Cream & Custard @ Jalan Bukit Ho Swee | Tiong Bahru, Singapore

Monday, March 28, 2016

Living up to their mantra, Melissa and Wesley aims to create and serve cakes that are made with quality ingredients and comes with a friendly price tag too. With that said, they try to move out of the fancy bakeries found in Singapore and craft a taste of their memories with a touch of elegance.

Cream and Custard café is located approximately five mintues away from Tiong Bahru station, exit B. Be prepared to bask away in the minimalist and cosy setting, and indulge with some freshly baked pastries. Note that the cakes are made in limited quantities each day, offering only five to six servings per cake flavour.

Why not start with the legendary cake which was first created by Black Star Pastry in Sydney, Australia. Just months ago, I had the chance to taste it and I got to say I fell deeply in love with it ever since (review on that will be up soon).

I was really hyped to try Cream and Custard’s rendition of the famous Strawberry Watermelon Cake | $6.8, keeping it light with two layers of almond dacquoise, fresh rose, whipped cream and watermelon. Finished it off with fresh strawberries, grapes, blueberries and rose petals atop. It came off a little disappointing as the bottom layer slides off the cake.

If I were to be compared it with Black Star’s, I'm sticking to the original for the reason that it is more refreshing and brings forth a hint of sweetness (sweeter watermelon maybe?). In addition, the layers of almond dacquoise are made to crisp unlike Cream and Custard’s. However, I would like to emphasise that this is my own opinion and there are people who have tried the original and still prefers Cream and Custard’s. If no comparison were to be made, I would say it’s quite well done and I won't mind coming back for more.

Next in the line up, we had Pure | $6.8 - made from a combination of lychee and passion fruit mousse cake. If you fancy a lighter taste, this would be for you. Followed by Sundae | $6.8 - a creamy mascarpone cheese mousse topped with a layer of strawberry mousse glazed and lastly covered with milk chocolate ganache. It tasted like a de-constructed cheesecake.

For the tarts, this has to be one of my favourite, Passion Fruit Meringue Tart | $5.6. Giving off the fragrant from the made-from-scratch tart, filled with tangy and creamy passion fruit curd and covered with scorched meringue. A perfect combination and is simply the crowd pleaser that day. 

Featuring Melissa’s most recent recreation, The Black Ball | $9.8, it is inspired while she was traveling in London. This dessert involves you pouring their signature hot dark chocolate sauce over the dark chocolate sphere. Slowly revealing the passion fruit curd and 66% valrhona chocolate mousse layered intermittently with homemade crumble. An ideal dessert meant to please dark chocolate lovers.

Another proud creation, Triple Chocolate Devil | $6.8 (left) which consist of 66% valrhona dark chocolate mousse with a layer of melt-in-your-mouth raspberry jelly centres, and coated with 70% valrhona dark chocolate ganache infused with Belgium chocolate bailey’s glazed with glossy dark chocolate glaze. Don't forget to eat till the centre as the taste differs from your first bite.

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Address: Block 46, Jalan Bukit Ho Swee, #01-894, Singapore 160046

Opening Hours:
Mon-Sat: 11:00am - 9:00pm

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