Among the commercialized practices that we have come to associate Christmas with, the eating of log cakes is something bakeries and hotels capitalise on. One evening after dinner, Dana asked why do we eat log cakes at Christmas, we were hard-pressed for an answer. Thankfully, Mr. Google came to our rescue and this is what he says:
Log Cakes or ‘Yule Logs’ (as they were traditionally known) date back to a pagan custom in the Middle Ages (5th to 15th Century), when a large log (usually trimmed with pine and holly) would be burned in the huge fireplace of a castle’s main hall for twelves days of Christmas. During this time, there was much celebration.
Here in tropical Singapore, we have no need for a log to keep us warm and fuzzy but a yummy log cake adds that sparkle to any festive celebrations. Moreover, any happy occasion is not complete without a good cake. Think birthdays, anniversaries, baby’s full month etc. some form of cake is always involved.
To spread festive joy, Singapore’s homegrown Emicakes has launched 4 popular flavours of log cakes this season:
1. Yuletide Brilliance – Best-selling, decadent ‘melts-in-your-mouth’ Mao Shan Wang flavour.
2. Blue Winter Oreo – Light blend of cream cheese and crushed oreos in between fluffy vanilla Chiffon+ (an enhanced Chiffon recipe which contains up to 30% less cholesterol and fortified with milk protein).
3. D24 Cheer – Irresistible D24 durian flavour.
4. Truffle Sparkle – Divine dark chocolate bits in dark chocolate mousse. Pure chocolate perfection at its best!
All 4 flavours come in 4 regualar sizes (S, M, L and XL) and there is also an ‘eggless’ option for those who have egg allergy (yay!). In addition, the D24 Cheer, Blue Winter Oreo and Truffle Sparkle also come in petite, cute little ‘mini’ log sizes (SGD11.90 each) which are perfect for couples and smaller families or for those who would like to try more than one flavour!
The kind folks at Emicakes sent us a Yuletide Brilliance and a mini Blue Winter Oreo for sampling which we gladly shared with our family and neighbours. They were so smooth and delectable. We can imagine they make a sweet treat to round off any Christmas meals!
Early Bird Promotions:
Enjoy 15% discount when you use UOB, Citibank, Standard Chartered or the Emicakes Family Card to place a log cake order before 21 December 2014. Discounts are not valid in conjunction with other discounts or promotions. FREE delivery to one location for min. nett purchase of $50.00 ($60 for CBD).
Thanks to our generous sponsor, we have 3 Emicakes Log Cakes (D24 Cheer, Blue Winter Oreo or Truffle Sparkle, worth SGD61 each) to be given away to 3 loyal readers (1 log cake per reader). To participate in the giveaway, simply follow the steps below:
This giveaway ends on 14 December 2014, 11.59pm and is open to readers worldwide. The winner will be contacted using the contact particulars provided when entering this draw and will have 48 hours to respond, failing which a new winner will be drawn. All incomplete entries will be disqualified. All entries will be verified before the winners are announced. To be fair to our sponsors, please note that all fake Facebook accounts (e.g. accounts set up purely to take part in contests with no or very few real friends) will be disqualified.