In spite of the life-threatening, plan-ruining virus still running rampant, and COVID-19 restrictions yet to be lifted, nothing’s stopping us from celebrating the most wonderful time of the year with family and close friends. Make it a festive stay-home affair—take your pick from these 11 indulgent cakes for Christmas that can be delivered straight to you.
1. Pan Pacific Hotel
It’s festive gifting galore at Pan Pacific Hotel, with its array of luxurious hampers and gourmet bundles.
Definitely making the cut are their beautiful log cakes, like the Chocolate Caramel Hazelnut Log Cake ($72, for 1kg) featuring flourless chocolate sponge on a crunchy hazelnut feuilletine, wrapped in a light Dulcey-whipped ganache, and topped with hazelnut mousse and hazelnut sea salt caramel sauce.
A heartland bakery with over 30 years of history, The Pine Garden aims to preserve the history of old-school desserts while reimagining them with novelty flavours. Bubble tea lovers, try their Milk Tea Brown Sugar BBT Log ($58.30), made with black tea sponge, coated with milk tea cream, drizzled with milk tea syrup and topped with brown sugar kanten jelly! Their newest creation is the Yakult Soju Log ($58.30) for Christmastime, bound to be a favourite. Remember to pre-order to get your hands on these freshly-baked goods!
3. Colony Bakery
The Ritz-Carlton’s ever popular Colony Bakeryoffers a spread of bakes that are beautiful both on the inside and out. Their Champagne Chocolate Log Cake ($88) is a sparkly star in our eyes: Its trio of dark, milk and white chocolate sponge enfolds a jelly core with orange chocolate and strawberry and lychee ganache. How tempting does that sound!
And if you’re hunting for a centerpiece for your dessert table, look no further than their Dark Chocolate Christmas Tree Snowpiece ($58). This chocolate sculpture is ringed by chocolate pralines and bedecked in tiny chocolate snowflakes.
Decorated in swirls of white icing, rainbow marshmallows, complete with tiny Christmas figurine sweets, the adorable Gingerbread House ($68) is the stuff childhood fairytales are made of.
5. Rive Gauche
Rive Gauche‘s signature Guanaja cake is given a Christmas spin with Fête de Noël ($72), as cherry and popping candy add zing to the bittersweet chocolate mousse roulade. The reindeer-shaped Christmas Brownie ($33) delights with a blueberry filling, while the Fruit Cake ($32) with dried apricot, cranberries, prunes, raisins and walnuts is a slice of tradition.
6. Goodwood Park Hotel
Any durian lover knows Goodwood Park Hotelfor their delectable Mao Shan Wang and D24 durian delights. Their signature Mao Shan Wang Mousse Cake ($67.30), which uses premium durian pulp, is truly decadent, while another classic treat is their D24 Puff ($26.15++), with sinful swirls of durian mousse ensconced in fluffy choux puff pastry for the perfect bite-sized dessert. A little birdie told me that they’re also coming out with a new range of festive delights soon, so watch this space, but we’re all for having durian at Christmas too!
Gaining popularity in 2015 for their aesthetic, artisanal tarts, Tarte is led by award-winning pastry chef Cheryl Koh, and trust us when we say these tarts are not only beautiful but delicious. Their Korean Shine Muscat (small) ($13) features vibrant grapes cut in half and arranged in a spiral atop a bed of Sinkiwon Yuja cream, while their Pear Bourdaloue (small) ($11) is composed of poached pears, drowned in vanilla and cinnamon syrup and wonderfully glazed in the oven.
8. Chocolate Origin
Calling all chocoholics, this is the one you’ve been waiting for! Chocolate Origin’s Original Specialty Cake ($37.80) is “the perfect indulgence”, marrying rich luscious chocolate ganache and wonderfully dense chocolate sponges, topped with a chocolate glaze. You could also go for Dark Specialty Cake ($40.80), the bitter rendition of the original. These cakes are great for all occasions, but especially delicious as a post-Christmas dinner dessert to be enjoyed with family.
9. Butter Studio
You’ve probably seen their cakes while scrolling through Instagram, because they are absolutely gorgeous. Unicorns and mermaids are right up there with Santa and the Elves, so methinks Butter Studio‘s intricately decorated cakes and cupcakes are fit for the festive season. Their Cascading Berries ($68) features mixed berries cascading from a toppled ice-cream cone, atop a hazelnut praline cake. Their Salted Caramel Red Velvet ($48) is another cult favourite, perfect for Christmastime!
Yet another favourite among ice cream lovers, Baskin Robbins delights with their ice cream cakes. Their newest cake, in collaboration with Kit Kat, is the Coco-Go-Round 6” ($65). Pick your ice cream flavour (last we checked, there were not 31 but 32 for this!) and it’ll come topped with dark chocolate drizzle, chocolate swirls and Kit Kat bars. For your festive spread, go for their bestselling Brownie Bunch 6” ($58), with chunky brownie pieces sprinkled over the cake and sumptuous chocolate drizzle.