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36 greenwood avenue
Singapore
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Telephone: (65) 6466 8940 / 6466-5315
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  1. Lucardia
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       26 Apr 2008 at 11:17 pm
       Lana Cake Shop - Food & Beverages   Lana Cake Shop - Food & Beverages

    Lana cake is a tried and true tradition of chocolate cake that has been getting rave reviews everywhere and i finally got my hands on one of them at my grandmother's birthday recently when my aunt ordered one just for the occasion.

    $75 for a 2kg Lana Cake - Weighing a hefty 2kg and fetching a price of $75, this takes the crown as the priciest cake i've ever had thus far. That is why i was quite surprised when the cake was cut open, it seemed extremely ordinary with no additional embellishments which i can identify with for the high price.

    Even the exterior was rather normal looking, a few words with colored icing and cream and a smoothed and wavy chocolate fudge is all that you get. Nothing fancy at all.

    The cake slice you see above best describes why i was surprised. A thin layer of chocolate fudge covers the sponge and its only....one thin layer of chocolate fudge with a whole load of sponge cake. I believe the shop charges these exorbitant prices based on the promise of using top grade chocolate on their cakes, which is probably why it is used so sparingly in this cake.

    Now for the actual taste. First bites basically didn't impress. It tasted like something choc a bloc could have done and at a cheaper price too. Subsequent tastes did not change my impression. Sure, the cake is rich and the chocolate is definitely not your everyday chocolate but they sure could have added some chocolate mousse or something to make the cake a little more bang for the buck...but thats the first impression of course.

    Then i took a second piece and chomped it down slower, which is when i realised then despite this being a chocolate fudge cake, it is surprisingly light and yet packed with taste from the chocolate fudge. This is probably the little difference that makes a big difference in the end.

    Decent and strong, the simplicity of the cake belies a hidden promise of quality chocolate that will not present itself immediately. It takes time (and money) to understand why this cake is so sought after but once you do, it may be difficult to see other cakes in the same light. That said, the chocolate quality does shine out albeit a little slower than i would have liked. Try it yourself to judge.

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    Comments on this review:
    1. ladyironchef
      ladyironchef said:
      how come u always ordering cakes one? strange i didn't notice this place when i went greenwood last time. they got smaller cakes?
      27 Apr 2008 at 12:10 am
    2. feizhu
      feizhu said:
      Lana has been around since I was a kid. Used to get my birthday cake from them. But just bought a cake from them last yr and to my horror, the standard has plummeted :(
      27 Apr 2008 at 12:21 am
    3. Lucardia
      Lucardia said:
      I believe you may be right. Its just not as good as i expected it to be.
      27 Apr 2008 at 12:26 am
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