Sunday, 7 December 2014

Hotel Clover's "The Clover Christmas Bake Fest"

Christmas ain't a perfect Christmas without some delicious cookies and cakes to hype up the festive season. I was kindly invited by Sherrill to Hotel Clover's "The Clover Christmas Bake Fest" to savour some delicious treats baked by homemade bakers.

As a baking enthusiast, I jumped at the opportunity to meet different bakers and also appreciate their bakes. (I wouldn't say no to desserts!) Now I can look at more pretty baking photos! (:

The Clover Christmas Bake Fest will feature the finest assortment of creations from popular home bakers of different backgrounds and specialities. Read on to know where to buy these signature pastries for your family, friends or even for yourself! 


Nanatang

nanatangthebaker@gmail.com
Instagram: Serenanatang
Facebook: Foodogenic by nanatang

Serena Tang of Nanatang is an ambitious home baker whose happiness derives from her customers' satisfaction. She sees her humble kitchen and social media as tools for starting small and paving her way to her dream of opening her own café in the future.

Signature Creations:
  • Christmas Velvet Cake - Ultra-moist red and dark green velvet sponge cake layers smothered in nanatang's signature cream cheese
  • Ondeh Ondeh cupcakes - Pandan cakes filled with gula melaka, topped with cream cheese and shredded coconut

The Christmas tree design is really applicable to the festive season, so pretty! And the cream cheese is really velvety soft and smooth. Yum! 








LiaLia

lialialialiat@gmail.com
Instagram: lialia_food

At only 18, Thalia impresses with her deep love and skills for baking. Her blog features recipes she generously shares with her readers while her Instagram is her de-stress corner for her to share her bakes.

Signature Creations:
  • Earl Grey Caramel spiced Cupcakes
  • Rose Chocolate Macarons
  • Mussel quiche tarts
Earl Grey flavours are one of my top favourite! If you are not keen on sweet treats, you can check out her savoury quiche tarts.







Tweedlebakes

tweedlebakes@gmail.com
Instagram: tweedlingdum


Xiangyun, owner of Tweedlebakes, creates individualised bakes based on customer’s request and resulting in “the unexpected”. Her bespoke creations are tailored to customers’ preferences and are masterpieces formed from her own inspiration and tweaking of recipes.

Signature Creations:
  •  Cookie Cup Shots - Thick, buttery crust of cookies, decadent dark chocolate ganache and served with either milk or Bailey's

Reminds me of mini cute volcanoes! In fact, the cookie cups look quite artistic! And surprisingly the milk tastes much better in this cookie cup. Yum! How about Bailey's for you?





Madame Patisserie


Located at Boat Quay, Madame Patisserie is a quaint high-tea restaurant that serves exquisite pastries and beverages. With a reputation for serving timeless pastries in an elegant setting, it offers an extensive range of products ranging from in-house baked bread, rich chocolate cake and delectable desserts.

Signature Creations:
  • Christmas chocolate and nuts stollen
  • Macarons in an array of colours and enticing colours
  • Chocolate praline
  • Gingerbread cookies

If you are interested in ordering log cakes, you might want to try their Rainbow cake which has a different taste for EVERY colour. And the macarons look super colourful like the rainbow! Each colour with a different fruity taste!






Chantilly Patisserie 

chantillypatisserie@gmail.com

After growing up with an intrigue for desserts featured on cooking shows and recipe books, Joyce of Chantilly Patisserie decided to leave her full time job to be trained in French baking at Ecole Gastronomique Bellouet Counsei. With her partner, Jeffrey, the duo believe in only using the freshest of ingredients and aim to deliver honest and delightful treats to customers.

Signature Creations:
  • Crisp coconut oatmeal cookies

The lemon meringue tarts look so enticing, it's like luring me to have a bite! Do check out their website for more cakes and pastries choices. Their cakes look really professional and lovely too!






Farahh Affandi

farahhaffandi@gmail.com
Instagram: farahhaffandi

Farahh Affandi is a self-taught home baker who has her Instagram followers frequently gushing over her intricately decorated cakes and lush creations. Her bakes are so popular that she regularly supplies them to local cafes like Rouse!

Signature Creations:
  • Raspberry Ripple Cupcakes
  • Cinnamon Pecan Cupcakes
  • Salted Eggyolk Cupcakes 

My favourite would be the Keylime Yuzu - so light and refreshing. I'm not a fan of spices and exotic flavors, but if you are, you can try out her Cinnamon Pecan and Salted Eggyolk Cupcakes which is part of the featured creations!









Simply Manis 

simplymanis@yahoo.com.sg
Instagram: simplymanis
Facebook: Simplymanis 

After serving halal bakes on Instagram since 2013, Maya of Simply Manis deems herself a kitchen scientist as she adores experimenting with new ingredients and creating new recipes. Her wide expertise is apparent in her ability to bake a variety of treats such as bundt cakes and crumbles.

Signature Creations:
  • Cinnamon Rolls
  • Nutella Mousse with Red Velvet Crust 
  • Orange Yoghurt Bundt Cake 

The Pumpkin Crumble Tart (Baked, cubed and half of it pureed) that I had was surprisingly delicious as I usually do not fancy such flavors. The crunch was perfect! 






I accidentally missed out another booth, if you're still interested. Here are the details:

Ronghua Health Recovery 


While the Christmas season brings joy and celebration, Ronghua Health Recovery Center stays true to its vision of improving quality of life by offering a wide range of low sugar and healthy food for festive indulgence without the guilt.

Signature Creations:
  • Walden Farms Salad Dressings
  • Ginger Brown Rice Tea 
  • Sugar free chocolate spreads 


For those who are interested in staycations, there's 3 different packages available for booking starting from 20th November, and staycation dates are valid from 1st December 2014 - 10th January 2015. 

2D1N stay at Clover Lavish Suite, decked with an outdoor Jacuzzi, priced at SGD$498++
Includes:

  • MOET & CHANDON BRUT NV Champagne 75CL
  • Box of Laduree macarons (8pcs, assorted flavors)
  • Al Frank's freshly baked Oatmeal Cranberry & Pecan Nut Cookie (150g)
  • A 4-course festive set dinner for two at Clover Garden*
  • A complimentary semi-buffet breakfast for two
  • A complimentary mini-bar snacks and drinks upon check-in
  • Bath Scent and 60ml Harnn's massage oil

2D1N stay at Clover Plush, priced at SGD$338++
Includes:

  • MOET & CHANDON BRUT NV Champagne 75CL
  • Box of Laduree macarons (6pcs, assorted flavors)
  • A 4-course festive set dinner for two at Clover Garden*
  • A complimentary semi-buffet breakfast for two
  • A complimentary mini-bar snacks and drinks upon check-in
3D2N stay at Clover Plush, priced at SGD$548++
Includes:

  • MOET & CHANDON BRUT NV Champagne 75CL
  • Box of Laduree macarons (6pcs, assorted flavors)
  • Al Frank's fresh baked Oatmeal Double Belgium Choco Chip & Nut Cookie (150g)
  • A 4-course festive set dinner for two at Clover Garden*
  • A complimentary semi-buffet breakfast for two
  • A complimentary mini-bar snacks and drinks upon check-in
* Clover Garden is located at Hotel Clover 33 Jalan Sultan. Clover Garden vouchers would be issued to guests upon check-in, and is valid for a month from the date of stay

To make reservations, email in to enquiries@hotelclover.com and quote "Fabulicious Festive Package" or book directly from the website at www.hotelclover.com, starting 1st November 2014. Additional terms and conditions apply for bookings that fall on eve of Christmas and New Year - 24th & 31st December 2014.



Hotel Clover 769 North Bridge Road
769 North Bridge Road 
Singapore 198737

Tel: +65 6340 1860
Fax: +65 6340 1869

www.hotelclover.com

Thanks Sherrill from Craft Communications and Hotel Clover for the invite!

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