Out of the Cake Box is a small patisserie that had opened a few months ago in the quiet Telok Blangah neighbourhood that is situated beside the now-defunct The Cereal Pantry.
Serving cakes, puffs and tarts, Out of the Cake Box had only catered to takeaway orders previously, but had now extended to dine-in patrons with the additions of a small seating area. Many of their sweets are fusions of local flavours with westernised bakes, whIch gives their products a unique twist.
We tried the Horlicks Gnome Dome, whIch is also filled with white chocolate and hazelnut. Being a Choux Puff, it was crusty; albeit too much as its pretty difficult to cut it apart. It also does not really help when the white chocolate piece also gets in the way. However, we had to agree that the flavour combination went really well; milky sweet with malt and chocolatey nuttiness from the hazelnuts; its pretty unique in its own right.
We also ordered a Chendol Fudge. Unlike your typical fudge, there is no traces of liquid sauce here. Rather, there is a Gula Melaka jelly sitting atop a Gula Melaka mousse and sponge cake combination where you can find bits of Atap Chee, Pandan Jelly and Red Beans inside to replicate Chendol. Despite being largely Gula Melaka, it was light on sweetness, thus allowing for the sweetnes of the red beans and Atap Chee to compliment the cake. The only flavour we could not really find was the Pandan jelly, but then its pretty much the whole package nonetheless.
There are other cakes around that looked pretty good, such as the Chocolate Opera cake that we did not get to try. Out of the Cake Box also does cake orders for birthdays, weddings etc; worth to check out if you are intending to have a party or sorts. The shop space is generally quite empty through the day, so its really a place you might want to hit if you are looking for a quiet spot with cakes. Just be warned though; there is two tables with four seats each … you know what I mean.
Out Of The Cake Box
Block 45 Telok Blangah Drive