The 5 Best Cake Shops in Finland

The 5 Best Cake Shops in Finland

Finland is a European country that sits at the edges of Sweden, Norway, and Russia. The peninsula of Finland as well as the surrounding islands in the Baltic Sea are all part of Finland’s capital of Helsinki, which is home to Suomenlinna, an 18th century sea fortress, as well a a diverse selection of museums and the voguish Design District. The Northern Lights are one of the most beautiful sky phenomena to be experienced, and Finland’s Arctic Lapland province happens to be one of the best places to catch them. Finland also has some of the best cake shops around, so come along with us as we tour the Land of a Thousand Islands and take a look at our top picks for the five best cake shops in Finland!


Located in the capital of Finland, Kakkugalleria, which translates to “The Cake Gallery” in English, specializes in handcrafted pastry products like cakes and cupcakes that could suit a number of occasions including weddings. When it comes to their cakes, they are simply gorgeous to look at and are just as delicious. For example, their Vadelmakermakakku, which translates to Raspberry Cream Cake, consists of cream cheese, whipped cream, and raspberry jam, then it’s all topped off with some beautiful Finnish raspberries.

Kakkugalleria has been helping the people of Finland with their everyday celebrations since 1999, and is incredibly proud to be an entrepreneur-driven, customer-oriented bakery. Founders Mira Joutsen and Sami Granroth have been in the food industry for years and jumped at the chance to start their own bakery. No matter what you’re celebrating, Kakkugalleria wants to be part of it!

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Visitors and Finnish locals alike love to stop in for their cakes, coffee, and other wonderful pastries. One of their absolute fan favorites is their Walnut-Chocolate Cake.

Kanniston Leipomo

Also located in Helsinki, Kanniston Leipomo specializes in cakes, cupcakes, pastries, and breads. Their cakes and cupcakes are made fresh every day from only the freshest and finest ingredients, and they even cater to different diets as well, such as lactose free, dairy free, egg free, gluten free, and vegan. They don’t just view their cakes as cakes, but as edible art, so when you get a cake or cupcakes from here, you’re getting a delicious work of art. Be sure to check out their seasonal cakes and cupcakes as well!

Founded in 1914 by Alma Kannisto, Kanniston Leipomo started out small and in a different location, but it didn’t take long before it became a popular bakery with locals, and pver the last one hundred years they’ve expanded their operations to six more locations. Each of the cakes, cupcakes, and other pastries and breads made here at Kanniston Leipomo all come from their own original recipes. It’s their joy as well as their mission to create beautiful, exceptionally delicious baked goods.

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Locals say that the cake, coffee, and pastries are delicious and the service is friendly, plus the prices are well under what most other Helsinki bakeries charge. Fan favorite cakes include their Carrot Cake, seasonal Brownie Cake, and their Chocolate Raspberry Cake.

Frangipani Bakery & Café

Frangipani Bakery & Café specializes in cakes for all occasions, which also includes wedding cakes, cupcakes, scones, and even has a menu of vegetarian lunch specials throughout the week. Whatever kind of vision you have in mind for your wedding, birthday, or even a Christening cake, the talented cake making and decorating team at Frangipani Bakery & Café are ready to help bring it to life! Nothing is too big or too small.

Frangipani Bakery & Café is a smaller bakery that is ran by a husband and wife team, Timo and Adél Beyers, who both have extensive experience when it comes to the restaurant industry. Timo founded the bakery and decorates the cakes while Adél bakes and fills the cakes. Timo’s interest in making cakes came while he was working as a restaurant chef, then a pastry chef, in England.

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Customers love the beautiful, delicious cakes and tasty vegetarian food from Frangipani Bakery & Café. Fan favorite cakes include their Vegan Strawberry Chocolate cake, their Toasted Lemon cake, and their Chocolate Cherry cake.

Blondie Bakes

Located in Helsinki’s Citycenter Mall, Blondie Bakes is a boutique bakery that specializes in homemade American sweets, including cakes, cupcakes, cookies, and more. Whether you choose to take home one of their fresh-baked-every-day cakes or you custom order a cake for your special occasion, your choices of flavors, sizes, and decorations are almost limitless.

Blondie Bakes takes pride in the fact that they do all of their baking right in front of you, fresh every day, all while using original recipes. They offer a bit of America right here in Finland with their classic homestyle American sweets, and they believe that enjoying them should be a comforting, relaxing experience.

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Not only are the cakes and cupcakes delicious according to regular customers, but the employees are also nice and the service is very friendly. Although no specific cakes were pointed out as being an ultimate favorite, needless to say you can’t go wrong with any of their cakes!

Brooklyn Baking Co.

Brooklyn Baking Co. advertises themselves as “a tiny piece of Brooklyn in Helsinki,” and this bakery lives up to its name with their daily fresh baked cakes, cupcakes, and even bagels. No matter what your theme is for your party or gathering, Brooklyn Baking Co. can make your cake look and taste absolutely amazing!

Since 2012, Brooklyn Baking Co., which was formerly Brklyn Bakery, has made hundreds of cakes for parties and celebrations all over Helsinki, and they want to be a part of your special day, too! They take pride in making their cakes and other goods with only the best and most fresh ingredients to ensure the best quality products.

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According to clients, Brooklyn Baking Co. goes above and beyond for them. When it comes to their cake flavors, you can’t go wrong with any one of them, but the ultimate customer favorite seems to be their Red Velvet cake!

So whether you’re a native to Finland or you’re planning to visit in the future, we hope that this list of our top picks for the five best cake shops in Finland helps you to find the right cake shop for your needs!

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