Just when you thought they have vanished but oh yes, they are still everywhere. Singapore has just been bitten by the cupcake revo bug. I am beginning to think that a cupcake, if ever it’d mutate to, say like a drug…would pass up as an ecstasy pill. When In Manila and here in Singapore, I have seen endless queues of women standing patiently in line to score a piece of cupcake. What is it in cupcakes anyways? Why do women swoon over these multi-coloured-too-pretty-to eat sugary ‘tempties’? They may be overrated but they are a sexy and flirtatious dessert that brings us women to a level of levitation filled with sweet music. To me, a cupcake brings but a joy of an honest appetite with ecstasy.
With the cupcake resurgence in Singapore, it’s not like getting blood out of a stone case scenario anymore on where to find the best cupcakes. Chocolate, strawberry, vanilla, red velvet…what’s your signature flavour? How do you like yours done? With frosting, candied faces and little trinkets on top or you prefer to bastardize yours with whipped cream and chunks and chunks of mixed fruits? Do you like to eat them paired with coffee or cuppa tea? I believe a cupcake just like any other dish’ presentation or plating adds up to its yumminess yeah?
I asked my Singaporean friends on their thought about cupcakes and here are some of them:
“I bake mine myself! Nothing like a moist one straight out the oven” : D x
“It’s in the details so I drive all the way to xxxxx just to satisfy my cravings! Only to find out that my favourite flavour is sold out! Argh.”
“NO discussion that xxxxx serves the best cupcakes, plus I love their cute store..makes me wanna buy everything!”
But let’s face it, not everyone have the luxury of time to bake a dozen thus opting to scour for shops dedicated to cupcakes for their sugar rush. I have visited and tried cupcakes from two of the best cupcake shops in Singapore. I did not read online forums and researched for stores via net, sometimes the best finds are found by chance. These two stores are perfect examples. Both stores are fairly new however they have already made a name for themselves and are now considered to be serving the best cupcakes in Singapore. First off be informed that I am not a cupcake connoisseur, so this is what my palate dictates me and opinions expressed are my own and uninfluenced by other entities. I do not expect any of those high or low standards, in fact I did not set anything on my list. I let the cupcakes do its wonder and show me what they got. For a cupcake to be considered good, it needs a moist, flavourful cake paired with an icing that complements the cake. Searching for the best cupcakes in Singapore is a never ending hunt for yours truly and I think I can say that I have found two that happened to swept me off my feet. Count on a cupcake-coma sensation on your first encounter with each shell. Allow me to start off with..
34A Lorong Mombong, Holland Village
“One is never enough. That is one thing you’d tell yourself upon tasting Plain Vanilla or …. PV’s cupcakes.”