That’s a surprise. Cake Spade which recently moved from Tanjong Pagar down to South Bridge Road, has announced that its coming closure.
From its founder Zenn, “As we approach our 10th anniversary of Cake Spade’s existence, it is with a heavy heart that we bid our farewells here.
It’s been an incredible journey of a decade. We started at Orchid Hotel on Tras Link before progressing to 83 Tanjong Pagar Road and now at 283 South Bridge Road.
Growth came with challenges – some manageable, most unforeseen. We have nothing but utmost gratitude for all of the support we’ve been fortunate enough to receive so far.”
The patisserie cafe will be closing end January 2023, but it is unclear if they would move elsewhere yet.
This patisserie café has quite a big space, painted in a baby pink on the exterior.
In case you missed it, there is a large seating area upstairs along with a small area that seemed good for cake demonstrations.
Owner Zenn Eng came a long way, building a repertoire over the years from a student At-Sunrice Global Chef Academy, an apprentice at Shangri-La’s pastry team, a baker at Island Creamery, years of online home delivery, to owner of Cake Spade.
The cake café first got into the limelight years ago with their take on of Strawberry Tofu Cheesecake ($8.80, $65 for whole) with fresh strawberries encase in jelly with digestive biscuit crust at the base.
Think jelly-hearts in cake form, with strawberry, peach, mango and occasional seasonal flavours.
I also tried the Golden Lychee Tofu Cheesecake ($8.80), and you probably need to know there is no actual tofu in the cake. It was so named because the texture was soft like beancurd… well, almost.
Would personally wish the texture could gear more wobbly towards the tofu side, but at least this was overall lighter than a usual American-style cheesecake.
A highlight at this new shop would be the whimsical looking Comic Cake ($9.80) that would look like it was out of a 2D webtoon.
This was a soft vanilla Chantilly cream cake, layered with mangoes and strawberries, cleverly outlined with chocolate strokes to make it better for the gram.
For a more rustic choice, you can also go for the Hummingbird Cake ($8.80) with maple cream cheese frosting and moist sponge, sweetened with banana pulp, pineapples and coconut.
Get a feel of Hawaii in a bite.
The Spiced Carrot Cake ($8.80) was my other favourite, in between light and dense, with an addictive creamy layer of vanilla cream cheese icing.
There are other choices such as Kyoto Matcha Cheesecake, Speculoos Cookie Butter Cheesecake, Nutella Cheesecake Cookie Tart, Earl Grey Chocolate Cheese Cake, Chocolate Royaltine Cake, Mississippi S’mores Cake, Chocolate Blackout Cake that can make it hard to stop at one.
Support them before they close.
283 South Bridge Road, Singapore 058832
Opening Hours: 12pm – 10pm (Mon – Thurs), 12pm – 10:30pm (Fri – Sat), Closed Sun