PUBLISHED January 22nd, 2021 05:00 am | UPDATED February 1st, 2021 10:38 pm
As with most home-based business owners, former sales director Sylvia Ramlal is a one-woman show that turned her hobby of handcrafting the most intricate flowers made of jelly, into a business venture. Each konjac base is injected with Sylvia’s imagination in colors, creating peonies, koi, and text amongst other things. Natural colours and flavours such as dragonfruit and raspberry are available upon request, though the likes of artificial lychee, strawberry, longan, and apple are popular too. It takes three hours to produce one cake, thus a very limited number are available per day. Pre-orders are open but cakes are sold out on 8-12 February. Prices start from $48 for a set of six minis.
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As the name suggests, mosaic art school founder Nanette Zehnder makes gooey-centred brownies using imported premium ingredients – think French butter and Valrhona chocolate. Initially, Nanette’s menu included foccacia, cookies, and even pang susi, but the single mum has settled on a winning signature brownie recipe. A box of six thick squares starts from $42, with flavours like himalayan salt, black forest, Oreo, and Jamaican rum & raisin. The avid home maker has introduced sunny orange brownies with a healthy splash of Grand Marnier at S$45 (box of six). An auspicious treat just for Chinese New Year.
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Headhunter by day, Jo Henson and her business partner started baking for paying friends and family. Soon, names that they didn’t recognise started filling the clientele list, and even the website crashed. That’s when they knew that Fork It wasn’t going to be just a temporary bridge to tide through the pandemic. That said, having fun is really what keeps them going.
For example, their Lunar New Year creation is an orange semolina cake called Tiok ToTo (S$68, six-inch). Freshly squeezed navel oranges and Cointreau intensify the citrus flavor, and white chocolate Valrhona gold ingots are dusted in gold powder. Plus, every cake comes with a toto ticket! Get your hands on their Dong Dong Chiang Fa Cai tart (S$58), a roselle custard and soju jelly creation, too. Pre-orders open; self-collection and delivery available from Thursdays to Saturdays.
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Like many of us, Belle found herself in her home kitchen during Circuit Breaker. The then-recruiter tinkered around with cakes but ended up jazzing up plump, juicy strawberries with the likes of unicorns, chic ombre shimmers, and customised edible text. Now, the 25-year-old sole proprietor of the ACRA-registered business glams up to 18 boxes of the freshest produce from USA, Australia and Korea daily.
For the new year, look forward to white chocolate coating and splashes of red and gold to signify wealth and prosperity, as well as edible charms like koi and fortune cats. Prices start from S$68 for 12 large strawberries. The best part? Expect free delivery daily, except 12-13 February, where a S$10 delivery and self-collection surcharge applies.
The Bearded Baker
A rising star thanks to his hand laminated Croissant au Beurre Noisette (S$5) – yes, brown butter croissants! – professionally trained chef Lucien Ee started The Bearded Baker to supplement income. While we love his cheesy Pain aux Parmeggiano with Camembert (S$6), don’t miss his Lunar New Year Special, Shio Kombu Croissant with Crispy Chicken Floss (S$6), an Oriental twist on a pastry classic with a nostalgic childhood favourite to boot. Islandwide delivery available at S$10 per location or self-pickup for free from Outram Park.
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Jelebu Dry Laksa
For the Lunar New Year, Drunk Food has created a whopping platter of 20 scallops, 20 abalone, 20 pacific clams and 240g of seasoned jellyfish at S$268. Pre-order before 24 January for 15% off. Do note that S$15 surcharge applies to all CNY platter deliveries between 5-24 Feb 2021. Stocks are limited, so book early.