I had come across Cat and the Fiddle on Instagram for a long time and I thought I would order their Fickle Feline cheesecake this time just to surprise the husband as he was craving for cheesecake.
For those of you who haven’t heard of Cat and the Fiddle, well, it is an online cheesecake shop which is also the brainchild of celebrity pastry chef and ex-Bakerzin founder, Daniel Tay.
Besides the Fickle Feline cheesecake (comes in 2 variations – with or without alcohol), they also have a good selection of other cheesecake flavours such as Devil’s Chocolate, Oreo Cookies & Cream, Lychee & Raspberry, Milo Dinosaur and more. Just click here to go to their Qoo10 store. They are using QX Quick for delivery so you can receive your cake within 3 hours on the same day of order – perfect when you urgently need a cake to celebrate some last minute event/occasion.
My cake order arrived promptly on time, in a paper bag like this.
The cake came frozen which meant you’d need to thaw it properly before consumption if you want maximum enjoyment. We tried the cheesecake within 3-4 hours of thawing in the fridge and some of the slices still had icy parts in them. And because it was still partially frozen, the flavour of each slice of cake didn’t quite stand out.
They recommended that the cake be thawed for at least 5-8 hours. I left it in the fridge overnight and had it the following morning. It was indeed tastier because the cheesy notes were more pronounced the next day.
So please remember to thaw your cake for longer.
In the box, you would get this circular chart that indicates the flavour of every slice of cheesecake so you know what you’re eating.
And this was how the Fickle Feline cheesecake with no alcohol looked like.
Though this was supposed to be 1.1kg and enough to feed 10 persons, it was actually quite a small cake. Two of us were able to finish the entire cake in 2 days.
The taste test:
Tasted exactly like an apple crumble with crunchy apples on top. Crust wasn’t buttery enough though and kinda tasted like stale biscuits.
Like a regular chocolate cake with no cheese flavour. Not very dense either.
Just a regular cheesecake with blueberry.
Tasted like butterscotch. It had a fudgy texture. Caramel was sweet with no salty flavour.
Tasted like honey citron tea. Very refreshing but there was also a slight bitter aftertaste. Texture was less dense than others.
Less dense compared to others. Coffee flavour was quite overpowering.
Similar to Classic New York with tangy strawberry.
Classic New York
Tangier and cheesier.
Couldn’t taste the Oreo flavour.
Very dry. The cream layer tasted like regular cream that was salted, not cream cheese. One of the worst red velvet cakes I ever had, with a bitter aftertaste and no distinctive cheese flavour.
After trying all the 10 flavours, I decided that I only liked Classic New York, Strawberry, Yuzu and Salted Caramel. The rest were mediocre. In fact, I really didn’t think this cake was super fantastic. I wouldn’t mind getting their cheesecakes again but by claiming to be the Best Cheesecake in Singapore, that’s certainly an overstatement.
On the same note, I thought I would give a mention to the cheesecakes from Melvados that are just as good if not better. Their Oreo, Blueberry, Strawberry, Mango and Peach cheesecakes (in tray forms) are pretty awesome and are also much cheaper for the same weight.
Give both a try and see which one you like.