Call it an illusion if you will, but we believe the best desserts come from home bakers themselves.
Perhaps its the fact that each treat is handmade lovingly in a kitchen — almost like a mom’s touch if you will — or maybe its how enamoured we are with items that aren’t mass-produced.
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Giriki runs the kitchen at Mon Cheri, armed with invaluable experience at establishments like Tiong Bahru Bakery and La Dame de Pic. Here, you’ll find a slew of stunning artisanal cakes and dessert cups, including the crowd favourite Lychee and Rose Chiffon Cake topped with vanilla Chantilly cream. The tarts are highly addictive too — we recommend a serving or two of the Lychee & lemongrass tart and the Pandan, mango & coconut tart for good measure.
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Owner Priscilla has always had a knack for baked goods, and she decided to take her passion to the next level by selling some of her favourites from home. Currently, the home baker only has one item on the menu, the lip-smacking Oatmeal Chocolate Cranberries Cookies. There is a flat fee of S$8 for islandwide delivery (except Sentosa and Tuas), waived for orders above S$80.
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Need we say more? These gorgeous brownies are from Bread & Butter, a humble bakery that uses only premium and fresh ingredients, without any preservatives of course. Apart from their oozy Speculoos and Nutella brownies, their indulgent cookies are worth a try as well. There is a flat fee of S$8 per location.
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Croissants aren’t made just for breakfast — we’d have them all day if we could. These ones from Twice Croissants come in regular flavours like almond, but they also have seasonal flavours too, the most recent being apple pie, smores and peanut mochi. For a unique IG story post, the peanut mochi is filled with crunchy peanut butter and stretchy homemade milk mochi for the perfect boomerang.
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Co-founded by Masterchef Singapore runner-up Genevieve Lee, Sourbombe Artisanal Bakery uses proofed and handrolled sourdough to give the dessert a whisper of tanginess, before it is deep-fried in coconut oil and generously stuffed with smooth, silky custards. The Christmas specials had us drooling: think flavours like Burnt Honey & Sage Walnut, Fig & Wine and Basil Cream & Rhubarb for a flavour explosion unlike any other.
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If you’re looking for some vegan bakes, we’ve got just the spot just for you. Gratus is a home bakery that aims to dish out delicious and decadent vegan pastries that’s sustainable for the planet as well as animals. Gratus updates its Instagram account with news of the month’s special bakes, so be sure to check out the page regularly.
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