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Unique Christmas log cakes for 2018 year-end parties

Bring Christmas cheer to your gatherings with these new log cake flavours this festive season.

Christmas is never quite complete without the quintessential festive log cake. According to culinary encyclopedia New Larousse Gastronomique, the Christmas Yule Log cake was introduced by Parisian pastry cooks who were inspired by real logs burnt in the hearth throughout Christmas Eve. These days, most log cakes no longer have the traditional “tree bark” finish and the sky is the limit when it comes to the creativity of modern pastry chefs. From cakes infused with coconut cream to those with purple sweet potato sponge or a chendol pudding centre, we take a look at some of the unique log cakes sweetening our dessert tables in 2018.

  • Apple Coconut Yule Log

    This outstanding green Apple and Coconut Yule Log 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. 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 is a good pick.

    Available at Mandarin Orchard Singapore, 333 Orchard Road, tel: 6831 6288 / 6831 6272.

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