Perhaps I did have one small surprise in store for Valentine's, and that was the macaron-cake I got for Daphne. I was initially thinking of the round Rose Ispahan for her, and was delighted to find that they had created a special heart-shaped design just for the occasion.
The box, I have to say, isn't as pretty as Canele's, but it's so adroable, isn't it. Looks as if it could fit that small furry CJ7 creature in it haha. Well, I think a cake box from Carousel beats those tiny bouquets any time, as I could tell from the glances we got from couples.
Heart Shaped Ispahan: 8.5/10
I have to say it's really quite a pretty! Gourmet Carousel uses the rose-flavoured macaron to make this cake they call the "Ispahan", which also comes in dessert-sized portions at around $7.
On taste, I have to admit it didn't meet my expectation just a teeny weeny bit, because as much as the macaron tasted great, the cream inside wasn't anything impressive. The raspberries were alright, but Daphne preferred the small slices of lychee within the cream itself.
$28.00, $30 if you include GST.
Carousel, Royal Plaza on Scotts
25 Scotts Road, Orchard.