Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Binge – Quick! Need Cake!

Eek! Christmas is almost upon us like a ton of bricks, and you’ve forgotten to get a gift for your friend who so kindly invited you to dinner next week. You can’t go empty handed, but there’s no time to hunt for gifts. No fear. Here are some gorgeous binge-worthy food gifts to pick up so you don’t make an embarrassingly empty handed entrance. Just pick up the phone, make your order and pick them up. No fuss, and no headless chicken madness this time.

Shangri-la Singapore

Isn’t this just adorable? A classic fruit cake done in a whimsical wintry North Pole landscape with marzipan penguins. How delightful is that? It’s created by Shangri-La’s Area Executive Pastry Chef Hervé Potus who’s also got some new log cakes in unusual fruit combinations: Strawberry and Lychee; Alphonso Mango and Passion Fruit; Oreo Cheese Log Cake with Forest Berries and even the Super Mao Shan Wang Yule Log Cake for a tropical injection.
Tel: 6213 4377 or visit The Line Shop in the hotel’s lower lobby

The Ritz Carlton Milennia

For the hip and high cultured, pick up cakes from the Ritz Carlton’s Christmas Gourmet Shoppe. Executive Pastry Chef Terence Pang has rolled out haute log cakes inspired by contemporary artists Dale Chihuly, Zhu Wei, David Hockney, Lee Li Lin and Andy Warhol. Available until Dec 25, from 11am-8pm daily.
Tel: 6434 5288 or email

Grand Hyatt Singapore

Always pretty and hands-down reliable, the cakes at the Grand Hyatt never fails to impress. If you just want a guaranteed-to-impress product, here’s where you’ll get it. I bought a beautiful fig tart there 8 years ago for a Christmas party and the hostess I gave it to still talks about it. What I like here this time is the classic fruit cake. Elegant and simple….and sometimes you just want something really great but straightforward – always nice with a shot of warming brandy. Feel the love yet?
Tel: 6734 6731


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