Happy Sunday to all!
Got back abit of my blogging mojo teehee so I wanted to do a short entry before the feeling dies haha. It’s been a pretty mundane past couple of weeks, work work, some events, meeting YZ when he’s not busy at work and all that. I’ve been feeling a bit down in the doldrums recently (blogged on Dayre, but perhaps I’ll post my entries up here later) so a nice Friday date with YZ was exactly what I needed to cheer up!
YZ’s been mad busy with work, which is good, cos he’s in real estate and if you’re not busy, your business probably won’t be in very good shape for that month.. I had to make an appointment with him and remind him to put it down in his schedule!
The kind folks at The Audacious Cakery invited us over for a tasting session, and I was pretty excited for some yummy cakes! Diet’s on hold for now haha until CNY feasting is over 😛
The Audacious Bakery isn’t located near my hood but the location is pretty central, it’s a less than 10 minutes walk away from Outram Park MRT, in the cosy and quaint estate of Everton Park.
Don’t be surprised to see such a hipster cake cafe right on the ground floor of Blk 2 Everton Park, there are even other hipster cafes too like The Provision Shop a few doors down! Common Man Coffee Roasters and Grin Affair are nearby too!
The Audacious Cakery is very small and with a clean, minimal interior decor. It only sits perhaps 8-10 seats inside the cafe, and another 4 outside, so it is not for large group gatherings! Best for intimate sessions of perhaps 2-4 people.
The huge display was very enticing once we stepped into the place, with rows and rows of pretty cakes!
I love this quote on the wall 🙂
There are cakes, tarts, and also cupcakes available at The Audacious Cakery.
Couldn’t resist snapping away haha you know pretty desserts always look so mouth-wateringly good!
Psst. Spot my blue and pink lash extensions? Got them done at Graceous, especially for CNY!
With my dear! So hard to date him out. He’s always rushing off to make long phone calls or head for work appointments in the middle of our dates! Good thing I’m a very understanding partner 😛
I also asked Jess along for the tasting session, and together with Nic (who was handling the PR and marketing for Audacious Cakery) we practically ordered every single item on the menu to try!
Like I mentioned on Dayre, make sure your food presentation is Instagram-worthy, and that’s half the battle won! Lol. The power of social media nowadays. Everyone loves a pretty photo of food! The Audacious Cakery certainly scores full points on presentation.
A couple of shots before we tucked into all those yummy and pretty cakes!
We tried SOOO many cakes that I can tell you exactly which are my recommended favourites out of everything!!! I’m sorry I don’t have “solo” shots of these champions, but they definitely won’t be easy to miss when you are at the shop!
Lemon Meringue Tart $5.80
Luscious tangy lemon tart made with French churned butter on a biscuit base
This was pure addictive stuff! A very tart and sour lemon filling (it was a little sweet for me but was thankfully balanced out by the sourness) with a buttery and crunchy biscuit base! The biscuit base is quite hard, not the soft crumbly type, and complemented the lemon filling perfectly. My favourite out of everything!
Strawberry Shortcake $6.80
Made with fluffy white sponge, layered with succulent strawberries and luscious vanilla cream
You can’t go wrong with strawberries really! It’s light, easy on the palate, and deliciously fluffy! I wouldn’t mind having a little more sponge cake in this one but it was very yummy.
Valrhona chocolate mousse infused with Gentleman Earl Grey leaves with feulletine base
For the chocolate lovers! The first taste of this cake is intense, rich, and chocolatey, and I’m certain that the chocolate lovers would be delighted with this. Personally, I found it very rich and a couple forkfuls of this was sufficient to give me my dose of chocolateyness. Recommended for sharing!
Japanese green tea and fragrant black sesame mousse on a green tea sponge
There was mixed opinions on this, but most of us really liked the combination of matcha together with sesame, the texture and flavour wasn’t too heavy but just right! I liked it that it wasn’t too sweet either.
Matcha Cupcake $3.50
Green tea cupcake with matcha butter cream dusted with green tea powder and white chocolate curls
The Matcha cupcake seemed rather unassuming at first but its taste really grows on you! It had a smooth matcha flavour with no bitter aftertaste, and the texture of the cupcake was crumbly and soft at the same time. Good stuff!
Aside from cakes, The Audacious Bakery also serves a pretty decent coffee, and offers tea from TWG to complement their cakes! A cup of nice hot tea really washed the cakes down nicely.
I enjoyed the cakes so much, I had to take-away some for my girls at work and in the office! 🙂
A very content Friday afternoon! 😀 It’s been some time since we properly went out on a “date”!
The Audacious Cakery
Blk 2 Everton Park
Singapore, Singapore 081002
(5- 8 mins walk from Outram Park MRT Station)
Operating Hours 8:00PM to 7:00PM
I had to take this outfit shot right on the doorstep of my dear friend, who grew up a hipster in the shophouses of Everton Park! Really very cool. I wish my front door looked as nice as this!
And now, it’s just five days to go to CNY! I’m looking forward to and dreading CNY at the same time. Looking forward to feasting away and steamboating everyday, not looking forward to meeting unfamiliar relatives, gaining weight, and having a dilemma over dressing up for the season. SIGH!
Well once CNY is over, I can maybe concentrate properly on the losing weight bit :X I’m quite stressed about losing weight in time for the wedding seriously! 🙁 Not gonna think so much about it for now, meh.
Also, one last TheVelvetDolls collection to chiong for this week, with self-collection on Wednesday! Jiayou jiayou!!!