My family and I are picky when it comes to cupcakes (in fact all desserts). These are my take on the cupcakes that I have tried so far. Just like art, food is subjective…
The halal arm of Twelve Cupcakes. Bought for the first time from the ION Orchard outlet in October 2015. They had since closed the outlet and moved to Parkway Parade (much to my dismay). These were good! Both the cake and the frosting were not sweet, each frosting were flavourful, cake is moist and most importantly not ‘eggy’. It is reasonably priced and the more you buy, the cheaper it is per cupcake. Highly recommended.
Note: As per their Facebook page on 3 March, they have yet to receive their halal certification
Muslim-owned. First tried on 9 April 2016. My sis heard of them and been wanting to try their cupcakes. The cupcakes tasted like it is home-baked, moist and some of the flavours that were available on that day were quite unique. The Salted Egg Yolk cupcake is the best of the loot. The churros is just so-so. They also sell epok-epok (curry puffs) which we did not get to try as they were running out and have to wait for quite a while for the fresh batch. Will go back to try other flavours and also their epok-epok which have been receiving rave reviews.
Muslim-owned. They are located at Pandan Gardens but stumbled upon their pop up while I was exploring Century Square on 23 April 2016. Have not heard of them, honestly. It was already early evening and they were left with seven flavours (6 as per listed above, and the other flavour is Ondeh-Ondeh, a flavour which I refuse to try as prefer to have the traditional Ondeh-Ondeh). The chocolate based cupcakes were too dry and the red velvet were dry and dense. Most were filled with Nutella. The Salted Caramel is the best from the loot – moist and not so sweet. Unsure will have the chance to try them again as they are not easily accessible (for me who is staying in the north) and usually have their pop-ups in the east. Even though they do have online orders and delivery, not a strong pull factor to give another try.