This was the final stop of our cafe hopping adventure at Everton Park and we decided on The Audacious Cakery as we felt a sweet ending was essential to round up the day after having some good savouries beforehand at Happy 3 Bites Cafe and Batterworks.
The common thing about all the hip cafes and eateries in Everton Park was that each and every one of them had this really welcoming and somewhat homely, cosy and relaxing atmosphere and that really made it ideal for people to chill out in with a book or tablet or simply just sit back, sip some tea, enjoy a cake and people-watch.
It was quite a joy to walk into The Audacious Cakery and be greeted with an array of delightful cakes, tarts, macarons…
and really pretty cupcakes too! Everything just looked splendid, like little pieces of art. It really took us quite a while to shortlist our selections. Tough to narrow down only two items despite having to cope with that we-really-want-to-try-everything temptation.
This was where we could help ourselves to the iced water. It was just next to the entrance door.
And a useful chart that could help us decide on which coffee to go for.
These were our final selections presented on a longish tray plate.
The Chocolate Obsession ($8.80) is made of 70% Valrhona Guanaja chocolate mousse with a chocolate crème brulee centre on a Valrhona sponge base. It was love at first sight, that was why I picked this cake. It just looked elegant with a sleek and glossy surface and a touch of gold dust on top. Without doubt, this was a really chocolatey cake with mostly mousse. I couldn’t quite make out any distinctive taste of the crème brulee in the centre; it was thick and certainly not wobbly like how a standard crème brulee should be. Overall, I’m sure this would please the palates of any chocolate lover but I felt it was too saccharine sweet for my liking. It was so sweet that I didn’t feel like having it anymore after two mouthfuls.
It was definitely the first time I came across a salted egg yolk cupcake ($4.20). An interesting hybrid of east and west.
The cake itself was moist and tasted like a old school butter cake. The frosting was more savoury than sweet with a subtle hint of salted egg yolk taste in it. I didn’t like the custard in the centre though as it was dry and firm in texture. I thought it tasted a tad too artificial too which kinda spoiled the whole cupcake. Pity.
And yes, looks can indeed be deceiving. Pretty cakes may not taste good. Good cakes may not look great. Somehow I just thought the treats here were a bit overrated. Kinda disappointing. Prices were on the steep side but I didn’t feel they were worth the price tags. Decent cakes overall but nothing wowed me. Very unlikely I’d be back.
The Audacious Cakery
2 Everton Park, #01-61
Tel: 6223 3047
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/AudaciousCakery
10.00am to 7.00pm (Tue-Sat)
10.00am to 5.00pm (Sun)
Closed on Mon