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.
Our friends at Sengkang Babies and The Perfect Father are also running Emicakes Log Cakes Giveaways. Do pop by to triple your chances of winning. All the best!
Michelle Ang says
Yuletide Brillance will be my favourite because i am a mao shan wang lover which i would like to try this cake and it look damn pretty!
thanks for your participation! Yuletide Brilliance is not one of the 3 flavours offered for giveaways. Would you like the D24?
Felicia Leong says
D24 Cheer Log Cake is one of my favourite and i would like to take this opportunities to be able to spread the love and happiness of this to share with my dearest family, whom has been there throughout for me. My whole family loves durain alot, but they haven’t had a chance to try this wonderful durian log cake, so i hope that i am given this opportunities during this jolly season, to share with them and surprise them with this ! Upon receiving it, they will be surprised, because , we all believe that all of us are angels, and that just nice it was decorated with an angel on it ! Something during this festive season, that once they have told me : “To share is happiness, to give is a joy” ! I hope to surprise them with this delicious durian log cake ! 😀
paul tan says
Truffle sparkle! I am a dark chocolate lover simply wouldn’t resist this temptation of having the chocolate logcake now!
Celyn Huang says
I wanna win because I wl be having a Christmas Gathering @ my place in the Eve of Christmas, we have prepare everything but still short of a log cake. It will be great if I get to win this yummy log cake as we loves durian.:-)
Gan Say Bin says
Hope to win the Blue Winter Oreo as Oreos are my family’s favourite !
Khor Lee Ling says
D24 Cheer is my favourite and hope to win this for my family as we love durians!
Umi Solikah says
Blue winter Oreo,it’s sound Great cos I never heard blue Oreo,all I know is chocolate Oreo :):), would love to win this and bring smile to my kids face
Leong Yee Ming says
Truffle Sparkle is my favourite and hope to win to share the yummy log cake with my 3 children!
Wendy Tay says
Hope to get the Blue Winter Oreo for my kids because they have yet to like durian, and they don’t know how to appreciate dark chocolate yet too. Cream cheese and Oreos sounds like dunking Oreos in milk *yums* and it’s with their favourite fluffy vanilla sponge!
Thanks for the giveaway!
Gavin Tan says
Mum works tirelessly days and nights to ensure that the family are warmly clothed and well fed. Wake up early in the morning with sleepy eyes just to prepare breakfast before we are off for work, so that we don’t skip the most important meal of the day. Despite the endless and exhausting household chores; cooking that made her surrounded with oil, heat and sweat, washing that made her hand dry and flaky due to constant soaking in detergent and marketing at wee hours when we are soundly asleep to ensure she gets the best and freshest for the family, but Mum has never grumble, instead she always put a smile on her face. Seeing how she sacrifices for the family, tears uncontrollably welled from my eyes. Mum’s selfless and unconditional love for the family is just like a picture that worth a thousand words, which can’t be described literally only through words. I wholeheartedly wish her good health and always stay by our side. Hope to surprise Mum with her favourite durian logcake – D24 Cheer by Emicakes and share with family this X’MAS.
D24 Cheer! Big fan of durian! Would like to win it for my birthday!
oooh i so wanna try the dark choc mousse and “Yuletide Brilliance” cos you claim it’s ‘melt in the mouth’!! 🙂
Jane Lee says
D24 Cheer! I love durian, so this would be so perfect for me 🙂 I’m gonna share with the family of course, so this is going to be a double treat for everyone
Eunice Lim says
D24 Cheer would be a perfect ending to the Christmas celebrations with the family who is crazy over DURIANS.
Ruby Lee says
Would love to win D24 logcake! My entire family loves durian!
I love durian flavour
Hey Angeline! How’s it going? 🙂
My choice would be D24 Cheer. It’s more for my children who are durian lovers! Also, I grew up eating Emicakes, so a little bit of nostalgia there. 🙂
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Irene Soh says
D24 Cheer. Everybody loves durain right?!?!? heeheehee….
Definitely the durian cale since everyone at home is a durian lover!
Phyllis Tan says
Blue winter oreo as Christmas is the my friend’s birthday and I hope to win it to celebrate his birthday and to celebrate this festive season with friends
jaime chan says
d24 cheer..coz my family loves durian!
Evelyn Hu says
D24 Cheer will be perfect for our family xmas gathering since we are all durian lovers! Thks for hosting this giveaway!
I hope to win the D24, anything with durians is my favourite.
OH LYE CHOON says
D24 Cheer Log Cake because we like durian and log cake is for X’mas so we have the best of both 🙂
Thanks for the giveaway. I would like to try the Truffle Sparkle.
love to win the D24 cheer as im in the last lapse of pregnancy and hope to give a final boost to baby growth in my tummy! 🙂
Irene Fock says
Would love to win a D24 Cheer because my hubby and parents love durian. This will be best for them to eat during our Xmas gathering! Thanks for the giveaway!
Wong Vivien says
I would love to win Yuletide Brilliance the Mao Shan Wang flavour log cake as it would be special to have a durian log cake for my x’mas gathering instead of the traditional log cake i have all this year coz it makes me feel so “Singaporean”!! ^^
Lu Siu Ching says
I want to win D24 Cheer as I’ve never had a log cake in durian flavour! My family loves durian so it’s great for the Christmas celebration.
Teo Yee Long says
With this delicious logcake, our family can enjoy the gathering even better!
Teo Yee Long
Robert Sim says
Would like to win a D24 log cake to celebrate our tropical Christmas at home!!!
Vincent Lee says
Blue winter orea as i love orea and i did not know got blue version 🙂
Xin Hwei says
I would like to have D24 because my entire family loves durian and we love the cakes from Emicakes!
It is perfect for our Christmas gathering. 🙂
D24 Cheer is my favourite; we love durian. I hope to win this for our friend’s gathering.
Elise Tan says
D24 Cheer – my whole family loves durian! 😀
June Lee says
D24 Cheer!! Cause there are lots of durian lovers around me!! Woohoo =)
I would like to try the Blue Winter Oreo as it’s my family’s favourite flavour and blue is my favourite color(;
Eileen Lim says
Would love to win the D24 CHeer log cake as everyone in my family loves durain ! Emi cakes are also well known for their durian cakes..!! Hope to win! Thanks 😀
Seow Wenqi says
Blue Winter Oreo – I love Oreos! I would like to try their cake which is fortified with milk protein!
D24 Cheer as durian is a favorite in the house.
Arsheitha Ganesan says
Truffle Sparkle ! My daughter loves everything chocolate…..
Carol Lim says
Truffle Sparkle rocks my boat, because chocolate and traditional are best, always!
Cynthia Lau says
D24 cheer! I am a big fan of durians!
Josephine Tan Kiat Teng says
Hope to win the blue winter Oreo Cake as I’m a huge fans of Oreo cookies. Winning this giveaway would be such a pleasant surprise to my family as my mum’s birthday falls 2 days before the X’mas. That calls for a celebration, it’s a double blessing indeed, celebrating Christmas and birthday at the same time.
Kathy Woon-Tan says
D24 Cheer Logcake will definitely bring cheer to my awesome family!
We love durians soooooo much!
Awesome food taste even yummier with awesome people!!!
Hope to bring smiles to some awesome people of my life!!
Chan Sing Ee says
Blue Winter Oreo. I am a big fan of Oreo cakes !
Chan Sing Ee
Esther L. Chng says
D24 as my whole family love durian a lot and its a must to have logcake for every Christmasssss
Esther L. Chng
Cecilia Chng says
Truffle Sparkle into my life!
Truffle Sparkle as i love chocolate
Ada Thong says
I will love to win D24 cheer logcake as all my family members love durian flavour! simply can’t resist!
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Leila Chua says
D24 CHEER! My whole family loves durian.. who can resist the KING OF FRUIT this festive season? Hope to win our very first Durain log cake from Emicakes! Thank You, Angie 🙂
Leila Chua says
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jeslyn gwee says
Would love to win D24 Cheer! We are a family of durian lovers! 🙂
Joanna Heng says
facebook name: cherry joanna heng
Fav: Truffle Sparkle
Jennifer Teo says
I hope to win the Truffle Sparkle as my whole family loves Truffle and the Best Thing is to indulge it over a warm christmasly home gathering. Wish me luck !
Or Kok Hui says
Name: Or Kok Hui
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D24 Cheer is my family favorite from Emicakes!! because we always love to buy Durian cakes, Durian roll from Emicakes because durian is what we love most <3 what i want to win is because i wish to reward my family member with a surprise logcakes which they will love it so much!! and bring lots of happiness to the family!! having a yummy log cake after work is an enjoyable moments for them 🙂
Roger Lim says
Would love to try Truffle Sparkle…….
jaslyn Chong says
Name: Jaslyn Chong
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Would love to win the D24 Cheer… simply because.. my whole family are Durians lovers!!!!
Eddy Khoo says
Truffle Sparkle. Somehow I always equate Christmas with good chocolate treats and this would be one thing I look forward to the most !!
SARINA LIM says
D24 Cheer for my father-in-law whose birthday is in Dec! And he loves Durian a lot!!!
Lee Hoong Sng says
Truffle Sparkle! There’s nothing like delicious chocolate! 🙂
Obvious choice would be D24 cheer because my family loves durian!
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