Blackflower Patisserie, Haymarket

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  • It may be a slight overstatement to call Blackflower Patisserie the antithesis of Passionflower but it definitely has a very different vibe.
  • The logo and dark decor initially come across as a bit angsty/ emo, which is not helped by the fact that there were very few patrons.
  • A closer look at the product offerings and decorations suggests something more along the lines of a dessert destination that is a mix between quirky and naughty decadence.
  • The desserts on display have funky names, such as Pacman, while in-house menu monikers like The C Spot straddle the line between playful titillation and humour.
  • Blackflower Patisserie’s macaron offerings are not as exotic as Passionflower’s ice cream flavours but they do have some fun characterisations, such as the Kung-Fu Panda and Cheeseburger macarons that I ended up ordering.
  • Luckily, my expectations for these macarons were low because they didn’t have a whole lot going for them beyond the cuteness factor.
  • Kung-Fu Panda was super stale, and its salted caramel flavour was lacking in the salt department.
  • I appreciated the level of visual detail on Cheeseburger – it even had sesame seeds! – and while it was less stale than its Panda partner, the chocolate ganache was  just sweet and had none of the cocoa richness you’d want from a chocolate macaron in the guise of a cheeseburger.
  • I did snag a bite from my friend’s Hangover dessert – a layered concoction of chocolate, beer soaked sponge and salted caramel topped with a couple of pretzels – and found it to be strong on the chocolate aspect but faint in the other components.
  • Now, my consumption of Blackflower Patisserie’s desserts may not have been that pleasing but I do have my eyes on Striptease from their in-house menu and will hence return at some point to give it a whirl.
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