Planning to throw your own Christmas party this year? Then this quick-and-easy guide recommending the best log cakes and roast turkeys will definitely come in handy. Many also offer complete bundles that will impress your guests; simply click on the links below to find out more. Looking for gourmet produce to whip up your own Christmas fête or a capable caterer to handle everything? You’ll find those here too. Prepare to be the host or hostess with the mostest!
BEST LOG CAKES 2019 & Other Christmas-themed Cakes
1. White Christmas – Antoinette
Not quite a log cake, but a lovely centrepiece nonetheless is Antoinette’s White Christmas ($90). Stacks of white chocolate vanilla mousse and finger sponge cake rest beneath a blanket of white chocolate ganache. Between layers are surprises like white peach coulis, mango bits and passionfruit cremeux.
More Christmas cakes, cookies, macarons, chocolates and gift hampers. Savoury takeaways include Laksa Roast Chicken and Glazed Char Siew Ham, with Festive Bundle options. Pre-order at Antoinette
*NEW* White Christmas Cake – Bob the Baker Boy
Bob the Baker Boy focuses on customising cakes to be the centre of attention at every celebration, from baby showers to birthdays. But just for this season, the lovingly crafted White Christmas Cake ($88) can be the centrepiece of your party. Pick from seven flavours — Belgian chocolate is a winner! Upsizing options are also available.
More Macarons, cupcakes, mini tarts, Latte Macchiato Puffs, and more. Early bird price of $68 till 14 December. Pre-order and customise at Bob the Baker Boy
2. Nutty Valrhona Log – BreadTalk
Chocolate lovers can’t miss the classic Nutty Valrhona Log ($46.80) cake from BreadTalk. Within are layers of 55 per cent chocolate mousse and pistachio cheese mousse infused with candied orange. A rich sea salt ganache made with 64 per cent Valrhona chocolate and a gingerbread cottage complete it.
More Christmas cakes, cookies, breads, doughnuts and gift options. Order before 15 December to receive an $8 BreadTalk voucher. Pre-order at BreadTalk
3. Scarlet Earl Grey Log Cake – Cedele
This luxurious earl grey tea-infused 70 per cent dark chocolate truffle log ($68) will please tea enthusiasts. It’s rolled with a light red velvet cake and finished with earl grey mascarpone cream. Quality earl grey tea leaves with that bergamot fragrance balances the earthy flavour of beetroot to perfection.
More Christmas trifles, pies, panettone, chocolates, cookies and gift hampers. New savoury takeaways include Herb Roasted Striploin, Rustic Herbed Ham and Cheese Platter, and Crab and Prawn Quiche. Pre-order at Cedele
4. Xmas Fruits Train – Châteraisé
Straight from Japan comes this adorable Xmas Fruits Train ($90) from Châteraisé. Each carriage is a different confectionery, from roll cake and strawberry Napoleon pie to gateau chocolate and fruit cake. It will surely appeal to every adult and child at your party!
More Christmas cakes, mini cakes, and the premium Japanese strawberry tart. Pre-order or purchase at Châteraisé outlets
5. Santa’s Reindeer – Cold Stone Creamery
Invite Santa and his reindeers to your party with Cold Stone Creamery’s Santa’s Reindeer ($85) ice cream log cake. Indulge in layers of Devil’s food cake and Chocolate Hazelnut ice cream. The log cake is wrapped with a layer of fudge ganache, topped with a Ferrero Rocher ball.
More Five new festive Character Cake designs featuring Minions, Trolls, Kungfu Panda, Madagascar and Shrek characters in their Christmas best. Pre-order at Cold Stone Creamery
6. Chendol Gula Melaka Yule Log – Conrad Centennial Singapore
Fans of the local dessert must try the Chendol Gula Melaka Yule Log ($75) from Conrad Centennial Singapore. It consists of Chendol Jelly, Red Kidney Bean, Gula Melaka Mousse, Coconut Dacquoise, Baked Coconut Crumble and Coconut Jelly. It’s finished with a white glaze and whimsical decorations.
More Christmas log cakes, stollen, panettone, cookies, gingerbread house, tarts, chocolates and gift hampers. Savoury takeaways include Silver Hill Irish Duck, Pineapple Honey Glazed Smoked Ham, Classic Whole Roast Turkey, and Luxury Dinner Pack. Pre-order online or at The Terrace, Conrad Centennial Singapore
7. Raspberry Delight Log Cake – Délifrance
Sweeten the memories of the year-end holidays with Délifrance. This year’s highlight is the new Raspberry Delight Log Cake ($58). It’s filled with a milky raspberry mousse and promises to be a hit with both adults and kids. Throwing a Christmas party has never been easier.
More All-time favourite Joy of Délifrance log cake and other Christmas cakes and loaves. Savoury takeaways include Herb Roasted Chicken, Herb Roasted Turkey, and Chicken Meat Loaf, with Bundle Set options. Pre-order at Délifrance
8. Coconut Mousse with Calypso Mango Yule Log – Four Seasons Hotel Singapore
Delight in the new Coconut Mousse with Calypso Mango Yule Log ($88) from Four Seasons Hotel Singapore. Its tropical flavours will take your party out of Singapore and straight into a Caribbean Christmas holiday!
More Manjari Chocolate with Amarena Cherry Yule Log, Christmas fruit cakes, stollens and nougats. Savoury takeaways include Asian Spices Glazed Ham, Four Seasons Roasted Turkey, and Roasted Leg of Lamb. Pre-order online or at the Festive Desk, Four Seasons Hotel Singapore
9. Christmas Nutcracker & Reindeer – Hilton Singapore
From celebrated D9 Cakery at Hilton Singapore comes the Christmas Nutcracker and Reindeer ($13 per piece). The former resembles a toy soldier’s uniform hiding layers of caramelised banana and nutty hazelnut sponge. With adorable antlers and a bright red nose, Reindeer comprises aromatic thyme dacquoise, crunchy feuilletine and yoghurt mousse.
More Exclusively printed Yule Logs, Mini Christmas Jars, gingerbread brioche, Christmas stollen, cookies, chocolates and pudding. Savoury takeaways include Roasted Turkey with Chestnut Stuffing, Honey Glazed Ham, and Opus Rangers Valley Wagyu Tomahawk. 25% early bird discount till 8 December. Pre-order at D9 Festive Deli, Hilton Singapore
10. Letter to Santa Log Cake – InterContinental Singapore
This adorable confection from InterContinental Singapore brings to life childhood imaginings of sending letters to the North Pole. The Letter to Santa Log Cake ($78) consists of light strawberry cheese mousse, lingonberry confit, blueberry genoise and blackberry custard.
More Christmas cakes, Choux Sleigh, Macaron Tree, Advent Calendar, puddings, pies, chocolates, cookies, and gift hampers. Savoury takeaways include Truffle Roasted Turkey, Chef Eric’s Asian Honey Roasted Turkey Breast, Roasted Irish Duck, and festive packages. Pre-order online or at the Festive Shoppe, InterContinental Singapore
11. The Ruby Cocoa – Mandarin Oriental Singapore
One of four new dazzling sweet treats from Mandarin Oriental is The Ruby Cocoa ($88). It’s shaped like a cocoa pod with tantalising layers of raspberry mousse, raspberry chocolate cremeux and chocolate almond cream.
More Christmas cakes, stollen, cookies and gift hampers. Savoury takeaways include Crackling Iberico Pork Loin, Traditional Roasted Christmas Turkey, and Chinese Style Roasted Christmas Goose. Pre-order online or at the festive counter, Mandarin Oriental Singapore
12. Santa Claus Log Cake – Origin + Bloom
European patisserie Origin + Bloom creates an adorable Santa Claus Log Cake ($85) for the season. It’s shaped like the iconic character, complete with crimson hat and snow white beard. The cake consists of pecan brownies laced with salted caramel, cacao crumble, lemon mousse and hazelnut biscuits.
More DIY Christmas Tree of almond pralines and chocolate mendiants, Christmas cakes, cookies, panettone, stollen, and Kugelhopf. 25% early bird discount till 8 December. Pre-order at Origin + Bloom, Marina Bay Sands
13. Santa’s Magical Fireplace – PrimaDéli
The centrepiece of PrimaDéli’s whimsical collection of Christmas cakes is the new Santa’s Magical Fireplace ($57.80). Luscious hazelnut cream is stacked between vanilla sponge cake layers, then topped off with chocolate shaped into a cosy fireplace. It’ll be your party’s centrepiece too.
More Christmas cakes, Yule logs, mini tarts, panettone, cookies, and savoury Chef’s Supreme Pie. Purchase any participating Christmas cake to enter a lucky draw. 25% early bird discount till 15 December. Pre-order at PrimaDéli
14. Golden Delicious Apple Tarte Tatin Log Cake – Regent Singapore
Dolcetto by Basilico presents an reinterpretation of the traditional French dessert in the Golden Delicious Apple Tarte Tatin Log Cake ($108). You’ll find caramelised apples wrapped around a sponge log that sits on a crisp pastry base. It’s sure to satisfy both cake and pastry lovers!
More Marcona Almond Willamette Raspberry Log Cake and various Christmas cakes, exclusive Italian-imported merchandise and hamper sets. Savoury takeaways include the 12-hour Slow Braised Veal Ossobuco with Pecorino Al Pepe and Milanese Saffron Risotto Cake, and Wood Oven-roasted Turkey Breast stuffed with Amarena Cherries, San Daniele Prosciutto and Almond Crumble. Pre-order online or at Dolcetto by Basilico’s Festive Booth, Regent Singapore
15. Ring Around The Frostie – Seriously Keto
Singapore’s first wholly ketogenic bakery is launching its first-ever Christmas collection. And taking centrestage is Ring Around The Frostie ($52.20), a mint Bundt KetoCake. It’s perfect for those looking to cut carbs, gluten and sugar out of their diets. Now you can have your Christmas cake and eat it too!
More Sinless Cinnamon KetoLoaf and Jingle Snaps KetoCookies. Get them individually or all three in a discounted bundle. Pre-order at Seriously Keto
BEST ROAST TURKEYS 2019… with a Difference!
16. Tom Yum Roast Turkey – Crowne Plaza Changi Airport
Meet the new Thai-style Tom Yum Roast Turkey ($168) from Crowne Plaza Changi Airport. Marinated for 24 hours before baking, it’s served with green papaya salad, tom yum sauce and house-made tamarind dip. Its spicy and sour flavours make for an invigorating change.
More Traditional Roast Turkey, Honey-baked Boneless Ham, and Barbecue Roast Beef Short Ribs. For dessert, the new Pink Ruby Yule Log, Chocolate Banana Yule Log, and more. Pre-order online or at Lobby Lounge, Crowne Plaza Changi Airport
17. Roasted Pandan Scented Turkey – Goodwood Park Hotel
From Goodwood Park Hotel’s tradition of Asian-inspired Yuletide fare comes the Roasted Pandan Scented Turkey ($238). It’s first steeped in a marinade of honey and fresh pandan extract, then slow-roasted to perfection. The flavourful turkey is served with Mantou Kaya Nibbles and Housemade Chilli.
More Turkey Mantou Sliders, and Pan-fried Turkey and Chive Gyoza, with the option of local and traditional combo packages. For dessert, Crystal Glacier Log Cake, Whimsical Fairy Cake, Merry Cubes, and Salted Caramel Brownie Bar. 20% online discount till 15 December and additional 5% early bird discount till 8 December. Pre-order online or at The Deli, Goodwood Park Hotel
18. Baked Cordon Bleu Turkey – Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel
Delight your loved ones with the Baked Cordon Bleu Turkey wrapped with Portobello Duxelle in Puff Pastry ($78). This luxurious gourmet creation from Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel sees a turkey roulade encased in flaky pastry. Bonus: it’s easy to carve too!
More Traditional Whole Turkey, Honey Baked Gammon Ham, Roast Beef with Mixed Spices, and more. For dessert, Fruit Hazelnut Crunch Yule Log with Yuzu Cream, and Christmas Star Cranberry Banana Log Cake. Pre-order online or at Santa’s Goodies House, Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel
19. Roasted Mala Turkey – Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium
Heat the party up with Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium’s new Roasted Mala Turkey ($128), courtesy of Executive Chef Chua Yew Hock. The tender and succulent bird is served with Pickled Vegetables, Cilantro Sauce and Garlic Fried Rice.
More Traditional Roasted Turkey, Honey Glazed Gammon Ham, Slow-baked Australian Grain-fed Beef Tomahawk, and more, with two package options. For dessert, the new Gianduja Latte Yule Log and Cempedak Yule Log. 25% early bird discount till 10 December. Pre-order online or at the festive booth, Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium
20. Roasted Teriyaki Glazed Turkey – Marina Mandarin Singapore
New from Marina Mandarin Singapore this year is the Japanese-inspired Roasted Teriyaki Glazed Turkey ($165). The whole turkey is soaked in sake and mirin brine before roasting. It’s served with seasoned Japanese rice, fresh nourishing greens with wafu dressing, and homemade teriyaki sauce.
More Roasted Tom Turkey, Southeast Asian Heritage Spiced Roasted Turkey, and Glazed Boneless Ham with Gingerbread Spices. For dessert, Black Forest Yule Cake, Almond Cream Cheese and Raspberry Bûche, Durian Mousse Yule Log, and more. Pre-order at Café Mocha, Marina Mandarin Singapore
21. House Smoked Turkey – New Ubin Seafood
The tze char specialists gives the traditional Christmas turkey a heady smoky appeal. Its House Smoked Turkey ($188) is served whole with a chicken and chestnut stuffing. Alternatively, go for a breast cut ($108) that’s sliced for convenience. Both options come with a complimentary jar of smoked Maldon sea salt to complement its smoky flavour.
More Eurasian classic Curry Chicken Pie, Glenffidich IPA Chocolate Truffles, Christmas Stollen, and Chocolate in a Bottle sparkling white wine. Pre-order at New Ubin Seafood
22. Baked Tamarind Turkey – Pan Pacific Singapore
A must-try from Pan Pacific Singapore’s festive line-up this year is the new Baked Tamarind Turkey ($178). This East-meets-West speciality showcases Asian ingredients of steamed chestnut mushrooms, ginger, chilli and lime. Biryani Rice and Cucumber Raita are apt accompaniments.
More Traditional Roasted Turkey, Roasted Australian Wagyu Beef Strip Loin, Honey Glazed Gammon Ham, and Christmas Bundles. For dessert, three new log cakes feature Mao Shan Wang and Gula Melaka, Jivara Milk Chocolate Pear William and Caramel Nut, and Coconut Mango Calamansi. Selected credit card discounts apply. Pre-order online or at Pacific Marketplace, Pan Pacific Singapore
23. Turkey Wellington – Resorts World Sentosa
Resorts World Sentosa’s festive highlight of the year is the Turkey Wellington ($228). The gorgeous roulade of turkey breast is packed with portobello mushroom and prosciutto, then wrapped in puff pastry. It’s served with honey glazed carrot, parsnip, celeriac, brussels sprout, chestnut, bacon-wrapped chipolatas and herb-baked ratte potato. Turkey gravy and cranberry sauce are also included.
More Roast Chicken Tikka Masala, Traditional Whole Roast Turkey, Turducken, and Fresh Salmon Fillet infused with Fennel. For dessert, the RWS Celebrity Festive Tree Cakes, “Herbal” Manuka Honey Licorice Log, and Rainbow Dribble Nutty Fruitcake. Pre-order at the Festive Kiosk at Hard Rock Hotel Singapore
24. Sambal Hijau Turkey – Royal Plaza on Scotts
Celebrate in local style with Sambal Hijau Turkey ($158) from Royal Plaza on Scotts. Marinated with sambal hijau (green sambal) for a lovely spicy kick. Served alongside are nasi goreng, serunding, spiced chicken stuffing, sayur lodeh and sambal hijau kicap sauce.
More Traditional Roast Turkey, Japanese Miso Roast Chicken, Oven-roasted Beef Loin, and festive hampers. For dessert, new log cakes include Hojicha Chocolate, Berriolette Tiramisu, Raspberry Royaltine, and Garden of Pandora. Selected credit card discounts apply. Pre-order at Carousel, Royal Plaza on Scotts
25. Honey Rock Hoisin Roasted Turkey – Sheraton Towers Singapore
A new savoury showstopper from Sheraton Towers Singapore is the oriental-inspired Honey Rock Hoisin Roasted Turkey ($). It’s first infused with Executive Chef Eric Cheam’s homemade marinade for 48 hours before being slow-roasted. Then it’s served with fragrant black sesame fried rice stuffing, sautéed brussels sprout, and salted egg potato dumpling.
More Bourbon Orange-glazed Bone-in Gammon Ham, and Roasted Herb-marinated Grass-fed Ribeye. For dessert, Raspberry Cheese Igloo Cake, Valrhona Azelia Mushroom Cake, Signature Crunchy Chocolate Praline Log Cake and more. 20% early bird discount till 16 December. Pre-order online or at the Christmas Booth, Sheraton Towers Singapore
BEST FESTIVE GROCERS 2019
Culina at COMO Dempsey
Pick from a selection of hot deli items from Culina at COMO Dempsey. These include Premium Gammon Ham ($60), Roasted Mediterranean Striploin ($98), Traditional Roast Turkey with Chestnut Stuffing and Gourmet Sauce ($115), and Black Pepper Roasted Baby Back Ribs ($55). Culina is also offering a 10% discount on a selection of oysters and caviar. Pre-order at Culina at COMO Dempsey
Celebrate an eco-conscious Christmas as Ryan’s Grocery presents a range of sustainable fuss-free roasts for your party. The extensive range includes Borrowdale Free Range Pork Belly with Bratwurst Stuffing ($98), Ryan’s Boneless Gammon Ham ($78), and Ryan’s Farmer’s Meatloaf ($98). Christmas sets are available and 10% early bird discount applies before 8 December. Pre-order at Ryan’s Grocery
Taste Singapore offers everything from Swiss butchery meats to Festive Sets in its comprehensive Christmas catalogue. Exclusive to Taste is a fine selection of Christmas takeaways from award-winning Chef Julien Bompard. These include Roast US Grain Fed Angus Beef Tenderloin ($145), and Festive Chunky Roast Pumpkin Soup. 15% early bird discount till 12 December. Pre-order at Taste Singapore
BEST CHRISTMAS CATERERS 2019
The Texan barbecue experts brings a catered Christmas dinner with all the works from The Quayside to your party. Decker Barbecue presents diners with Whole Smoked Turkey, Smoked Turkey Breast, Truffled Macaroni and Cheese, Festive Kale Salad, and more. Enjoy a full meal for ten guests delivered to your door, with the option of full-service catering. Book now at Decker Barbecue
Grain introduces three seasonal sets — Christmas Party Set, Christmas Buffet To Go and classic Christmas Buffet set-up. Each comes with a beautiful carving set for Grain’s signature 40 Cloves Garlic Roast Chicken. Other highlights include Maple Glazed Whole Turkey, and Slow-roasted Beef Tenderloin. Order before 6 December to receive a complimentary Lychee Rose Yule Log. Book now at Grain
Kitchen Language Catering
The catering arm of Refinery Concepts offers three curated buffet menus — Season of Joy, Treasure Trove (Halal), and Lovely Christmas. Festive favourites include Roasted Herb-crusted Boneless Lamb Leg, and Whole Roasted Christmas Turkey. You can add optional canape packages and live stations with chefs on-site! Mastercard holders enjoy a 15% discount. Book now at Kitchen Language Catering
Shake things up with three Christmas buffet menus from Stamford Catering, with full buffet set-up and mini set options. Innovative savoury creations include Sze Chuan Mala Roasted Turkey with Chicken Stuffing. For sweets, how does Thai Milk Tea Bread and Butter Pudding with Gula Melaka Pear sound? 10% early bird discount till 2 December. Book now at Stamford Catering
If the thought of organising your own Christmas party is too daunting after all, don’t worry. Simply check out our epic list of restaurants and hotels serving up the best Christmas feasts of the season. Simply make a reservation or three, and let someone else do the prepping, cooking and best of all, cleaning! Merry Christmas in advance!
Header image: Resorts World Sentosa
Featured image: Marina Mandarin Singapore