With Northern Ireland’s current foodie renaissance, we thought we’d highlight the delicious tastes, incredible creations and outstanding creativity coming from our local bakeries and independent cake-makers…

5 Local Cake-Makers To Check Out Now

1. Cupcakes By K

45 Rosebery Gdns

Widely hailed as one of Northern Ireland’s leading cake-makers, Karen has been hailed for her ability to create ‘any design’ in an amazing array of tasty flavours.

As you can probably gather from the outstanding creations in the gallery, Cupcakes By K focuses on bespoke cakes and cupcakes. Whether you fancy a Minion topped cake, 3D creation of your choice, free-standing figure, or five-layered-wedding cake, Karen always delivers on quality!

2. Life Is Sweet

 The Cloisters

Our minds are truly blown – how does the ice-cream cone stay upright like that?!

Life Is Sweet cakes and treats are made fresh from scratch and baked to order with choice ingredients using their own American recipes, providing you with unbeatable tastes and textures.

From cake and cookie batter to curds and caramels, jams and ice creams to marshmallow and mousses.

Choose from daily menus featuring classic options and original, fun creations. Check out the site lifeissweetni.com for more info.

3. Treat Boutique

13 Wellington Pl

A regular feature in our lists due to their seriously Delicious Decadent Desserts, we can never stop ogling Treat Boutique’s outstanding cakes.

We’re seriously considering faking our birthday to our fellow co-workers just to be awarded one of these spectacular cakes a few months early.

Check out their Facebook page for info on catering for events, as well as daily snaps of mouth-watering brownies and buns made fresh every day. (Be warned though, this will make you very hungry…)

4. Jenny’s Cakes

2-4 Balloo Avenue, Unit 71

These cakes are quite simply, out of this world.

Jenny’s Cakes is a speciality cake shop in Bangor Co.Down. As should be clear from this spectacular cake gallery featuring pet pooches in handbags, Harry Potter’s Potions Books and Beetlejuice creations, their mission is to create a cake that will make any celebration special – Your cake. Your way.

And it’s fair to say that they have more than succeeded.

5. J-Bird Bakery

129 Bloomfield Av

Winner of Yelp Belfast’s recent cupcake Cupcake-Off, J-Bird also do extraordinarily delicious cakes in all styles, shapes and sizes!

In fact, they can create an order of their gorgeous cupcakes, bakes and treats for weddings, christenings, birthdays or just because! Check out their site at jbirdbakery.com.

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