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Plain Vanilla Bakery (Holland Village)

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A cupcake specialist tucked within the bustling bars and restaurants of Holland Village, Plain Vanilla Bakery is located at the second floor of a shophouse that's opposite of Harry's bar. Be sure to try its red velvet cupcake and dark chocolate cupcake with Varlrona chocolate nibs.

Tue - Sat: 12:00 - 20:00

Sun: 12:00 - 18:00

Closed: Mon

+65 64655942
$9 based on 33 submissions
Take Away (6 votes), Birthdays (3 votes), High Tea (3 votes)
Zining Lee

Excellent cupcakes

Hands down, the best cupcakes in Singapore. I love that the recipes are different so that 2 chocolate cupcakes taste different ! I got the 6 piece consisting of Red Velvet, Cinnamon Brown Sugar, Dark Chocolate Ganache, Cookies & Cream, Strawberry White Chocolate and Salted Caramel. I'm not a fan of salted caramel in general but I loved, loved this !!! In fact, I will consider this my favorite of the 6, followed by the Strawberry one, which has an ultra cute dried strawberry head piece.
The cupcakes are $3.50 each but you get a discount for 6 or more cupcakes according to the staff.

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02 May 2014 • 1 review • 0 follower

Excellent cupcakes

Hands down, the best cupcakes in Singapore. I love that the recipes are different so that 2 chocolate cupcakes taste different ! I got the 6 piece consisting of Red Velvet, Cinnamon Brown Sugar, Dark Chocolate Ganache, Cookies & Cream, Strawberry White Chocolate and Salted Caramel. I'm not a fan of salted caramel in general but I loved, loved this !!! In fact, I will consider this my favorite of the 6, followed by the Strawberry one, which has an ultra cute dried strawberry head piece.
The cupcakes are $3.50 each but you get a discount for 6 or more cupcakes according to the staff.
13 Dec 2013 • 5 reviews • 0 follower

Disappointing Experience

I would have loved to have given Plain Vanilla Bakery a positive rating, from all the raves and good reviews I've read about them. However, they have disappointed me in terms of both customer service and on a lesser extent, the cupcakes.

I ordered 48 Christmas cupcakes for a company event, and emphasized that they have to be delivered before a certain time, which they promised. The delivery was almost an hour late, and this considering that I had paid extra for the delivery time. My $20 delivery fee was promised to be refunded, and I had to call them up 2 days after the event, and after no response to my email for 1.5 days.

Dear PVB, you need to be more prompt with this.

Being an hour late is really tardy on your part, and then to salvage the situation and make an angry customer happier, you should have gotten back to me as soon as you could regarding the refund. I really shouldn't be the one calling you up asking where's the delivery, nor asking about my refund. And you really shouldn't be giving me excuses like "we had a big cooperate delivery before yours" and "we have a lot of emails". Any customer, no matter how many cupcakes ordered, is tantamount to your growing business.

For constructive feedback about the cupcakes, which I didn’t find in reviews about the store, but most of the people at the party found the icing to be too sweet for their liking. The cupcake itself was moist and flavourful and hence well-liked.

For the cupcakes advertised to have alcohol in it (Chocolate Brandy Butter, Amaretto Eggnog), most people were disappointed to find that they could not taste any alcohol in the cupcake or the icing.
12 Dec 2013 • 11 reviews • 0 follower

Better than the competition

As per my heading, the cupcakes taste better in my opinion, and cheaper too at ~3 per cupcake. Tried Milk Chocolate Banana, Cookies and Cream, Chocolate Hazelnut, Dark Chocolate Ganache, Milk Chocolate Chip and the vanilla flavoured one. Was serviced by an inexperienced staff.
09 Dec 2013 • 43 reviews • 0 follower

Pop Up Store at Rockstar-- Hummingbird Cupcake

Chanced upon PV cupcakes at Rockstar (Cine) last week, decided o get the Xmas special: Hummingbird Cupcake! It looked really pretty & taste really good, moist even in room tempt. I also bought the strawberry white choc! It has a real berry in the middle, sweet & simple. More over at http://ravenousmee.blogspot.sg/2013/11/plain-vanilla-pop-up-store-at-rockstar.html
24 Jul 2013 • 22 reviews • 2 followers

Hard to find entrance but worth the search.

Went down to satisfy my cupcake craving but took a while to find the entrance (a small door next to unit 34 leading up to the second floor).
They have 11 flavors and can pack in 4, 6 or 12 cupcake boxes.
Not exacly cheap but really rich (at least the one I had).
Might be a bit too sweet for some people but that's subjective.
Will definitely go back for more.