Plain Vanilla Bakery @ Lorong Mambong
Stashed away at the second level of a shophouse in Holland Village is a lovely little cupcakery- Plain Vanilla. I have heard many rave reviews about their cupcakes and have been impatiently waiting for an opportunity to have a bite into these pretty little things.
Lucky for me, I received a box of four from a good ol’ foodie buddy who seems insistent that I have a try as these were ‘really good’ according to him! But since these cupcakes were gifted, I do not have any photos of the shop itself though a little birdie told me that it is a quaint cosy space with tempting displays of cupcakes but no actual seating area so people mostly do takeaways when they come here!
Let’s open my brown paper box to see what’s inside!
Dark Chocolate Ganache
Belgium dark chocolate hazelnut cake smothered in bittersweet chocolate ganache and dipped in Valrhona cocoa nibs
Dark chocolate hazelnut cake with a chocolate hazelnut filling topped with chocolate hazelnut frosting
Crimson-coloured light chocolate cake with vanilla cream cheese frosting
Caramel cake topped with salted caramel buttercream and a dollop of caramel finished with a sprinkle of Maldon sea salt flakes
Firstly, these lovely cupcakes taste as fantastic as they look! The base cake was amazingly moist and fluffy and the frosting? Hands down perfect. Not too sweet but sufficiently decadent and rich. Vanessa, the head baker has done a great job at piping such irresistible swirls that are so smooth, creamy and not sickly sweet unlike most buttercream frostings.
Special mention to the Salted Caramel that is actually not a regular flavour. Loved the Maldon sea salt flakes that gave biting into the cupcake little bursts of ooomph. It is these touches that make such a great difference and I really appreciate them!
The prices of these cupcakes are $3.50 each and $19 for half a dozen. There are 9 regular flavors (carrot, chocolate hazelnut, cinnamon brown sugar, cookies and cream, dark chocolate ganache, milk chocolate bananas, milk chocolate chip, red velvet, strawberry white chocolate) with new ones introduced now and then for a short period of time! So get there quickly to fix that cupcake craving because these fly off the shelves real fast.
Thank you Guan for the cupcakes!
34A Lorong Mambong
Tel: +65 6465 5942
Tue–Sat: 12pm – 8pm
Sun: 12pm – 6pm
(Closed on Mon)