yay.. it’s the birthday season for me already, which means an excuse to visit tons of atas restaurants and then regret when the bill comes! lol..
anyways, let’s talk about canele patisserie chocolaterie cakes, which my sis kindly bought to celebrate my birthday with. its kinda cool really, four different flavors means four sampling chances of different cakes. in clockwise, starting from the bottom left, the cakes are:-
matcha ($7) – to me, the best cake of the bunch. it’s light, melts in your mouth, and tastes like a healthier, cake version of the starbucks green tea frappe if you get my drift. perfect for the lazy afternoon spent catching up with health conscious, glamorous friends. and hey, matcha has fat-burning properties!
black forest – never liked black forest, so i never knew what was inside. so i needed to google it out – essentially chocolate with cherry on the top and sandwiched within the cake and infused with a clear colorless brandy called kirsch. i found the cake pretty decent – the chocolate was smooth and went down the throat pleasantly, though to be honest, i didn’t really taste much of the kirsch. (might be a matter of tolerance since my mom instantly said she tasted alcohol upon first bite). other than that, this cake wasn’t very impressionable.
strawberry shortcake ($6.50) - this is once again, a very light and smooth dessert — perhaps that’s what characterizes canele cakes – pleasant, unobtrusive and girly in a certain sense. i liked the lightness of the japanese shortcake and felt that the amount of kirsch added into the cake was just right – sufficient to lend a smoothness to the shortcake and not too much to cause it to be soggy. yummy.
tarte au citron – well balanced and not too tangy, with a well baked crust at the bottom. yummy, but once again, unobtrusive. in a sense, these are pleasant cakes but not cakes that will wow you out of your seat or send you on a gastronomic journey. but good nonetheless.
overall, pleasant cakes that serve as a pretty awesome birthday cake when combined together! and i must say, the packaging and branding is really well done. you feel good when you see someone brandishing out a elegant and artfully designed canele cake box for your birthday. =)
canele patisserie – chocolaterie (raffles city shopping center) | 252 North Bridge Road, #B1-46/47 Raffles City Shopping Centre | desserts, western, contemporary