From elevated sponge cakes to dessert tarts that look almost too cute for one to sink their teeth into, these sweet treats are going to dazzle every special occasion.
Take the cheesy route
Cheesecakes have always been one of the most popular birthday cake choices. Not all cheesecakes are created equal though, only the freshest ones stand a chance to top the list.
Café&Meal MUJI prides itself on creations using seasonal ingredients. Its vast selection of cakes and desserts are freshly made daily at the bakery. The Uji Matcha Cheese Cake is going to transport us to Kyoto instantly. The slight bitterness of matcha is harmoniously balanced by the aromatic Honwakatou – made with Okinawa sugar cane. If you are after more of a fruity pick, we recommend the Green Apple Cheese Cake, which is a lighter take thanks to the fresh yoghurt and the tangy green apples.
Those who love an all-American classic cheesecake should be no stranger to The Cheesecake Factory, in particular, its 30th Anniversary Chocolate Cake Cheesecake. The moist fudge cake and chocolate truffle cream is sandwiched in between layers of the Original Cheesecake to pay homage to the American favorite. Chocolate lovers, however, will be torn between that and the Chocolate Caramelicious Cheesecake Made with Snickers®. The Original Cheesecake is swirled with Snickers® candy bars and is placed on a brownie crust. Of course the caramel and peanuts components are perfectly retained to make it all the more satisfying! Of course another not-to-be missed option is the Fresh Strawberry Cheesecake – the iconic best-seller for over 40 years.
Spice up the ladies’ night
No ladies’ night would be complete without desserts that are both picture-worthy and tantalizing. i CREMERiA’s square shaped Dolce Strawberry can be cut into small pieces easily so those with a smaller appetite can still enjoy the indulging cake. The Mango Double Rare Cheese Cake, on the other hand, is here to up the ante with the sweetness of fresh mangoes for an uplifting tropical take.
Win the hearts of your besties with a mizu shingen mochi – or Japanese raindrop cake. Underneath the crystal-clear layer is a mix of nicely arranged fruits. Elegant and exquisite, La Famille’s art-like Bavarois pair quality seasonal fruits and organic edible flowers with velvety smooth mousse. Think floral and refreshing combo of Berries and Butterfly Pea Bavarois and the citrus and zesty flavors of the Japanese Yuzu Bavarois, both of which would make your cheat day totally worthwhile!
The Vegan Chocolate Tart by Lady M is the first-ever vegan confectionery produced by the New York-based cake boutique. Loaded with rich salted caramel sauce and vegan dark chocolate ganache, the gluten-free tart base and cacao nibs enrich the overall texture of the chocolate tart. All it calls for now, is a cup of tea to complete your relaxing afternoon.
If you are on the hunt for something special as baby shower favors or farewell gifts, we’ve got you covered too.
Bundle of joy
Welcoming a little angel marks some of the sweetest moments in life. DALLOYAU’s adorable 3D cakes and the Bespoke Cake Series are here to make sure your baby shower is graced by a visually resplendent cake.
Swap your regular gender reveal cake with one that is filled with tons of wow factors – or indeed, an assortment of delightful sweets and chocolates. The Sweet Blast cake is undeniably the most crowd-pleasing centerpiece as you smash open the shell with the hammer and watch the content spill out. Make sure your camera is ready to capture that satisfying moment as your guests find out if it’s going to be a boy or a girl!
Express your gratitude to your longtime teammates through some thoughtful mini tarts by COVA. All prepared following the heritage family recipes from Milan, the exclusive pastries are sure to make a lasting impression as you bid your farewell.
Sweets House Cha Cha Oobanyaki, available at City’super, is another great option if your teammates are just as indecisive as you when it comes to settling with just one flavor. Go for all ten varieties of both sweet and savory fillings, from Hokkaido Takachi Red Bean Paste, Japanese Sweet Potato Paste, to Takoyaki and Beef Burger with Cheese. Place your order in advance and ask for the “Thank you” and “Smiley” hot stamps.
To impress a fun and creative team, up the game with some novelty choices from Dang Wen Li by Dominique Ansel, best known for its unique twist on a range of quintessentially Hong Kong-styled delights. Have your breakfast staple reimagined as the Coconut Passionfruit Pineapple Bun – a coconut mousse and dacquoise filled with salted mascarpone cream and pineapple lime passionfruit jam, or go for the nostalgic nod brought by the Lemon Juice Box as a reminiscence of the countless teatime breaks you took together at work.
Explore the countless cake and tart options there are at Harbour City, where you are spoiled for choices of both classic and unconventional delicacies to take your next special occasion to the next level.