I came back from lunch one day and there was a name card on my table. The name card reads “Cream & Custard” in feminine elegant font. I asked my colleague why she put the namecard on my table and she said:”You should check out their cakes. They are super gorgeous.” So I went to Cream & Custard’s website and I could not take my eyes off the cakes.
Apparently, Cream & Custard has teamed up with Wild Olive Branch, a Christian lifestyle and book store. Cream & Custard has a cake display at the entrance of Wild Olive Branch in Suntec City Mall. There are 10 types of cakes and tarts on offer. As far as I know, this is Cream & Custard’s only other outlet outside of its flagship store in Eon Shenton.
Wild Olive Branch is actually a Christian lifestyle and book store. They sell books, tote bags, cards and lifestyle products with inspiring quotes.
All that is good, but I am really more interested in the Cream & Custard cakes.
There is 10 types of cakes and tarts on display at any one time. The cakes and tarts change from time to time so do visit them regularly.
Watermelon Strawberry [$7.80] is one of their signature cake and it’s not difficult to understand why. I think it’s a pretty ingenious idea. The piece of watermelon is sandwiched between two layers of vanilla sponge cake. Topped with fresh fruits, the vanilla sponge cake is creamy and smooth while the fruits makes it light in texture.
Lychee Rose [$7.80] looks so perfect, I almost couldn’t bear to eat it. The sponge cake is infused with rose fragrance which is coated with a layer of lychee mousse. The balls contain lychee syrup which bursts in your mouth, decorated with rose petals. It is light and delicious, the rose and lychee taste lingers in your mouth long after you have taken the last bite.
This swirling blob is called Vanilla Mango [$7.80]. The vanilla mousse coats a soft vanilla sponge cake and mango mousse in the centre. Decorated with lavender, it is simply picture-perfect. The vanilla mousse and sponge cake is light and fluffy, the mango mousse in the centre adds an element of surprise.
As the name implies, Signature Chocolate Mousse [$8.80] is a signature chocolate cake at Cream & Custard. 62% and 77% dark chocolate mousse coats chocolate sponge cake. The base is made of hazelnut dark chocolate and popping candies. The popping candies remind me of the Pop Rocks popping candy I had as a kid. If you are a chocolate-lover, this one’s right up your alley.
Signature Fudge [$8.80] is pretty similar to Signature Chocolate Mousse. Instead of 62% and 77% dark chocolate, dark chocolate fudge is used instead. This is why it is sweeter than Signature Chocolate Mousse, but otherwise the taste is pretty similar. Decorated with a piece of white chocolate in the shape of a feature and golden dusting, it is as whimsical as it gets.
Chocolate Berries [$8.80] is another work of art. It is decorated like a piece of log with a long stick of chocolate that is supposed to symbolise a stick, a butterfly and rose petals. The inside is dark chocolate sponge cake with dark chocolate coating and a raspberry center. I find the raspberry filling not sour enough and totally overwhelmed by the dark chocolate. The base is also made of hazelnut dark chocolate but this one does not have popping candies.
Galaxy [$8.80] is another of Cream & Custard’s signatures and this is the only cake that contains alcohol. The chocolate sponge cake is covered with 62% and 77% dark chocolate mousse with a center of rum-soaked cherries. Finished with mirror glaze, it does indeed look like the galaxy. I find the rum-soaked cherries a little too bitter, I would have liked it to be slightly sweeter.
Lemon Meringue Tart [$6.80] is one of the most classic tarts. I love the torched meringue that makes it look like a flower, but the lemon filling is too sour.
If you like citric tarts but don’t want classic Lemon Meringue, Passion Fruit Meringue Tart [$6.80] might be a good option. The filling is pretty similar to lemon meringue but with the additional fragrance of passionfruit. It is decorated with torched meringue peaks and sugar biscuits that remind me of summer.
Cream & Custard can make whole cakes for the following flavours: Lychee Rose, Elvis, Tropical and Signature Chocolate Fudge.
Cream & Custard’s cakes are a little expensive, but the beautiful designs and creamy smooth cakes makes the extra dollars worth. Cream & Custard uses only top-quality ingredients, weaving different flavours into unique masterpieces that you have never tasted before.
Wild Olive Branch
Address: 3 Temasek Boulevard, Suntec City Mall #02-313, Singapore 038983
Cream & Custard
Address: 70 Shenton Way, Eon Shenton #01-23, Singapore 079118
Telephone: +65 9111 8696