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Sweets!

Sweets!

Because there’s always room for desserts.
Siming T
Siming T

It was one of those days where I was looking for a cake to to perk me up, and by far the Rainbow Cake was one that could give a visual pleasure as I sought a dessert fix.

While the Rainbow Cake was not flavoured at each colour, the consistency of the cake layers was not bad. And I supposed the buttercream had this subtle salty touch to balance the sweetness of the cake. On the whole, the Rainbow Cake might not be the best in terms of taste, but could surely lift moods as it had somewhat crossed the passing mark.

A very localised tart by Tarte, their Coconut Pandan (S$8.00) exuded this mild fragrance from the roasted desiccated coconut, but packed intense flavours from the pandan custard from beneath. As much as everything appeared plain and simple, what made this tart noteworthy was that it would make a perfect pairing with white tea!

They also have a larger version of about 12cm diameter that would go at S$18.00, and I would think I might want to try ordering that next time. That was somewhat the immediate thought after I had my first taste of this, and perhaps that spoke volumes of how I favoured this.

I strongly believed that I am very late to talk about Basque cheesecakes, likely because I wanted to make sure that the first try of this trending cake to be a good one.

When I opened up the takeaway box to reveal this slice of Kaya Burnt Cheesecake, I was really surprised to see that there was still a portion of molten cheesecake in the middle (not exactly lava, just not fully solidified). What was most beautiful about this dessert was that the flavours were not overpowering, in the sense that there was still a good balance of the cheesecake and kaya flavours, without either side being too dominant.

However, I must say that the cake could be on the richer (read: heavier) side overall, so I would think that it would be best enjoyed with some tea and definitely not after a heavy main course.

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The Raspberry Lemon Cake (S$6.90) was a limited-time offer in conjunction with the cherry blossom season. I liked the lemon zest that was sprinkled on the top of the cake, giving it that citric flavour with a bit of texture to every bite.

However, I realised from previous visits and this one that the cakes at Starbucks were starting to have sponge cake layers that were on the dry and hard side. I thought that the cake could have given a better experience if the sponge layers were more fluffy and light.

Perfect as a sweet ending for two, this S$9.90 dessert was pretty amazing the moment I tried to scoop some ice cream up with the spoon, because it was actually quite sticky (texture a bit comparable with Sticky Chewy Chocolate). But what was really enjoyable about this dessert was what could be found at the bottom of the “coconut husk”: sticky rice, beans and red rubies? There was like some Thai influence to this dessert, but it was refreshing and fun nonetheless.

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Probably the first of its kind that I had eaten thus far, this Baked Tiramisu (S$3.50) was said to be made of mascarpone cheese from Italy for the sponge cake, and later infused with coffee syrup to become this petite cake to go with a nice cup of coffee or tea.

In my opinion, while the cakes captured most of the flavours expected of a conventional Tiramisu, I was really hoping that the creaminess of this classic dessert was not lost in the innovation.

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At S$8.30 for 2 quarters of waffles, I would say that this portion was just right for two persons, given the overall sweetness of the ice cream with the add-on portion of Azuki red bean. In fact, who would have guessed the Azuki would be as big as a scoop of their Madagascar vanilla ice cream?

While there was nothing to rave about for their waffles which was slightly buttery and not in the perfect fluff and crisp ratio that I would surrender to, I thought that everything else on the plate made this dessert enjoyable. And when the sweetness was overpowering somehow, the piped butter helped in cleansing the palate a bit.

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A popular ice cream shop that drew the attention of all the passers-by, I was lucky enough to get a table for four outdoors at Level 1.

The Rum & Raisin ice cream was a premium flavour that appeared quite tempting (alcoholics alert!), but I wished it could still go a bit more generous with the alcohol for that absolute kick.

Their Brownie, on the other hand, left an impression that it was slightly on the dry side, and that could have made the brownie a tad crumbly. However, if taken with the melting ice cream, the satisfaction seemed to be just right. I guessed the photo would speak for itself in this case.

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Much had been said about the uniqueness of the gelato here, but I would confess that it was my first try of their food.

The name “Spiced Pear” just appealed to me, and it made total sense to have it with their freshly made thyme-infused cone. Going at S$6.00, the unconventional dessert carried hints of spices and herbs that not only added some dimension to the flavours, but also balanced the sweetness with a unique satisfaction as though this was more than a gelato in a cone. The subtleness of the flavours made the treat a little more special than usual.

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The Say Cheese Mango Cheesecake (S$6.90) had a texture that was slightly different from the usual New York Cheesecake, also sold at Starbucks. This one here had a really soft, mousse-like touch to the cheesecake, to create a bit of a melt-in-your-mouth experience. On the other hand, while the taste of mango was prominent in the cake, I tend to wonder if it was overdosed with mango essence instead of a real deal.

If you were into the aesthetics, it was also one of the more innovative creations where the surface had “holes” which made the cake look like a wedge of cheese. If only the crisp on top was made of cheese...

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Some desire for a white Christmas? Blackball had just brought back their Milky Lollies Soft Serve (S$4.50), or what was more colloquially termed as “White Rabbit Candy ice cream”.

What was said to be different from its first version which was launched a couple of months ago, was that the sweetness of the soft serve was moderated, so that it was not plainly sugar. I found that while the flavours were milder than before (though I could not really draw an accurate comparison because I had not tried the last round), it might actually come across as less distinct from the regular vanilla flavour ice-cream we could find out there. But one thing I was certain was that the creaminess if the soft serve was definitely on point, so it would still be worth a try to reconnect with that childhood candy.

#BurppleEatup

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This one, I definitely would recommend.

The Blueberry Lemon Yogurt Parfait (S$8.90) turned out to be my star item for tonight’s Burpple Eatup. Presented like a breakfast parfait, it was actually a clever way of bringing in lemon curd to blueberries and honey oats and sunflower seeds. It was both tangy and delicious altogether, and I thought that those who enjoyed sour desserts should not give this a miss!

#BurppleEatup

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Siming T

Level 8 Burppler · 909 Reviews

First world problem: What to eat for the next meal?

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