Maple & Market – Relaunched and Revamped at Marine Parade Central
Relaunching at Marine Parade Central, Maple & Market now serves, not only delicious cakes that they are renowned for, but also waffles and ice cream from ice cream shop Bing Qi Lin.
Maple & Market, founded in 2013 and previously owned by Sarah Khaw, is now run by Bing Qi Lin owner Stanley Seow. Taking over the operations, Stanley decided to revamp the menu by offering more sweet treats, and now sells the best of both cakes and ice cream at this new outlet.
As Maple & Market continue to serve up their best-selling cakes: local-inspired Gula Melaka Sponge Cake with Kaya Cream Cheese Frosting, the delicate Rose Cake with Raspberry Frosting, and their outstanding Maple Bacon cupcakes; they also added new cakes such as Red Velvet Speculoos, Victoria Sponge and Taro Velvet to their menu.
Their Red Velvet Speculoos cake is slightly different from your usual Red Velvet cake. As stated in its name, Speculoos are used and it enhances the cake with caramelized and gingerbread-like flavor.
Victoria Sponge comprises of 3 layers of sponge cake, sandwiching cream and strawberries between each layer. This simple, yet pleasant cake has mild sweetness; great choice for those who prefer cakes that are not too sweet.
For taro lovers out there, be sure to try their new Taro Velvet. The cake is rich in taro flavor, as yam is used in its sponge; which goes well with their smooth cream cheese frosting, spread between each layers.
In addition to the cakes, you can now try the signature offering from Maple & Market – their waffles! These heavenly treats are crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. More importantly, they are freshly prepared upon order, thus it always comes piping hot. These waffles could be topped with either, Bananas and Walnuts tossed in Caramel ($9), mouth-watering Maple Bacon, or scoops of Bing Qi Lin’s homemade ice cream. There are 10 flavors of ice cream at the store and they are rotated frequently – their best-sellers include Dutch Chocolate, Sea Salt Toffee, Oreo Cheesecake, Baileys® Original Irish Cream and Milk & Honey.
Owner and ice cream maker, Stanley Seow takes pride in providing smooth and rich ice cream. He personally ensures that the best ingredients are used to produce ice cream with the best textures and strongest flavors, yet with less than half the fat content as compared to store-bought ice cream. So ladies, don’t worry about getting fat! As stated in their store, “Count the Memories, not the Calories!”
Maple & Market
Address: 81 Marine Parade Central #01-644 S440081
Tel: 8399 2139
Opening hours: Tues ~ Sun: 12pm to 10pm (Closed on Mondays)
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