I was invited to The Audacious Cakery one fine weekend to try out new additions to their range of delectable mini cakes, and everyone knows that cake is a big thing so imagine my excitement. Because cake is the one confectionery that can go wrong so easily, but when it is right it tastes so good you wonder if magic dust has been sprinkled on them. Like all good next-gen cake shops, The Audacious Cakery is situated in the heartland but hipster Everton Park amidst quaint little shops such as Nylon Coffee Roasters.
The space is not big but I like how the decor made it feel very cottage-homely. Note that they are closed on Mondays!
The space can probably seat 7 people indoors, and about 4 outside, so they do more of takeaways!
And these are the 7 cakes and 1 flavor of macarons that we tried! The owners have two lovely children and 2 of the cakes here are named after them! I like how they have incorporated all the things they like into their creations, and have added new flavours to constantly experiment and delight customers.
My favorite of the lot - a cake named Alexiss ($7.80)!
It was actually named after the owners' daughter. This is a hugely popular salted caramel mousse with dark chocolate banana centre and crumble topping alongside the miniature 'green apple'. I love the play of flavours with the salted caramel and chocolate banana, which is always a good combination. The mousse is so light!
The Kuri ($9.80) below is a special one. It is made of chestnut mousse with chestnut bits and a dash of whisky paired with salted caramel and coffee mousse on a Valrhona chocolate sponge. While I couldn't really taste much of the chestnut upon the first bite, I realized that it grows on you especially when you get into the center. A lot of the cakes here have that special surprise in the middle which I thought is really delightful, so dig deep! The gold flakes were a nice touch too.
We then tried two new creations which might or might not be there when you visit, depending on what's the cake of the week! On the plate on the right below you see the Salted Egg Yolk Cupcake ($4.20). The salted egg yolk frosting with custard centre lies on top of the vanilla flavored cupcake. It's such a great idea to make a salted egg yolk cupcake. I do wish the salted egg taste comes out stronger though, because ours was only a hint of it. We gave feedback, so hopefully it will be stronger next time!
We also tried the lightly flavoured Green Pea & Wasabi Macaron ($2.80). An interesting Japanese-inspired macaron, it had a hint of green peas with a whiff of wasabi. Again, a bit too light on the flavor and can be improved! My sister had loads of ideas on how to make it more exciting, such as taking some of that wasabi pea snack and crushing them to coat around the sides of the macaron.
We then land ourselves onto the big classics. The cake that ties with the Alexiss in first place for me will be the Foret Noir ($9.80), which is essentially the Black Forest cake made with Valrhona dark chocolate mousse, Kirsh soaked cherries and Kirsh Cream on a dark Valrhona chocolate genoise. The cherries inside were flavor bombs that explode so delightfully among the smooth and rich chocolate mousse. Have a birthday cake to buy? Get a dozen of these and everyone will love you for it!
We also tried the Zacharie ($7.80), named after the owners' son that loves cheesecake (so cute!) It is made of mango passionfruit cheese mousse with a mango passionfruit centre on a ginger biscuit base. Sounds like a mouthful? So is the cake when you stuff it in your face because it is so good! The cheese mousse is light and fragrant, and you can taste all the flavors mixed in it. It is definitely something different from your typical cheesecake!
Last but not least, we tried Elsie's favorite tarts - the Lemon Meringue Tart ($5.80)! This confectionary is quite a big hit nowadays in cafes because it is so refreshing. The tart lemon tart is made with French churned butter on a biscuit base, and the meringue is just nicely formed to counterbalance the sourness with some sweetness. If you are a lemon meringue fan, you must come and try this.
The Rocky Road Tart ($7.80) was a homage to the Australian class. It's chocolate coated peanuts, marshmallows and coconut on a chocolate biscuit base, and just so rich and indulgent, you'll probably have to limit yourself to just half of it at the most! These cakes all went very well with my TWG tea!
It's audacious to have so many delicious cakes in one shop. If you really have to choose, go for the Foret Noir or Alexiss, but really everything there maintains a good quality. They also do events, catering and are looking for a cafe to supply to, so watch out for these audacious cakes. Otherwise, do seek them out next time you have a craving for cakes!
The Audacious Cakery
2 Everton Park #01-61, Singapore 081002
+65 6223 3047
Tuesday to Saturday: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm, Sunday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm