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Emicakes is a cakery that prides itself as the No.1 Singapore Durian Cake Maker. They offer customers healthy choices of cakes - 30% lower in cholesterol and fortified milk protein as ingredient. They have 11 cakery branches and available for online orders.
I think their durian cakes are good, though. The durian flavour lingers but not too strongly to the point it feels fake or too creamy and it's a really unique line of cakes that they are selling.
Their cupcakes are disappointing. Most of them taste as though they've been kept for weeks and are oily. More often than not, the cupcakes spill over their cup and you can see the grease trapped within the covering.
Personally, I love their cakes a lot, specifically their mousse cakes. They come in assorted flavours but for me, I usually choose the chocolate or oreo flavour. It is presentable in a small cup with a rounded cover with a small dash of cream with a gummy bear or small cookie on top. The first layer treats you to a rich mousse that is rich and creamy. Going lower, you’ll get to taste the soft sponge cake. For the oreo flavour, you will also be in for a small layer of oreo crumbs which I enjoy mixing with the vanilla mousse.
Price wise, I have no complaints. It is under three dollars for that small cake but to me, it is acceptable. For those who are unsure of what personal birthday cake to get your family member or friend, just getting this cake will be a great idea, be it presentation or budget wise.
I am also aware that they sell pancakes or crepes which they make on the spot, but have not tried them out yet, but my friends love them.
I used to be quite a big fan of their cakes, and my family would buy their cakes for birthdays and special occasions. Their Oreo Cheesecake was delicious - note: was, not is. Now, the Oreo Cheesecake should be renamed Oreo Creamcake; it tastes nothing like a cheesecake. The only thing I can taste is cream, combined with an overwhelming taste of cheese, that makes the cake so difficult to even swallow. It is nowhere near as delectable as it used to be.
Their only salvation is their durian cake, which is still passable, although there is more cream than durian.
The branch at Downtown East (I'm not sure if other branches has it too) has a small mini teppanyaki like counter where they freshly make their pancakes. The pancake by itself has a soft feel and gives off a pandan aroma which I liked. In fact, my cousin has tried purchasing only the pancakes for she doesn't like durians and that tells a lot on the taste of the pancake itself.
The durian feeling is actually made from the durian meat itself, frozen in white plastic buckets. It tastes exactly like durian after being placed in the fridge, except that they are seedless now. The cold durian filling being wrapped in the freshly made pancake is a heavenly match and cost only $1.60 each, with 1 free for every 5 purchased.
I've also tried the strawberry pancake once before out of curiosity ($1.30) and although it was using the same pancake, the filling was a total let-down. It feels like strawberry jam more than anything.
If Emicakes does sell its durian pancakes once again, I would highly recommend anyone to give it a try.
Their cakes and pastries have a limited shelf life, so be sure to consume it within 3 days and keep if frozen - which is definitely one of the best ways to consume their cakes because the durian pulp freezes and it becomes like ice cream, so imagine, Durian Cake Icecream - to die for! It's also considerably healthier as they claim to have lower cholesterol compared to other cakes from different cake shops.
They do sell other flavours as well, but Emicakes have been widely known for their durian cakes. If only Emicakes had a cafe like interior, it'd be awesome as I would spend the whole day sitting around, trying their minicakes and puffs.
They also have cute mini cakes fitted in cups with many different flavours! They're so cute, they're irresistible and the variety of flavours is fun to try too! These cakes are great to order for parties as dessert. I think the guests are bound to be impressed but it's probably much more suitable for those with a mega sweet tooth!
Despite specializing in durian cakes, I usually buy the durian puffs or pastries as they serve as great finger food for parties, occasions or even as snacks. However, if you are looking for a cake for a celebration, Emicakes durian cakes will be the perfect solution, especially if you are a fan of durians!
A bonus point is that they serve halal food! As I have close Muslim friends, we would often buy from emicakes if we were having a celebration or party that involves us ordering a cake.
I am not sure about their other cakes but after this episode, I might stay away from Emicakes for awhile.
My friends and I often buy each other such mini cakes from Emicakes for birthday celebrations, as the cakes are so tiny that they are easy to hide in bags, and we can simply fish out the cakes at any instance to surprise each other with these sweet treats.
One of my favourite cakes would be the oreamisu. Sweet and creamy, yet not overpoweringly so, it's definitely a must-try!
However, the cream in some of these cakes doesn't exactly taste nice when warm, so try not to keep the cakes unrefrigerated for too long, or the cream might be a little unpleasant on the tongue.
Overall, a lovely cake shop!