Cake Spade – Bigger, Better, More Beautiful Space Down Tanjong Pagar
This is an update of the last write-up of Cake Spade when it first opened.
So Cake Spade has moved from Orchid Hotel to 83 Tanjong Pagar Road. A 1-2 minute walk from the previous location, this patisserie café has a much bigger space, painted in a baby pink on the exterior.
Owner Zenn Eng of Cake Spade declined a photo, again.
This is what I previously wrote: “She must think I am a stalker or something, having visited her cake shop 3 times in a week. Just to describe her, she is sweet and beautiful, with an SQ girl style of elegance. I am kind of sure people would search “Cake Spade Owner” on Google.”
In my most recent visit, she told me, “I put on weight over the last few years.” So, it was a NO for me.
I wish I had told her, ”Don’t worry, you still look good,” but instead hastily walked off with my take-away slice.
Of course it is her cakes that prompted me for a return visits. The name of her shop may remind you of an American fashion design house or MP – and is pretty catchy.
During my 1st visit, Zenn told me her best creations are in the 2nd shelf, not the top. That is where the Red Velvet ($6.20), Spiced Carrot Cake ($6.20) and Hummingbird ($6.20) are.
The Hummingbird Cake was soooooo good. I could have two of these. This moist sponge gives a feeling of bright summer Hawaii or a refreshing drink of Pina Colada, sweetened with banana pulp, pineapples and coconut.
You get traces of those three, but it was the coconut that gives this an extra zest. Top 10 cake cafes of Singapore definitely (I should come out with a list.)
The Spiced Carrot Cake was my next favourite, in between light and dense, with an addictive creamy layer of vanilla cream cheese icing.
Zenn’s repertoire is built over the years from At-Sunrice Global Chef Academy, an apprentice at Shangri-La’s pastry team, a baker at Island Creamery and years of online home delivery.
Cake Spade is also known for their OTT Milk Shakes called ‘Cake Shakes’ – Matcha Azuki, Mudslide and Vanilla shakes cost a whoopin g$14.90 or $16.90. (Cake Shakes only available on Tuesdays to Fridays from 5:30pm & Saturdays from 1:30pm)
For a Mudslide Cakeshake, you get a dark chocolate ice cream shake, arranged and topped with a small slice of chocolate cake, Oreo cookies, toasted marshmallow popcorn, drizzled with caramel sauce.
Many of the ingredients stay stuck to the side of the cup by Nutella, which functions as a ‘paste’ in this case. I am not quite a fan of these. Major sugar and calorie watch too.
Cake Spade’s proudest cake is perhaps the Strawberry Tofu Cheesecake ($6.50 per slice, $49 for whole 7”) with fresh strawberries encase in jelly with digestive biscuit crust at the bottom.
Think Jelly Hearts in cake form, with strawberry, peach and mango (seasonal) flavours.
Even my mum was a converted fan, which asked me about that cake elaborately wrapped in a brown cardboard box.
Cake Spade sells really lovely cakes, and it is really not just about the owner.
83 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore 088504 (Tanjong Pagar MRT. Note: It has moved from its original location at Orchid Hotel.)
Tel: +65 6444 3868
Opening Hours: 12:00pm – 9:30pm (Mon-Thurs), 12:00pm – 10:30pm (Fri-Sat), Close Sun)
March 28, 2017