5 boutique pastry shops to sink your teeth into
Wunderfolks started as a home-based business after the circuit breaker in 2020. It began as a two men team: Vincent Tay, who is in charge of the kitchen and baking, and Dale Thia who handles the marketing and sales aspects of the business.
They have since opened a takeaway tart and pastry at a charming shophouse at 201 Joo Chiat Road.
Prior to launching Wunderfolks, Vincent learnt the ropes at At-Sunrice culinary school, and would occasionally bake for friends and family as well as during festive seasons like Chinese New Year and Christmas.
As the tarts are handmade from scratch, they have a home-spun, crumbly texture and buttery flavour. Vincent's 'tart sucre' recipe leans towards the French style of sweet tart crust. To ensure freshness, the tarts are freshly assembled just before delivery.
Best-sellers include the Mixed Fruit Tart, filled with creme patissiere and festooned with peach slices, grapes, strawberries and blueberries, and finished with a light mirror glaze.
There's also the decadent Valrhona Dark Chocolate Tart, and pretty Lychee Tart filled with a light lychee mousse, and topped with whipped lychee raspberry ganache and dried edible rose petals.
The tarts, which come in 8cm and 20cm sizes, are available for self-collection and delivery. A good option for gifting too is the Signature Duo Flavour Whole Tart.
On a large single tart, you can choose to pair two flavours, such as half lemon meringue and half dark chocolate.