Out of the Cake Box – Cakes inspired by our local palates
Owners, bakers and good friends, Dana and Yuzhong, first met at a baking school. Two years ago, they decided to open up Out of the Cake Box café to start selling their cakes. They set up this unpretentious place in an old-school neighbourhood with the ultimate aim of wanting to win people over with their cakes. Tucked in a cozy little shop-house with charming mosaic floor tiles straight from the 1970s, It’s hard not to fall in love with this place.
What truly attracted us to Out of the Cake Box is their specially curated cake selection. Having earned their pastry diplomas in Singapore and being locally trained, both Dana and Yuzhong love marrying local and seasonal produce with classic techniques. Dana explained that there’s always the ‘80s kid in them so several of their cakes are inspired by the sweets, kueh and desserts they have eaten while growing up.
So, this brings us to the Chendol Fudge ($5.50). Gula Melaka sponge cake is layered alternately with coconut-Gula Melaka fudge, with classic Chendol fillings such as red bean and strips of green rice flour jellies. We were really amazed by the taste and texture. It’s creamy and fluffy and we enjoyed the chendol flavour that has been strongly brought out. It has a natural sweetness that wasn’t too overwhelming.
Fans of classic Burbur Cha Cha, you can now rejoice as there’s a cake version! The B.B.C.C. ($5.50) is made up of purple sweet potato mousse deliciously smacked between two crunchy ice cream wafers. The usual tapioca jelly is chewy and stretchy in its texture but here, you get the colourful agar-agar kind of jelly, which complements the smooth and light mousse very well.
There is also the Takoh Belle ($6.50), consisting of baked pandan cheesecake with a layer of sweet corn mousse and coconut custard and topped with a sweet jelly and sweet corns. There’s a good balance of saltiness and sweetness. The saltiness hits first, before its sweet aftertaste that lingers for awhile.
While on a trip to Bangkok last month, Dana ate a lot of riceberry, a new variety of organic wild rice that was recently developed in Thailand and this gave her a couple of crazy ideas! Look forward to more exciting Asian flavours such as their Mango Sticky Rice Cake, Orh-Bee-Gud and many more. Out of the Cake Box will be opening up two more new outlets at The Adelphi in October and at Tampines Hub in November so you won’t have to travel all the way to Telok Blangah for your cake fix anymore.
MissTamChiak.com made anonymous visit and paid its own meal at the stall featured here.
Out of the Cake Box
Address: #01-173, Blk 45, Telok Blangah Drive, Singapore 100045
Phone: 6271 1975
Email Address: [email protected]
Opening Hours: Tue-Fri 12pm to 8.30pm. Sat 12pm to 9pm. Sun&PH 10am to 5pm. Closed on Mondays.