Since opening in 2009, Slappy Cakes has become one of the most popular breakfast spots in Portland by offering a one-of-a-kind dining experience in a fun and interactive setting. Slappy Cakes has been featured nationally on The Cooking Channel, Rachael Ray, Women's Day Magazine, and was awarded the title of "America's Best" by Food Network as one of America's top ten destinations.
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You can Do this at Home
If those pancake art videos going around lately have made you want to try your hand at creating edible art too, you can do so at Slappy Cakes. Their batter comes in nozzle bottles, making it easy to control, and there are sweet and savoury toppings to choose from.
However, after the initial excitement wears off, you’ll realise that this is something you can do at home at the fraction of the price. It’s not like there was anything spectacular about the batter; the chocolate one barely had a chocolate-y taste. Toppings are given quite minimally in tiny cups. I had to resist the urge to run to a nearby supermarket to buy my own fruits and chocolate chips to add flavour to my pancakes.
Parents with young energetic kids who want to play with their food might still find this eatery worth patronising, since they won’t have to deal with cleaning up the big mess afterwards.
Slappy Cakes is indeed fun, interactive but delicious at the same time! Brought my niece to Slappy Cakes for lunch at Sentosa and she loved it!
We chose a bottle of buttermilk batter and a bottle of chocolate batter. There were other interesting ones like peanut butter and zucchini which we didn't dare to try. Each bottle costs $8 and it isn't a huge bottle. We didn't want to order a bottle only to realise that we don't like it. Hence, buttermilk and chocolate were a safer bet. We also ordered some savoury and sweet toppings like bananas, bacon bits, berries, cheese and mushroom. We were also given utensils and a hot plate in front of us so that we can cook our own pancakes! With the size, toppings, shapes, etc all suited to our own liking. If I'm not wrong, they offered free flow maple syrup and butter as well.
The pancake batter came in a squeeze bottle so ti was easy to spread the batter out on the hot plate. My niece had a good time being an artist, drawing smiley faces, cartoon characters, etc. Taste wise, it was alright I guess. But it was the novelty of making our own pancakes that lured the child in us out. There were photos of pancake drawings that some customers did. Some were really impressive as they played around with the different coloured batters to draw the outlines.
Overall, it was a fun experience making our own pancakes and without having to wash or clear up. Perfect for families with young kids to keep them occupied during meal times.
DIY your own pancakes (Just eating it is too mainstream)
I really love this new and unique concept of drawing your own pancakes and then eating it!
It really brings the dining experience to a whole new level! Not only is it perfect for family outings with kids, but it can also be a fun and interesting session with a group of friends where you can share your talent and drawing ideas on the dining stove.
At Slappy Cakes, you can order from 5 different pancakes batter flavours - Buttermilk, whole grain, peanut butter, chocolate, zucchini for $8 each! It would be perfect for groups of 4 or more as you get to try out different flavours.
We ordered Buttermilk (The essential one for pancake), Chocolate (for the colours), and Peanut butter.
Although the pancakes were not super fantastic, I think that the creative concept compensated for the quality. But I feel that it could have been a much better experience if the pancake colour choices can be expanded and provide us with a variety of colours - perhaps pink for Strawberry flavour, green for Pandan, etc etc. After all, the colours were only limited to beige and brown, which could add up to a rather dull image if not for the toppings added.
I am quite satisfied with the topping choices given which ranged from sweet to savoury and included my favourite ones like Strawberries, nuts, whip cream, and more. Savoury bits include bacon bits, cheddar cheese, roasted mushroom as well! You will definitely be spoilt for choice! And toppings start from $1.50 only.
Overall, I enjoyed myself to the fullest and I can't wait to be back for more! Surprisingly, not mainly for the food but the FUN!
Seriously Playing With Food
This American born franchise is known for it varied pancake flavours, and letting diners create and cook their own pancakes, bringing a fun and playful element to the dining experience.
Ambience at Slappy Cakes is modern casual, with colours of white, black, wood and yellow complementing each other. The floor space is thoughtfully laid out, offering a good view of the semi open kitchen. Quirky pictures are grouped along the wall, drawing the eye to its focal points.
Service at Slappy Cakes is decent. Staff are friendly, but my experience was slightly marred when they forgot an order. However, they are able to offer advice on how to cook the pancakes, which is essential seeing as diners will have to eat their own creations.
Slappy Cakes offers 5 different flavour pancake batters, and up to 32 varieties of toppings, both sweet and savoury. And because you get to cook your own designs, I find it incredibly fun to dine here. Prices are decent, with each batter costing SGD $8.50, served in a 230 milliliter bottle. This makes approximately 6 mid-sized round pancakes. Slappy Cakes also offers an all-day brunch menu.
With 32 varieties of pancake toppings, there is a lot of different combinations you can try. Pancake toppings are usually diced to make it easier to spread. Or you could simply eat them on its own.
Unlike the pancake toppings, an add-on to a main dish is served whole. I loved the well grilled ham and pork sausage, which go well with either bread or potatoes.
The Peanut Butter Batter has a slightly fragrant peanut aroma, and a slight nutty taste. However, it's not too obvious after being cooked through into a Peanut Butter Pancake.
Loved the Mushroom Scramble, which features juicy mushrooms cooked into scrambled eggs, infusing it with an earthy aroma. Complements with perfectly roasted potatoes and toasted bread, though I think it's slightly too much starch for a dish.