Edith Patisserie is an online bakery with a physical presence at Cavan Road, around Jalan Besar. In short, it isn’t a home based bakery but it has a home style instead. I was pretty keen to try their cake and was hoping that they will go into some retail one day and sell bakes off the shelves. A pity this wasn’t their business model. Somehow, I found that chance as I won one of their $10 voucher giveaway in their February 2016 Facebook contest.
This humble looking bakery was started by two bakers, Shaun and Ethel, who met during their pastry diploma course in culinary school. And they named it Edith in memory of Ethel’s mother.
As my brother’s girlfriend’s birthday was approaching so I decided to use the voucher to order a birthday cake for her celebration with our family. I went to their online order page and selected 3 choices for my brother to decide the cake; Lemon Cake, Rose Lychee and Pandan Coconut Gula Melaka Cake. I was hoping that he would select the last option. I have a soft spot for Gula Melaka.
Edith Patisserie offered almost 50 different flavours of cakes, including a handful of cheesecakes. They baked cupcake and customised cakes for all occasions. Edith Patisseries mentioned on their webpage that their bakes has no preservatives and artificial ingredients.
The online order was pretty straightforward and easy to use. I didn’t have any issue with it. The page was mobile friendly too. In fact, I order via mobile. There are option customise message on the cake, a short message on the box, request for candles and finally, self-collection or deliver.
I opt for self-collection. I didn’t have any difficulty finding the place. I could easily spot the unit since there is a green signage with Edith on it. Once at the door, a message was hung at the door to request customer to press the bell.
Shortly, a lady came out to serve me. I provided the name who ordered it and then got my cake. I was surprised that she did not let me check to ensure the cake condition before leaving.
My order was the 6″ Lychee Rose Cake ($45). I must say the cake looks tiny, though it was heavy. Maybe as heavy as 1 kg. My hand was aching the next day. Lol!
When I opened the box, both the lychee and rose aroma were refreshing and at the same time enticing. I wanted to start digging in.
The cake has a sweet pastel pink. On the whole, it looks simple yet elegant.
The cake is a three layer vanilla oil cake with lychee bits sandwiched with buttercream in between the layer. The cake layer was surprising smooth and soft. I requested for as little as possible of buttercream layers. But personally, I still find it a little too sweet for my palate. I would request for less sweet should I order the next time.
We did enjoy the cake but I am not too sure if I would order again from Edith Patisserie as we find it a little over priced.
11 Cavan Road #01-04, Cavan Suites, Singapore 209848
Tel: +65 9060 2494 / 6443 7150
Order Online: http://www.edithpatisserie.com/collections/all
- alight opposite Pek Chuan Building along Lavender Street 13, 67, 133, 145
- alight at Hock Send Building along Lavender Street 13, 61, 67, 107, 133, 145, 175, 961
- alight at Hoa Nam Building along Jalan Besar Road 21, 23, 64, 65, 66, 67, 125, 130, 139, 147, 857
- East West line – Lavender station