(Closed) Kisses Bakery – Keep Calm and Have a Cupcake
August 08, 2013
My soul has had enough chicken soup, now it wants cupcakes. But not all cupcakes are equal. Some melt in your mouth; others dry you out. Some fill you up; others leave you wanting more. What is it about the cupcake that has captured the hearts and stomachs of so many around the globe? Perhaps it’s the frosting, maybe its the moist spongy cake, or the entire package as a whole – sweet and confident.
With more cupcake parlours opening up in Singapore, it is obvious that Singaporeans are susceptible to the charms of sexy cupcakes. Just a month ago, Tiong Bahru welcomes a pretty cupcake parlour – Kisses bakery.
Phil, Wendy and Wanting took over a 60-year-old Chinese provision shop called “Hup Seng” when its owner retired. The cupcake parlour is now in soft pink, with a touch of old charm from the former shop’s vintage signage, old school cupboard and folded door.
Wendy and Wanting who were self taught bakers who start experimenting during their university days in Australia. Together with their classmate Phil, they set up this lovely cupcake parlour! Coincidentally, Phil happens to be my friend’s friend! I was just having lunch with Jeanne last and she was telling me that her friend Phil has set up a cupcake parlour in Tiong Bahru. I nearly got choked by my sandwich because I was going to check out the same cupcake parlour too! Such a small world yeah~
Anyway, the trio was inspired by the cupcake parlours in Melbourne, so they came up with some swiss flavour combination on top of the usual suspects. These include Rosé caramel which has a vanilla cake base with salted caramel core, rose buttercream and salted caramel buttercream.
Some unique asian flavours include the Kaya cupcake which my Grandpa loves very much. Pandan-infused coconut cake based with a kaya cream cheese frosting and kaya swirl – yummy!
Chocolate lovers can try something more unique – White chocolate raspberry cupcake with vanilla cake studded with white chocolate chip and a fresh raspberry topped with raspberry cream cheese frosting and white chocolate curls. You can expect about 10 flavours from them everyday.
If you prefer the classics, of course there is Red velvet Cupcake, Chocolate chocolate Cupcake, Salted caramel Cupcake, Mocha chocolate cupcake etc.
You can’t exactly watch your calorie when you eat a cupcake. But well, you got to find something that is worth your calorie, right?
I love their meltingly smooth and subtly flavoured buttercream, it’s not too heavy for my palette. Rose buttercream is the first cupcake I tried and that is my favourite cupcake. Their cupcake base may not be the lightest but it is good enough for me.
I am happy to know that they are sold out almost everyday, despite being a totally new kid in the neighbourhood. Many office ladies nearby will always go and grab a cupcake or two after their lunch breaks. Hence if you want to have your favourite flavour, be sure to visit them early!
Each cupcake here costs $3.50, box of 6 costs $20, box of 12 costs $39. All the cupcakes are at the same price. Pastries and other cakes are in the pipeline.
Address: 55 Tiong Bahru Road #01-02
Tel: +65 65367470
Opening hours: Tuesdays – Sundays 11 am – 7 pm
Follow on instagram/facebook/twitter: @kissesbakerySG