1. Wine-inspired Log Cakes from The Fullerton Hotel and The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore
Vino lovers will delight in these lovely wine-inspired log cakes by The Fullerton Hotel. The Pinot Noir Yule Log Cake ($69 for 1 kg) with blackberry mousse, pinot noir wine jelly, Valrhona almond praline crunch is delightfully fragrant with dark berries, while the Sauvignon Blanc Yule Log Cake ($69 for 1 kg) with peach mousse, sauvignon blanc wine jelly, Valrhona Opalys white chocolate crunch and vanilla dacquoise has a light, fruity profile that will do well to mark the end of a sumptuous feast. If you yearn for something more traditional, get the Black Forest Yule Log ($69 for 1 kg).
Available from Nov 1 to Dec 31, last order date is Dec 28. Order online here or at The Christmas Goodies corners at The Fullerton Hotel, 1 Fullerton Square and The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore, 80 Collyer Quay, Tel: 6877 8943.
Photo: The Fullerton Hotel
2. Yuletide Blossom Log Cake from Goodwood Park Hotel
This beautiful Yuletide Blossom Log Cake ($82 for 1 kg) by Goodwood Park Hotel’s Executive Pastry Chef Joe Tan features white chocolate mousse coated strawberry chiffon sponge with yuzu-infused pear bits and a crunchy hazelnut Sablé Breton (shortbread) in the middle. Butter cream flowers are then painstakingly hand-piped onto every log cake for an elegant work of art. And of course, for durian lovers, there is always the signature Goodwood ‘Mao Shan Wang’ Durian Christmas log cake ($75 for 500 g) with creamy ‘Mao Shan Wang’ durian goodness between layers of vanilla sponge, or go for the equally yummy Goodwood D24 Durian Christmas Log Cake ($80 for 1 kg).
Available from Dec 1 to 26. Please order five days in advance. Last order date is Dec 19, 12 pm. Order online here or at The Deli at Goodwood Park Hotel, 22 Scotts Road, Tel: 6730 1867/68 (from 10 am to 6 pm daily).
Photo: Goodwood Park Hotel
3. TaroCoconut Log Cake from Crowne Plaza Changi Airport
This pretty pale purple TaroCoconut Log Cake at Crowne Plaza Changi Airport made with a light purple yam sponge roll and filled with yummy coconut cream ($75) makes a great festive treat. Fans of green tea might also want to check out their Matcha Goma Log Cake — it’s a heavier confection with a dainty green tea sponge roll filled with nutty black sesame cream ($75 for 1kg). They’ll be cheerful additions to your dinner table.
Available from Dec 1 to 31. Order online here and enjoy 25 per cent off festive takeaways and more, or order from Lobby Lounge at Crowne Plaza Changi Airport, 75 Airport Boulevard, Tel: 6823 5367.
Photo: Crowne Plaza Changi Airport
4. Yule Logs from Intercontinental Singapore
If you are looking for something whimsical and magical, the creative yule logs from Intercontinental Singapore are wonderful treats to make every kid and “kidult” smile. The Memories of Christmas yule log ($78 for 1 kg) comprises sugar-free chocolate mousse, vanilla pear compote and passion fruit jelly, topped with a die-cut chocolate piece featuring children on a seesaw. Equally charming is the Rocking Horse yule log ($68 for 1 kg) made with a heady concoction of Irish coffee mousseline, hazelnut sponge, homemade orange confit and sea salt caramel.
Available from Nov 1 online at InterContinentalShoppe.sg, and from Nov 23 to Dec 25, 2018 at the Festive Shoppe located at the entrance of InterContinental Singapore from Bugis Junction. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to place orders or call 6825 1132.
Photo: Intercontinental Singapore
5. Ubi Manis Log Cake from Baba Chews
Baba Chews Bar and Eatery goes for a modern Peranakan Christmas this year with a Ubi Manis Yule Log ($62 for 1kg) that has a delicious purple sweet potato sponge with swirls of blueberry confit, white chocolate ganache and crunchy white chocolate pearls. And if you have a large party, do consider getting their popular signature Chendol Yule Log ($59 for 1kg) with pandan sponge layered with chendol jelly, grated coconut crumble and red bean mousse with gula Melaka and coconut milk as well. Both are heady treats that will thrill anyone with a sweet tooth.
Collection available from Dec 1 to 25, 11 am to 7 pm. Three days pre-order required. Order from Baba Chews Bar and Eatery, #01-01 Katong Square, 86 East Coast Road, Tel: 6723 2025.
Photo: Baba Chews Bar and Eatery
6. Apple Coconut Yule Log from Mandarin Orchard Singapore
This outstandingly green Apple and Coconut Yule Log ($80 for 1 kg) by Mandarin Orchard Singapore may look peculiar, but the marriage of fruity and aromatic flavours complement each other nicely. Another unusual combination this year would be the toasty Hōjicha (roasted green tea) and citrusy Yuzu, which works surprisingly well in their Hojicha with Yuzu Jelly Yule Log ($80 for 1kg). Presented on an edible chocolate sleigh, this fancy log cake will make a fitting centrepiece at your party. For a more classic combination, the luscious Valrhona Manjari Chocolate Banana Yule Log ($80 for 1kg) will be a good pick.
Available from Nov 23 to Dec 31 at Festive Booth, Level 1 of Mandarin Orchard Singapore, 333 Orchard Road, or Coffee & Crust, Level 5, Tel: 6831 6288 / 6831 6272.
Photo: Mandarin Orchard Singapore
7. Pistachio Snowland from The Icing Room
A fan of cheesecake? Try The Icing Room’s Pistachio Snowland ($43.90), a creamy cheesecake made with rich Hokkaido milk, rolled with flavourful pistachio paste, and finished with adorable sugar decorations and white chocolate shavings. If you want to get creative and try your hand at making a personalised cake, The Icing Room also offers a fun Design-It-Yourself (DIY) cake concept ($12.80 for a Mini DIY log cake), where you can personalise a cake in-store by decorating it with piping cream and icing, as well as festive decorative icing and sprinkles.
Available from now till December 16, at #B1-105 Jurong Point, 63 Jurong West Central 3, Tel: 6861 4644; and #B2-58/59 nex@Serangoon, 23 Serangoon Central, Tel: 6634 4486. Visit www.facebook.com/theicingroom/
Photo: The Icing Room
8. Chocolat De Beau from Bakerzin
Wow your guests with Bakerzin’s iconic flourless Christmas Yule log at your Christmas party. Savour the Chocolat De Beau ($54 for 1.2 kg), an elegant centerpiece with its name derived from the French phrase for beauty made fit for royalty. A delectable blend of textures, the Yule log is dressed with rich chocolate slats and a shimmering dusting of icing sugar. Each slice comes with feuilletine and a soft marshmallow centre for an addictive classic sure to delight your guests.
Available from now till Dec 28, from Bakerzin outlets. Visit www.bakerzin.com
9. Yuzu Matcha Pavlova Log Cake from Cedele
If you are looking to cut down on carbs, this new “cakeless” gluten-free Yuzu Matcha Pavlova Logcake ($70 for 700g) is the cake for you. Think a whipped meringue log cake filled with refreshing yuzu curd, matcha whipped cream and fresh fruits. Airy, light, with just a light touch of sweetness. And for the Cedele regulars, the all-time favourite Chocolate Flourless Log Cake ($58 for 1kg) that has moist flourless chocolate cake coated with a decadent layer of chocolatey cream cheese will also be available. For a healthier alternative, check out their Vegan Chocolate Berries pie ($50 for 930g) that has a crust made from organic rolled oats and pure olive oil and a filling of vegan chocolate mousse made from 70 per cent dark couverture Belgian chocolate and organic sprouted tofu. You won’t have to worry about counting your calories here.
Order from Nov 15. Available at Cedele outlets, or order online here.
10. Banana and Pineapple “Log Cake” from Sofitel Singapore City Centre
Though not shaped like a usual log cake, this round Noël En Ivoire ($72 for 1kg) is no less festive. Covered in “powdery white snow”, this exquisite cake, that is part of their Art de Noël festive delights, conceals a tropical surprise with coco Malibu mousse, banana crémeux and roasted pineapple confiture. Chocolate lovers should try the Noël de Luxe ($72 for 1kg) with lush chocolate caramel accented by Australian pear compote and topped with Nespresso almond joconde (almond sponge cake).
Available at Sofitel Singapore City Centre, 9 Wallich Street, Tel: 6428 5000, or online through Boutique Magnifique. Orders placed before Dec 1 will be entitled to a 15 per cent early bird discount.
Photo: Sofitel Singapore City Centre
11. Mango Chendol Log Cake from House of Mu
For their first Christmas, casual European restaurant House of MU’s in-house pastry chef, Pang Ji Shuang (previously from Fat Lulu’s), has crafted a range of interesting yet no less delicious desserts for Christmas, including a tropical Chendol Log Cake ($48 for 800g) that has mango mousse, a chendol pudding centre and topped off with a passionfruit glaze. A quirky combination indeed.
Available till Jan 31, 2019, at House of Mu, 11 Mohammed Sultan Road, Tel: 6732 1011.
Photo: House of MU
12. Red Velvet Log Cake from Délifrance
The good old velvet cake is most people’s favourite and because of the vibrant red makes for the perfect Christmas log cake. French bakery Délifrance has come up with a festive version this Christmas made with moist cocoa sponge layered with luscious frosting. Other than the Red Velvet Log Cake ($60 for 1 kg), there’s also Joy of Délifrance ($68 for 1.2 kg) featuring sweet Valrhona chocolate encased in velvety chocolate cake, and the Chocolate Crumbs and Cream Cheese ($60 for 1 kg) log cake made with cookie crumbs, cream cheese and layers of light sponge cake.
Available from all Délifrance outlets. Visit www.delifrance.com.sg
13. Honey Ice Cream Log Cake from Swensen’s
In an exclusive collaboration with Matilda The Musical, the award-winning musical based on Roald Dahl’s popular book, Swensen’s has come up with whimsical Matilda-inspired creations such as Matilda’s Favourite log cake ($62 for 1kg; for takeaway) made with luscious honey ice cream and surprise brownie chunks and swirls of chocolate fudge on the inside. Why honey? Well, those who love this children’s classic can tell you.
Pre-orders from Nov 1. Last day for orders is Dec 17 (via phone and online), and Dec 18 (for walk-in orders). Available at Swensen’s or Earle Swensen’s outlets islandwide. Tel: 6788 8128 (9 am to 530 pm on weekdays, excluding Public Holidays) or online here.
14. Strawberry and Pistachio Log Cake from Do.Main Deli & Bistro
Chef Stephane and the team of Do.Main Deli & Bistro — a French restaurant tucked away in the charming Katong neighbourhood — have created a wonderful Strawberry Pistachio Log Cake ($42 for 900g) for the festive seasons using chef Stephane’s mum’s recipe. The result is an enjoyable layered cake with almond sponge, and strawberry and pistachio mousse in between each layer that has the sweet and sourness from the fresh strawberries, and also sweet and nutty flavours from the almond and pistachios. Creamy yet uncloying with every bite!
Available from Nov 15 to Jan 31, 2019 at Do.Main Deli & Bistro, 226 Tanjong Katong Road, Tel: 6348 1406.
Photo: Do.Main Deli & Bistro