Cakes Literally – When In Doubt, CAKE
You know, I always admire people who dare to live their dream. Because I can’t. And the older I get, my dream seems further away than before.
When I visited Cakes Literally a few weeks back, it just speaks my dream out loud. Having a cafe of my own, with an interior that is simple and nothing pretentious, serving the food I enjoy. How nice.
Guess what, owner Carissa is a self taught baker but a trained chemist. She jumped from a pharmaceutical industry to a baker, it’s really a big change. No words can describe how much admiration I have for her.
You can’t find fanciful cakes here. So it is really a test of your skills. But I am sure you won’t be disappointed. The first that caught my eyes was the Carrot Cake ($7 per slice). The cake is perfectly moist and full of citrus and spices. The thin layer of lemony cream cheese frosting is so smooth and not too sweet for me.
Chocolate lovers will never reject a Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramel Tart ($7). A French butter tart case with a layer of homemade salted caramel, Belgian dark chocolate ganache and sprinkled with maldon salt, it will be love at first bite when you taste the rich ganache, gooey caramel and buttery crust.
Cakes Literally also serves coffee using beans from Papa Palheta, so you get a good combination of cake and coffee.
Unfortunately, they will be closing their cafe on 27 July 2014 as the unit’s new co-tenant needs the entire space. But do check out their Facebook for updates!
Address: 138 Owen Road
Telephone: 6295 1545
Opening Hours: 10am – 8pm (Tue – Thurs); 10am – 9.30pm (Fri – Sat); 10am – 8pm (Sun); Closed on Mondays.