[SG] Maple & Market | cakes with interesting combinations

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Looking for some sweet treats after dinner at Old Airport Road Food Centre, we decided to pop by this cake shop just a street across, hidden at the bottom of a HDB block. 

Cafe with a whimsical touch, it was a small cosy space with less than 10 pax seating. Thankfully during our visit on a Friday night, there was just a corner seat left, though I must say it was quite a cramped place in general.

Gula Melaka Cake ($5.50)
with kaya cream cheese frosting and almonds

Their signature cake that was recommended, we like how the combination went perfectly well. Just lightly sweet with the fragrance of the coconut and gula melaka coming through, it was nicely paired, reminding me the lighter flavoured version of the ondeh ondeh cupcakes I've had at the now-defunct Preparazzi.

The flavours went well, though I found the cake too dense for my liking. I would have preferred a finer texture for the sponge, for that sharper contrast with the almond flakes and the gritty sweet bits in the middle.

Blossom ($5.50)
rose cake with raspberry cream cheese and caramelised pistachio 

Second bestseller, go for this if you're looking for a light flavour. I like how the rose was just subtle that it didn't taste overpoweringly artificial, well complemented with a sharper raspberry. The pistachio bits also added a nice contrasting texture, though there wasn't much of a roasted pistachio taste I was expecting. 

Decent cakes with good combinations, though I personally felt that the sponge bases were too dense for my liking. If you're planning on a visit, do note their closing hours too as they adhere strictly to that, turning off the music and turning away customers. We were also reminded of their closing hours when we placed our orders at about 8.40pm.

Overall Verdict: 7.0/10
34 Cassia Crescent #01-82
Singapore 390034

Check out their menu and opening hours on Facebook

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