- Candy Wonderland
All we want for Christmas is dessert. Lots of it.
We’ve already rounded up the best Christmas dinners in Singapore (you can find them here, though we don’t recommend reading it with an empty stomach) — but for those who prefer to skip the formalities and get straight to the main event, this list is for you.
There’s no better time than Christmas to gorge yourself on as many sweet treats as you can. Here’s our list of Singapore’s best Christmas sweets.
01 | Neon Bon Bons From Janice Wong
Tired of eating your nth Christmas pudding and fruitcake? Janice Wong brings a splash of colour to your festivities with her Neon Christmas range, featuring five new flavours of her signature bon bons — popcorn & spice, gingerbread, dulce de leech, cherry, and dark chocolate peppermint.
Don’t ask us to pick our favourite, because each of these neon-drenched babies are every bit as singable as Wong’s usual treats. Our tip? If you’re planning on getting them as gifts, get a box specially for yourself. You won’t want to share these.
02 | Da Paolo Gastronomia’s Edible ‘Christmas Tree’
If you want a cake that’s as theatrical as it is delicious, look no further than Da Paolo Gastronomia’s Pandora Classico. This traditional Italian sweet bread invites you to create your own edible ’tree’. Fun and easy-to-assemble, it’s also a great way to keep the kids occupied while you busy yourself with the rest of the dessert table. And really, the only thing better than a Christmas tree is one that you can eat.
03 | PS.Cafe’s Burnt Rum & Raisin Cheese Cake
It just isn’t Christmas without some boozy desserts. PS. Cafe brings us their version of the trendy Basque cheesecake — this time, with a tot of rum. Their limited-time Burnt Rum & Raisin Cheese Cake is pure melt-in-your-mouth perfection, all rich fluffiness and heady rum-soaked raisins. And given the muggy weather we’re seeing, it makes for the perfect Yuletide dessert. Now why doesn’t Christmas come around more than once a year again?
Images Courtesy Orchard Hotel
04 | Log cakes, Stollen, and other traditional faves from Orchard Hotel
Sometimes, all you need is a good ole’ log cake to hit the spot. There really isn’t any other time of the year that these little guys start appearing in bakeries all over town, anyway, so be sure to get your fill.
We love how Orchard Hotel has turned its lobby into an impromptu dessert wonderland for you to pick up your classic faves. From traditional buttercream log cakes and comforting homemade stollen filled with confit orange and lemon zest to tasty biscottis and truffles, the Royal Swan Festive Goodie House is sure to make you feel like a kid on Christmas morning.