Surprise your sweet-toothed mum with these decadent creations on her special day
Celebrating memorable occasions such as the upcoming Mother's Day on May 9 isn't really complete without the celebratory cake. And lucky for us, there is no shortage of classic and novel flavours that mum and the whole family can indulge in at home. From classic chocolate flavours, burnt cheesecake varieties to gin-infused sakura cakes, here's what's in store for mum this year.
1. Burnt Truffle Ricotta Cheesecake
Dolcetto by Basilico
Just in time for Mother’s Day, the pastry team has launched Chef’s Playground as part of its #TakeRegentHome arm. This programme allows the team to craft limited-edition confections, starting with the burnt truffle ricotta cheesecake.
It’s decadence at its finest with a combination of cream cheese and ricotta seirass, a Piedmontese variety made with sheep and cow’s milk. When baked, it's less molten than your usual burnt cheesecakes but delivers the same rich and creamy sweetness. The chefs make the cake extra special by serving it with Norcia black truffles for a touch of earthiness. Only 30 cakes will be released each week, so do keep a lookout for the next delivery slots on Regent Singapore's Instagram account.
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2. Sakura Bloom
The pastry chefs were inspired by Japan’s spring season to craft this beautiful confection, which makes for the perfect centrepiece for mum’s special day. It consists of a fluffy lime sponge that is accented with a zesty lime curd and bedecked with gin-infused fresh apples. And if that’s not enough, it’s further spiked with a special Sakura gin & tonic jelly layer made with Roku Gin. Order here.
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3. Chocolate Hazelnut Tart
Your chocolate-loving mum will surely appreciate pastry chef Maxine Ngooi’s signature bake that is available in two sizes (16cm and 20 cm). Ngooi only uses the finest Valrhona Araguani and Valrhona Jivara chocolates, which she transforms into a crumbly chocolate base layered with dark chocolate ganache and smooth whipped milk chocolate cream. But the beauty of this cake is that the sweetness is offset by the nuttiness of the homemade Nocciola del Piemonte hazelnuts praline and the crisp cacao nib tuille. Order here.
4. Mother’s Day Pistachio Fraisier
When we need a cake for special occasions, one of our go-to patisseries has been Pantler. And Mother’s Day is no different with its range of confections that include the Mother’s Day Pistachio Fraisier. It consists of a light and airy sponge cake beautified with slices of sweet Chitose strawberries; this pairs extremely well with the semi-sweet pistachio cream. Order here.
5. AB Fab Red Velvet Cake
Fabulous Baker Boy
The homegrown baker’s red velvet cake remains one of the most popular versions in town. It’s easy to see why once you bite into the soft-as-clouds red velvet sponge cake smothered generously with cream cheese and finished with an extra layer of chocolate ganache, made with premium Valrhona cacao. Order here.
6. Burnt Durian Cheesecake
Is mum a fan of the king of fruits? Then, hands down, the ideal cake to surprise her with is Chalk Farm’s burnt durian cheesecake. The soft and creamy core is made with different types of cheeses, but to elevate it further, it’s infused with durian pulp for an extra layer of sweet and savoury flavour. Order here.
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7. Flourless Chocolate Cake
This gluten-free chocolate cake will please mum with its indulgent but not overly sweet almond cocoa sponge. And if that’s not enough, the base is given a lift with a generous layer of dark chocolate ganache before it's coated in an intense and slightly bitter itakuja chocolate cremeux. Order here.
8. Matcha Mia
Mum isn't a fan of chocolate? How about giving her this matcha-flavoured cake, comprising a feuilletine rice puff Opalys base and green matcha sponge. It’s made richer with thick layers of mascarpone mousse but its rich and heavy taste is counterbalanced by the zesty calamansi raspberry cream. The cake is then encased in a beautiful genmaicha almond shell for good measure. Order here.
9. Butterscotch Crunch
The Dark Gallery
Mother’s Day occurs only once a year, so you might as well give mum the chance to savour the most indulgent cake on offer. Such is The Dark Gallery’s signature sea salt butterscotch ice cream, presented on a base of chocolate cake and drizzled with a sweet-salty caramel sauce. For extra oomph, it’s decorated with artisanal macarons, nut brittle and caramelised almonds. Order here.
10. Peachy Earl
Another delectable treat made just for mum's special day, the Peachy Earl features a nutty hazelnut crumble as its base. It's stacked with earl grey mousse that has a generous swipe of earl grey mousse. Giving the flavours an added depth and fruitiness, the cake comes with peach mousse and peach jelly and decorated with Sakura ruby chocolate and fresh peaches. Order here.