Food Review: Spendelicious Cakes and Goodies

January 27, 2013

I was invited to try out some delicious goodies the other day, and they were so good I have to rave about them!

Spendelicious ("splen-delicious"?) is a local bakery start-up started by some entrepreneurial kids. That takes courage - to graduate and do your own business instead of joining the rat race.

What they offer are "bake to order" pastries cakes and goodies which you can order via their website, and collect them after at the shop near Lavender MRT with 2 days notice. They do deliveries as well!
I was given 2 types of Chinese New Year goodies, 4 small sampler cakes, and a box of durian puffs.

First up - the durian puffs ($6.90) were amaaaazinggggg. I actually used to like durian a lot when I was younger, but the fervor has lessened. 

But these durian puffs reminded me again of why I liked it so much. They are small, light and filled with real durian flesh and does not contain any cream. I love how easy it is to eat them too! You can really just finish the entire box if you are not careful. For 12 of them, a box at $6.90 works out to be less than 60c each. WHAT?!

The next wonder which I am going to rave so much about -- their "The Esplanade" cake at $45/kg. Which essentially is made with the king of fruits, the durian. As you can see in the picture below, it is FILLED with durian flesh. According to the site description, it is made of butterless white sponge cake with pure D24 durian filling, coated with a light cream layer outside.

If you get the full-sized cake, you get it topped with mini durian puffs so you can try that too. What a great deal!

Lastly, I tried out the 3 other cakes - excuse the slightly toppled chocolate cake because I carried the box around town for a bit before heading home, and it must have swung around some.

What I liked about all 3 is that they are not too sweet, but flavorful.



On the left there's the non-mousse Walnut Carrot Cake ($35/kg), which is carrot cake made with walnuts and sultanas and layered with cream cheese filling. I like the cream cheese.

On the right, you can see the slightly odd shaped mousse Hazelnut Crunch ($45/kg) which is a flourless and butterless chocolate sponge cake with dark chocolate mousse filling and a hazelnut praline biscuit base. It was really chocolatey. The texture is a bit on the hard and dense side though, perhaps because it was in the fridge for a bit. I am quite sure if you order it fresh it would be more airy.

Lastly, hiding at the back will be the Earl Grey Cheesecake ($45/kg). While it does not look very exciting at all, the cheesecake was infused with earl grey tea on top of a crunchy biscuit base. I like any sort of desserts with earl grey flavoring, so I liked this as well. The tea taste was delicate, and balances well with the cheese.

For the CNY goodies - well, they are very authentic and tasty. If you can't get your hands on some handmade ones from your relatives, these are the next best alternative. The cornflake cookies with ba kwa bits in them are so addictive, they are almost gone now!

There is currently a CNY promotion now too.


Overall a great thumbs up to Splendelicious for the great cakes. I do think their specialty lies very much in the durian cake and puffs, so if you are a big durian fan definitely order the cakes IMMEDIATELY!
883 North Bridge Road, #01-07, Southbank @ Lavender, S198785
(+65) 81669660

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