This is the season to be jolly but more so, a significant time of the year where no one will judge you for over-indulging in dangerous amounts of cakes, pastries and other festive sweets. Ever had your eye fixated on a dessert at one of Singapore’s prestigious hotels but never getting around to treating yourself to one due to its exorbitant price? Well, now you can.
Little does anyone know, many hotels actually sell their freshly baked cakes and pastries at special half-price rates after a certain time every day. Sure, what you get may not be guaranteed to be absolutely fresh, but who’s to complain when you get to enjoy these mammoth treats at literally 50% off?
For all of you dessert fanatics, here is our list of 9 hotels where you can get festive cakes, pastries and other desserts at 50% off.
Cheesecake is a universal favourite. However, you either love it or hate it. For us, cheesecakes are the kings of cakes and pastries. Nothing can beat cutting through a smooth and rich cheesecake, before hitting the crust base.
Recently, bakeries and restaurants have taken the liberty of infusing other flavours into this classic favourite. There are a few outstanding cheesecakes in Singapore that are totally worth getting fat for.
From cool flavoured cheesecakes to traditional ones, here is a list of the 10 Cheesecakes in Singapore You Must Try.
Why, where do we even begin?
In a gastronomical century that we live in lies infinite possibilities of dessert creations – every one enticing in their own ways. Cakes in particular have our hearts, for they are ever comforting, mood-lifting, Instagram-worthy, and the list goes on.
We’ve got the French-style ones, we’ve got the rainbows, we’ve got the ones with lots of chocolate, and we’ve got the guys with the fanciest flavours.
So we did a little compilation of the prettiest cakes that we have tried in Singapore, and you have to try them at least once too. Any more that we miss out?
If you were at the Orchard area last weekend, you would have spotted nydc’s ‘Mini Cafe’ along the streets. To celebrate its new menu launch, the good people from the New York Dessert Cafe set up a ‘Mini Cafe’ where friends, couples and young families can have a little fun, share nydc’s joy while snapping photos and stand a chance to win attractive prizes when they participate in nydc’s Instagram Contest. Check out the photos by searching #iheartnydc on Instagram.
After snapping some photos at the ‘Mini Cafe’, 3 lucky winners joined me at nydc’s Wheelock outlet to sample some of the dishes from its new menu which now offers over 30 dessert items, 20 hot food items, four kids’ meals and 40 beverages. What makes nydc a place to return again and again is surely the variety on its menu. With so many gorgeous desserts and tantalising savoury food to choose from, there is always something for everyone.
Here are some of the highlights of nydc’s new menu.
A good strawberry shortcake is one that has pillowy soft sponge cake with sweet and fresh strawberries, and super delicious whipped cream.
It is an old-fashioned and rustic cake that is perfect as a mid-afternoon tea break, or for a sweet ending after dinner. It is an everyday cake; one that you can always turn to when in need of a pick-me-up. Here is a list of the Best Strawberry Shortcakes in Singapore.
Antoinette is a Parisian pâtisserie and salon du thé by Chef Pang Kok Keong, who is one of Singapore’s best pastry chefs.
Sugar Daddy Group – which currently includes Antoinette and Pique Nique – is Chef Pang’s first business venture after a career of working for different hotels and Les Amis group’s Canele restaurants.
I was over the moon to hear about Antoinette Patisserie. Needless to say, I was very excited to try all the desserts. My first visit was a media tasting session and we had the chance to try quite a few dishes.
Since then, I’ve been there on numerous occasions as a regular customer, and ordered various items on the menu. My goal was, or still is, to try all the cakes by Chef Pang.
Updated on 23 Apr 2014: 1 Caramel is no longer in operations.
1 Caramel Patisserie used to be located at The Luxe at Handy road (besides The Cathay). They have since shifted to Rochester Park, sharing the space with their sister restaurant, 1 Rochester.
With only a few tables in a narrow rectangular space, 1 Caramel dessert boutique at Rochester Park is much smaller than before. But I like the cosy feel of the new outlet; it is a lovely dessert place to have a cup of tea and a slice of cake for a quiet afternoon high tea.
Cakes were invented, I believe, for the sole purpose of making us happy. With so many dessert places in Singapore, we are simply spoiled for choice.
Among all the bakeries, cake shops and patisseries in Singapore, where can you find the best cakes? Which sweet treats are worth a try?
There really is no “best cake” since each one has a different story and appeals to different people accordingly. We all have our own favourite desserts, but whatever yours is, I hope you’re eating it.
Here’s my list of the top 10 cakes in Singapore.