Cliched as it sounds, to many of you out there, it could be that time of the year again.
It could be a birthday, anniversary, celebration etc etc. And you basically need a cake!
Its easy to buy a cake, but its never easy to buy a good cake. One that makes people go ooohhh and ahhhh, not because it looks great, but because the taste is simply awesome.
My family and I have accumulated our fair share of cake experiences. For what its worth, we have 4 different cakes every year. Unfortunately, the cake selection has dwindled and we find ourselves stuck with those few.
But I’ll just share with you some of the cakes that we’ve eaten throughout the year. Most of them come from the same store.
Cakes from 4 seasons:
Top view of Strawberry Shortcake
This is a very commonly seen cake from 4 seasons, pretty much everyone buys it for their loved ones because the message of the cake is pretty clear right? I mean heart shaped = love. End of story.
The look of the cake is extremely appealing, blood red, great design. You see it and you love it immediately.
Taste wise though, the cake is simply not as sweet tasting as that of love.
Crudely put, the taste sucks.
I’ve never eaten authentic strawberry shortcake before, but if this is any hint to what the former is then I’d probably avoid eating this for an eternity.
The taste is not even sweet, the cake is very dry. When you bite into it, you can literally feel the roughness of the spongecake. Like, rough spongecake. HAHA.
But I didn’t like it. So don’t buy it if you trust me. (:
Different version of Chocolate cake
I’m not sure if the cakes are actually the same 2 cakes with different designs. But I can safely say that if its the chocolate cake from 4 seasons, then you are in safe hands.
The cake is really great. It is currently, one of my favourite cakes.
The chocolate can prove to be so thick and rich, that after eating one slice, you might have to pause till the next day to continue eating the others. Its really extremely good.
If your an avid chocolate fan like me, and you love it when you taste really thick chocolate cake in your mouth, then you can definitely afford to indulge in this cake. (:
Cherry and Rum Chocolate cake from Awfully Chocolate
Cherry and Rum Chocolate cake
Comparing chocolate cake (4 seasons) to chocolate cake (Awfully Chocolate), I actually preferred the one from 4 seasons. I love thick, rich chocolate that makes your mouth borderline sticky and sort of painful from indulging in too much sin. The one from 4 seasons gives you that. The one from awfully chocolate was not as chocolatey as I expected it to be.
Maybe its because my mummy bought the cherry and rum one and not the chocolate chocolate one. But going by the chocolate sponge and the layer of chocolate on top of the cake, I think this is one for people who prefer a more mild flavour of chocolate and a stronger flavour or rum and cherry.
I’m not a fan of cherries and rum, which is probably why this cake just doesn’t cut it for me. However, the amount of cherries inside were aplenty, and you can literally feel like your biting into half a cherry as you eat the cake. The taste of rum was equally strong. I read various reviews about the cake from Awfully Chocolate and it seems that rum and cherry lovers alike, generally fancied the cake.
So if your a rum and cherry lover and prefer a milder version of chocolate cake, one that allows you to eat at least 2 slices of chocolate cake in 1 serving, then go for the cherry and rum cake from Awfully Chocolate.
Angies The Choice:
Durian Cake from Angies The Choice
Their durian cake has always been my daddy’s most favourite cake of his lifetime. Simply because he loves durian and this cake always manages to provide him with his durian fix.
Unfortunately, in the last time that we ate this cake, (I can’t remember how long ago), the cake is no longer as good as it used to be.
Having been frozen in the refrigerator for too long, the durian inside the cake forms like little icicles. So when you bite into the cake, you don’t taste the smooth texture of the durian anymore, but you instead taste alot of icicles which means instead of eating durian cake, you sort of eat watered down durian.
The cake simply isn’t what it used to be. And I think you pay quite a hefty sum to get a good durian cake, but you end up being disappointed. So we now are fruitlessly hunting for better durian cakes.
Oreo Cheese Cake from Secret Recipe
I SIMPLY LOVE IT!!
My mummy and daddy bought this for me to motivate me to study harder. HAHA. But thats not the only reason why I love it, its because it TASTES SOOOO GOOD.
They aren’t stingy in the least on the oreo. So when you cut into the cake and look at the seperate slices, you can see those definite pieces of oreo in it. The taste of the crunchy oreo, together with the extremely smooth creamy cheese cake, just makes my mouth water thinking of it!
I love cheese cake and I love oreo. So combining these two wonderful combinations, you can never go wrong!
Plus, the standard of cakes in Secret Recipe is often of a high standard. Hence, you won’t buy this cake one day and it tastes great and buy it another day and it tastes really bad. The cheese cake is extremely wonderful and is definitely a great buy.
Its not like those other cheese cakes, like the ones with the cow on it or others. Cheese cakes are generally spongy as in, when you cut into it you can see these little holey holey stuff that makes it look like a sponge inside a cake! (hence sponge cake!)
For this oreo cheesecake, its more like slicing into a slab of better. Because its all smooth and creamy, its definitely unlike that of any other cheesecake!!
I’m not sure how the other cakes taste from Secret Recipe, but I think its definitely a place where you can be adventurous and try the other cakes! (:
All along, my mummy and I have been extremely tempted to buy the cakes from Ikea!
And we finally got around to buying them!
OMG, this cake SUCKED BIG TIME!
NEVER BUY THIS FROM IKEA!! LIKE SERIOUSLY!
We had such high hopes for this cake because it looks seriously extremely pretty and nice. And this is like a traditional dessert from Sweden supposedly served at Swedish celebrations. So obviously, we thought we were in for a sweet treat!
Its description was also very attractive. I can’t remember the description but I rememberd tha it was attractive. Plus its topping of lime green marzipan is really attractive!
But the taste is YUCKS!
Absolutely horrible. The marzipan was too sweet for me and the whole cake just didn’t work out for me.
Ewwww, I couldn’t even finish one slice of the cake.
If you really want to eat a cake from ikea, this is worth a try…
The almond cake from ikea is pretty nice!
Though the appearance isn’t as attractive as the princess cake, it makes up for it in terms of taste!
It is pretty nutty but there isn’t enough creamy topping for me. The topping is very milky and it just blends very well for the cake.
I loved every bit about it! It was crunchy enough, flavourfu enough and a gabillion times better than the princess cake!!
So if you really must have cake from ikea, try this one out instead!
If you visit Taiwan, you might want to consider picking up this snack:
Its called TAI YANG BING! And the taste is as attractive as the packaging!
When you open the packaging, you can smell the really milky flavour wafting through the air. And taking a bite into it, you can taste the milky flavours and upon tasting the honey filling in the centre, you practically melt!
Thats how delish it is! I really love taiwan snacks cause the packaging is always awesome and the taste is also extremely good!
If you’re looking for a quick lunch fix , I would recommend…
Kraft Mac and Cheese
This is how is looks like after its done:
Its very simple to prepare, you just need butter, milk and the macaroni and cheese mix is given in the packaging!
I cooked the macaroni about 10 minutes, though the packaging said 6-8 but it wasn’t soft enough for me. And I just mixed in the ingredients!
The mac and cheese is cheesy enough. Kraft cheese is always extremely nice and you can taste how great their cheese is in this concoction!
Of coure, I would prefer the cheese to be more cheesy, so I’ll be trying their four cheese next time which should be more cheesy!
But its a really great food to cook if you’re in the rush and you love macaroni like me! (: