First dibs: Whisking Bakes — First taro cafe in Singapore with taro mochi swiss rolls and orh nee tart balls

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Taro lovers, you’re gonna wanna keep reading: the first ever cafe specialising in taro desserts, Whisking Bakes, has just had its soft launch in Lavender.

whisking bakes - storefront
whisking bakes - storefront

Whisking Bakes initially started out as a home-based business in May 2020 by Chanel, a former air stewardess who lost her job following the pandemic. She created her popular Orh Nee Tart Balls, which became so popular that she was able to open a small store in Tai Seng. In July 2022, Whisking Bakes relocated to a bigger space with a cafe concept, serving bakes and drinks.

whisking bakes - interior
whisking bakes - interior

The Whisking Bakes cafe is decorated in gorgeous shades of lilac and beige, with seats and tables available for customers.

whisking bakes - dishes
whisking bakes - dishes

Dig into an assortment of taro-flavoured bakes, including swiss rolls, tiramisu, cakes and tarts.

whisking bakes - taro mochi swiss roll
whisking bakes - taro mochi swiss roll

Whisking Bakes’ Taro Mochi Swiss Roll (S$5) consists of a fluffy purple cake enveloping taro cream, with a dollop of mochi in the centre. I loved the smooth texture of the taro, the softness of the cake and the chewiness of the mochi. The yam taste was prominent and as a whole, the swiss roll wasn’t too sweet or heavy.

whisking bakes - taromisu
whisking bakes - taromisu

Taromisu (S$6) is Whisking Bakes’ non-alcoholic and caffeine-free spin on the popular tiramisu dessert, except instead of using coffee, the ladyfinger biscuits are dipped in taro milk and layered with mascarpone cheese.

I was delighted at the generous portion of the Taromisu, and each bite was milky, creamy and satisfying.

whisking bakes - taro basque burnt cheesecake
whisking bakes - taro basque burnt cheesecake

The Taro Basque Burnt Cheesecake (S$7.50) consists of a layer of pure yam paste sandwiched between two layers of cheesecake. The cheesecake was thick and creamy with a rich mouthfeel, and the layer of taro added an earthier profile to it.

whisking bakes - food
whisking bakes - food

Of course, who could leave without trying Whisking Bakes’ famous Orh Nee Tart Balls? The cafe offers five pieces of tarts for S$6.80 for dine-in customers. Bigger bottles are available too for takeaway purchases, with 11 pieces costing S$15 and 25 pieces costing S$32.

The drinks are also not to be missed, with coffee, tea and milk selections ranging from S$3.50 to S$6. The most unique drink offerings are the Taro Latte (S$6) and Black Sesame Latte (S$6), which are made using homemade taro and black sesame paste.

whisking bakes - bakes
whisking bakes - bakes

For non-taro lovers, Whisking Bakes also offers other desserts, like the fudgy Ultimate Chocolate Cake (S$8), Bailey’s Burnt Cheesecake (S$7.50) and NYC Levain Cookies (S$5) in assorted flavours.

With its incredible taro offerings and incredibly aesthetic interior, I can foresee myself dropping by Whisking Bakes for another lovely dessert break. What a truly taroffic experience!

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