It’s been quite a while since I talk about something sweet. Something like old school like buttercream cakes or even better… Buttercream cakes with a tinge of alcohol taste! Colourful, prettty and irresistible flavoured slice. But the cream between my layered sponge cakes. It better be worth all those calories! Or else, I will be clotting my arteries over something not worth.
Gone were the days were cakes priced in their twos, threes and fours. I hardly find myself buying them by the bulk and share with like-minded dessert fans. But few cafes and confectioneries still make good and affordable cakes. One of which I know of, Pine Garden just of the streets of Ang Mio Kio avenue 10 does them really good.
Good might just be an understatement considering they have a wide variety of different ones. From the standard coloured buttercream ones like your Triple Layer Chocolate ($2.50) which is surprisingly rich and chocolatey to the more unique and rarely seen Hazelnut Chocolate Crunch ($2.60).
But what makes Pine Garden more better known for their buttercream cakes than other place are their alcoholic piece. A personal favourite which could justify much craved tea snacks would be their Lychee Martini ($2.50) and Apple Vera Martini ($3.10). The fruity pulps are nice to go with though not everyone would love them as you could barely taste the martini in the cakes.
I think the alcohol content in them is just fine but if you need a bit more kick, maybe Bailey’s Chocolate Crunch ($3.10) and Moscato Soursop ($3.10) or even try Nuttymisu ($6.50), their rendition of the tiramisu.
There are always alternatives if one’s preference is not quite the same as mine. Orange Zest Chocolate Cakes ($2.60) and the coconut pudding with coconut strips known as Cocotero ($2.60). Like how a hot knife cut through butter, one by one my friends all fell in love with them.
For non-alcoholic fans of all things sweet, try contemplating a slice of Pulut Hitam ($2.60). Easily the winner of all their flavours since it almost always catch people’s attention much like the Malay dessert in its ice cream form. But the cream upon it, I have to say they could cut down and go easy on it.
Pine Garden’s Cake might be an unassuming bakery with bread and floury snacks all nicely packed on the shelves. But once you try their unique buttercream cakes, I assure you that you wish you could grab a few pieces every now and then. They have two outlets, both are just a corner away from the other. I always visit the one beside Next Door Deli because they seem to have more variety to choose from.
I could just bring in a few slices to Next Door Deli and enjoy them like an after lunch treat.
Pine Garden’s Cake
Blk 529 Ang Mo Kio Ave 10 #01-2369 / #01-2329
Tel: +65 6549 5507 / +65 6456 3552