Finally ticked off another cafe/restaurant on my ‘to-try’ list.
Walked past this small little cake shop located at Orchid Hotel (Tanjong Pagar) a couple of times, peered in and saw that the cakes looked really good. Also, I thought the shop name was a very clever pun on the fashion brand ‘Kate Spade’ – easy to remember.
And after reading about Cake Spade further from one of my favourite food blogs – Daniel’s Food Diary …… Cake Spade was thus bumped up to my ‘must-try’ list.
Walked into the shop a couple of times, 1st 2 times walked out without getting anything because there were no flavours that I wanted (not that their cakes looked unattractive, but on the contary, have specifc preferences in mind like for instance no chocolate) …… then last 2 times (once with JT after ramen lunch, the other just on Thurs) due to no seats inside and did not want to sit outside/al fresco. So finally, made it happen on Friday after lunch at the food centre – as a post lunch Friday treat to myself! 😀
Its a very small shop – probably half a shop space. So not much pictures of the interior.
However despite the small interior, Cake Spade serves a great variety of cakes, with the strawberry tofu cheesecake being their best known creation. They also have a small corner serving up brownies, crumble pies in a heart shaped plate.
Decided to have a Victoria Sponge Cake as this was the cake that attracted me most when I walked in the day before. Also didn’t really feel like having anything cheesy, thus no cheesecakes.
Was essentially attracted by the strawberry on top and the cream right smack in the middle of the sponge cake. Contary to the picture, there wasn’t really that much cream in the middle. And the sponge cake itself had a very nice tea like fragrance, and baked at the correct consistency – not too soft, not too thick, not too buttery. Thus the overall cake felt light to the taste despite the slab of cream in the middle, which was exactly what I had in mind as I did not want to have something stronger in taste (read: Red Velvet, Chocolate).
You know that a cake shop / bakery is good at what it does when they are able to do a cream cake that is light and not heavy (in Singlish terms ‘jelat’). Given the quality of their cakes (way better than some of the more famous cafes/bakeries out there), I personally have high hopes for them to expand to a bigger outlet so that they can take in more sit down patrons who would love to sit down and enjoy their cakes. And of course I’ll be back to check out their other flavours 😀
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