[Updated] Read about Cake Spade’s new space at Tanjong Pagar.
[Original Post] Cake Spade calls its over the top milk shakes ‘Cakeshakes™’, complete with the trademark. If you are wondering what on earth is going on with these epic-looking milkshakes piled with ingredients of all kinds, they are the current trendy food on social media.
These milkshakes started (surprise, surprise) at Canberra Australia, when the owner of café Patissez wanted to created something instagrammable and photo-worthy. It obviously worked.
Cake Spade offerings – Matcha Azuki, Mudslide and Vanilla shakes cost a whooping $16.90. (For comparisons, an Australian version cost about AUD$9.50.)
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 a fan of Cake Spade’s cakes. Their Hummingbird, Carrot Cake, Tofu Cheese cake and Red Velvet cakes are decent.
The Unicorn Cake Shake topped with cotton candy looked like Marge Simpson had a dramatic hair job. The overall combination I thought was too one-dimension-ally sweet, and needed something to balance it off.
The Matcha Azuki was a better tasting shake. But other than the matcha goma cake, I couldn’t help thinking that the others are just rather ‘economical’ ingredients.
The shake itself was thin, while the rest of the components didn’t gel together well.
I can understand why the high price for each cup. The most expensive ‘ingredient’ is probably labour cost. Time is needed to neat-fully stack up everything without them toppling into or out of the mug. Therefore, the wait for each mug can be long too.
This is only my sense: Milk shakes work well in Australia because their dairy products are fresh and tasty. There is this quality creaminess that elevates the quality of their ice creams and related desserts.
In Singapore, these over-the-top milk shakes WILL appear on your Instagram feeds as they become more fashionable to drink, but the likelihood or them coming and going fast is high too.
Doesn’t matter. People will still want to get their hands, or more correctly said, their cameras on them.
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
(Cake Shakes only available on Tuesdays to Fridays from 5:30pm & Saturdays from 1:30pm)