Thursday, November 30, 2017

[tasting session] Early Christmas Party at Cake Avenue

As we are stepping into the month of December, it can be only mean that Christmas is around the corner! I was delighted that I was invited to a festive tasting session at Cake Avenue, especially since Christmas is the time for showing sharing and caring to the people around us!

 
 
 
Cake Avenue is a cake establishment which specializes in designing and creating 3D cakes for their customers to bring joy into their celebrations.


 
 
Recently, Cake Avenue decided to broaden their bakery shop, and transformed themselves into a dine-in bistro. With the expansion, the eatery place can now accommodate up to 50 persons, and can hold any themed-party celebrations as well!


The new Christmas menu includes savory dishes such as Braised Lamb Shank, Chicken Lasagne, Roasted Vegetables and Assorted Canapés (smoked salmon, tuna and egg mayo).
 

 
Certainly, one must not forget about the signature sweet treats from the aptly named Cake Avenue, in order to usher in the forth coming Christmas! Check out the awesome Reindeer Cake, Chocolate Fudge Yule Log Cake, Jelly Cups, Mini Fruit Tarts, Mini Chocolate Tarts and Macarons!
 




 
The place also has Entremets, and these include from a range of Mini Chocolate Yuki Log Cakes, Chocolate Caramel Reindeer and Christmas Apple Bauble Cakes! Each yummy dessert from the Entremets list cost SGD 5.90!
 


 
Do note that Christmas 2017 Menu bookings start from 25th November till 25th December 2017, and require a minimum of 3 days advance notice.
 
Visit www.cakeavenue.com, or call 6877 9008 to make your reservations!

 
Apart from the Christmas Menu, Cake Avenue also introduced their all-new Diner themed Dessert menu. Check out the ingenious idea of presenting 6 creations that are designed to look like a savoury dinner that has Hamburgers, Corn Dogs, Nachos, and Alphabet soup! It gives you a twist, as what you see is not what you get/taste! 
 
 
The 'Diner Delights' feature Diners Sliders and fries (SGD15.90) whereby Vanilla Butter Cake was used as the buns of the burger, and dark chocolate ice-cream was used as the burger patty! This 'Burger' is topped off with raspberry 'ketchup' and passionfruit 'mustard'! The completed dish was served with crispy cake 'fries'. 

 
Crispy 'Fries' with sauces (SGD8.90)

 
The 'Alphabet Soup' was actually a sweet confectionary cleverly made out to look like a bowl of the iconic canned soup! It reminded me of my childhood as I learnt the alphabet whenever I drank the soup! It is made of refreshing and creamy lychee mousse with chunks of lychee and raspberry fruit. 

 
The Great Con Dog (SGD8.90) was my favorite among the diner themed dessert menu. The Chef replaced the savory meat with warm sweet corn instead. It tasted perfect, and left me wanting for more!

 
The Lava Pops (SGD8.90) looked like meatballs but in fact, they were actually warm red velvet cake with crunchy breadcrumbs on the outside! Be careful of the molten vanilla cheese filling inside!
 
I enjoyed biting into the crunchy breaded exterior, and as I warned earlier, be prepared for your mouth to be filled with hot molten vanilla cream cheese!
 
 
Nachos Dulces (SGD12.90) is a twist on the famous Mexican snack! The crispy flatbread nachos were topped up with chocolate mousse 'refried beans', strawberry compote 'salsa', julienned peach 'cheese' and pistachio ice cream 'guacamole'. It is definitely welcome as a sharing dish for gatherings as well! 

 
Thanks for having us at the early Christmas party, and I enjoyed myself very much during the tasting session. We had a night of sweetness at Cake Avenue! 
 
 
DETAILS
 
Address: 33 Lorong Kilat, #01-01/02, Kilat Centre, Singapore 598132
Contact: +65 68779008
 
Opening hours: Tuesday - Sunday, 10am - 8.30pm (Closed on Mondays)
 
Getting There 
 
Nearest MRT Station: Beauty World (Downtown Line)
 
For more information, please visit http://www.cakeavenue.com/
 

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

[the sample store] Philatelic Store @ GPO Festive Collection Launch

The Philatelic Store @ GPO offers a comprehensive range of Singapore & Foreign Stamps, Thematic MyStamps, Souvenirs, and Philatelic Gifts that are available exclusively in-store.
 
Every item at the Philatelic Store marks a special moment in Singapore’s history. The commemorative value and exquisite designs of the collections make them perfect gifts for this coming Holiday Seasons.
 




I took a photo of the entrance of the Philatelic Store @ GPO, the one-stop Christmas shopping destination with exclusive collections and festive discounts.
 
 
Thanks SingPost and The Sample Store for inviting me to visit the Philatelic Store @ GPO, which is conveniently located opposite Paya Lebar MRT Station. During the event, we were introduced to the new festive collection through a simple tour-about presentation
 
 
Celebrate the upcoming holidays with the below specials!
 
Posting Boxes of Singapore - Tote Bag: SGD28.90
Posting Boxes of Singapore - Small Tote Bag: SGD23.90
Posting Boxes of Singapore - Pouch: SGD14.90
 
 
Laminated Bag at only SGD5
Cushion Cover: SGD19.90
Tea Towel: SGD12.90



 
Thanks SingPost for the early Christmas gift, I got to bring home a Canvas Bag (SGD15.90)! 
 


 
I love the colonial-era 'Red Pillar Post Box', which has been restored to it's former glory. Mails which have been dropped into this posting box will be postmarked with a special date in red ink!

 
Pearly and I took a random photo with the red pillar posting box and the cute snowman! 
 
 
Let us reminisce on our favourite childhood treats with SingPost's Local Delight Collection. They are perfect for Christmas gifts which bring back many well-loved memories from the past! 
 

 
Local Delights Greeting Cards at SGD8.90 each ; SGD35.60 (Sets of 4)
Traditional Biscuits Greeting Cards at SGD8.90 each ; SGD35.60 (Sets of 4)
 
Traditional Biscuits Magnet Set - SGD28
 
 
  Kueh Tea Towel with MyStamp Sheet - SGD22.90
 
 
There are some frugal finds of a mixture of SGD5 to SGD10 knick-knacks at the store too and these affordable gifts are perfect as Christmas Gifts for people who are concerned with their budgets, and are looking for fantastic gift ideas!
 
 
Philatelic Store @ GPO Tote Bag - SGD5
 
Morning in Singapore Postcard Set - SGD5
Morning in Singapore Tote Bag - SGD5
 
 
Enveloopy Passport Holder - SGD5

 
Express yourself with the vibrant collection that features Singapore's very own Merlion.
 
Greetings Postcards at SGD1.60 each ; SGD5 (Sets of 4)

 
 
Check out the set of specially designed postage stamps featuring Hello Kitty and Friends in Changi’s Mystical Garden. Showcasing all eight characters, the stamp folder, which comes with a free Sanrio-themed lanyard is available for purchase at SGD21.80 at the Philatelic Store @ GPO. 
 

 
 
Super adorable Limited Edition Sanrio character plush toys are up for grabs at the Philatelic Store @ GPO. Each of these toys can be purchased for only SGD10 with any purchase of SGD60 at the store! 
 
Thanks Brunches Café for feeding us! This vintage themed café/bakery is located along Rangoon Road (nearest MRT station: Farrer Park) which serves all-day breakfast, gourmet burgers, waffles and many more! Check them out at: www.brunches.sg
 
 
Thanks SingPost and The Sample Store for the invite once again, and I had a delightful time browsing the store as every item in the store shows the timeline of Singapore's history! Kudos to Philatelic Store @ GPO for keeping our memories alive! 


 
Visit the Philatelic Store @ GPO to shop for Christmas gifts or you can shop online within the comfort of your own home - www.shop.singpost.com