Swirls Bake Shop
We love cupcakes! We are an all-American gourmet cupcake bakery based in Singapore. Swirls started off with the belief we can spread joy to people through what we love the most in life - baking cupcakes. It was that belief that triggered an expedition across the oceans, spanning from the East to West Coast of America, to the cobblestoned streets of Europe - all in search of the perfect gourmet cupcake recipes to bring home to Singapore to share with you. We are here to make your day. To allow you to feel really, really good. To see the brighter side of things. To let you bite into one of our moist, divine cupcakes with sumptuous frosting & delicious toppings. To serve cupcakes that are fit for stars! Our mission is simple: to make the best cupcakes that you have ever tasted. Aside from bringing you happiness through our baked goods such as layer cakes, brownies & cookies, Swirls cupcakes are helping the world we live in by donating to charities around the world! One cupcake at a time, we are baking our world a better place.
The vanilla-based cake itself was hard, bland, heavy and had a raw flour taste. It tasted somewhat like a hard "huat kueh" and like one of my failed baking attempts. I don't know how they manage to get by with selling cakes like this.. The one I tried had loads of m&ms on the icing and because there's so much icing and so much m&ms, it became way tooo sweet to be eaten whole. I had to give up after taking two mouthfuls because I was having more icing/m&ms than the cake itself since the cake is so hard I couldn't bite into it nicely. The slightly better ones are the chocolate flavored cupcakes, I guess you can never go wrong with chocolate? Still loads of room for improvement though but it's better than the vanilla-based one. At least the chocolate flavor was intense. Again, too much icing and the huge size of it makes it hard to finish. I don't recommend anyone to buy cupcakes from here. If you're looking for good cupcakes, do try out Plain Vanilla instead!
The only problem for me is that it's pretty difficult to get to if you don't drive and you'll need to take a bus from Clarke Quay MRT station and walk a little before reaching the shop! Still, worth checking it out and trying their cupcakes!
The shop is tiny, but the staff are extremely friendly and hospitable, inviting you to take a seat after ordering your cupcakes and even serving you water while waiting! 'Nuts About You' was a cupcake I chose and felt extreme bliss whilst eating. The thick and creamy peanut butter frosting atop a chocolate cupcake base sent me into cupcake euphoria. Their Red Velvet cupcake is definitely a must-try as well.
There are also tables and chairs outside the store for you to relax and people watch along Robertson Quay while munching on your cupcakes. With each cupcake retailing at around 4 dollars, Swirls is a place for you cupcake lovers out there!