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Published June 5th 2016
I am always tempted to get a taste of the Black Star Pastry's signature cake - the strawberry watermelon cake, but I did not get a chance to visit the shop due to its long queue I had been hearing about.
As I had visitors from overseas recently, I decided to take them to the cake shop in New Town and to give it a go. Knowing that their signature cake is usually sold out very soon, we arrived at the shop before noon to ensure that we didn't miss the chance. Luckily we didn't wait too long. Needless to say, we picked the strawberry watermelon cake for our trial (the pics to the right), We also asked the staff's recommendation and they introduced us the new addition - the raspberry lychee cake (the pics to the left).
In the first place, we're skeptical as we're not sure how watermelon could be blended well with other ingredients. Similarly, we were unsure how the flavours would turn out as it's a bit interesting to mix lychee and raspberry in the cake.
We're spoiled with the lovely cakes and freshly roasted coffee
We're indeed impressed with the presentation; the cakes were rather structured with multiple layers. It looked complex in the making! Strawberries and watermelon were so juicy and they were blended so well; it's absolutely delicious though the portion was a bit small. For the raspberry and lychee cake, the base was a rich chocolate biscuit with the lychee and the raspberries on top of it. Together with the freshly roasted coffee, it certainly provided us with a delightful experience. We found that the cakes have rather unusual flavour combination which it's not easily for us to come across elsewhere. No wonder the shop has earned such a good reputation.
The cake shop is cosy, with limited dining and seating spaces. Customers usually queue up for a takeaway. Alternatively, you can order the cakes online.