In sunny Singapore, we certainly do not have a shortage of cafes and bakeries to patronise. And if you’re after some extremely Instagrammable cakes and tarts, we’ve found just the place for you.
Enter Rachelrax Cakes, a takeaway-only dessert shop run by Rachel Ng, a 27-year-old self-taught home baker.
Rachel initially started baking as a hobby back in 2016 while pursuing her Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Design at the Singapore Institute of Technology but left her job as a full-time interior designer to begin baking full-time.
After doing a number of online bake sales that were met with success, Rachel eventually set up a brick-and-mortar shop in Serangoon which she then put her degree to good use by designing a cute and quaint little store that’s dressed in the shade of millennial pink.
The shop offers a wider range of desserts that you can take away and rotates its menu on a weekly basis, and it is recommended for you to call ahead and pre-order because the sweet treats often tend to sell out before you make your way down to the shop.
What you can find at Rachelrax Cakes
One of Rachelrax Cakes’ signature bakes would have to be their galaxy-glazed dome cakes. With a stunning glaze in hues of purple and blue to represent the cosmic sky, this Galaxy Glazed Dome (S$8.70) entremet is a treat that is out of this world.
The dome itself is made from a chocolate sponge, dark chocolate mousse, and a hazelnut chocolate feuilletine base. The feuilletine, which is a crispy confection made from thin, sweetened crêpes, adds a crunch to the rich, dark and velvety chocolate flavour of the cake.
The Lychee Rose Popping Boba Tart (S$8.50) is another fan-favourite, and it is available in a mini tart version or a 6-inch large tart.
An absolute stunner, this dessert is filled with a sweet pink rose-flavoured panna cotta, and decorated with a generous serving of lychee popping boba pearls and dried rose petals.
This dessert is said to lean towards the sweeter side of things, so do give it a try especially if you’re a fan of bandung or any rose-flavoured treats.
For those looking for a dessert with a local twist, this Orh Nee Tart (S$8.90) will be something that’s right up your alley. Made with coconut cream and topped with ginkgo nuts, it also has yam filling that fills the tart to the brim and is reminiscent of the traditional yam dessert – but with its own modern twist, of course.
Like your dessert tangy? Check out Rachelrax’s version of the traditional Key Lime Pie.
Here at the dessert shop, you’ll get a Key Lime Tart (S$8.50), which uses a mixture of lime juice and calamansi juice instead of key limes as this citrus variant is harder to come by. Rachel chooses to use the calamansi as it adds that little bit of local touch and is also said to be more fragrant compared to regular limes.
You can also consider the Speculoos Cookie Tart (S$8.50) that just calls to us with its gorgeous glossy surface. To add more flavour to the tart, it has Lotus biscuit crumbles sprinkled on the top – yum!
Rachelrax Cakes offers many more tart flavours, such as S’more Dark Choc, Matcha Goma, and Passionfruit Curd, and the flavours of these tarts are rotated each week.
For example, the week of 14 to 17 October will see the return of Soya Pudding, Kaya Toast, and some other popular flavours that were voted by fans. You can check out the weekly selection of tart flavours over at Rachelrax’s Instagram.
If variety is the name of the game, consider getting a box of six mini tarts from S$14.80 for three sets of two flavours, or in an assorted box of six pieces of fixed flavours for S$14.80. The same is available for a box of 12, costing from S$27.80.
Rachelrax also offers tart cakes and other desserts, such as tiramisu, which is available at S$15.80 without alcohol and S$16.80 for the alcoholic version.
Other than delectable desserts, Rachelrax also has a refreshing line of Poppin’ Boba Tea drinks featuring the same popping boba pearls that you see on the Lychee Rose Tart.
Find Rachelrax Cakes at 12 Lim Tua Tow Road, Singapore 547735. The takeaway-only dessert shop opens on Thursdays through Sundays only from 12pm to 6pm.
You can also order online for delivery (free delivery available if you hit the minimum spend) and self-collection at the outlet. For more information, visit the website or contact Rachelrax Cakes at 6988 0536.