There was a point in time when someone thought to put desserts inside flower pots, crush cookies or Oreo biscuits into bits to use as ‘soil’, and stick an artificial plant or flower on it because it looks pretty cool.
Granted, we were amused and delighted when we had our first “flower pot dessert”.
With cafes and restaurant following suit on this trend, we went on a mission to hunt down the best ones in Singapore. Some places squish cakes inside their pots, some simply use cream or other fillings; they are really pretty varied.
Nevertheless, these 5 Flower Pot Desserts in Singapore to Try have proven to us that they not only look good, but they have a taste that supersedes its slightly gimmicky physical shell.
As one of the first flower pot desserts we ever tried, Banana Tree set the standards high with the Flower Paap (S$6.50).
Stuffed generously with banana pudding, the rich banana taste, Oreo soil and chocolate pebbles is a winning combination. The pudding had a nice texture and it went well with the crunchy bits scattered on top.
26 Keong Saik Road
Tel: +65 6221 5020
Tue to Sat: 11am – 9pm
Sun: 12pm – 7pm
Nearest Station: Outram Park
#2 DOUBLE SCOOPS
We cannot deny that this was not our favourite thing on the menu. However, since Double Scoops’ gelato is so fresh and fantastic, the whole dessert was actually worth the while.
The Gelato Flower Pot here is stuffed to the brim with a gelato of your choice, then finished off with Oreo soil, gummy worms and an adorable shovel spoon. The kids will love it!
Block 226A Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1 #01-627
Tel: +65 6452 0208
Sun to Thu: 12pm – 10pm
Fri & Sat: 12pm – 11pm
Nearest Station: Ang Mo Kio
#3 FART TARTZ CAFE
The flower pot desserts here are aptly named ‘Mud Tarts’ (S$5.50) and they come in a variation of flavours that vary from time to time. We have also read that some customers even reserve certain flavours in case it gets sold out early in the day!
Some flavours include Snickers Oreo Mud Tart, Mango Mud Tart and more. fArt tArtz also vary their designs of their mud tarts with different colourful artificial flowers.
#02-04 Hall 2, 1 Expo Drive
Tel: +65 9772 9780
Mon to Thu: 8am – 6pm
Fri to Sun: 8am – 8pm
Nearest station: Expo
The flower pot dessert at mezza9 in Grant Hyatt Singapore is one to marvel at and it is easily the best we’ve had in town.
The dessert (S$16) consists of caramel sea salt ice-cream, chocolate soil, mint leaves, flowers and berries, so essentially, it is a fancy bowl of ice cream sundae. And guess what? If you are having afternoon tea at 10 Scotts, this is a rotational item and if you are lucky enough, you can enjoy it free flow!
Grand Hyatt Singapore
10 Scotts Road
Tel: +65 6416 7322
Sun Brunch: 11.30am – 3pm
Daily: 12pm – 3pm, 6pm – 11pm
Nearest Station: Orchard
#5 VANILLA BAR & CAFE
The Dirt Cake (S$9.90) did not exactly impress us when it reached our table because it paled in comparison in terms of presentation compared to the others on this list but it surprised us upon first bite.
The filling is of a plain rich cream cake and there was something about the overall taste of each bite that made it extra tasty. Can’t always judge a book by its cover, that’s right.
3 Boon Tat St #01-01
Tel: +65 6423 0366
Mon to Thu: 10.30am – 11pm
Fri: 11am – 12am
Sat: 11am – 9pm
Closed: Sun & PH
Nearest Station: Telok Ayer
For more recommendations, read our ultimate guide to the best desserts in Singapore.