Raise The Woof On Your Dog’s Birthday With Treats From These 5 Pet Bakeries

Your pet’s birthday (or barkday) is round the corner. Sure, the fur kiddos may not actually know what the occasion is, but why not treat them to some birthday goodies anyway? Put the kibbles aside for a day and pamper your pet with baked treats from these paw-some bakeries.

1. Barking Good

This artisanal pet bakery serves up tons of pet-friendly treats that are preservative-free, made from all-natural and human-grade ingredients and AVA-licensed to boot. (And yes, the grub here is in fact barking good.)

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Get a bouquet of floral-decorated Pupcakes ($30) or indulge in a made-to-order whole Personal Cake (from $28)! Think juicy, succulent meat fillings on the inside, frosted with your favourite colours on the outside.

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Besides the usual baked goods, Barking Good also doles out unconventional pet treats fresh from the kitchen. Get your pup a Pizza Thin ($18) made of lean, minced meat and assorted vegetables baked into a crispy cheddar & apple thin-crust base.

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And when durian season comes around, your fur kids can indulge in the nation’s favourite fruit too. Treat them to some of Barking Good’s Durian Tartlets ($17)—made from durian, organic oat flour, organic brown rice flour and eggs.

Barking Good
128 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3 #01-1849, Singapore 560128
Contact no.: 8121 0241

2. The Barkery

From broths to cakes, The Barkery is where you can pick up some luxury eats for your posh pooch.

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Indulge your pet in a slow-cooked bone broth ($9.80 for 350ml) that’s cooked for over 48 hours, made of real beef and pork bones, and frozen into adorable bone and paw-shaped blocks. Or treat them to a hearty serving of mutt-loaf ($15) made of ground meat and vegetables!

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Planning a party for your paw pals? Order up one of The Barkery’s signature Big Paws ($68). This massive cake feeds up to 15 dogs, and sure packs a punch while making for a nutritional treat—it’s made with minced meat, wholemeal flour, rolled oats, molasses, eggs and celery.

The Barkery
326 Joo Chiat Rd, Singapore 427583
Opening Hours: Mon – Sat: 10am – 8pm; Sun: 10am – 6pm

3. Bossi Paws

If adorable cake designs are what you’re looking for, Bossi Paws is the place to check out.

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Go crazy and order an extravagantly decorated birthday cake for your pup’s next barkday, or pick up a batch of made-to-order pupcakes to simply spoil your furry kiddo with.

The cakes here are so Cake Boss-worthy, they’ll definitely up your ‘gram game. Think sweet treats made in the stylings of a massive sushi, topped with salmon chunks, and delicately-frosted pupcakes beautified with strawberries that are cut to look like flowers.

Bossi Paws
110 Turf Club Road, Singapore 288000
Contact no.: 8858 6661

4. Feed My Paws

The cakes at Feed My Paws are handmade with lots of love by professional dog-sitter-slash-cake-maestro Crystle.

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Her pet-food business started in her days of pet-sitting, where she’d make nutritional and healthy meals from scratch for the pets in her care. Crystle also keeps up a DIY recipe blog, if you’re looking for some food inspo!

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Variety is the name of the game here. Feed My Paws does it all, from Mini Donuts ($22.50+) to cheese crackers and organic pupcakes. Feed My Paws also doesn’t forget the feline friends! Here, you can pick up a treat for your cat in the form of Salmon Chips ($15) or tasty Fish Jerky ($9).

Feed My Paws
Opening Hours: 
Tue – Fri: 12pm – 6pm; Sat: 12pm – 2pm; Closed on Sun & Mon

5. The Snoring Dog Gourmet

When you’re man’s best friend, you surely deserve nothing but the best. The Snoring Dog is where you’ll get it.

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Specialising in custom-made fancy cakes, The Snoring Dog’s kitchen doles out elaborately-decorated layer-cakes complete with custom figurine cake-toppers.

The figurines are made of polymer clay, carved according to your dog’s dietary needs or party theme, and in the image of your pup. Who can say no to a mini Lucky!

The Snoring Dog Gourmet
Address: 47 Mandalay Rd, Singapore 308227
Opening hours: Thu – Tue: 10am – 6pm; Closed on Wed

With these great bakeries, you and your fur kid will be spoiled for choice, so ditch the dog food and let them eat cake!

Want to pamper your pup even further? Check out some pet-friendly hotels in Singapore that will treat your dog like royalty.

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The Best Rainbow Cakes To Indulge In While Celebrating The Freedom To Love

As June rolls around, it brings plenty of good stuff: the national treasure that is the Great Singapore Sale, turbulent Gemini season and, best of all, LGBTQ Pride Month.

Pride Month celebrations are meant to commemorate the June 28 anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall Riots in New York City, which is considered a milestone event in the modern fight for LGBTQ rights.

The rainbow flag has long been used to represent the LGBTQ community worldwide, and while there may have been some escalator drama and cake-bashing on our shores in recent weeks, love is still love and these events won’t dull our colours.

We’ve sussed out the best cafes around the island where you can give your sweet tooth the rainbow treatment in honour of Pride Month.

1. Dean & Deluca

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Tucked away at Brighton Crescent is The Coffee Daily, where the vibes are chill, the coffee is good and the rainbow cake is gorgeous.

The presentation here really takes the cake—get it?—with chocolate drizzles and bonus rainbow sprinkles. Their rainbow cake is also one of the most popular items on the menu, known to sell out by mid-afternoon, so be sure to get there early!

The Coffee Daily
Address: 75 Brighton Crescent, Singapore 559216
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri: 12pm – 10.30pm; Sat – Sun: 9.30am – 10.30pm
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This halal-certified café serves up some of the most iconic rainbow desserts in town.

Tuck into a classic seven-layer rainbow cake or, if you’re feeling a little more adventurous, try out the rainbow mille crepe cake. Think white and dark chocolate cream between layers of soft multi-coloured crepe, drizzled with rich chocolate syrup. You can also pair these with a warm cup of rainbow latte—latte art’s never been so technicolour.

I am…
Address: 674 North Bridge Road, Singapore 199486
Opening hours: Mon – Thu: 11am – 11pm; Fri – Sat: 11am – 1am; Sun: 11am – 10pm

Show your colours this month as we celebrate the freedom to love. Eat these cakes or gift them to your LGBTQ friends as a sign of support or solidarity! And to all our friends from the LGBTQ community, we stand with you! #loveislove

Also read Pancake Burgers Are The Latest Food Mashup In S’pore And We Are All Flippin’ Out

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These 5 Indie Bookstores Are A Bibliophile’s Dream And Will Make You Want To Never Leave

“A town isn’t a town without a bookstore” — so writes Neil Gaiman in American Gods, and we agree.

For all you bookworms, we’ve rounded up 5 best independent bookstores around the island where you can get your lit geek on and #SupportLocal while you’re at it.

1. Booktique

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BooksActually is the place to be if you’re looking for local literature, with its good selection of works by Singapore poets. Here, you’ll also find the trademark minimalist SingLit book covers printed by BooksActually’s publishing arm, Math Paper Press.

Venture into the back room and you’ll find several knick-knacks and accessories with local flavour. And if you’re lucky, you’ll get a chance to say hi to the bookstore’s resident feline friends.

9 Yong Siak St, Singapore 168645
Opening Hours: Tues – Sat: 10am – 8pm; Sun – Mon: 10am – 6pm

3. Woods in the Books

A few doors down from BooksActually is Woods in the Books, an independent bookshop that specialises in picture books for the little ones.

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With its adorable outdoor mural and charming decor, Woods in the Books is nothing short of enchanting.

The young at heart can also indulge in a little childhood nostalgia here, as the bookstore carries plenty of classic titles such as The Giving Tree and The Hungry Caterpillar.

Woods in the Books
 3 Yong Siak Street, Singapore 16864
Opening Hours: Tue – Fri: 10am – 7pm; Sat: 10am – 8pm; Sun: 10am – 6pm; Closed on Mon
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Wandering through the bookshelves here will take you from fantasy novels to science fiction, to cookbooks and travel guides, with helpful post-it recommendations along the way on the staff’s favourite picks.

DiscoverSG Pro Tip: Look out for the discount pile under their staircase, where you can get some great steals.

Littered With Books
20 Duxton Road, Singapore 089486
Opening Hours: Mon – Thu: 12pm – 8pm; Fri 12pm – 9pm; Sat 11am – 9pm; Sun 11am – 8pm

5. Basheer Graphic Books

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Hankering for a dose of design inspo? Head to Basheer Graphic Books. Offering shelves upon shelves of books and magazines on architecture, graphic design, fashion, photography, typography and more, the store is a mecca for lovers of design and collectors of magazines. The store’s no-frills, old-school vibe is also a big part of its charm.

Basheer Graphic Books
Bras Basah Complex #04-19, 231 Bain St, Singapore 180231
Opening Hours:
Mon – Sat: 10am – 8pm; Sun: 11am – 6.30pm
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Cat Lovers, Get Your Dose Of Kitty Therapy At This Place For Just $5

A little therapy’s good for everybody – especially when you’ve got a team of loving feline friends for therapists.

Not Just A Cat Café

While the trend of cat cafés is on the rise, Cats’ Safari is far from one.

The therapy centre was founded by Derrick Tan, one of the brains behind animal welfare group Voices For Animals (VFA). Nestled in the neighbourhood of Sunny Heights, Cats’ Safari is both a cat-lover’s paradise and a sanctuary for its team of felines. Their cause? To give loving cats a safe haven while providing cat therapy for members of the public, especially children with special needs.

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Decked out in green decor, they take the safari theme seriously, with “trees” for the felines to climb on and an open floor where you can get comfortable with your new paw pals. No therapist’s couch necessary.

Meet The Felines

We know, cats don’t always have the best reputation when it comes to being the most affectionate of house pets. After all, there’s the well-known argument that cat owners are all masochists.

But rest assured that all the cat therapists you’ll meet will leave you feeling warm and fuzzy inside. The cats are rescue pedigree cats, and the team at Cats’ Safari makes sure that all their cat therapists are good-natured, gentle, and play well with people and other felines.

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A crowd-favourite feline is Merger, a sweet-faced Munchkin cat who was born with a hind-leg disability. Her disability hardly stops her from being her playful, active self though, making her a joy and inspiration for the people who come and go at Cats’ Safari.

Why Cat Therapy Is Good For You

Don’t underestimate the power of animal love—studies show that a pet can reduce stress and even lower your blood pressure. So just petting a cat or curling up for a catnap with your feline friend has positive calming effects.

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Let’s face it, the hustle and bustle of city life has a lot of us stressed out. Rather than blowing all your cash on a weekend staycation or spa, indulge in some cat therapy that won’t break the bank—admission to Cats’ Safari goes at just $5 for adults and $3 for students.

Cats’ Safari opens to the public on the weekends, making it the perfect way to unwind at the end of a long, stressful work week. What better way to calm those frazzled nerves than with a warm cat purring in your lap?

If you’re a cat lover who can’t afford the time or money to own a cat of your own, Cats’ Safari is a great place to get your dose of feline TLC. A few snaps of these lovely-looking felines are also sure to up your ‘Gram game.

If you’re thinking of spending the weekend unwinding at Cats’ Safari, be sure to call ahead and book yourself a therapy slot. Members of the public can also write to Cats’ Safari to arrange private therapy sessions on weekdays.

Cats’ Safari
110 Turf Club Road (Sunny Heights), Bukit Timah, Singapore 288000
Opening Hours: Sat: 2pm – 6pm; Sun: 1pm – 6pm
Contact no.: 6314 9363