Plain Vanilla Bakery, An Inviting and Nostalgic Cafe for Birthday Parties

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Having a very soft spot for anything woody, old-school, rustic, nostalgic etc, this bakery seems like a perfect place to me to hold a family reunion, birthday party, friends gathering or celebration of some sort.

No one, especially people not familiar with this area, would have thought that such a quaint and rustic looking bakery/cafe can be found here in Tiong Bahru. In fact, I wouldn’t have known that Plain Vanilla Bakery is situated here if not for a recent birthday party photography assignment.

There’s a nostalgic feel about the place. Old bicycles from our parents’ generation greet you at the entrance. And an old-school collapsible grill gate is still in use. Even the floor tiles near the entrance are original, mosaic-like ones. A small play area for kids is right inside the entrance. A few steps ahead and you see the actual bakery. To the left side is a small function room named The Workroom.

Check out below to see how the bakery/cafe looks like, and also some of the finger food we had.

Birthday cake and pastries | Plain Vanilla Bakery

Plain Vanilla Bakery main entrance
Entrance to Plain Vanilla Bakery at Yong Siak Road.
Plain Vanilla Bakery opening hours
Opening hours of Plain Vanilla Bakery on a board hanging at the entrance.
Plain Vanilla Bakery notice board
Rustic wooden board hanging at the entrance.
Plain Vanilla Bakery interior design
Products of Plain Vanilla Bakery displayed in hexagonally-shaped containers mounted to the wall. They include cutlery, mugs, bags, cups, bamboo straws etc.
Plain Vanilla Bakery interior design
Interior design of the private function room at Plain Vanilla Bakery. Cassettes containing nostalgic hits from yesteryear and printed artwork lined the shelves.
Private function room at Plain Vanilla Bakery
Private room named The Workroom provides more seating within the bakery. This room is also suitable for small gatherings such as birthday parties, private functions and friends and family reunions.
Asher's 1st Birthday Party
Overall view of The Workroom. A couple of large rectangular work tables and benches fill the room, which should be enough for 30-40 people.
Berry Flavoured Birthday Cake by Plain Vanilla Bakery
Birthday cake lined with a generous serving of strawberries, blueberries and raspberries.
Berry Flavoured Birthday Cake by Plain Vanilla Bakery
Plain Vanilla Bakery does custom cakes for various occasions including birthday cakes so they are freshly served.
Uniquely flavoured tarts at Plain Vanilla Bakery
Delicious looking roasted pumpkin, sage and pine nut tarts on one side, and smoked salmon tarts on the other.
Uniquely flavoured tarts at Plain Vanilla Bakery
More uniquely looking tarts. These are ham, asparagus and gruyere tarts. Gruyere is a type of semi-soft cheese that is traditional, creamery, unpasteurised. It is named after a Swiss village.
Plain Vanilla Bakery Pastries
These strawberry custard tarts looked rather sweet with the sugared coating on the surface.
Uniquely flavoured tarts at Plain Vanilla Bakery
Beautifully crafted lemon cream tarts with a homely feel.
Plain Vanilla Bakery pastries
Tiny biscuits served with special toppings such as lemon cream, chocolate bits and berry dust.
Plain Vanilla Bakery birthday favours
Birthday party favours wrapped in individual artsy boxes and ribbons.

Animal Safari Theme Birthday Party Dessert Table and Cake | Singapore Birthday Party and Children Photography

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Here’s another cute and fun jungle theme party! If you haven’t noticed, safari and animal themes seem to be all the rage recently!

It’s not easy to come up with different elements that complement well with one another, and I must say that it’s working great here!

Jungle theme dessert table and cake
Overall look of jungle theme dessert table and decor with accompanying stickers and balloons.

The cute tree stickers on the wall go with the real twigs and leaves on the table. Even the table sheet was very well thought out!

I can’t help but feel drawn to the woody and slightly rustic feel of the overall look (as always). Such textures and elements ALWAYS turn out well in photos.

Jungle theme dessert table and cake

The dessert table is practically overflowing with sumptuous-looking pastries!

Heard of “hedgehog” cream puffs and “moss” cupcakes? If you haven’t, continue scrolling down.

And check out the “tree stump” swiss rolls too.

In case you’re wondering, the dessert table and cake were done by the talented eatliaomeimei!

And I was surprised to see casuarina cones, which transported me back to my primary school days where the school field was always littered with them!

Now who wants to go pick some forest berries? Excluding bumping into grizzly bears of course (which I really did in one of my travels but that’s another story altogether!)

Dessert table, birthday cake | eatliaomeimei

Decor | eatliaomeimei and The Bitter Stickgirl

Jungle theme two-tier cake

Yummy looking two-tier birthday cake in salted caramel and tiramisu flavours.

Jungle theme two-tier cake

Decorated with greens and toy animals at the upper tier for that wild jungle feel.

Jungle theme two-tier cake

Toy grizzly bear beside the lower tier.

Hedgehog-shaped chocolate cream puffs
Cute little chocolate cream puffs delicately shaped into hedgehogs. Ingenious idea to use the chocolate bits as the spines!
Tiny cups of forest berries
Tiny cups stuffed with healthy blueberries, raspberries and strawberries.
Chocolate and ondeh ondeh cupcakes
Little chocolate and ondeh ondeh cupcakes shaped into mushrooms and moss. I would really like to know how the moss is made!
Chocolate swiss rolls shaped into tree stumps
Chocolate coated swiss roll cake shaped into tree stumps.
Colourful biscuits with names of the birthday twins
Freshly baked biscuits in vibrant jungle colours and finished off with names of the birthday twins.
Jungle theme two-tier cake

Animal Themed Party for Cayla’s 1st Birthday Celebration | Singapore Birthday Party and Children Photographer

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We had the privilege to photograph Missuschewy‘s (also known as Charlene) very cute 2nd daughter, Cayla’s 1st birthday party celebration at SAF Changi Seaview Resort recently. Since Cayla was born in the year of the monkey, Charlene decided to hold the party with a cute monkey theme. Jungle-themed parties are rather popular among the local kids and this time was no different! Everything looked so cheerful and joyful thanks to the vibrant colours of the decor and props.

Thanks to the resort overlooking the sea, the location was relaxing and breezy. And most importantly it had minimal crowd!Β All in all, we consider this venue to be a cozy and private setting for celebrating baby showers, children’s parties or even just for a short family getaway.

Needless to say, we totally enjoyed ourselves photographing Cayla, her candid moments and genuine expressions. We believe that children often display their authentic personality and character when left on their own to explore the world around them, and Cayla fits this description perfectly! Every moment is a truly precious moment in a child’s growing up years because they grow too fast!

 

Venue | SAF Changi Seaview Resort

Buffet food catering | Neo Garden
Cake and cupcakes | Sweetest Moments
Macarons | Bake Avenue
Balloons and decor | The Party Stuff
Photography | Truphotos

Check out the highlights of the party celebration in this short clip!

 

Overall look of the party table and decor. The HUGE letter balloons were from The Party Stuff.
Awesome monkey themed birthday cake and tiny cute cupcakes by Sweetest Memories!

Amazingly cute macarons by our friends at Bake Avenue! I have never thought macarons could be shaped to this extent.

This is the first time I have seen food catering with such a vibrant look. I’m sure any child would love to bring a soft toy (or two) home after the party πŸ˜€
Putting on tiny pink shoes for Cayla.
The common “blank” look that many children give when they don’t know exactly what’s happening :p
Expressions, expressions πŸ˜€
One of our favourite “Cayla moments” in this series!
Meet Chanelle, big daughter of Missuschewy and elder sister of Cayla!
I love how Cayla smiles. So cheerful and natural.
Taking her baby steps. It’s unbelievable how fast children grow. In no time she’ll be running all over the place.
I thought I saw a pussy cat!
Missuschewy (Charlene), minimisschewy (Cayla), misterchewy (Zhi Hao) and littlemisschewy (Chanelle)! Happy 1st Birthday Cayla!
 

Cute Rabbit Theme Birthday Party Dessert Table at The Bank Bar | Singapore Birthday Party and Children Lifestyle Photographer

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Here we have another wonderful and totally delicious-looking rabbit theme birthday party of Kaelyn! This time the party was held at The Bank Bar,Β a modern and upbeat eatery in the middle of the city in Shenton Way. The offerings on the dessert table, designed and prepared by the talented One and Only Gallery, were so gorgeous that we couldn’t wait to share these photographs with you!

There are chocolate eclairs, cupcakes, macarons, candy jars, butter cookies and more. And not to miss out the matching bunny theme mouth-watering birthday cake! To say that I love the colour coordination is an understatement. Everything at this candy station complements perfectly with one another, from the elegant shades of red and pink of the balloons, down to the details of the personalised labels and toppers.

There’s nothing more meaningful than looking back at such photos and reminiscing the good memories. Check out the photos below of this awesome rabbit theme set up!

Venue |Β The Bank Bar
Dessert table |Β One and Only Gallery
Photography |Β Truphotos

Overview of the birthday party dessert table filled with candies and snacks
Overview of the birthday party dessert table filled with candies and snacks
Adorable bunny cake decorated in pink and garden colours!
Adorable bunny cake decorated in pink and garden colours!
Candies wrapped delicately with custom labels
Candies wrapped delicately with custom labels
Custom baked butter cookies with the birthday girl's initials
Custom baked butter cookies with the birthday girl’s initial in a pink logo design
Yummy chocolate eclairs, a must-have for every dessert table
Yummy chocolate eclairs, a must-have for every dessert table
Matching coloured sweet macarons in soft pink and white!
Matching coloured sweet macarons in soft pink and white!Β 
Colourful cupcakes with cute toppers
Pastel coloured cupcakes with cute toppers
Petite honey pot jars filed with sweets with personalised name labels
Petite honey pot jars filed with sweets with personalised name labels
Mineral water bottles in the theme colours
Mineral water bottles matching the theme colours
Cute little bunny cut-outs decorating the front of the dessert table
Cute little bunny cut-outs decorating the front of the dessert table
 

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