These Christmas cakes are all ready and dressed up for the festive season. Are you?
So you’ve got your home tricked out and the festive playlist sorted. The turkey is well on its way and your liquor cabinet is stocked with booze, thanks to the efficient delivery guys… but how about dessert? A good meal is only memorable if it ends on a sweet note, at least that’s what we say. If you’re still in the midst of getting your sweet options sorted out, let this Christmas cake round-up be your guide.
Pan Pacific Singapore
Pan Pacific has rolled out four festive log cakes but our fave has to be the jivara milk chocolate with Pear William and caramel nut. Taking inspiration from the Snickers bar, it has a layer of caramelized hazelnuts for that crunchy texture and pear cubes and curd for a creamy finish.
Pan Pacific Singapore, 7 Raffles Boulevard, Marina Square, Singapore 039595
Sofitel Singapore City Centre
These guys have used the City of Love as inspiration for its cakes. Paying homage to the snow-covered streets of Champs-Elysées during winter, the eponymous cake is blanketed in an ivory chocolate and yuzu-infused mascarpone. On the inside, it is a beautiful, tasty layer of blueberry compote, vanilla creme and coconut dacquoise.
Sofitel Singapore City Centre, 9 Wallich Street, Singapore 078885
Goodwood Park Hotel
Almost all Christmas cakes are pretty but personally, we think Goodwood Park Hotel’s crystal glacier creation takes the cake (no pun intended). It reminds us of Disney’s popular animated film, Frozen, with its frosty-looking milk chocolate embellishments. Dig into it and you’ll find a rich layer of mascarpone, apple mousse and lingonberries.
Goodwood Park Hotel, 22 Scotts Road, Singapore 228221
We can all count on Janice Wong to create a sweet treat that’s are almost too pretty to eat! Unfortunately, that’s not gonna stop us from inhaling her festive cake collection. Our eyes are on the tree-shaped apricot, mango and coconut confection, as well as the neon blue and pine cone-shaped almond rum raison piped with a rum and raisin chocolate filling.
Janice Wong, various locations.
Shangri-La Hotel Singapore
Expect to go in circles with this one. Made in the shape of a carousel, this avant garde creation is made up of French spiced cake, orange marmalade and jivara bavarois. You know what’s the cute part? It has festive characters like the gingerbread man and a Santa hat-wearing polar bear attached to it. Yes, you can take a bite of them, as they’re made with fondant and chocolate.
Shangri-La Hotel Singapore, 22 Orange Grove Road, Singapore 258350
The Marmalade Pantry
Traditionalist at heart? Then head over to The Marmalade Pantry for a classic black forest log cake. Because you can never go wrong with the combination of chocolate sponge, cherries and whipped cream.
The Marmalade Pantry, various locations.
Parkroyal on Kitchener Road
Visually, it might not look super OTT but hey, we’re talking about cakes that actually taste good. This charming yule log is a red velvet cake, so expect luscious cream cheese alongside white chocolate and brandied fruits. As for the snowy white exterior… yep, you guessed right! More cream cheese and white choc, because you can never have too much of a good thing.
Parkroyal on Kitchener Road, 181 Kitchener Rd, Singapore 208533
Carlton City Hotel
Every year, there’s that one restaurant or bakery that gifts us a Christmas treat with a twist. Now, if you’re the adventurous sort, order this chocolate log cake that’s made of pineapple, mango and, wait for it…pink peppercorn. We’re intrigued already. If you’re watching your sugar intake, go for the safer option – the low sugar black forest log cake.
Carlton City Hotel, 1 Gopeng Street, Singapore 078862
Chocolate connoisseurs, this Christmas cake might just give you butterflies. Named Le Papillon, this dark chocolate mousse with layers of cocoa finger cake had an appearance that just stole our hearts. Embellished with colourful winged creatures made of rice paper (told you it’ll give you butterflies) that rest atop dark chocolate shards, this cake is a feast for the eyes and the palate.
Antoinette, various locations.