Last Updated: June 7, 2021
If you know me, you’ll know that desserts are my kryptonite. So, a well-baked mini bundt or too pretty-for words tart might are just the things you need to tide you through the last bits of this Phase 2 (Heightened Alert). Well, this is something that is sure to brighten your day or anyone else’s day.
Dessert boxes are the kind of afternoon delight you need, and it’s a sweet selection of goodies designed to soothe and possibly charm. We’ve found six dessert boxes for you, and you know what, I’m ordering some right after this.
For the cafe Twenty Grammes, cakes and treats are indeed their middle name. They curate a dessert box every month so you can expect something different every time. Like the previous months, you can expect their June Dessert Box (S$55) to be full of goodies like the two indulgent Chocolate Macadamia Cupcakes, a hearty Lemon Chia Seed Loaf Cake, and a Guava White Chocolate Tartlet, amongst other sweet creations you’ll get.
Twenty Grammes has limited slots for their dessert boxes for delivery or self-collection each month, so make sure you secure your slot right here.
The Danish bakery needs no introduction, and we all remember the splash it made when Leckerbaer finally made its way to our shores. Yes, they are indeed reinventing the Danish cookie. You know what I’m going to say; yes, order the Småkager (S$23.54 for eight, S$34.24 for 12, S$42.80 for 16). If you ever needed permission, we are giving you free rein to do it. With founders and pastry chef extraordinaires, Jakob and Gabi Mogensen, at the helm, you know you’re in good hands.
In this glorious box, you can expect the Raspberry, a simple enough treat with two buttery cookies sandwiching a generous dollop of raspberry jam, and topped with lines of icing. Or the Banana, which is a sophisticated riff on a banoffee tart that comes with berry sugar and sticky sweetness from salted caramel. All you have you do is to place your order here for delivery or in-store pick-up.
Another decorated patisserie is Le Matin Patisserie, where Chef Matin whips up some magic in the kitchen. These pastry boxes are as much a dream as you expect them to be. Each box is themed, for example, their theme is travel for those who are a little starved from jet setting around the globe.
Have at the Hazelnut Tiramisu Cannoli, a traditional Sicilian cannoli fried and filled with a tiramisu and hazelnut gianduja filling that’s topped with roasted Piedmontese hazelnuts. Now, that’s an Italian getaway in a nutshell. Or take a ‘trip’ Down Under with this Stonefruit Lamington or have this Apple Stroopwafel that will remind you to make the Netherlands a necessary pitstop on your Euro tour.
These highly coveted V6 Pastry Boxes (S$50) usually drops on a Saturday at 12 pm, and they are usually sold out before your know it. I’d suggest keeping tabs on their Instagram here, so you’ll always know how many slots there are still available. There is a S$10 flat-rate fee for delivery island-wide and free delivery with a minimum of S$80.
All Things Delicious has firmly established itself as one of the best residents of Arab Street, and for a good reason. If you have a family of sweet tooths, then the Box of 12 Mini Cakes (S$32.90) is perfect. Choose from a selection of Carrot Cake, Toffee Cake, Berry Financier, and Orange-infused Sugee, to name a few. I mean, this way you get to have all the cake you want and eat it too.
Or for something a little fancier, get their Individual Tea Time Bentos (S$71.90 for four sets) where it comes with one Petite Croissant Sandwich and two Mini Fruit Tarts and Mini Cakes. I know, what a lovely treat for an afternoon. Just note that you’ll need to order your goodies from that All Things Delicious at least three days in advance, and you can place your order here.
While I may love all my sweet treats, I have an especially soft spot for madeleines. The French cake that’s equal parts buttery and rich, plus they are in the shape of a seashell—what’s not to love? Rachel of She Sells Seashells has dedicated the business to perfecting the art of the madeleine, an aspiration we can all live up to.
To get your hands on these, Rachel will host bakes sales for boxes of these gorgeous bakes and I know I want one now. At She Sells Seashells, here are some flavours you can look forward to, such as their Signature Matcha & Yuzu Madeleines made with premium matcha powder, glazed with aromatic Suntory’s Roku gin. Or these dainty Pickled Cherry Blossom Financiers that taste as good as they look.
I know; I want them all. Well, keep your eyes peeled on She Sells Seashells socials for bake sale announcements.
Home bakers are aplenty, but few do these mochi bakes as well as Gaily Bakes does. From their adorable Mochi Bundettes that come in a variety of flavours or their rich, worth-all-the-calories terrines. I’ve definitely got my eye on the Bourbon Choco Banana Terrine (S$30) for those days when the Zoom meetings just don’t end.
Their Matcha Tasting Box (S$30) is even better, where it is truly matcha galore where you get a Matcha Goma Mochi Bundtlette, Matcha Espresso Mochi Bundtlette, Matcha Umeshu Mochi Bundtlette, Matcha Hojicha Mochi Blondie, Matcha Biscoff Mochi Blondie, and Matcha Nutella Mochi Blondie.
A brand attuned to all things social media, Gaily Bakes often announces flash sales and bakes sales via their IG Stories and Telegram channel. Their order form opens every Sunday at 8pm, so fastest finger first.
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