The best thing about Christmas time? Using it as an excuse for, basically, everything. Binge eating? It’s Christmas. Having more than two, or three, or four slices of cake? Heck, it’s Christmas. Going on an impulse shopping spree of takeaway goodies because of the endless plethora of sweet treats and gourmet gift sets? It’s Christmas, for goodness sake. So here’s a list of dessert-perfect favourites we’ll be tucking into this glorious yuletide season.
Grand Hyatt Singapore’s Red Velvet Cake
Why: Besides its gleaming Christmas red shell? Its fluffy, chocolate-y red velvet sponge layered with rich, smooth cream cheese frosting, crowned by a medley of juicy berries.
How much: $68 for 1kg
Order at: singapore.grand.hyatt.com
Chalkfarm’s Durian Latte Cake
Why: For luscious durian custard sandwiched between two milk coffee sponge layers topped in freshly whipped cream and aromatic orange slivers
How much: $88 for 1kg
Order at: www.thechalkfarm.com
Once Upon A Table’s Christmas Hampers
Why: They have Christmas gourmet boxes named after Santa’s trusty reindeer, from Prancer, a $box of freshly baked cooks and spiced nuts to the ultimate, Santa’s Reindeer, a luxurious $250 hamper designed in partnership with local artist, Ivan Lee and companies a.muse projects and KISSSAKI, filled with gourmet treats like truffles, meringues, macarons, cookies, classic hot chocolate and so much more.
How much: $38-$250
Order at: www.onceuponatable.sg
Ciel Patisserie’s Petit-Tart Box
Why: It is perfect for the sweet toothes who want it all! Think a delectable row of three-bite-sized tarts brimming with Chocolate Almond, Chocolate Salted Caramel, Mixed Berry, Passionfruit, Lemon Meringue and Apple Crumble flavours.
How much: $22.80 for a box of six; $35.80 for a box of 12
Order at: www.ciel.com.sg
Nesuto Patisserie’s Salted Dulcey Cramel Log Cake
Why: It’s the prettiest triple threat: Think layers of light chocolate mousse swirling around buttermilk chocolate sponge, piped with caramelised white chocolate and laced with crunchy dark chocolate pearls.
How much: $88
Order at: nesuto.oddle.me
Goodwood Park Hotel’s Mini Mousse-icles
How much: $16 for three
Order at: www.goodwoodparkhotel.com
Amiral Atelier’s Festive Fruit Cake
How much: Visit its website or Paragon outlet for more information
Order at: www.amiralatelier.com