Truly a hidden hole-in-a-wall find for cakes04 October, 2012 by Yan
Hole-in-a-wall? Checked. Hidden between rarely traveled roads and buildings? Checked. Affordable and delicious cakes for sale? Check and checked. Room for Dessert is a curious little cake shop that I managed to stumble across while looking for another shop in the vicinity of the area. Located deep inside an old HDB estate and surrounded by old mom-and-pop shops, Room for Dessert’s shop seemed like an out of place installation from some young entrepreneurs trying to break into the scene. I was wrong.
It might have been a more recent find for this little adventurer, but Room for Dessert has been operating for quite a number of years. Despite having only a small shopfront with a number of cakes for sale, they have been maintaining a good business through good word of mouth and the alluring smell of freshly baked cakes. I was one of the lucky, unsuspecting customers to stumble in.
With only a handful of cakes on their menu, most customers usually call in advance to buy cakes by the whole or make custom orders, which are available with several days of advance ordering. There are always portioned and whole cakes available for walk-in customers each day but are subjected to availability.
The shop is truly a one woman show, managed by a really nice lady who is usually making cakes at the back of the store.
If the shop is open, do yourself a favor and purchase a few slices of cakes that are available. Note that there’s a possibility that not all the cakes on menu will be available, so grab whatever is on hand. I can assure you that all their cakes are delicious.
This time round I managed to score myself with 3 different cakes.
I might readily admit that I do not have such a big sweet tooth to give a fair judgement for the above 3 cakes, but my mom and sis could. In fact I only managed to get a taste out of each of the 3 small cakes before they were readily eaten by the rest of my family members.
Though the shop location might be a little off the beaten track, and even if the operating hours might feel a little harsh, do yourself a favor and give this little dessert shop a try. Visit their website for more information regarding custom orders.
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