Good food, great company, happy music – what else do you need for a memorable Christmas party? A deliciously unforgettable log cake to end the gathering on a sweet note of course! The Superbly team celebrated Christmas early with a taste test of yule logs to find the most delectable ones in Singapore.
Strawberry Glazed Logcake, from Wildseed Cafe & Bar
This log cake garners our Most Photogenic Cake Award, for there is a heart-shaped strawberry in almost every slice of the cake. So pretty! And we are glad its beauty is more than skin deep. The layers of vanilla sponge, strawberry cream and jam, and of course, the fresh strawberries, culminate into an alluring dessert that is sweet and tangy. Mini sugar balls and a puff pastry base give bite and crispness, and completes this IG-friendly creation with aplomb. This is one cake scored highly on both aesthetics and taste – one of our top favourites.
Place order at least 3 days in advance. Last day of order: 31 Dec 2018. Last day of collection: 3 Jan 2018. For special requests, contact Wildseed Cafe & Bar at 9643-9116.
Log Cake White Night, from Mad about Sucre
$89 (small, serves 4-7); $130 (medium, serves 8-10)
The most elegant log cake in our line-up, it is stunning in its simplicity and flavours. There are just two layers – yuzu cream and white chocolate, both smooth and refined. The intoxicating blend of fresh citrusy and milky notes left us wanting more. Posh it may be, but its understated glamour (it evokes a Japanese-Parisian feel) did not alienate the kids, who made a beeline for the white chocolate reindeers and marshmallow twigs on the log. And they polished off their sweet-tangy slices fast and asked for seconds. Keep this snowy yule log in the freezer after purchase, and thaw it in the chiller for an hour before serving. Remaining portions should be frozen, but we are quite sure that there will be none.
Place orders at least 3 days in advance, subject to availability. Last day of order: 29 December 2018. Last day of collection: 31 December 2018. For special requests, contact Mad about Sucre at 6221-3969.
Mont Blanc, from Flor Patisserie
$81.32 (25cm, serves up to 10)
It’s alcoholic. It’s strictly for adults. And it’s one of the best chestnut cream cake we have ever tasted. Simple in concept – Cointreau-infused chestnut cream snuggly rolled within genoise sponge and topped with strands of more chestnut cream, but hard to get it so right. The sponge is delicate and refined while the velvety cream, fresh and smooth, and not too sweet. Even the chestnut perched on the cake is rum-infused – so boozy! If you have teetotallers and kids in the party, consider Mont Blanc’s cousin, Noel Du Framboise (from $48.15 for a 20cm log that serves 6-8), a sponge roll cake with raspberry jam cream and more raspberry puree cream and topped with fruits like kiwi and strawberries. We were hard-pressed to choose between the two, for they were equally good. Mont Blanc won out as it was hard to find a similar varietal as impeccable as this one.
Place order at least 2 days in advance. Last day of order: 29 Dec 2018. Last day of collection: 31 Dec 2018. For special requests, contact Flor Patisserie at 6223-8628.
Gula Melaka Log Cake, from Sinpopo
$62 (1kg, serves 8-12)
With its glistening glaze and golden decorations, this upsized log cake fits right into a royal feast with the likes of champagne and roast beef. Pomp and ceremony aside, this regal sponge roll glitters with an intense Gula Melaka flavour rich with caramel notes, tempered by lighter milky tones of coconut and cream. Kids will enjoy the unadulterated toffee-like nuances from the palm sugar rush. Its modern Asian take puts it in good stead even at parties with local fare like curry and popiah, although you will need a pot of sharp tea to balance the indulgence. Opulent in size and taste, it will impress effortlessly at any party.
Place an order at least 3 days in advance. Last day of order: 28 Dec 2018, 12pm. Last day of collection: 31 Dec 2018. For special requests, contact Sinpopo at 6365-1772.