Your year-end celebration calls for sweet treats and edible gifts. These establishments deliver with a myriad of Christmas desserts and confectioneries that are sure to wow guests and provide an indulgent addition to any feast. Here’s the ultimate guide to Christmas 2023 sweet treats in Singapore.
Andaz Singapore debuts a stunning collection of artisanal cakes and bakes this year, available at its pop-up, Carousel Cake Shop on Level 25 of the hotel, as well as the Andaz online shop. The pastry team showcases a beautiful spread of sweets, with the highlight being the Signature Carousel Cake — a whimsical culinary piece inspired by magical Christmas markets. Evoke the joy of childhood memories over the holiday season, as you indulge in fragrant Earl Grey milk chocolate, accentuated by forest berries marmalade jam, 70% Grand Cru dark chocolate, and crunchy hazelnuts. Those with a penchant for nuts will enjoy the pecan tart, made with orange-infused dark chocolate cream instead of the usual maple syrup, and Snickers Bar, a heavenly combination of caramel, milk chocolate, and crunchy peanut butter. Other creations to spread holiday cheer include White Forest, with its alluring white chocolate mousse and red wine-marinated cherry compote, Christmas Fruit Cake, Woodford Whiskey Cake for a boozy twist, and After Eight Eclair, which comes filled with a smooth chocolate mint custard.
Origin + Bloom, Marina Bay Sands
Bask in the magic of an enchanted Christmas at Marina Bay Sands’ European-inspired patisserie Origin + Bloom, as the talented pastry team brings to life a whimsical array of picture-worthy showpieces, traditional Christmas bakes and festive hampers. Gather around the Christmas merry-go-round ($368) – a magnificent edible art piece featuring adorable reindeer macarons on an ivory chocolate carousel, or take a trip down memory lane with the Christmas retro record player ($368), which comes loaded with Christmas dragee, chocolate-coated dried fruits, and nougat. Send festive greetings via the Santa mailbox tea cake ($168) starring a cranberry French Earl Grey pound cake nestled within a red chocolate mailbox; or hop on a chocolate sleigh ($168) brimming with assorted iced cookies and macarons. Classic yule log cakes are a must for any celebration, with options such as chocolate and rum, and apricot and elderflower. Other whimsical bakes include the gingerbread cottage ($98) which comes adorned with Christmas figurines, and Origin + Bloom’s stollen ($40) studded with candied Amarena cherries, citrus, almonds, rum and brandy.
The Fullerton Hotels Singapore
The Fullerton Hotels Singapore impresses with a festive collection of sweet treats. A must-try is the limited-edition Christmas Wonderland Fruitcake, a charming rendition of The Fullerton’s best-selling rum fruitcake. The cake’s decorations whisk you off to a snowy wonderland, replete with intricate 3D fondant embellishments including a polar bear, a penguin, and pine trees that look almost too pretty to be eaten. The cake is delicious as well, featuring a dense, aromatic crumb, mixed fruit soaked in brandy for six months, and finished off with a rich brandy crème frosting. As for yule log cakes, The Fullerton’s repertoire is made to balance out the richness of festive feasts, with bright and refreshing notes of tropical fruits and blossoms. New additions to the menu include Rose Lychee Berry Yule Log, which marries lychee crème, rose-infused raspberries, vanilla bavarois, and raspberry chiffon; and the Coconut Snow Pandan Yule Log, which features classic Peranakan flavours including silky coconut mousse, pineapple and passion fruit compote, and pandan chiffon, sweetened with gula Melaka and dusted with shredded coconut ‘snow’. For a more traditional celebration, one can never go wrong with classics like panettone, baked with festive spices, candied orange peel, raisins, and lemon.
Pan Pacific Orchard
Pan Pacific Orchard celebrates its inaugural Christmas with a slew of celebratory delights, including beautifully handcrafted yule logs, cakes, macaroons, cookies, and chocolate pralines. This year’s highlight offering is Santa’s Belt, an adorable creation appropriately decked out in festive red, layered with chocolate almond sponge, white peach and cherry blossom mousse, mascarpone crémeux and pistachio feuilletine. The rich and moist Christmas Fruit Cake is a welcome addition to any Christmas table—brimming with candied fruits aged in a luxurious blend of zesty fruit juice, premium brandy, and smooth rum for a boozy boost. Other sublime selections span the Forest Cherry Log Cake with dark chocolate mousse, kirsch bavarois and spiced morello cherry confit, and the Coco & Strawberry Log Cake, with uplifting notes of coconut and lime ganache in a swirl of vanilla chiffon and strawberry Chantilly cream.
Carlton Hotel Singapore
Elevate your Christmas party with luxurious desserts from Carlton Hotel Singapore, including the all-new Golden Bird’s Nest Yule Log ($78). The presentation is a marvel to behold, featuring a lustrous copper finish embellished with meticulously crafted festive details, while the cake itself presents a sublime interplay of flavours and textures. Sink your teeth into a delicate layer of osmanthus sponge, paired with a velvety osmanthus crémeux, sous-vide water chestnuts, fresh mango compote and bird’s nest enveloped by decadent dark chocolate. Another guaranteed crowd pleaser is the new Strawberry Shortcake Bliss Yule Log ($78), whose sweet and subtle vanilla flavours balance the tartness of the strawberries. The hotel offers a selection of traditional favourites too, such as Christmas pudding, stollen, Christmas fruitcake, and gingerbread house.
Alice Boulangeries’s Christmas Log Cake ($96) is bound to be the centrepiece of any Christmas table, thanks to its flavour and visual appeal. This year’s rendition comprises layers of sweet and tart flavours, with a base dipped in a mix of rich dark chocolate and feuilletine, topped with pistachio mousseline, molten pistachio praline, and red berries compote made from blending cranberry, strawberry, and raspberry. Sitting pretty on top is a marron, chocolate crumble and a charming 3D Alice squirrel made from orange dark chocolate mousse. This is sure to be a hit among the young and young at heart. The log cake is available for pre-order with an advance notice of four days required.
Småkagers, or traditional Danish cookies, are a Christmas staple in Denmark – and Leckerbaer delivers with a stellar collection for the season, beautifully packaged in the brand’s iconic blue boxes. Surprise loved ones with pasties in classic Christmas flavours such as speculoos, pear & spice, and rum & cherry, as well as banoffee, matcha & raspberry, and salted caramel. There is also a refreshed lineup of tarts and puffs, with four new festive flavours to choose from. Fruity flavours take centre stage with the Banoffee Puff, which features a divine pairing of light choux pastry filled with luscious banana cream, fresh banana slices, and a heart of spiced caramel. There’s also the Raspberry Puff, which has an airy choux with a vanilla cream and raspberry compote centre, topped with berry meringue. Holiday Stocking Stuffers are another great choice for gifting, brimming with handcrafted goodies like Dark Chocolate Dipped Vaniljekranse (vanilla almond butter cookies), adorably shaped Passion Glazed Christmas Tree Butter Cookies, Gingerbread Man, and Chocolate & Cinnamon Hearts. Leckerbaer’s new festive options are available at Isetan Scotts and Keong Saik Road outlets.
Mr Bucket’s Chocolaterie
Create cherished holiday memories with Mr Bucket’s festive offerings, guaranteed to bring smiles to its recipients this festive season. Step into its Dempsey Hill outlet, which has been transformed into a magical Christmas village, and make a beeline for the Festive Creation Station, where you can Build Your Own Chocolate Slab and customise a Chocolate Christmas Tree. Choose from a milk or dark chocolate base, then personalise it with a selection of over 15 different toppings. New flavours grace the Festive Bon Bons selection this year, with alcoholic and non-alcoholic options such as Yuzu Tart, Peppermint Cookie, Mont Blanc Raspberry, Fig & Balsamic, Eggnog, and Piedmont Hazelnut. As for gifting, the Christmas Bundle Sets are packed full of thoughtful treats. There’s the Festive Chocolate Dragee Set ($41 per bundle), Speculoos Cashew Dragee ($16), Drinking Chocolate Kit ($51.50 per bundle) and also a Mulled Wine Kit ($96 per bundle).