Last Updated: June 24, 2020
The toughest thing that I’ve had to contend with when it comes to food during this COVID-19 pandemic, has to be the massive cravings for sweet treats, especially cakes and cookies. Ask any of my close friends, and they’ll tell you that I was grumbling for days about not being able to enjoy the same desserts I enjoyed pre-’Circuit Breaker’ period.
However, with the power of social media, I stumbled across Bob the Baker Boy’s Instagram profile and I was instantly hooked. Photo after photo of their creative and beautiful cake creations had me drooling—and don’t get me started on their Molten Lava Cookie Bag (S$20 for one bag, S$30 for two bags, $40 for three bags).
I immediately followed their profile and had the opportunity to taste some of their best and yummiest creations.
One thing that sets Bob the Baker Boy apart from other cake creators is that they pride themselves in only serving soft and moist chiffon cakes that are lower in sugar, so diabetic customers may enjoy their cakes in moderation.
It wasn’t any surprise then, that their latest addition, the Honey Yuzu And Nata de Coco Cake (S$50 for 6-inch, S$68 for 8-inch, and 128 for 10-inch) is a hit with their followers. Not only is it daintily decorated, but it’s also exceptionally light and zesty.
I especially enjoyed the fluffiness of the sponge layers, as well as the mild sweetness of the buttercream. The crunchy nata de coco bits were a fun touch, and I reckon teatime or a coffee break with this beauty would perk you up instantly.
Apart from their pretty cakes, they also offer some rather out-of-the-box designs like this Defying Gravity Floating Beer Can Cake (from S$138). The price quoted is for the basic 6-inch, single-tier design such as the one pictured above. However, you may customise it to be replaced with a different brand and colour, additional tiers, and larger sizes.
You can also choose the cake’s flavour, but what I was fortunate enough to taste is a good ol’ classic Belgian Chocolate.
I am a self-proclaimed chocoholic, so being able to enjoy the indulgent, moist Belgian Chocolate layers was a brief trip to chocolate heaven. Even with all the buttercream, it wasn’t cloying at all, and the sweetness was just right.
Their minimal use of fondant is also something I appreciate, from a personal standpoint. I am more biased towards cakes that showcase the simplicity and charm of well-made buttercream.
I know that the Basque cheesecake trend is here to stay, and Bob the Baker Boy’s rendition certainly doesn’t disappoint. Both their Basque Cheesecake and Cookies And Cream Basque Cheesecake (S$78 each) come in one standard size of six inches, weighing in at 1kg.
They come in a cake box, wrapped in burnt greaseproof paper for that rustic look. It’s something I’m sure you’ll be tempted to snap for the ‘gram before slicing a piece for yourself!
The Basque Cheesecake was a satisfyingly jiggly piece that was as tasty as it was pretty. The smooth cheese was subtly pungent; just enough to contrast with the smoky crackle of the top layer of the cake.
You may enjoy it at room temperature when the middle is slightly soft, or enjoy it straight out of the fridge if you prefer it firmer. Either way, this bittersweet cake is one that you’ll want to help yourself to seconds.
The Oreo Basque Cheesecake is for those who enjoy a bit more sweetness in their cheesecake. However, I was impressed by how mildly sweet the cheesecake was, even with the addition of Oreo cookies.
The bittersweetness of the cheesecake was more pronounced here, and let’s not forget about the gorgeous Oreo crust that adorns this cake; it was an absolute sight to behold.
If you love cookies as much as I do, you will instantly fall in love with their Molten Lava Cookie Bag, that I’d mentioned earlier. They come in a resealable bag of five pieces in a bag, and all you have to do is follow the instructions on the bag to achieve the gooey, oozy goodness of the lava cookies.
The cookies were soft and crumbly, and brimming with molten chocolate, so be ready to lick your fingers clean! I’ve also tried eating them straight out of the fridge for a more fudgy texture, and honestly, they taste amazing both ways.
For someone whose weakness is cake, Bob the Baker Boy’s creations have blown me away; I wish I could have my birthday every month so that I’d have an excuse to order a cake for myself. But since that’s not possible, you can use the excuse of other people’s birthdays and anniversaries to get them one of Bob the Baker Boy’s creations and shamelessly help yourself to some satisfyingly amazing cakes and cookies.
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