Desserts!

Desserts!

Desserts is stressed spelled backwards ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป
Cafehoppingkids .
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Our general favourites were the ๐‡๐š๐ณ๐ž๐ฅ๐ง๐ฎ๐ญ ๐‚๐จ๐œ๐จ๐š ๐‚๐ก๐จ๐ฎ๐ฑ and ๐“๐ก๐ž ๐‚๐จ๐œ๐จ๐š ๐Ÿ–๐Ÿ“. The former was airy with a slightly crisp top and a delightful balance of nuttiness with 70% Mexico dark chocolate. Besides itโ€™s impressive look, the latter boasted a smooth and enjoyable mousse with hint of floral aroma that was just the right level of richness and sweetness (not sweet!).

The ๐‚๐จ๐จ๐ค๐ข๐ž ๐๐จ๐ and ๐’๐š๐›๐ฅ๐ž ๐๐ซ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐จ๐ง ๐“๐š๐ซ๐ญ featuring 70% dark chocolate were similar with its mix of buttery sable and smooth ganache.

๐‹๐จ๐š๐๐ž๐ ๐๐š๐ข๐ง ๐€๐ฎ ๐‚๐ก๐จ๐œ๐จ๐ฅ๐š๐ญ - Rich in chocolate flavour with the generous filling of 70% Dominican Republic Chocolate batons, infusion of cocoa into the dough, and topping of crunchy cocoa nibs. Resulted in layers that were more thick and biscuit-like than flaky (note: we re-toasted it till crisp) but enjoyable nonetheless.

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Pastry + Drink
๐ŸดRedeemed 1-1 pastry + drink with @burpple to enjoy on a picnic at ECP. At $6.50 each (without discount), their tarts are relatively affordable and worth a try! The crisp and thick pastry was just the right level of buttery goodness to pair with the delightful fillings.

Would recommend the ๐Š๐ข๐ง๐š๐ค๐จ ๐ฆ๐จ๐œ๐ก๐ข ๐ญ๐š๐ซ๐ญ (4.5 โญ๏ธ) that was an enjoyable mix of Japanese soy-milk flavoured mochi, red bean and Kinako. While it seems like an odd combination, the soft and chewy mochi paired well the crisp tart base. If nitpicking, we did feel that it could do with slightly more infusion of or dusting of Kinako to enhance the roasted soybean flavour. Black sesame lovers would also be excited to know they offer a black sesame mochi version!

The ๐ฒ๐ฎ๐ณ๐ฎ ๐œ๐ก๐ž๐ž๐ฌ๐ž ๐ญ๐š๐ซ๐ญ (3.5 โญ๏ธ) was on the lighter, creamier side with mild refreshing tartness from the yuzu. As a fan of yuzu, personally would have preferred for richer tang and citrus flavour.

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๐Š๐š๐ณ๐จ ๐œ๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ฆ ๐ฉ๐ฎ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ ($2) was much smaller and crispy all around compared to usual renditions. We enjoyed their smooth and light Hokkaido Cream of just the right sweetness level but found it to be less luscious than our favourite Baristart. While highly addictive, the pastry was more biscuit-like than choux-like and we did wish for some element of softness for better textural contrast.

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Delightful and delicious petite chiffons that not only impressed in looks but also in execution. These soft and fluffy cakes were topped with smooth and light flavoured cream. Loved the unexpected chewy textural contrast from the playful inclusion of mochi tucked within the cream.

Each classic box comes with 4 flavours that were enjoyable in their own right, leaving us divided among our favourite flavour:

๐ƒ๐š๐ซ๐ค ๐‚๐ก๐จ๐œ๐จ๐ฅ๐š๐ญ๐ž ๐‚๐ซ๐ฎ๐ง๐œ๐ก - One for the chocolate lovers with its rich chocolate flavour and adornments of crunchy feuilletine.

๐˜๐ฎ๐ณ๐ฎ ๐‘๐ž๐ ๐•๐ž๐ฅ๐ฏ๐ž๐ญ - Loved the refreshing citrus flavour from the yuzu cream but felt that the red velvet element was somewhat lost.

๐Œ๐š๐ญ๐œ๐ก๐š ๐‚๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ฆ ๐€๐ณ๐ฎ๐ค๐ข - As ardent matcha fans, found the matcha to be on the lighter side. Appreciated the pairing with azuki and inclusion of actual red bean.

๐†๐จ๐ฆ๐š ๐๐ฅ๐š๐œ๐ค๐›๐ž๐ซ๐ซ๐ฒ - Similarly, felt that the nutty black sesame flavour could have been stronger but an enjoyable goma chiffon nonetheless.

Overall, we appreciated how these were just the right sweetness level and light on the palette such that it was difficult to stop at just one. That said, donโ€™t expect flavour bombs but more of a comforting treat. Some of us would have preferred for the base chiffons to be more intensely flavoured (as opposed to having the flavour only come from the cream), but others did enjoy the light but distinct flavour profiles.

Besides these chiffons, they also offer a whole range of cakes including keto options and more unique cakes in the box.

๐‘ท๐’“๐’๐’Ž๐’: Quote CHK10% for 10% discount of all cake purchases until 13 June.

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Enjoyable lemon meringue tart from a cosy Muslim owned bakery nestled under a HDB block. The lemon curd was rich and tangy with a good level of sourness. The tart base was baked to a golden brown and nicely crisp and crumbly. Have never been a huge fan of meringue as most renditions are too sweet but theirs was just right and a good balance to the curd. If nitpicking, did find that the lemon curd could have been smoother.
๐Ÿ“@maisonsucreesg, 01-362, 63B Lengkok Bahru, Singapore

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Korean style macarons in regular ($3) and thick size ($5.80). Enjoyed the thin crisp macaron shells paired with rich, thick cream but found the overall bite to be too cloying (for our palettes). Personally found the sweetness to overpower the natural flavours but this would suit those with sweeter tooth ๐Ÿ˜…

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โญ๏ธ 4/5 โญ๏ธ (or more like 4.3)
๐ŸดWith Pantler just a stone throwโ€™s away and Baristart my reigning favourite (check out #chouxchowdown for their comparison), couldnโ€™t help but check out this new contender.

The choux was served crisp with a crackling exterior, although the interior was slightly dry. It was generously piped with cream that lay somewhere between milk and custard. While the lighter cream was not spectacular per se, the winning and unique element was the addition of crunchy caramelised almond pieces within.

Price-wise, this would be the most affordable for its size (slight bigger than Baristartโ€™s). While personally still prefer the luscious cream of Baristartโ€™s and richer cream of Pantlerโ€™s, the fight is close and which you prefer is taste-specific.

๐Ÿ“@culturedbakeyard, @culturespoonsg, 409 River Valley Road, Singapore 248307

๐Š๐ฎ๐ฅ๐Ÿ๐ข ($8) - Our favourite of the evening! Homemade Indian ice cream that had the most unique texture - our best attempt at description would be in between a nougat and yogurt. It had a crisp firm exterior that melted in the mouth once bitten into to segue into a smooth and lingering creaminess. Enjoyed the additions of saffron, pistachio, nuts, and cardamom for interesting pops of savouriness. Would recommend trying this ๐Ÿ˜‹

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โ€Nakupendaโ€ means I love you in Swahili and while I wouldnโ€™t say I fell in love with this dessert, it was certainly enjoyable and unique. Also great for cooling down in the recent sweltering weather. They offer rotational soft serves at seasonal prices, with the current house flavour being Hokkaido Milk. Didnโ€™t have much expectations given the African focus so was pleasantly impressed to find their soft serve smooth, creamy, and with distinct milky flavour. The star was the Kenya donut that was airy and light with a crisp exterior. Tasted elements of middle eastern spices which Iโ€™m guessing to be nutmeg and cardamom which added flavour depth. However, did find the generous swirl of soft serve to overpower the small donut and lean towards the sweeter side

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Eye-catching cake with its lychee mousse, rose sponge, lychee bits, and topping of lychee popping boba. The lychee and rose aromas were balanced well to make for a light and enjoyable flavour. Loved the texture contrast of the stringy dried lychee and popping pearls. However, did find the moist and fluffy rose sponge to be on the sweeter rather than floral end. The lightness of this cake also made it more forgettable but would still recommend this to those with light palettes or fans of lychee-rose combinations.

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Having tried the original @blackstarpastry and a few other variations, theirs unfortunately fell short. We found the balance off with the refreshing and moist watermelon overpowering the thin crisp almond dacquoise (could be thicker & richer) and the light rose chantilly cream (wished for this to be more floral). Did enjoy the toppings of strawberry, grapes, blueberries that provided sweet-sour tartness. However, the thick watermelon slab and chunky fruits were too distinct such that it felt more like watermelon and fruits with cream rather than an integrated watermelon-strawberry cake. Also wished for the extra nuttiness and crunch from pistachios that the original version offers.

Came for coffee but couldnโ€™t resist trying a pastry. Unfortunately, the tart crust was under-baked, being ultra soft and crumbly (look at the pale colour ๐Ÿ˜”). That aside, it was still largely enjoyable due to itโ€™s delicious filling. As a huge fan of both yuzu and passionfruit, their tangy, punchy, refreshing filling balanced with the slightly sweet meringue hit all the right notes. If only the buttery tart had been baked further to a golden brown, this would have been delightful.

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