavors at the supermarket, take a trip to The Greenhouse for all your cake needs instead. A relative newbie to the Cayman café scene, it’s popular for healthy lunch time options and the range of vitamin-packed juices and smoothies.

If you’re after variety, this great little café has a surprisingly huge choice of cake flavors ranging from fruity mango or nutty almond to rich coffee or boozy baileys. They also have an assortment of icing and fillings, plus gluten free, vegan, allergy-friendly, paleo-friendly and diabetic options. Prices start at just $35, with a full list of options available on their website.

Bread & Chocolate

Don’t worry, we haven’t forgotten about all you vegans out there. A long-time favorite of those seeking a delicious meat-free and dairy-free lunch, Bread & Chocolate in central George Town also caters to those with a sweet tooth through its tempting array of wholesome cakes.

All 100 percent plant-based recipes, flavors include classics such as vanilla, chocolate and lemon as well as more decadent choices like coconut caramel or a rich Ferrero Rocher-style chocolate fudge cake. Prices of these mouthwatering treats vary from $40 to $80 depending on their size and decoration, and they can be ordered at the café itself or by calling 946 6239.

If all else fails, you can always buy a boozy flavored rum cake from Tortuga!