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Best tasting Cakes in Singapore ?

Postby tina1980 » Thu, 19 May 2011 10:34 am

Where can you find the best tasting cakes in singapore ?

I'm always on the hunt for the yummy cakes and the ones I have eaten in Europe are way way better than the ones found in the stores here. The only way I can explain the taste is to say that the ones found here seem to have a local home grown taste (more salt/more lard -cant really pin it down) .Given there are a few better tasting ones from Rive gauche but which ones have you discovered to be the best ?
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Postby QRM » Thu, 19 May 2011 12:07 pm

Hilton Cake shop, but you have to be picky, some are good ( cheese cake, carrot cake,) but other are awful.

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Postby Mary Hatch Bailey » Thu, 19 May 2011 3:02 pm

da Paolo :wink:

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Postby Vee » Sun, 22 May 2011 6:29 pm

PS Cafe mmm...

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Postby aargon » Sun, 22 May 2011 9:42 pm

Which shops in Singapore actually use fresh cream in their cakes? cant seem to find any..... :(
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Postby ksl » Sun, 22 May 2011 10:27 pm

? That's a good one!

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Postby JR8 » Mon, 23 May 2011 1:10 am

Good question. Retail outlets seems to use WAY too much sugar. Crap oil or shortening, not butter. That revolting plastic fondant icing, rather than simple basic icing (I've never used icing anyway, i have no need to gild my cherry ;)). The ingredients are just rubbish (chocolate just doesn't taste of chocolate at all). Dayglo food colouring.

Yukh! SGn cakes tend to be revolting for me, and I will not, cannot, eat them.

Best cakes are home made IMO. So simple, and leagues better. The other pleasure lies in baking quality cakes and sharing with friends and family, and blowing them away. They're used to junk, so it is not that hard to do... :)

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Postby nakatago » Mon, 23 May 2011 10:09 am

JR8 wrote:Good question. Retail outlets seems to use WAY too much sugar. Crap oil or shortening, not butter. That revolting plastic fondant icing, rather than simple basic icing (I've never used icing anyway, i have no need to gild my cherry ;)). The ingredients are just rubbish (chocolate just doesn't taste of chocolate at all). Dayglo food colouring.

Yukh! SGn cakes tend to be revolting for me, and I will not, cannot, eat them.

Best cakes are home made IMO. So simple, and leagues better. The other pleasure lies in baking quality cakes and sharing with friends and family, and blowing them away. They're used to junk, so it is not that hard to do... :)


+1; ditto for local ice cream brands.

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Postby blackbeard » Mon, 23 May 2011 9:21 pm

I think the Cedele cakes are quite alright :)

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Postby Vee » Mon, 23 May 2011 10:13 pm

Check out Bakerszin and 1-Caramel too :)

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Postby JR8 » Mon, 23 May 2011 10:23 pm

Nah....

I going to do a lemon drizzle cake tonight. Mmmmm... unbeatable... :wink:

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Postby tina1980 » Tue, 24 May 2011 9:25 am

Looks Yummy ! Can I talk you into giving me the recipe :) :wink:

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Postby trumpet » Tue, 24 May 2011 9:37 am

blackbeard wrote:I think the Cedele cakes are quite alright :)


Me Too!!! yummy :D

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Postby JR8 » Tue, 24 May 2011 4:01 pm

No problem. It was one that came up from a Google search, with the ingredients in metric rather than cups/sticks etc which I prefer.

http://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/othe ... izzle-cake

If you read the comments below the recipe you'll see a few people had problems getting it to rise, so as a precaution I added 1/2tspn of baking powder to the self-raising flour.

Also:
I couldn't get poppy seeds, shame really as they look nice.
I baked it at 170c/fan, that was a tiny bit too much, should have stuck to 180/conventional as per the recipe.
I only made half the stated quantity of syrup and that seemed fine.
The icing looked rather watery so I added more sugar (maybe 350gms total), end result was the cake above is well over-iced :)

Have fun!

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Postby QRM » Tue, 24 May 2011 6:21 pm

Try his fluffy pancakes alot of effort but well worth it ! I heard poopy seeds are banned in Singapore or is that another urban myth, like the government wanted to sterilise all uneducated women?


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