(Christmas Gift Guide 2014) Chocolate-coated Fresh Fruit Bouquets from Rainbowly

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Flowers dry out, and plushies turn old. What can be more practical than gifting an edible bouquet, with sweetness that linger in the memory throughout the coming years?

Perfect for any special occasion be it Valentine’s Day, Mothers’ Day, Christmas or birthdays, the chocolate-coated fresh fruit bouquets from Rainbowly is bound to bring endless joy to your loved ones.

Happy Feet for instance feature a dozen of adorable penguins made of strawberry coated in chocolate. Continue reading

(Best Christmas Log Cake Guide 2014: Page 5) Fairmont Singapore & Swissotel The Stamford

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Exotic Chocolate Log with KaruKera 70% Chocolate Mousse and Caramel Banana Cake ($35 for 0,5kg, $65 for 1kg)

Culinary pursuits at Fairmont Singapore & Swissotel The Stamford are always fulfilling with diverse gastronomic pleasures like Italian-themed Prego, modern French fine dining at JAAN, delectable Szechuan and Cantonese cuisine at Szechuan Court, remarkable modern Japanese cuisine at Mikuni, or modern European cuisine at Equinox Restaurant, all of which setting high restaurant standards in Singapore. It is no doubt that the culinary teams across these two sister hotels are bred to be perfectionists, and this is why their signature Exotic Chocolate Log with KaruKera 70% Chocolate Mousse and Caramel Banana Cake falls effortlessly into the Best Christmas Log Cake Guide 2014, also triumphing in the aesthetics department with intricate detailing.
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(Best Christmas Log Cake Guide 2014: Page 4) Carlton Hotel Singapore

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Mango Yuzu Manjari Log Cake ($62+ for 1kg)

The pastry department of Carlton Hotel Singapore never fails to bring delight with each festive season, take for instance the triumphant Mid-Autumn Festival goodies.

The Christmas season gives the pastry team an opportunity to showcase their prowess once again, and this year the all-new Mango Yuzu Manjari Log Cake would be one of their biggest pride. Continue reading

(Best Christmas Log Cake Guide 2014: Page 3) St. Regis Singapore

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Deserving a spot in the Best Christmas Log Cake Guide 2014 is none other than the grand and enchanting Triple Chocolate Decadence by St. Regis Singapore.

The purpose of my last visit to St. Regis Singapore some time back was to savour the seasonal spring creations at Brasserie Les Saveurs. The meal was fabulous on the whole (read my review here: http://melicacy.com/?p=7326), but what left the deepest impression was the dessert spread that I walked away from with nothing but praises. The pastry team has shown great finesse in each and every dainty dessert. This festive season, their log cake is no exception.



Triple Chocolate Decadence ($55.64 for 750g)

Singaporeans are spoilt with endless choices of log cakes, and as years go by, log cakes are taking on further innovation with the addition of unconventional flavours and adornments. The Triple Chocolate Decadence by St. Regis Singapore is one special log cake injected with a distinctive quality but still brimming with traditional Christmas-y vibes. Continue reading

(Best Christmas Log Cake Guide 2014: Page 2) Goodwood Park Hotel

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Goodwood Park Hotel has always been scoring well in the cake-pastry department, especially when the component of durian comes into play. Think of perennial favourites like Durian Puff, Durian Mousse Cake, Durian mooncakes (during mid-autumn festival), and the festive favourite Goodwood D24 Durian Christmas Log Cake ($64 for 1kg). Their pastry kitchen never disappoints.


Jivara chocolate, passionfruit and mango log cake ($68 for 1kg)

Goodwood Park Hotel certainly deserves a spot in the Best Christmas Log Cake Guide 2014. Apart from the well-loved durian log cake that caters to a particular group of foodies (durian lovers), the glamorous Jivara Chocolate, Passionfruit and Mango Log Cake ($68 for 1kg) caters to a larger audience. Embellished with glittering pieces of dark chocolate sponge cake that resemble rocks, alternated by shimmering white chocolate, this log cake is bound to be the centre of attraction at any Christmas party.

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(Best Christmas Log Cake Guide 2014: Page 1) Regent Singapore

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Christmas is fast approaching; in foodies’ terms, it means log cakes, turkeys and hams are on its way. With so many options around, it’s hard to decide which ones to go for. My job here is to photograph, taste and give you the verdicts. In no particular order, this series of “Best Christmas Log Cake Guide 2014” will feature the top 10 log cakes in Singapore.


Bronte Pistachio and Crunchy Praline Log Cake ($79 for 1kg)

First up is the Bronte Pistachio and Crunchy Praline Log Cake by Dolcetto by Basilico of Regent Singapore, made of pillowy vanilla almond sponge cake layered with a light and tangy mango curd and luscious chocolate pistachio mousse. The log cake, swathed in an enticing bright green hue, just makes one want to eat it right away! Continue reading