6 tiger-themed baked goodies worth giving to loved ones this CNY
From traditional pineapple tarts to cake pops, these treats are sure to impress at gatherings.
For most Chinese New Year gatherings, traditional treats like love letters and pineapple tarts would dominate the snack table
But in this Year of the Tiger, why not consider bringing a tiger-inspired treat you can find locally?
Here are six tiger-themed baked goodies that are sure to turn heads at your coming Chinese New Year gatherings.
1. Tiger Pineapple Tart from Annabella Patisserie
Starting off the list is a modern take on pineapple tarts, a well-known traditional snack. Instead of the usual smooth pastry exterior, however, each Annabella Patisserie tart is painted and moulded to look like an adorable tiger’s head.
Going at $25.80 for a box of 12 tarts, customers can order on the bakery’s website for delivery as early as Feb 4.
2. Tiger Madeleines from FLOR Patisserie
Specialising in Japanese-inspired French pastry, FLOR Patisserie takes on the tiger theme with striped madeleines.
Despite the cakes’ plain exterior, cutting into each piece will reveal swirls of chocolate and butter.
The small cakes are sold in a pack of four, priced at $15.80. After ordering via the patisserie’s website, collection can be done between now and Jan 30.
3. Prosperity Tiger from BreadTalk
Best known for its floss buns, this local bakery chain has conceptualised a sweet round bun, complete with ears and a smiling tiger’s expression. Accompanying its soft exterior is its corn sausage cheese filling.
Although not sold individually, the bun comes within a Prosperity Bun-dle sold for $9.50 on its website. The other buns in the box feature other Chinese New Year must-have ingredients like bak kwa and egg yolk filling.
4. Hoo Hoo Orange Castella Cake from Ah Mah Homemade Cake
This Malaysian franchise previously made local news in 2020 for its castella cakes. This year, it brings to customers the same melt-in-your-mouth cakes, now with an orange-flavour and striped design.
Available on its website and in-stores from Jan 6, each cake is sold at $12.80, and contains no preservatives or artificial flavouring.
5. Tiger Gateau from Goodwood Park Hotel
This vanilla pound cake will surely add some luxury to the snack table. Similar to the aforementioned madeleines and castella cake, this festive creation also features stripes, created with orange and brown layers.
Weighing one kilogram, a cake is sold for $91.59, available for pickup or delivery through the hotel’s website.
6. Tiger Cake Pop from Milo & Pepper
Rounding off the list are some miniature tigers on sticks. After taking a break last December, this home-based bakery has come back ready for the new year with tiger-shaped cake pops.
Though the price is not disclosed on its social media, customers can order the Tiger Sweet Treats set before Feb 6 through Whatsapp, Milo & Pepper’s Facebook page or Instagram.
Looking beyond aesthetics, there’s surely something for everyone in this list of both traditional and modern Chinese New Year goodies. Have a roaring time with your loved ones this Chinese New Year!