#1: Cakeshakes from Cake Spade
#01-06 Orchid Hotel (6444-3868)
If these adorable makeup products from Korean beauty brands don’t give you enough of a sugar high, this OTT milkshake will. With an assortment of flavours available – Unicone is a vanilla milkshake topped with a slice of red velvet cake and covered in rainbow sprinkles, while Mudslide comes with dark chocolate ice cream, toasted marshmellows and a chocolate brownie – these confections definitely rank highly on visual appeal and creativity.
#2: The San Domingue mousse from Mad About Sucre
27 Teo Hong Road (6221-3969)
They call themselves a “bespoke cakery”, and it’s easy to see why. Their artisanal approach to tiered cakes have resulted in beautifully executed designs, from a rustic floral wedding cake inspired by Monet’s gardens in Giverny, France to a gilded carousel-topped birthday cake. Their sweet treats are no less beautiful (and indulgent), and our top pick is this decadent dome-shaped chocolate mousse with a chocolate rum cube that looks like an edible work of art.
#3: Rose cupcakes from Crumbs Jardin Bakery
#01-4709 Blk 17 Beach Road (8288-8423)
Cupcake stores here are a dime a dozen, but this hidden gem in Beach Road sets themselves apart with unconventional flavours like avocado and gula melaka, and also with the prettiest rose-topped cupcakes you can customise for a special occasion.
#4: The Boufe Cake from Boufe Boutique Cafe
308 Tanglin Road (6734-7656)
Call this a minimalist’s dream dessert. The eight-month-old cafe’s most popular dessert offering, a bittersweet chocolate mousse with a passionfruit mango creme centre, comes with a splattered paint effect not unlike a Jackson Pollock painting. Artsy? Yes. Instagram-worthy? Most definitely.
#5: Eclairs from L’Eclair
#01-28 Singapore Shopping Centre (9101-1971)
Eclairs topped with real rose petals and crunchy Oreo cookies? Talk about “couture” creations: It’s all par for the course at four-month-old bakery by Le Cordon Bleu-trained owners pastry chefs Michelle Looi and Sarah Tan. And yes, they’re just as good on the inside: fillings range from Tahitian vanilla bean to matcha, and they’re available for online orders too.
#6: My Interpretation Of Kaya Toast From Corner House
1 Cluny Road, Singapore Botanic Gardens (6469-1000)
If you’re a fan of the quintessential Singapore breakfast – kaya (coconut jam) toast – this deconstructed, dessert-inspired take will be right up your alley: It’s made of gula melaka gel, coconut foam and yuzu-pandan ice cream sandwiched between crunchy sable biscuits.
#7: Charcoal Waffles with Salted Egg Yolk Custard Sauce From Fatcat Ice Cream Bar
#01-25 Blk 416 Bedok North Avenue 2 (6241-0830)
It’s an unpretentious space in the heartlands that serves up interesting concoctions (their alcohol-infused jelly spheres are a must-try). But one of their most Instagrammed desserts is by far their charcoal waffles with salted egg yolk custard sauce. Sure, it’s a strange combination, but by the amount of Instagram posts on it, it’s clearly a winner in many Singaporeans’ eyes.