Unknowingly there was some form of high expectation from Audacious Cakery when IS Magazine listed their Monet cake as one of the 50 things to eat before you die. From the sound of it, the cakes at Audacious Cakery must be heavenly. When the bar is set so high, inevitable the expectation of their products is raised. So on one weekend I went down to the little cafe with Maureen and Sihan who was back from Sydney to check out what is the hype all about.
Strawberry Shortcake 2.8/5, Faith 3/5, Zacharie 3.5/5
We started with a trio of cakes. The Strawberry Shortcake ($6.80) was too light in taste for our likings. The Faith ($6.80) fared much better with the distinct green tea flavour. I am a sour person so for me the Zacharie ($7.80) was my favourite among the three. I liked the sourness of the passion fruit cutting through the sweetness of the mango. Only disappointment in the ginger biscuit base, we could not taste any ginger flavour at all.
Lemon Meringue 3/5, Chocolate Souffle 2.8/5
The Lemon Meringue ($5.80) was packed with luscios lemony richness but lacked down by the tart crust which suspiciously seemed factory made rather than homemade. The Chocolate Souffle ($6.80) was served warm (being heated up) which was weird to us. The souffle centre became gooey and messy for consumption. The heating also caused the tart to be chewy instead of crusty. We were served another chocolate souffle chilled and it was much better. Don't really know how to appreciate why customers like it heated up (accordingly to the cafe).
Audacious Cakery also offers a selection of Macarons ($2.50 to $2.80). We had the following flavours in Chocolate Earl Grey, Salted Caramel, Intensely Chocolate, Lemon, Cream Cheese Passion Fruit and Coconut & Lemongrass. Overall this was the weakest link for me. The macarons was lacking in crispiness, sweetness and fillings.
Matcha 3/5, Lemon Raspberry 3.5/5, Sesame 3/5
The Matcha Cupcake ($3.50) is topped with macha Italian meringue buttercream and served on a full bodied matcha cake made with green tea from Japan. Green tea lover will love this with layers after layers of green tea flavour. The Lemon Raspberry Cupcake ($4) is topped with lemon Italian meringue buttercream made with a homemade raspberry jam core on a vanilla buttermilk cake sprinkled with raspberry croquelin. My personal favourite among the three as I found it more balanced in both taste and texture. The Black Sesame Cupcake ($3.50) is made with a blend of Japanese and Taiwan black sesame seeds giving it a nice aroma. One for the black sesame lover.
Foret Noir 4/5, Chocolate Obession 4/5
If I would to go back to Audacious Cakery, I would go back for the Foret Noir ($9.80) and Chocolate Obsession ($8.80). The Foret Noir or Black Forest is alcoholic with Krish soaked cherries and Kirsh cream on a dark Valrhona chocolate genoise. Rich and moist with a nice balance of bittersweet alcohol flavour. The Chocolate Obsession has a chocolate creme brulee centre on a dark Valrhona chocolate genoise. A cake definitely made for customers that are obsessed with chocolate.
I like the cafe itself, the white theme gives a very welcoming and casual ambience where one would love to laze the day away enjoying a slice of cake and a cup of coffee. Maybe there was too much hype about their cakes in the media and my expectation was raised. I felt the cakes was rather average in taste and texture but scores excellently in presentation. My comparison is rather straightforward. If I am to recommend a place of cakes, cupcakes, tarts or macarons, sorry to say audacious cakery will not be in the list.
Blk 2 Everton Park
Tel: +65 62233047
Nearest MRT: Outram Park (EW Line, NE Line)
Mon-Sat: 10am - 7pm
1) Alight at Outram Park MRT station. Take Exit G. Walk down Cantonment Road towards the direction of Pinnacle. At the junction of Cantonment Road and Neil Road, cross the junction walk to towards the block of flats. Walk to destination. Journey time about 6 minutes. [Map]