These pastries are not only beautiful, but they also took a lot of work. If there’s one thing, I enjoy more than a rich dessert, it’s when it comes with a compelling backstory. I decided to give my fellow Singaporeans some props by compiling a list of french patisserie singapore that was founded by enterprising locals.
- Patisserie G
Singaporean Miss Gwen Lim is the proprietor of Patisserie G. The chef-owner gave up her corporate job to pursue her interest in cooking, accumulating an impressive amount of experience in the process. Before finally opening her patisserie in 2012, she completed a diploma program at a prestigious French culinary school and spent two months working at the illustrious Pierre Hermé.
- Mad About Sucre
Another woman who takes the cake is Miss Lena Chan, the talented pastry chef at Mad About Sucre (to a whole new level, that is). According to the legend, the mother of two quit her job to enroll in Le Cordon Bleu’s culinary program. She later honed her skills at Paris’ Sugarplum Cake Shop.
- L’Eclair by Sarah Michelle
Don’t be fooled by Sarah Michelle’s name. Sarah and Michelle, two friends who created L’Eclair by Sarah Michelle (hence the name! ), opened Singapore’s first eclair specialty shop and boutique cafe.
The two close friends are Le Cordon Bleu Paris graduates, who honed their abilities to make delicate choux and glossy glazes. The two brought the idea of specialty eclairs back with them after observing an untapped eclair market in Singapore.
- Les Delices
Before opening her patisserie in the heart of Chinatown, pastry chef Georgina Sim pursued her passion at Le Cordon Bleu Paris. The Teochew owners of Les Délices collaborated with a Chinese tea expert to create pairings for their European cakes because they refused to market it as a generic, run-of-the-mill patisserie. The result is a patisserie with a distinctive local flavor that expertly combines Western and Eastern influences by serving Chinese tea alongside chic European cakes.
- Kki Sweets
Miss Delphine Liau and her self-trained chef husband, Mr. Kenneth Sia, are the creators of Kki Sweets. The pastry-loving couple traveled throughout Japan during their honeymoon, indulging in pastries that inspired them to open a dessert cafe in Singapore. The cafe serves French mousse cakes with a subtle Japanese influence that are excellent.