The Audacious Cakery at Everton Park
Sometimes I am very amused with my blog readers.
Last year, I did a review for 1 Market by Chef Wan buffet restaurant. I have readers leaving comments telling me that they have problems calling their reservation hotline and asked me to book a table for them. There is even this lady who thought I was working there, dropped me an email to book a table of 13 for their company dinner. I did a rather bad review, how is it possible that I work there?
Then, I did a review for Grin Affair, a nice quaint café in Everton Park selling cake jars. Again, I have readers emailing me to order the cake jars, especially during Christmas. Not one reader, but many! And some even gave me all their contact details and order quantity.
One Saturday, I am back at Everton Park with my friends. There are so many new cafes in this area and it feels like another Tiong Bahru. Our first stop is at The Audacious Cakery. Please ah, this is a review ah. I don’t work there hor, don’t email me to order any of their mini cakes or cupcakes ah!
Our quest started with Zacharie ($7.80), Faith ($6.80), and Strawberry Shortcake ($6.80). While Faith green tea mini cake was not bad, the other two didn’t quite work out for me. Strawberry Shortcake was too mild and lack depth of flavour. There was too much cream for me. As for Zacharie, it a light cheesecake with a mango passion fruit jelly and ginger biscuit base. Where got ginger? Cannot taste it leh! 🙁
Forest Noir ($9.80) and Chocolate Obsession ($8.80) are the only two recommendations I would give. Chocolate Obsession has 70% Valrhona dark chocolate and a chocolate crème brulee centre on a dark chocolate genoise. Forest Noir has Kirsh soaked cherries and Kirsh cream on a dark chocolate genoise. Both taste rich and thick, just that Forest Noir got alcohol.
We had Black Sesame ($3.50), Matcha ($3.50) and Lemon Raspberry ($4). The sesame cupcake is made from a blend of Japanese and Taiwan black sesame seeds, very thick and fragrant. The cake base tastes somewhat like our traditional Huat Kueh! Not a bad thing, I was just hoping it to be less oily. Kai, who is a matcha fan, likes the matcha Italian meringue buttercream served on a full-bodied match cake made with green tea from Japan. The Lemon raspberry comes with a home-made raspberry jam core on a vanilla buttermilk cake sprinkled with raspberry croqueline.
Now comes the tarts: Lemon Meringue ($5.80) and Chocolate Souffle Tart ($6.80). While the curd is rich, lemony and buttery, the tart lacks lustre. As for Chocolate Souffle Tart, I was first intrigued by it names. How does a soufflé tart taste? Apparently, the tart has been heated up before serving, hence presenting a gooey filling. Errr…Not for me.
We also had a few macaron flavours ($2.50 to $2.80) such as cream cheese passion fruit, coconut & lemongrass, lemon, intensely chocolate, salted caramel and chocolate earl grey. Coconut & lemongrass flavour was pretty refreshing. Unfortunately, the macarons shells we had that day were not crispy enough and the fillings were too stingy.
While the welcoming interior of this dessert café and the cakes’ presentation already make them half a winner, the flavours leave room for improvement.
Address: Blk 2 Everton Park #01-161
Tel: 6223 3047
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 10am to 7pm