It’s not Christmas without a couple of festive log cakes to end that turkey feast! Deck your dining table with these festive log cakes for a sweet end to the festivities
Log cakes (also known as Yule logs or bûche de Noël) are as quintessential a part of Christmas celebrations as turkey or honey-baked ham. So while you might’ve gotten your savouries sorted for your Xmas house shindig, don’t skimp on the sweet notes at the end of the feast and pick up some of these delightful log cakes. Whether you’re a traditionalist after the classics, or you want something a little unconventional, we’ve got you covered with our list of log cakes in Singapore worth tucking into.
Unconventional log cake flavours are all the rage this jingly season, and Pan Pacific’s offerings (pictured above) lead the pack with a refreshingly tropical flavour – the fresh calamansi log cake with coconut crémeux and pandan sponge ($68/kg). Another quirky offering to try is the red glossy milk chocolate log cake with raspberry marmalade and crunchy peanut butter, as well as the Manjari dark chocolate mousse log cake with apricot spices and chocolate muffin sponge.
Pacific Marketplace, 7 Raffles Boulevard, Level 1, Pan Pacific Singapore, Singapore 039595. p. 6826 8240. Available 18 November-25 December.
Antoinette’s fetish culinary series has seen novel matcha and chocolate creations, so it’s no surprise that it’s got some rather unique log cakes up its sleeves. Spice up your festive spread with the ‘inside-out’ Superlova log cake with rose petal mousse, yuzu cream and raspberry jelly; or opt for the rich, satisfying Maronette with French chestnuts.
Marina Mandarin’s Café Mocha enters the festive fray with a classic Santa Chocolate Yule log (1kg at $60+, 500gm at $35+) featuring a rich chocolate truffle mousse draped over cinnamon apple confit and caramel walnut, perfect for chocolate fiends. If you’re craving a more tropical Christmas treat, Café Mocha also offers a rose lychee buche (1kg at $65+) that will tantalise with its light milk chocolate mousse, raspberry rose lychee jello and almond joconde.
Marina Mandarin, 6 Raffles Boulevard, Marina Square, Singapore 039594. p. 6845 1000. Available 21 November-25 December.
Conrad Centennial Singapore
Take a break from the classic log cake flavours and jazz things up with Conrad Centennial’s quartet of quirky log cakes, the debut creations of Executive Pastry Chef Florent Castagnos. Coffee connoisseurs will delight in the buche de Noël coffee hazelnut macchiato, while chocolate fiends can sink their forks into the luscious praline cointreau chocolate swirl (there’s a boozy surprise in this one!). Also on the menu is the creamy royale hazelnut crunch, and a rather unorthodox log cake – the buche de Noël orange chocolate duo.
Conrad Centennial, 2 Temasek Boulevard, Singapore 038982. p. 6334 8888. Available 28 November-25 December from $62.
The Fullerton Hotel
If you take the old adage that “variety is the spice of life” seriously, you might consider Fullerton’s four log cake offerings. Traditionalists can opt for the Paradise Chocolate or traditional black forest Yule log, while those after more unconventional flavour profiles can pick intriguing creations like the Clifford Pier kaya log or the Tropicana Asia Yule log.
The Fullerton Hotel, 1 Fullerton Square, Singapore 049178. p. 6733 8388. Available 1 November-25 December.
Get in the mood for Christmas with Prima Deli’s White Christmas log cake ($42.90 for regular size, $53.90 for 1kg). This eye-catching Yule log is layered with a sweet, tangy strawberry jam filling and glazed with white chocolate ganache. The light fluffy vanilla sponge base won’t weigh you down too much after your turkey dinner either! An alternative option is Prima Deli’s Chocolate Wonderland ($42.90 for regular size, $53.90 for 1kg) with a rich chocolate sponge base filled with blueberry and wrapped in a dark chocolate mirror glaze.
Prima Deli, various locations. Available 24 November-25 December.
Want a Yule log with a little bit of extravagance? Take home a stunning chocolate Yule log decorated with large gold-flaked chocolate shards from La Pâtisserie at St Regis. Or, be a little bit more adventurous with your flavours and treat yourself to the luscious kumquat and strawberry log cake instead.
St. Regis, 29 Tanglin Road, Singapore 247911. p. 6506 6888. Available 1st to 25th December 2016.