By William Baldie
Not quite hidden away in energetic High Street near Tygervalley Shopping Centre, the newest and hippest “cake to go” sweet spot opened their doors on 1 April 2014. An inviting little slice of heavenly decadence with a large table pitilessly covered with the most gorgeous baked delights imaginable.
The Velvet Cake Co. is the place to pop in when a sweet tooth needs some devotion – with a variety of at least 13 different flavoured cakes, including their infamous red velvet cake which has the Northern suburbs bzzing, taste buds will definitely not be disappointed. A variety of mouth-watering cupcakes are displayed on charming cake stands all over the shop.
I met with owner Jandri Bester for a quick flat white and a catch up on the ins and outs of her latest endeavour. She also owns Treat Patisserie situated next door in the Hertex Showroom in Rosenpark. Jandri explains enthusiastically how she wants patrons to have the opportunity and choice to enjoy cake of exceptional quality at home. She prides herself on the freshness of her delightful works of sweet art and the uniqueness of what they have on offer. I tried a slice of milk tart cake, which is indeed different and incidentally also the cake of the month. The chocolate cake is beyond belief in flavour and taste – dark, moist and incredibly decadent. Products are prepared with top quality ingredients and the results can’t be missed in the taste.
The interior is beautifully designed with custom made fittings and although it has a modern feel, it’s warm and inviting. You’ll want to sit silently and forget about worldly woes while indulging eagerly.
The Velvet Cake Co. is most definitely setting trends with products, service and design. Visit them in Rosenpark at 21 Pasita Street, Bellville. They currently operate from 9am – 4:30pm, Monday to Friday and from 9am – 1pm on Saturdays. All the delectable products are available on order and details with prices are available on their website.