There’s always room for dessert

Posted on August 23, 2006 by Aun

I’m a big fan of carrot cake. And while it’s a relatively easy cake to make, as far as cakes go, I don’t always have the time to tie on an apron and make one for myself. At those times, I often head over to PS Café, whose version is terrifically delicious. It’s easily one of the very best and most consistent things on their menu. But PS Café is the kind of place where you go to sit and linger. It’s not exactly known for zippy service. Nor is it the kind of place you can just drop into and buy a couple slices to go.

Fortunately, I’ve just discovered a great little place that specializes in take-away cakes. And best of all, it’s right around the corner from my apartment. Room for Dessert is in the unlikeliest of places, hidden in an obscure corner of an HDB block on Waterloo Street. I only found it because I zigged when I should have zagged on the way to lunch. I was surprised when I was told that it’s been there for a year. I’ve been going to eat at the hawker centre in that block for years and I’d never seen it.

Room for Dessert first started as an online bakery in December 2003. While they offer a pretty good variety of cakes, it’s their “Summertime Carrot Cake” that they are proudest of. It’s both their house specialty and their best-selling cake. I couldn’t resist trying it and I have to say I was impressed. While it may not have been the prettiest carrot cake I’ve ever eaten, it was definitely among the better ones I’ve tasted. The white-chocolate cream cheese frosting was appropriately abundant and very, very tasty. The cake itself was really nice too, not too dry and chock full of walnuts and raisins.

(I also tried a slice of their “Bananas about Chocolate” cake, which was pretty good, but not amazing.)

Room for Dessert delivers its cakes nation-wide. But they only delivers whole cakes. If you only want to grab a slice, you’ll have to make your way down to Waterloo street.

Room for Dessert
Blk 261 Waterloo St #01-42
Waterloo Centre
Singapore 180261
Tel: 6337-7637
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About Aun Koh

Aun has always loved food and travel, passions passed down to him from his parents. This foundation, plus a background in media, pushed him to start Chubby Hubby in 2005. He loves that this site allows him to write about the things he adores--food, style, travel, his wife and his bouncing baby boy!

What Others Are Saying

  1. matt armendariz August 24, 2006 at 1:13 am

    I’m swooning now!

  2. Vanessa Frida August 24, 2006 at 1:51 am

    Yes! Their carrot cake is amazing. Good service too.

  3. risingsunofnihon August 24, 2006 at 3:35 am

    The cakes themselves look yummy, but what really caught my eye is the cake stand. Is that your own? Would you mind sharing where you got it? I love it!

  4. J August 24, 2006 at 8:48 am

    hi, we passed by it once when walking the dogs so did not have the chance to pop in…it did look rather promising from the outside! which reminds me, i’m still waiting for someone to make me that carrot cake extravaganza from boulevard ;)

  5. Indi August 24, 2006 at 1:56 pm

    I love carrot cakes too! fluffy but yet chewy at the same time.

    PS:! But I wonder why in Singapore hawker centers they also have carrot cakes that are actually not made from carrot?

  6. vanessa August 24, 2006 at 5:52 pm

    Sorry, just received an email from Room for desserts. They have started making some cute cupcakes.

    I have cut and paste the details on my blog if you wanna view :)
    Just helping them out. They make some great stuff.

    http://vanessafrida.livejournal.com/43793.html

  7. Ellie August 24, 2006 at 6:35 pm

    Oo! I’ve never even thought of incorporating white chocolate into carrot cake icing, but what a wonderful idea!

    And you’re absolutely right – there is *always* room for dessert!

  8. ParisBreakfasts August 25, 2006 at 12:16 am

    Oh my..that is one luscious piece of cake and your picture is to die for. The perfect cake stand!lvining in NYC is not so hot after all..except when we have a heat wave

  9. jellybean August 25, 2006 at 2:10 am

    would you please bring me a slice the next time you pay me a visit ???

  10. PandiKutti August 25, 2006 at 3:35 am

    hello, CH, have been a regular reader of you blog, you are one of my fav foodblogger… wonder if i can link you on my new amateurish foodblog?

  11. f00d-gastr0 August 25, 2006 at 7:25 pm

    i love ps cafe, i went to the one at paragon?yes, had their dates cake, it was also very delicious, sweet and moist, i believe all their other cakes will taste as good..

  12. Anonymous August 26, 2006 at 2:30 pm

    hi, this is totally unrelated to the post, but I was wondering whether you and S have an open kitchen – and if not, why, and whether you think it is a good idea to have one?

    anon

  13. popagandhi August 27, 2006 at 7:56 pm

    As I was waiting for a friend from out of town to finish with her spa treatment, I was reading your blog from my phone… right after she was done I promptly ran out to Waterloo St and bought the last Summertime Carrot Cake that day. :) It was great.

  14. M August 28, 2006 at 9:55 am

    It’s quite surprisingly how difficult it is to find good carrot cake in Singapore! Maybe it’s got to do with the tedious prep work beforehand! I make my own as I like crushed pineapple in it which isn’t readily available in tins (Del Monte offers this). Another place which serves good carrot cake is PS Cafe at Paragon.

  15. Anonymous September 1, 2006 at 10:28 pm

    I tried their cupcakes two days ago – both carrot and chocolate. however, it was not as great as the comments I am reading here … yes, their cupcakes look pretty but taste was not wow! maybe, I should give their sliced carrot and chocolate cakes a try to see if it matches up to the positive comments posted here.

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