Hairloom & Caramel: About cupcakes

Today is Monday, and I thought it would be nice to talk about something sweet.

Okay, I lied. Today is Monday, and I thought it would be even nicer to eat something sweet. Anything sweet, I have a sweet tooth but I don’t know how to control it (quote: Alvina). Sometimes, I think about desserts, okay, that’s another lie – they are in my thoughts ALL THE TIME! I believe it’s a case of lack-of-desserts-complication, otherwise why will I always be thinking about them?

If you can focus your attention on the cupcake up there, the very plain-looking chocolate one; it’s nothing spectacular, no pretty frosting, no fanciful names – just Chocolate caramel ($3.90). And beneath the glossy layer of chocolate, there’s a thin layer of caramel, and cake of course. Chocolate and caramel taste very good together, but I’ll prefer the cake to be more moist.

With a burn of the blowtorch, the caramelized sugar was beautiful, golden-brown in colour. I could hear the crack sound as I dipped into the surface, my, I love the combination of the slightly hard, caramelised sugar with the soft custard. The Creme Brulee ($4.50) is an ideal dessert; it’s not too heavy, just something sweet for you to end the meal with. If I’m the one holding the blowtorch, I will probably burnt it a little longer, to give it the really-golden-brown colour. But no complains, I scrapped off the edges of the cup, to get every last bit of the custard into my mouth.

Initially, there was a matcha cake in the midst of baking, so we decided to wait for it since we’re going to hang out there. But after a while, they informed us that the matcha cake was too dry so they wasn’t selling it. We went for the bread pudding ($5.9 with scoop of ice cream) instead, and boy, we were glad we did. The tickling of the cool ice cream on the warm bread pudding, it was heavenly! And the very-generous-scoop of ice cream added ice cream points too!

Whimsical will be the perfect word to describe Hairloom & Caramel. The creative combination of a hair salon with a cafe selling home-made food – I love fun places like this, they just make me feel so much happier when I stepped in, and I have a feeling you will see me back here.
Hairloom & Caramel
100 Beach road
#01-50/52 Shaw Towers
Tel: 6295 2188

Hairloom & Caramel is listed as one of ladyironchef’s favorite restaurants in Singapore

37 COMMENTS

Ahhhhh!!! U went to Caramel Cafe!! Haha i have been wanting to go there for the past few months but did not have a chance to! Last time i went over there on Sunday, they were actually closed! Wanted to try out their huge variation of Cupcakes and to soak myself in their decor. doesn’t this place remind u of Oomphatico’s? =P Cafe version

ohmygawd!! have been wanting to check that place out too, even wanted to hold my 21st there but alas, fate doesnt allow us to cross paths. the decor is sooooo pretty:) and i like my creme brulee abit burnt too cos i love breaking the top part w my spoon:)

ya, Caramel is beautiful and opened by 4 guys. LOL!
SEE YOU THERE next time. I wanna go too.
Btw, feel so honored that you quoted me. Gosh.. hahaha!
But it’s I do know how to control it! >.<

i absolutely love the decor of the place. whimisical.. yes! looks like their style is pretty homely. That’s good sometimes.

Yyn: yeah i finally went after hearing about it for a while. Oh they closed on sundays? or is it that particular sunday they got something on? actually, they didn’t really have a huge variation of cupcakes, there’s only like 5-6 desserts available everyday, half of them are cupcakes. Yep, oomphatico’s and Caramel are both whimsical, I like!

amy: what happen? how come “fate” doesn’t allow u all to meet? their price too high for events? yeah quirky and fun will be more suitable to describe them! I like creme brulee more burnt, this one wasn’t burn enough :p But the bread pudding is pretty good

alvina: reminds you of antique bakery eh? :D you wanna go too? I want to go back too! You sure u know how to control it? I bet if i put a bag of all types of chocolates in front of you, everything will be gone. HAHA

Joshua: poison in a good way i hope? haha

Sihan: yeah totally. whimsical, makes me so happy when i step in. It’s like the owners place, makes you have the homely feel. so just sit there whole day and chill out, and speaking of that, i want to go to kith too! u went so long ago i haven got a chance to go yet.

the place looks so colourful and fairytale like…makes me think about lala land…haha XD

oops, well not really. depends. LOL! yea, I wanna go. AGAIN, it’s one of the on-my-list-but-yet-to-go places so.. next time let’s go! lol

miss fruity: heh yeah fairytale-like right? whoa, lala land, too early la :)

hanxue: me like it too! not my most favourite dessert, but i still like it. gosh, does it makes me sound fickle? haha

alvina: hahahah it sounds totally like it can! We need to do something about your-on-list-but-yet-to-go-place, if you don’t start to tick some of them off the list, i reckon the list will be longer than your hair soon! :p Okay, bring you to caramel when i get back, think of this happy thought when the battlefield’s tough :)

i love the mishmash of colours and furniture in the cafe, reminds me of a toyhouse and childhood days (:
wah, i want to hurry over and stay there all day long already!

seems like a pretty nice place with the colourful nice deco! will bug my boyfriend to bring me there one day!

o what a pretty little cafe! i’m gutted you didn’t get to try the matcha cake. i love matcha n would have loved to see what it looked like :) x

pam: yeah totally! very nostaglic right? heh hurry, go over and chill out there! we went during a weekday afternoon so nobody was around and we had the whole place to ourselves :)

Alethia: ask your bf to read ladyironchef when he needs help to bring u to some nice place HAHA! :p prices are reasonable, so don’t need to think so long

shayna: lets go! :D

aiwei: haha i’m sure KLhas nice places like this too! come on, find one so the next time i come back u can bring me there

fichiban: yeah choc and caramel can never go wrong! i like orange chocolate too! very whimisical like alice in wonderland yeah?

jansen: really? u been to any of their parties? cool beans! yeah an open concept where u can see everything going on

hanxue: yay! i have somebody same as me :p

diva: Hello long time never see u here! haha yea man, we waited for a while, but they told us it wasn’t available, pity it was too dry so we din get to try it. make your own matcha cake!

haha never been to any, cause all seems to be private function, so everytime after work walk pass, there happening… ;)

I quite like their creme brulee plus their whimsical decor makes my eating experience seems very magical, as if i’m in alice in wonderland.

tricia: heh yeah I’m glad I did. Will be going back soon for the lovely settings :)

Amanda: Hello Alice (amanda in disguise)! HAHA i know what you mean, the whole feel is so different, it’s the entire dining experience!

Jo: yep, they got the quirky furnitures with the very “magical” decorations. Food’s decent i guess, nothing to wow over, but it’s the ambience we want (:

Make me drooling ^_^ how i wish my friend got a chance to try it bf she went bk Taiwan…………Nvr i will go there myself and taste it on her behalf……………

I think their food are more than just wow. You should try it for yourself, especially their smoked duck sandwich, and the chicken pasta in goma sauce. yum yum.

Elizabeth: cheers!

jess: Yeah i know! takes lots of photo :)

Jessica: really? smoked duck sandwich sounds delish! Hardly any places use duck for sandwiches. okay i’m gonna try next time heh

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