If gifting your Mum a box full of gems is out of your reach, don’t despair; this box of chocolates can provide a sweet alternative. Au Chocolat presents a box of chocolate pralines ($22 for nine) in jewel-like shapes. A sweet red heart in the middle signifies your love for Mummy dearest. Sappy yes, but Mum will love the thought still.
Address: Bay Level L1-03, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 018972
Should Mum prefer an alcohol-tinged treat, try the Cheeky Apricot cake ($58) from Bakerzin. Covered in Macallan-flavoured apricot mousse and raspberry jelly, this Italian-style sponge cake contains just a hint of the taste of whisky.
Go to www.bakerzin.com for the full list of store locations.
The strawberry-loving family will love to share this light Strawberry Rose Cake ($48.80) from Cedele. Made with blended dragon fruit and strawberry cream filling, the sponge cake gets an added crunch with the pistachio nuts on the sides. The health-conscious will be pleased to note that grape seed oil, organic unrefined sugar are used in this wholesome cake too. There’s also a hint of rosewater, in the cake’s vanilla cream frosting.
Visit www.cedeledepot.com for the full list of store locations.
Da Paolo Gastronomia
Go floral for your edible gifts to Mum — and yes, those are actual tulips that you’re looking at. This Mother’s Day, Da Paolo Gastronomia adds cookie crumbs and an actual stalk onto its cupcakes ($7.80 each). There’s also the Airy meringue lavender flowers ($4.90) and “I Love Mom” mini cupcakes ($4.90 for a box of 3) if she would prefer something even more sugary sweet.
Go to www.dapaolo.com.sg for more information.
Laurent Bernard chocolatier
Do Champagne and chocolates sound like a winning combination to her? Then let Mum have more than her fair share of it with this gift hamper. Find a box of 18 chocolate pralines, as well as a bottle of Billecart Salmon Brut reserve Champagne housed pretty in a wooden box in this hamper ($148) from Laurent Bernard Chocolatier.
Addresses: The Pier at Robertson Quay, Takashimaya, Portsdown Road and St Regis. Go to www.nibschocolate.net for more information.
Have a taste for something more creative this Mother’s Day: try the Poppy-corn Cake ($30 for 500g, $48 for 1kg) from Pine Garden. This popcorn-flavoured sponge cake comes with a lightly-salted cream that reminiscent of what we love about salted caramel treats — it’s that mix of the sweet-and-salty that makes it so irresistible. The cake comes with a box of popcorn topping, to be sprinkled liberally on the cake, as shown in this photo here.
Address: Blk 529, Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10, #01-2329, Singapore 560529, website: www.pgcake.com.
Cheesy as it is, there’s nothing like a “World’s Best Mum” proclamation to make Mum feel as loved. Say it with a PrimaDéli cake, available in three flavours: blackforest ($39.80 for 1kg), mixed fruit ($39.80 for 1kg) and yam ($22.80 for 540g).
An advance order of three days is required for the PrimaDéli Mother’s Day cakes. Go to www.primadeli.com for outlet locations in Singapore.
Indulge in an ice cream cake for Mother’s Day. Pure Love ($49) is a maple walnut ice cream cake made specially for the occasion; fresh berries, chocolates and a layer of white chocolate top this snow white treat.
Find the outlet locations at www.swensens.com.sg.
The Icing Room
This sweet pink confection is good for up to six to share; perfect for a cosy family gathering. Shaped like a blooming rose, the Perfect Mum ($29) is a zesty strawberry cake made of vanilla chiffon and layers of strawberry mousse and jelly. Silver chocolate balls top the delicate cake.
Visit www.theicingroom.com for the store locations.