I have a crazy sweet tooth and can never resist a good cake. Everyone knows the French bakes great desserts and cakes which explains the most famous baking schools in France. However, the Japanese has also upped their game in the baking scene to create such fine and delicate cakes that taste as good as the French creations.
FLOR Patisserie is a Japanese-styled patisserie serving authentic Japanese-inspired French pastry. The bakery claims that they do not use any artificial stabilizers, agents or preservatives. Instead, their softness and moistness of their cakes are achieved from the natural aeration of eggs being whipped to their full peak, the careful emulsification of melted butter through the expert folding action of the chefs’ hands, and the precise timing and temperature of baking in the oven.
The Duxton Hill outlet is small but yet appear spacious because of the minimalist décor. Everything reminds you of Muji where the colour tone is clearly clean wood and white furnishings.
There are many whole cakes and sliced cakes on display at the cooler counter right at the front of the shop. There are cookies and other pastries available where refrigeration is not required placed neatly on shelves right by the entrance of the shop. I usually buy the strawberry soufflé whole cake for birthday celebrations as it is so pretty and taste so good.
During our visit, we had the Wakakusayama which is honey infused green tea sponge cake with red bean cream topped with Kyoto green tea cream. The cake is very smooth with a strong Matcha flavour paired with the sweet but light fresh red bean cream. The slight Matcha bitter taste was nicely complimented by the sweet cream.
One of the store favourite is the strawberry shortcake which consist of their signature chiffon cake, softly whipped chantilly, and sliced strawberries and topped with sweet Japanese chitose strawberries. The signature chiffon is soft and springy and so smooth it almost melts in your mouth. The gigantic strawberries were so sweet and juicy that you will go for this cake continuously.
Lastly we had the Lavender Earl Grey which is a early grey shortcake with lavender cream. This is a limited edition cake and is probably not available now. The lavender taste was unfortunately not strong enough so the earl grey kind of overpowered the lavender. That being said, the consistency of the cake is still very smooth and soft.
You can choose to enjoy your cakes with some of the potted tea they have for you to choose like the Rose Jasmine tea at SGD 9.00 per pot. The tea is very refreshing with light rose tea and refreshing jasmine lightness. If you are more of a coffee drinker, they also have the regular black coffee, lattes, hot and iced version available.
Flor is one of my favourite bakery with high quality cakes to curb your sweet tooth cravings or for any celebrations. With such great quality, the cakes are also on the higher side of the price range. Disclaimer: My visit was in 2016 and some of the flavours might not be available anymore.
Address: 2 Duxton Hill, #01-01, Singapore 089588
Operating hours: 11 am to 9 pm