Cake Spade

July 13, 2014 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Cake Spade
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http://www.cakespade.com/


Let Them Eat Cake

(Ratings: On a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 = Worst and 10 = Best)
Overall: 8
Ambience & Setting: 7
Food & Beverage: 9
Service: 9
Value for Money: 8
Spent about SGD $7 per person.


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Founded in April 2013 by owner-baker Zenn Eng, Cake Spade is named after the cake serving tool, but is also a clever pun on the American fashion brand Kate Spade. With an impressive resume from At Sunrice Culinary Academy, Shangri-La, Island Creamery, as well as home baking, the sassy, easy-on-the-eye Zenn Eng decided to start Cake Spade, selling her unique, carefully constructed cake creations that have drawn rave reviews for being extremely tasty.

Ambience at Cake Spade is modern and stylish, taking inspiration for American style cafes. Grey walls and wood panelling adorn the place, with a large display for all their cakes. But seating at Cake Spade is very limited, only a handful of small tables and chairs. This means Cake Spade tends to get crowded easily, and a lot of people buy takeaway instead.

Service at Cake Spade is friendly and fast. Staff are able to make recommendations, and generally clear empty tables quite quickly as well. Zenn is often serving at the counter too, alongside her staff. Otherwise, Cake Spade is very much a self-service place, where you order, collect, and make payment on your own.

Cake Spade specialises in dessert cakes, brownies, tarts and crumbles, with a sort list of beverages to accompany. Only fresh ingredients are used, without any additives or enhancers. Each cake is carefully constructed, with a combination of complmentary tastes and textures, and baked from scratch in true rustic style.

Prices at Cake Spade are rather reasonable for the high quality of cakes you get. Expect a slice of cake to cost an average of SGD $5 - $7, with crumbles and tarts averaging about SGD $5 or so. Portions are large for 1 person, and sharing is recommended! Still, the desserts at Cake Spade aren't overly sweet or heavy, meaning you can always squeeze in dessert here after a meal!


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The stylish New York inspired cake shop has just a handful of seats, but draws in the crowds anyway.

Cake Spade Signage



The Hummingbird Cake (SGD $5.90) slice is supposedly a healthier option here, as it's made with fruits. A fragrant, coarse banana cake packed with fresh pineapple chunks, topped with toasted dessicated coconut and a rich cream cheese frosting, all 3 layers of fruits are distinct enough to taste, yet still blend together in a sweet mouthful perfectly. Said to be among the best cakes in Singapore, the Hummingbird Cake has a bright, refreshing, summery feel, and is surprisingly good!

Hummingbird Cake 01


Hummingbird Cake 02



The Brownie Bottom Cheesecake (SGD $6.50) slice comprises a rich yet smooth textured cheesecake, sitting on a base of dense chocolate brownie. A 2-in-1 combo! Topped with chocolate shavings, chocolate powder, and whipped cream, the cheesecake is flavourful with the taste of cream cheese. The brownie base isn't an afterthought either, it holds up well eaten on its own, with a crumbly texture and a dense chocolate flavour. The magic happens when both are combined in 1 mouthful! Nice twist on 2 classic cakes!

Brownie Bottom Cheesecake 01


Brownie Bottom Cheesecake 02


Brownie Bottom Cheesecake 03



The incredibly light and easy to eat Strawberry Tofu Cheesecake (SGD $5.90) slice features a digestive biscuit base, and fresh strawberries encased in a light strawberry jelly. The texture of the tofu cheesecake is light, not too rich or sweet, and slightly firm. The strawberries have a nice balance of sweet and tart. A perfect dessert!

Strawberry Tofu Cheesecake 01


Strawberry Tofu Cheesecake 02



The pretty looking Lemon Tart (SGD $4.80) is the weakest item I had here. While I liked the slightly sour, slightly sweet, tangy and smooth texture of the lemon cream filling, the overall dessert was sorely let down by the tough, not so well baked crust. Difficult to cut through in some parts, stringy in others, the crust was terrible.

Lemon Tart 01


Lemon Tart 02


Lemon Tart 03



The Double Chocolate Brownie (SGD $3.20) is rich in chocolate taste, yet the texture is light and crumbly, not dense and heavy. I feel like someone could easily eat more than 1 of these! Staff will offer to pair it with ice cream if you choose to dine in, which I suppose makes it a full fledged dessert, but I tried it plain... And it's still very good on its own!

Double Chocolate Brownie 01


Double Chocolate Brownie 02



The Red Velvet Cheesecake (SGD $6.80) has a texture more similar to a red velvet cake than a cheesecake, being crumbly and coarse. The cake is tasty with vanilla and buttermilk, not too dense, easily consumed. I love the cream cheese frosting, which is light, and presented beautifully with swirls!

Red Velvet Cheesecake 01


Red Velvet Cheesecake 02



The Victoria Sponge Cake (SGD $5.90) is a twist on the classic British English high tea cake, the Victoria Sponge, which is usually served with raspberry jam and vanilla cream. Here, strawberries are used instead, and the sweet cream filling is sandwiched within the soft, sponge layers of the cake. A very good rendition, albeit not very traditional, more similar to an American style cake instead.

Victoria Sponge Cake 01


Victoria Sponge Cake 02






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