Food is a huge part of Chinese New Year and every year, we would be able to sample a wide array of classic snacks like the kuih bahulu, kuih bangkit and kuih kapit. This year, why not try CNY snacks that are unique and different? Some of these desserts are also shaped like a dog which makes sense as 2018 is the Dog Year. You can opt to surprise your family with these 10 festive desserts that are one-of-a-kind.
Are you a fan of Sangkaya? You might go coconuts for the Sangkaya Luckxury Set, which consists of Chinese dates of coconut flavour, three scoops of Jujube ice-cream, and a glass of Jujube Shake. With every purchase, they will gift you with an exclusive Sangkaya Chinese New Year ang pow too.
Tel: 03-8938 9889
2. Miki’s Cakeville
Miki’s Cakeville is a pastry shop that sells homemade customised cakes that belongs to the premium tier. They have created cakes in the shapes of Jake & The Neverland cartoon, Cookie Monster and more. Sometimes, they also organise team-building baking events in corporate or private parties, along with baking classes. For this year’s Chinese New Year, they have come up with cookies shaped like medals and cute little cupcakes that are shaped like the Fortune Cat.
Address: 12 Jalan BU 4/8, Bandar Utama, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Website: Miki’s Cakeville
Tel: 012-233 8631
3. De Pastry Chef
The chef at De Pastry Chef is equipped with five-star worthy baking skills. Plus, their pastries are all made in the traditional way, like separating egg yolk, a mixing powder of their own recipe, and no preservatives whatsoever. They are also most certainly pork-free. They have come up with 6″ cakes to celebrate the Chinese New Year, consisting of a number of patterns like prosperity bags in flavours like chocolate and coffee and Harnish vanilla.
Hours: Monday-Sunday: 8am-12.30am.
Address: 34, Jalan Putra 3, Medan Putra Business Centre, Bandar Manjalara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Website: De Pastry Chef
Tel: 03-6275 4590
4. Upperhouse Kitchen and Dessert Bar
Teatime is code for desserts and Upperhouse Kitchen and Dessert Bar does that in spades. They have come up with a new afternoon dessert menu inspired by the upcoming Chinese New Year. There are chocolate orange pralines, pineapple macarons, lemon madeleines, acar prawn crackers, and, in their words, “all things ‘ong'”!
Hours: Tuesday-Sunday: 11am-10pm.
Address: 27-A Jalan Telawi 3, Bangsar
Website: Upperhouse Kitchen and Dessert Bar
Tel: 011-2872 0083
5. Susanne Ng
Chiffon cakes are delicious, but the effort put into a chiffon cake is harsh and time consuming. Yet, Susanne Ng found her passion in beating air into chiffon cakes, and has decided to bless us with more delicious adorable pastries for the 2018 Chinese New Year season. This year, there are two types of chiffon cakes: a doggy shaped one and one with all twelve zodiac animals having a reunion.
Website: Susanne Ng
6. The Cakescape
Have you ever heard of the pimple popping cake? The one where it’s a cartoon girl’s face flooded with pimples and you can squeeze more cake from the pimples? Yeah, The Cakescape came up with that. It’s kind of hard to imagine that they can also come up with some of the most adorable Chinese New Year desserts, but some things are unpredictable. Their CNY desserts include a mandarin orange chocolate cake pop with orange filling and a money bag cake. They also offer CNY hampers, which consists of black sesame green tea cookies, vanilla cranberry cookies, chocolate walnut raisin cookies, almond butter spread, Roselle jam, and Roselle tea flakes.
Website: The Cakescape
Tel: 017-645 6759
7. In the Clouds Cakes
In The Clouds Cakes did not come up with cakes for the Chinese New Year celebration this year, but they did come up with sets of cupcakes for you to take home. Printed with Chinese characters, monogrammed with cute icons in relation to Chinese New Year, they offer their cupcakes in sets of four, six, nine, or twelve. You can also customise your order to include a personal message if you want to!
Hours: Monday-Sunday: 9am-6pm.
Address: C-G-06, Block C, Neo Damansara, Jalan PJU 8/1, Bandar Damansara Perdana, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Website: In the Clouds Cakes
Tel: 012-217 0697
8. Chocolate Graphics
You don’t often see people eating chocolates on Chinese New Year, so why not start a new trend? Chocolate Graphics’ expertise lies in the design and packaging of their chocolate, so of course they have come up with their own Chinese New Year chocolate packages. Currently, there are five packages that you can choose from, which you can check out on their website.
Website: Chocolate Graphics
Tel: 03 8023 8733
9. Tiny Temptress
If you’re still looking for the perfect macarons, you can stop now with Tiny Temptress. They come up with some real innovative macarons and even build macaron towers that seem to defy physics. For Chinese New Year, the dog-shaped macarons they created are so adorable that you might even just want to frame them instead of eat them. Apart from adorable macarons, you can also get the usual CNY cookies at Tiny Temptress.
Website: Tiny Temptress
10. Xiao by Crustz
Xiao by Crustz is a patisserie retailer – all the sweet things you want, they’d probably have them. You can always expect them to produce unique and never-before-seen desserts for Chinese New Year, and this year, they have come up with a set containing CNY-themed fondant cookies, a raspberry jam bottle, orange almond cake loaf, berry-filled madeleine, and parmesan seaweed cookies.
Hours: Wednesday-Friday: 1pm-10pm, Saturday: 12pm-10pm, Sunday: 12pm-6pm.
Address: B-G-6, Happy Mansion Block B, Section 17, Petaling Jaya, 46400, Selangor
Website: Xiao by Crustz
Featured Image Credit: Tiny Temptress