With the holiday season comes decadence, and what can be more decadent than a show-stopping cake or sweet treat that tastes as great as it looks. It doesn’t matter if it’s fruitcake, log cake, panettone, chocolate, or cheesecake. A moist cake with rich frosting is a tasty way to celebrate the season.
Here are eight delicious Christmas sweet treats to try this festive season.
Durian Log Cake
Where: Christmas Festive Booth at lobby of Sheraton Towers Singapore; Tel: 6839 5636 / 6839 5621
Price: $55 for 1kg
The treat: If you are a durian lover, you will fall in love with this durian log cake specially created by Sheraton Towers Singapore’s pastry chef Wong Teck Hwa. Crowned with cubes of sponge cake, every bite of the rich durian mousse tastes as good as having the real king of tropical fruits.
Peranakan Gula Melaka “Chendol” Log Cake
Where: Festive Hut at the entrance of InterContinental Singapore to Bugis Junction; Tel: 6825 1008
Price: $72 (1kg)
The treat: Pastry chef at InterContinental Singapore has taken the traditional log cake to the next level. This Peranakan-style log cake is a luscious treat of fluffy Gula Melaka sponge filled with sweet red beans and heavily coated with coconut cream. Take a bite and you will think you are eating your favourite dessert – chendol!
White Chocolate-Coffee Log Cake with Kahlua Profiteroles and Espresso Genoise
Where: Goodwood Park Hotel, 22 Scotts Road, Singapore 228221
Price: $62 for 1kg
The treat: A holiday cake that is so rich, it makes you feel absolutely decadent! This white and gold creation by Pastry Chef Joe Tan will sweeten any sweet tooth at the dinner table. This is a lovely mousse and sponge cake that is enhanced with creamy white chocolate and scented with coffee flavour. The coffee enhances this cake’s rich chocolate flavour. The surprise lies within the heart of this cake – Kahlua mousse-filled profiteroles.
Lychee and Peach Cheese Log Cake
Where: Gravity Bar at Carlton Hotel Singapore, 76 Bras Basah Road, Singapore 189558; Tel: 6349 1292
Price: $58 for 1kg
The treat: A lychee and peach infused cake that will add sparkles to your Christmas party. This sweet and fragrant cake contains a layer of peach flavoured cheesecake on top of a layer of lychee compote enveloped within a rich coating of peach cheese mousse. Complete with a lychee sponge base, this refreshingly fruity log cake with a touch of local flavour will definitely satisfy those with a sweet tooth!
Chocolate Mint Macaron Tree
Where: Any Bakerzin outlets or at http://www.bakerzin.com
Price: Approx 750g (Height 22cm) – $58
The treat: Mint and chocolate is a match made in heaven. It reminds me of mint chocolate chip ice cream. This Christmas, Bakerzin has created a Christmas tree made entirely of macarons filled with decadent chocolate mint cream. The surprise in these bite-size cookies is the burst of refreshing mint flavour in the filling. This whimsical delight features 34 macarons and each piece promises to make your Christmas celebration a happy one.
Where: Bread Society, 2 Orchard Turn, ION Orchard, #B2-19, Singapore 238801; Tel 6509 4434
Price: $16.80 per piece
The treat: You don’ t have to go to Italy to grab an authentic Italian panettone for Christmas. You can now get a freshly baked towering, fluffy dome of panettone at Bread Society. It’s an appealing loaf with a lovely crumb and just the right amount of black raisin and almond slices. The citrus peel gives this cake a nice tangy twist.
Fruit & Nut Chocolate Cornflakes Festive Wreath
Where: At all Da Paolo Gastronomia
Price: $24.80 (approx. 650gm, serves 10 – 12 persons)
The treat: If you have tried yogurt-covered muesli bar, you will like this white chocolate-coated festive wreath by Da Paolo Gastronomia. This sugar-rich festive treat is made entirely of crunchy cornflakes moulded together with icing, and topped with candied fruit and roasted nuts. If you are not a fan of white chocolate, you can opt for the dark chocolate version.
Where: At any of The Icing Room outlets
Price: 1 for $2.20, 3 for $6.20, 6 for $11.60, 12 for $21.60
The treat: What’s more festive than a lovely batch of Christmas cupcakes? These lovely cupcakes topped with Christmas designs from The Icing Room are light, fluffy or moist. They will definitely go down a treat at any parties!
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