Get Set, Bake: The Great Perthshire Cakes & Bakeries

1) Celebration Station

Description: Now in its 25th year of business, the team at Celebration Station specialise in cakes for all occasions, sugarcrafts and party goods. Their shop on North Port, just around the corner from Perth Concert Hall, is famed for its elaborate window displays and incredible cakes that entice many a visitor to pass through their doors. 

Distance from Perth City Centre: Less than 1 mile

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Their skills with sugar, icing and fondant – including edible figurines, flowers and elaborate scenes – would make even the steely eyed Paul Hollywood offer the much craved handshake of congratulations.

Filling an often overlooked gap in the market, Celebration Station also sell a selection of party goods, such as helium balloons, banners, cake boxes and wedding tops. Home-baked treats like meringues and tablet are also available in store. If you’d like to consult with them regarding a cake idea, pay them a visit or get in touch through their website. Spots fill up fast so don’t delay!

2) Tower Bakery

Description: With 35 years of experience under their belt, Angela and Sandy McKinnon have turned Tower Bakery into one of the great food staples of Perthshire. 

Distance from Perth City Centre: Less than 1 mile

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With 8 retail shops across the district, as well as Fife and Angus, their catalogue of products includes over 200 hand-made treats, ranging from the traditional favourites to contemporary surprises, plus take-away meals and sandwiches.

Their line of Fresh Bakery Goods is also supplied to local supermarkets.

3) Murray’s Bakers

 

Description: Award winning family bakery Murray’s Bakery is 115 years old and World scotch pie champion 2015.

Distance from Perth City Centre: Less than 1 mile

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Their in house bakery provides fresh bakes for you daily and straight to the shop. A family business established 1901, now on 4th generation in the hands of Linda Hill, Murrays Bakers pride themselves on fresh quality products at reasonable prices with friendly staff in a convenient location in Perth.

4) Sub Rosa Café & Coffee Lounge

Description: Based on St John’s Place, artfully nicknamed the Cafe Quarter of Perth, Sub Rosa is a new independent cafe, bakery and event venue with a speciality in hand-made baking and treats. Everything, from bread to pastries and a range of lunch and tea options, is made on site using the best natural ingredients.

Distance from Perth City Centre: Less than 1 mile

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As well as the option to order a coffee and delicious treat in-store, Sub Rosa offer catering for a variety of events, with both sweet and savoury options for your convenience. Sub Rosa can also be used as a venue for your group meeting or special occasion.

Get in touch to find out more. Order the cake of your dreams for any occasion too – pricing starts at £30 for a 9 inch cake (serving around 10 to 12 people) and the Sub Rosa team will be there to help you with your preferences. 

5) Thyme To Eat

Description: One of the newer additions to the scene, Thyme To Eat is the master creation of chef Paul Newman, who has worked in many prestigious hotels across the world from Edinburgh to South Africa. Now, based just outside of Aberfeldy, the Newmans create incredible cakes for every taste and occasion.

Distance from Perth City Centre: 29 miles

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They’ve done everything from traditional Madeira cakes to multi-storey cupcake towers to celebration pieces to elaborately constructed chocolate delights. Whatever your style, taste and budget, Thyme To Eat can work to your specifications. If your party has a particular theme, bring along a swatch of fabric and they can match the cake to the colour!

Thyme To Eat use the best ingredients available, including home-made jams made with locally grown fruits and locally sourced produce from the Perthshire district. Paul and the Thyme team are also available for private dining experiences in the Errichel Farm holiday cottages and wider Aberfeldy area. 

6) Taystful

Description: Based in Blairgowrie, Taystful is the highly acclaimed work of Shona Sutherland, whose skills have seen her supplying desserts to restaurants in Spain and train with top chocolate masters. Her award winning creations have been enjoyed far and wide, and she remains a favourite in Perthshire for those looking for an occasion cake or sweet treat.

Distance from Perth City Centre: 16 miles

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Taystful’s selection of wedding, birthday and occasion cakes encompasses a wide variety of styles and flavours, each designed to suit your special day’s theme. Your suggestions and ideas can be translated into the ideal sweet treat centrepiece for the occasion: Size, shape, style – traditional, vintage, contemporary, minimalist, novelty or more – flavour and colour are all taken into consideration.

On top of incredible cakes, Taystful also specialise in handcrafted artisan chocolates. Their truffles and sweets are made by hand using purées of local fruits, fresh cream and the best high quality ingredients. They can be sent directly to you or your loved one as a present, and come in a mouthwatering selection of flavours, including: Irish cream and cocoa nib, Isle of Skye sea salt caramel, passion fruit and almond liqueur.

If you’d like to do more than just eat, Taystful offer a variety of courses on cake decorating and chocolate making, as well as activities for kids and chocolate making for the festive season. With countless glowing testimonials and returning customers to match, Taystful’s reputation greatly precedes them, so if they tickle your fancy, check out their website for more information and a selection of their treats.

7) Campbell’s Bakery

Description: With an illustrious history dating back to the 1830s, Campbell’s Bakery remains an iconic family run artisan bakery in Perthshire, with local favourites like Empire biscuits flying off the shelves daily. 

Distance from Perth City Centre: 16 – 21 miles

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The oldest family bakers in the county are proud to uphold their long running heritage with a whole host of incredible treats available daily from both shops in Crieff and Comrie.

As well as their own range, they’re spreading the message across the world through Facebook and Twitter: Check out their daily #cakeoclock hashtag for a glimpse into their daily sweet treat to accompany an afternoon coffee.

Campbell’s love to mix it up with the changing seasons – hot cross buns in Easter, strawberry tarts for Wimbledon, mince pies for a Christmas treat, and many more delights for every special occasion. We’re especially enamoured with their Highland Coo French fancies! .

Find The Great Perthshire Bakeries!

Now you know where the great Bakeries and Cakes in Perthshire are, it’s time to get out and explore! In case you aren’t familiar with Perthshire, here’s a map to help you find all the Bakeries mentioned above.

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