I’m generally not a big fan of miniature bite-sized desserts, the reason being that, by virtue of being bite-sized, I wouldn’t be able to enjoy them for long before they are gone. Thus, I was initially a bit reluctant to try out Sweet E’s, which is a bakery that specializes in miniature cakes, cookies and tarts. Curiosity killed the cat however, and I have to say that I’m glad it did: the place turned out to be quite fantastic. For my visit, I’ve sampled their Mini Carrot Cake, 4 varieties of their mini tarts (Banana Caramel Cream, Vanilla Strawberry Cheesecake, Coconut Cream, Milk Chocolate Hazelnut with Salted Caramel) and their Toffee Chew Cookie.
Mini Carrot Cake ($4.5):
The cake was tender and incredibly moist and had a good amount of spice. It was topped with a generous amount of delicious, tangy cream cheese frosting. This is probably one of the best carrot cakes that I’ve had; I actually prefer it over the one from Creme de la Crumb.
Mini Tarts (Banana Caramel Cream, Vanilla Strawberry Cheesecake, Coconut Cream, Milk Chocolate Hazelnut with Salted Caramel, all $2.5):
In general, I enjoyed all of the treats. My two favourites would be the Milk Chocolate Hazelnut with Salted Caramel (which elicious smooth chocolate filling, topped with a lucious hazelnut cream and salted caramel), and the Banana Caramel Cream (fragrant banana with bits of buttery, sweet toffee). I did find the Coconut Cream to be a tad bland and muted in flavour compared to the others.
Toffee Chew Cookie ($0.95): 4/5
Although the cookie didn’t look like much, it was actually filled with an incredible amount of fruit and nuts, and best of all, buttery toffee. I did find it to be a tad dry, however.
Overall, I’m very impressed by the offering from Sweet E’s. My only negative is that I do find their mini tarts to be a tad pricey at $2.5. The quality of their products however is top notch and you really can’t go wrong with picking any of their goods.