Guide to Christmas Festive Treats 2014
Christmas is one of those holidays that just seems to be filled with cheer and wonder. The holiday isn’t complete without a gorgeous log cake on your table! Check out some of the unique log cakes and goodies, which I think, are worth the calories this year. Don’t forget to place your orders now!
Dessert expert Bakerzin is proud to introduce its festive range of goodies this year as part of its “White Christmas with Bakerzin” Collection 2014. You can celebrate the season with FOUR new delectable log cakes, range of cookies and a scrumptious selection of roasts and hams.
A new log cake this year is the Tropical Christmas ($62 / 1kg). This elegantly decorated cake starts out with a delicate almond dacquoise base followed by a light genoise sandwiched between two layers coconut mousse dotted with crunchy desiccated coconut. A generous layer of salted caramel mousse balances out the sweetness of the dacquoise and genoise before the whole cake is encased in coconut mousse and topped off with a light caramel cream. It is decorated with mini coconut pavlova and white chocolate pieces.
You place their orders online or at any of the Bakerzin outlets islandwide. All store and online orders take one to three working days to process before pick up or delivery.
Goodwood Park Hotel
Goodwood Park Hotel has introduced a much-anticipated new selection of yuletide takeaway treats that range from savoury and sweet showstoppers to classic signature items that will bring cheer to any party.
Meticulously crafted by the hotel’s team of creative chefs, the noteworthy new highlights include Jivara chocolate, passionfruit and mango log cake ($68 for 1kg). This gorgeous centrepiece features a crown of eye-catching ‘rocks’ made of
dark chocolate sponge cake and white chocolate ‘crisps’. Beneath lies layers of Jivara chocolate with passionfruit mousse, passionfruit jelly, almond sponge, mango cheese cake and a digestive biscuit base.
Takeaway gourmet treats will be available at the Deli from 1 to 26 December 2014. Advance orders of three working days are required and you may visit the Deli from 9am to 9pm daily to place your takeaway orders.
Tel: 6730 1867 / 1868
Leading café chain O’Coffee Club proudly introduces its Christmas range of confectionery this year as part of its 2014 festive collection themed “My Favourite Things”. Guests can look forward to revel in the season’s festivities with FOUR luscious log cakes which join O’Coffee Club’s stellar list of seasonal treats.
A beautiful Christmas gift is the new White Lychee Christmas ($58.85 nett / 1kg). This traditional swiss-roll log cake features a light orange sponge cake layered with a fragrant lychee emulsion and piquant raspberry jam. Nestled in the centre is a rose essence cream which will definitely pique your interest.
Rainbow log cake has hit the festive season! MEDZS Rainbow Log Cake ($46.90 / 1.2kg) is a refreshing sensation of rainbow connections and flavoured cream between layers of sponge that promise an unforgettable Christmas.
A limited edition just for this festive season, savour the vibrant taste of cream cheese, orange cream, caramel, blueberry, peppermint & chocolate chips and almond, by the layers, or all in one bite. Orders must be made 3 days in advance. Orders can be made at and collected from any of the above Medzs outlet. A delivery charge of $30 per order per location is applicable.
Tel: 6536 1917
If you wish to have a unique logcake, go for Antoinette’s Kichijoji Souffle Roll ($53.50 for small, $107 for large). The ever-so-soft log is inspired by what Antoinette’s chef Pang Kok Keong calls a “life- changing cake” he had in A Tes Souhaits, a patisserie in Kichijoji, about 20 minutes by train from Tokyo.
Chef Pang’s Souffle Roll version is made of a souffle sponge cake with Chantilly cream infused with kirsch liqueur and cubes of mango rolled up in it. Topped with mango cubes, soft cream, together with raspberry powder, this featherlight log provides the perfect ending. The cakes are available till Dec 31 and must be ordered at least three working days in advance.
Tel: 6836 9527 / 6293 3121
Planning for a grand dinner or an intimate festive gathering this Christmas? Take your pick from the sweet and savoury bakes or traditional and modern roast for a complete festive meal. Back by popular demand is the Flame Valentino Log Cake, as well as the traditional Homemade Stollen and Panettone – freshly baked by our award-winning Pastry Team.
Latest creations include Mango Yuzu Manjari Log Cake ($62+ / 1kg), a sweet and tangy goodness in a delicate creation. Lovely balance of sweet fresh ripped mangoes combined with citrus flavour of yuzu (Japanese citrus fruit), melts in your mouth. The bittersweet Valrhona Manjari chocolate coating will certainly set your heart flutter for more!
Tel: 6349 1292
Pan Pacific Hotel
Discover a decadent selection of festive creations at Pacific Marketplace this joyous season. Featuring charmingly handcrafted seasonal delights, their festive goodies will form the recipe for a heart-warming dinner with the family this Christmas.
Aniseed Ginger Vanilla Cheese Log Cake ($60 / 1kg) features a snowy white chocolate coated cake with rich vanilla and a hint of aniseed and ginger to produce a refreshing burst of flavour. Available until 25 December 2014 at Pacific Marketplace, Pan Pacific Singapore.
Tel: 6826 8240
Christmas is all about giving and sharing precious moments with loved ones. And in the season of joy, add a touch of culinary elegance to your dinner celebrations with festive flavours from InterContinental Singapore.
Sweeten your celebrations with the InterContinental’s Heritage Peranakan Log ($70+, 1kg) that is composed of a refreshing lime-coconut mousse with pineapple-ginger compote layered between willowy soft pandan sponge and pandan kueh lapis. Other festive gems include the Snow House Nutty Fruit Cake ($50+, 800g) that will add a touch of visual fun to the dining table, Christmas Stollen ($30+, 500g) and Christmas Plum Pudding ($30+, 500g).
Tel: 6825 1008
After its great success with the Mini Snowskin Teochew Orh Ni Pumpkin with Coconut Truffle Mooncake during this year’s mid-autumn festival campaign, Peony Jade’s pastry team concocted another strong contender, Teochew Orh Ni Mousse with Pumpkin Crème Brulèe Log Cake (芋泥金瓜树桐蛋糕, $62++), to surprise its loyal clients and win over new fans.
The naturally sweet and preservative-free Teochew Orh Ni (yam) paste holds a fine balance of non-cloying yam and coconut. This creamy, rich and surprising light mousse cake has a hidden sliver of pure Japanese pumpkin Crème Brulèe that will delight any traditionalist.
Log cake is available from 1 December 2014 and 1 January 2015. An advance order of 3 days is required.
Tel: 6276 9138 (Keppel Club)
Stuck on a dessert for your Christmas party? This December, Mariette, the frozen cake brand behind Singapore’s first microwaveable lava cake, is introducing limited edition flavours for the festive seasons.
Celebrate with their Mixed Fruits & Nuts or Apple Cinnamon with Raisins tea cakes. If you’re hankering for something more trendy, indulge in the Red Velvet Cheese Swirl or Matcha with Azuki Beans tea cake. Health junkies will also note that Mariette tea cakes are free of trans-fats. What’s more, these four flavours do not require any preparation, reducing pressure to deliver delicious desserts as part of your Christmas feast!
Available in selected FairPrice and Cold Storage supermarkets, these festive treats retail for $8.90 per cake. Purchase any two limited flavours from FairPrice stores and redeem a Mariette cake server.
The pastry chefs at Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore presents a collection of well-loved traditional and novel goodies for “A Candy-Sweet Christmas”. In addition to timeless Christmas classics, five new log cake flavours and three new innovative cakes will be available. All festive goodies will be on sale in the main lobby from 1 to 25 December 2014.
Three new eye-catching designs are the Cupcake House, Nutcracker and Winter Lumberjack ($95 each). The bestselling Santa’s Stocking will be priced at S$75. Also perfect for house parties are the Traditional Pecan Nut Pie ($45) and English Fruit Cake with Drunken Fruits ($60). Popular European favourites, such as Authentic German Marzipan Stollen ($27 for 600g) and Homemade Italian Panettone ($30 for 500g), will satisfy everyone.
Tel: 6233 5177 / 6213 4398
Pâtisserie Glacé was started in 2008 with the aim of bringing the best of Japan’s cakes, pies and cookies and tarts to Singapore. Chef Tomoko helms it. From inception of Pâtisserie Glacé to the current daily operation, Chef Tomoko and her staff have been intimately and passionately involved in getting all the products taste like they would in Japan. The style of Glacé’s pastries resonates with her core beliefs that the ingredients must be of the highest quality without any preservatives, creations that a mother will serve her child.
We really love Christmas Yuzu Roll ($38 for 5pax, $75 for 12pax). Their delicious green tea sponge cake is rolled with pear slices,chocolate sponge for accent and smothered with right amount of yuzu fresh cream. It makes this a refreshing treat during the holidays. We love the contrast of the delightfully fluffy cream against the crisp meringue. Christmas Regalia ($40 for 5pax, $65 for 8 pax, $80 for 12pax) is a heavy-hitter for chocolate lovers. Chocolate roll surrounds the delicious ganache, which in turn forms the texture of the cake.
The Butcher’s Dog
Make no bones about keeping yourself, family and friends as well fed and cheerful as a butcher’s dog this Christmas season, as the brand dishes up 2 dazzling centerpiece roasts and other choice festive treats inclusive of party platters, roast lamb leg, ham bone-in, beef wellington and more.
The Nyonya-Thai inspired Bedazzling Bibik Turkey (S$89 for 3.5 to 4.4kg before roasting or S$108 for 5.5 to 6.3kg before roasting) is brined and marinated for 3 days with a pungent blend of fried spices – herbs, lemongrass, chilies, shallots, garlic, tamarind, blue ginger (galangal), and lime leaves before it is oven roasted at 150 degree Celsius for 1 hour 30mins.
This Asian centerpiece retains the juices of the herbs, spices and turkey, and the aromatics simply permeate through the glistening brown skin and meat when carved. To complete the experience is a savoury and heady sauce made from the same concoction. A 3-day advance order is required.
Tel: 6836 8498
The Soup Spoon
At The Soup Spoon, you can request for your food to be pre-warmed for a quick and hassle-free party. Or if you prefer to serve at a later time, it can be delivered chilled to your doorstop and only reheat when needed.
The Soup Spoon also offers 3 festive sets to allow you to enjoy a variety of items and added savings – Vegetarian Delight ($168, worth up to $228.70), Meat Fest ($216, worth up to $298.20) and Seafood Premium ($240, worth up to $322.20). Each serves 12 pax. The dishes are packed in microwavable containers so simply pop it in and warm till desired temperature and serve. Complimentary party kits (serviettes and cutleries) will be provided.
Website: www.thesoupspoon.com/christmas. Enjoy 10% discount if your online order is above $50 with promo code TSSXMAS. Please allow 4 working days for order processing, excluding the day of order.