mad about sucre, outram park

alright, slightly overhyped cake place with not very many cakes.

so this place opened recently in the sort of revitalised-retro part of the outram park area, and I’ve been hearing a slew of compliment-ary reviews across the board – but I’m not sure I was terribly impressed, even if the cakes were decent.

it’s a swanky place with a TINY door (like you-might-not-get-through-if-you-eat-far-too-much-cake kind of small), filled with kitschy, gilded items, (overpriced but very nice) merchandise, and wedding cakes.

note I said wedding cakes, and not wedding cake models – the waiters (is it fair to call them that, because they were rather theatrical, dramatic evangelists of the store) kept assuring us that the cakes were real.

not something I can understand – since the frosting dries up (yes, I know the sign said not to touch), and it seems a waste of food.

the dark chocolate dome was a moussey sort of confection with a square cube of liqueur-containing bonbon, sprinkled with gold dust. sat on a crisp biscuit and filled with banana creme, it was difficult to break the tempered chocolate neatly, and the biscuit also sort of shattered (unneatly, which is irritating to this OCD soul).

we also had a lemon-coconut tart, and I liked the tropical combination, with the barely discernible coconut flakes.

the pastries on offer were rather gorgeous and technically well-executed – I’m not quite sure why I wasn’t more impressed. perhaps you should give it a go, and let me know if you too feel like something’s missing from the experience?

Mad About Sucre
27 Teo Hong Road
Singapore 088334
tel +65 6221 3969
$$.5, also known as not-cheap

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5 thoughts on “mad about sucre, outram park

  1. i think it’s better to undersell than oversell a product. Many bloggers, myself included, rave too much about this place, and you might have high expectations for it, so you didn’t feel satisfied. It’s like Tarte by Cheryl Koh for me. It was really quite good, but people oversold it to me, and as a result, I wasn’t sure what the hype was about.

  2. I think a lot of times swank places just have a really great PR person. Two things: I absolutely cannot abide by that kind of wastage of food, re: wedding cakes: when I went to the store I assumed they were models. And two, not enough coconut in a lemon coconut dessert would make me so sad. Cuz the toasted coconuts really make all the difference!!

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