A one-stop dessert store that serves a variety of cakes made from scratch.
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Travelling an hour one hot afternoon just to try Cake Spade’s highly-raved cake shakes, I walked away in disappointment upon discovering that those are only served after 5pm. On my second attempt, I walked away again, because cake shakes aren’t served on Mondays. Double bummer! “It says so on our Facebook page,” the cashier remarked in an arrogant tone.
Third time lucky, I managed to order the Rodeo Cakeshake ($16.90) I’d waited so long for. Turns out it wasn’t worth all that trouble. The milkshake itself had a substantial texture and went well with its torched marshmallow and chocolate toppings, but the red velvet cake was dry and didn’t taste fresh. What’s a cake shake without good cake?
Don’t expect similarities in size to the famous Black Tap cake shakes in New York. But if the giant ones that took the internet by storm aren’t going to be accessible to you anytime soon, this is a homegrown alternative that’s good for sharing between two and would serve your Instagram feed well.
At the back of Orchid Hotel hides this beautiful cake store. If I could, I would have bought every pastry the store has and consumed it on my own (yes, it's that good). Cake spade's like a hidden gem, it's a small store that only has 4~6 seats indoor.
Cake Spade's the place to fix your dessert craving if you don't have a sweet tooth. That's why I love it, there's so much flavour to the cake that don't have to make sweetness a priority.
Their signature cake would be the Strawberry Tofu Cheesecake. It's not too sweet, and the texture of the cake melts the moment you put it in your mouth. The combination of strawberries and cheese will produce a memorable flavour in your mouth.
One of the best dessert combinations to have is banana and dark chocolate. I've always dreamed of these the two combinations in a dessert, but I've never found anywhere with it because usually either one of flavour overwhelms the other. But Cake Spade makes a perfectly good banana chocolate cake, with their sliced banana between a thick layer of chocolate mousse in the middle of the moist chocolate cake.
Cake Spade's the place I would head to just to be alone and have my work done at. But because Tanjong Pagar area is known for office buildings, avoid the place during the peak hour otherwise the crowd may be overwhelming.
I've always heard that Cake Spade sells amazing cakes, but no one told me how good their other dessert are as well! I specially made a trip down here for tea and I've got to say its worth the trip down.
I had intended to get their Spized Carrot which looked amazing, but my friend and I got distracted by their crumbles and molten lava cake. And so, instead of getting cake, we ordered their Nutella Fudge Crumble with Ice Cream and one molten lava cake. We didn't regret it. It's not easy to find a plasant molten lava cake and theirs was good - soft, moist, and filled with lava to every inch. Their Nutella Fudge Crumble was beyond expectations as well, and topped with ice cream, it was a great combination. I loved the biscuit base.
The only lament I have is that the place is pretty small and if you want air conditioning, there are only 3 small tables available in the shop. Also, they don't have a self service water station so if you don't wanna buy a drink, bring your own bottles along - don't underestimate how thirsty you can get after having dessert.
If you love American dessert, Cake Spade is definitely worth a trip down.
I used to work at Tanjong Pagar and would walk past Cake Spade almost every day. A cozy shop tucked away at the first floor of Orchid Hotel, Cake Spade is almost always packed in the evening. It only has 5 - 6 tables and you will probably find yourself rubbing shoulders with the other customers.
The Strawberry Tofu Cheesecake was without a doubt, the highlight there. It is of little wonder that this is their best-selling cake there and it gets sold out by 8pm. The first time I ordered it, I was extremely fascinated at how 'bouncy' the cake is, like "WHAT IS THIS SORCERY?!" Nevertheless it was deliciously refreshing and I like how light the cheese layer is, melting in your mouth almost instantaneously. It goes very well with the digestive crust base and the top jelly-like portion.
My friend had the Spiced Carrot Cake which he liked very much. I'm never a fan of carrot cakes but this was alright for me.
Definitely worth a try!
A wordplay on the brand "Kate Spade" so I am sure many females can relate to this cake shop. The shop is pretty small so it has limited seating but when I was there on a weekday evening, there weren't much people around so I had no problem finding seats for my friend and I. We were quite filled from our main meal so we only got one cake to share. We asked the friendly staff for recommendations and she recommended the strawberry tofu cheesecake to us. The first time I had tofu cheesecake was at Sun with Moon at Wheelock and I did enjoy it very much so I decided to go ahead with the one here at Cake Spade. What's more it's strawberry flavored and I am a strawberry-over-chocolate kinda person, matcha still tops my list though heh so I hope they can come out with a matcha tofu cheesecake or something.
Onto the cheesecake, the tofu cheesecake is really delicate to the palate and tasted light and refreshing. Don't worry, it doesn't taste like actual tofu, tau kwa or anything like that hahaha (that was my worry when I was pondering over whether to order the tofu cheesecake at Sun with Moon). The cake is silky smooth and melts in your mouth.. a good alternative to spongey cakes at times. The strawberry added that sweetness to the otherwise plain tofu cheesecake portion if its eaten on its own.You know how some places have cakes with graham bases so hard you struggle to get the perfect amount of graham to go with the cake? The graham base here was done just right and is easy to get on your dessert fork. I enjoyed the cake here more than the one at Sun with Moon!
Anyway, this shop is located at the same area as ramen keisuke tonkotsu king (just walk straight, turn right) so it's a great place for some desserts after your ramen meal!
Located along some shophouses, it took my friends and I some navigating to finally reach the shop. It occupies a relatively small shop area, so it can't be classified as a cafe, but rather, a miniature shop with minimal but modern furnishing. At best, it can occupy 4 groups of people. I guess we were lucky to be able to snap a seat for 4!
We ordered Strawberry Tofu Cheesecake, Dark Choc Banana cake and Nutella Fudge Crumble. The slices of cake were served on unique plates that make the cakes look photogenic! It's hard to resist not snapping a picture of the attractive cakes.
I especially like the biscuit crunch at the base of the cheesecake. The banana cake tasted too rich for my liking. Their specialty is the Red Velvet cake, which we gave a miss this time round. Feeling unfulfilled, we ordered the Nutella Fudge Crumble, which was gone within seconds into our ravenous tummies.
A must-go for those looking to satisfy their sweet cravings!
On a side note, there was excellent service while we were there, being served by 2 young ladies, who even offered to help take pictures for us.
I was reading a review from danielfooddiary about how awesome the cakes were, and he also made a side comment on how pretty the owner Zenn is. I'm pretty sure he has a crush on her or something, from the way he describes her (hahaha), but yeah, it's true, she is!
And her cakes are don't just look pretty as well, they taste reallyyyyy good. It was the end of a very busy week for me, so I was deciding which 2 choices I should do a takeaway for to end the week with an awesome note. It was difficult. They had lemon tarts, nutella fudge crumbles (i know you're drooling already), various cupcakes and a whole range of decadent looking cake slices all beckoning you to pick them. Their best cakes are apparently the hummingbird cake (chopped and smashed pecans, pineapples, bananas), the strawberry tofu cheesecake and the spiced carrot cake. Decided to settle on something safer since I didn't know if my siblings would like the hummingbird cake, so I got the latter 2!
Both cakes were totally approved by my family, and even my mum said the cheesecake was good. Even though I usually prefer carrot cakes to cheesecakes, this strawberry tofu one won hands down. The flavor was much lighter because of the tofu (which meant lesser cheese used), the cake felt less "gelat" even compared to the carrot cake lathered with cream cheese frosting.
Would totally get the strawberry tofu cheesecake again anytime!