We’re giving you an update on the hippest desserts to catch up on in 2017. From galaxy cakes to indulgent waffles, even a sweet treat that leaves you smoking for more!
This popular Polish dessert has finally found its way to our sunny shores through its first dedicated outlet at Scape, Orchard. This conical shaped pastry, true to its name, is shaped like a chimney, and made from a sweet yeasty dough. These chimney cakes are made to order, so be prepared for at least 10 minutes of waiting time. The cake can also be rolled in toppings such as oreo and cinnamon sugar (prices start at $3 for sweet toppings and $3.50 for savoury toppings) and filled, for an additional $1, with a filling of your choice like nutella, peanut butter or salted egg yolk. Our favourite thing about the chimney cake is that it can be topped off with soft serve ice cream, in chocolate, vanilla or a mix of both ($4.50) and is a cute substitute for the conventional ice cream cone. #02-02 Scape, 2 Orchard Link.
Epiphyte is a quaint bistro tucked away along Neil Road specializing in unique Instagram-worthy desserts. Their galaxy cake Twilight($10) is a must order and features an orange Cointreau- flavoured custard atop chocolate sponge cake, encased in a marbled, gelatinous chocolate mousse. Another bestseller is their Edible Terrarium ($8); a lively medley of green sponge, apple compote, fresh mint custard and dark chocolate soil. It comes with an optional shot of rum (extra $2), which brings all the different textures together. 47 Neil Road. Tel: 9451 8873
Situated in Tanjong Katong’s Laneway Market café, Kaffles is only open on Fridays and Saturdays from 6pm to 11pm. However, their waffles are worth the anticipated five days wait and the perfect start to your weekend. They have four speciality waffles—Thai Milk Tea ($12.90), Nutella Kinder Bueno ($11.90), Speculoos Cookie Crunch ($11.90), Koko Kaffles ($11.90). The waffles are double stacked, topped with a scoop of ice cream, various drizzles and toppings like a Kinder Bueno bar or a chocolate dipped sugar cone. The Laneway Market, 266 Tanjong Katong Road.
From the same people who brought you cool yoghurt rolls, their second outlet now serves up a new dessert called Dragon’s Breath ($6). Located in the heart of Bugis Village, this icy treat is actually pieces of flavoured corn pops and mini meringues cookies that have been “fried” in liquid nitrogen and cool to an extremely low temperature, thus making it crunchy. It’s more of a novelty dessert, with many buying the bite-sized treats just for the fun of breathing smoke out of their mouth and nose! Comes with a side of nutella dipping sauce. Stall EFL-4, 4 New Bugis Street. 12pm-10pm daily.