Gong Xi Fa Cakes! 8 CNY Home Bakes to Impress Your Relatives With
Gong Xi Fa Cakes! 8 CNY Home Bakes to Impress Your Relatives
With less than twenty days left to go, many of us are starting to prepare for Chinese New Year. For me, Chinese New Year is the most important celebration of the year, as it’s a time to reunite with loved ones, spend time with family (and collect red packets…). To others, it might mean lively lion dances to usher in luck, putting up decorations and buying new clothes to pay respects on New Year’s Day! But preparations have to start early, because you don’t want to be caught up in the Chinatown rush in the days leading up to Chinese New Year… You might get your eye poked out by a stray pussy willow branch or get crushed by the crowd competing for the last jar of pineapple tarts! If you haven’t bought your Chinese New Year goodies yet, why not skip the queues, stay safe and wow all your relatives by ordering one of these CNY home bakes! From cute character bakes to classic treats, this list has something for everyone.
Character Tang Yuan by @spicesweetlab
These adorable character tang yuan by spicesweetlab are the perfect dessert to serve at your Reunion Dinner! Each box comes with the traditional black sesame and peanut flavours, while this year’s Zodiac, the Tiger tang yuan hides a chocolate filling that kids are sure to love! Order slots are filling up fast, so snap these up while you can!
CNY-themed Macarons by @sweet.shapes
Not a fan of tangyuan? Looking for more adventurous snacks? @sweet.shapes’ macarons are a treat for both your eyes and tastebuds, as each charming design hides a unique flavour that fits the theme! The tiger shell is a classic mandarin orange, while the fortune cat is pistachio-flavoured and the mahjong shell presents an irresistible combination of matcha & red bean mochi! Check out the rest of their flavours and order a box or two on their Instagram page, @sweet.shapes.
Golden Peanut Pillows by @allthings.hainanese
We’re nuts about these golden peanut pillows from @allthings.hainanese! Your CNY table won’t be complete without a little crunch, courtesy of the powdered peanut and pastry combo… Your guests are sure to polish these off in no time!
Red Bean Mochi Cookies by @sarahteoxbakes
Bored of the usual CNY flavours? Try these tall red bean mochi cookies from @sarahteoxbakes! The mochi is chewy and bouncy, complementing the red bean filling and crispy shell. If you still prefer the classics, they also sell pineapple cookies… there’s something for everyone!
Bak Kwa Cornflakes by @ahanbakes
If you prefer savoury snacks, mix it up with @ahanbakes’ Bak Kwa Cornflakes! These delicious little treats pack an addictive punch; we recommend you get more than one box, or they might disappear before CNY even starts!
Orange Coco Medley Chiffon by @flourworld.co
This Orange Coco Medley Chiffon Cake by @flourworld.co is the ideal centrepiece for hosting your relatives! Serve it for tea, or save it for dessert after Reunion Dinner… Just make sure you order enough to go around, because everyone’s going to want seconds!
CNY Cookie Box by @niteowl.patisserie
The CNY Cookie Box from @niteowl.patisserie is the perfect gift to bring when visiting your relatives! The box of twelve is just the right size for sharing, so don’t show up empty-handed on New Year’s Day. Delight your nieces and nephews with the adorable CNY designs, but be warned: everyone will ask you where you got these delightful cookies!
Classic Pineapple Tarts from @yangsfavourites
If you’re a sucker for the classic CNY goodies in the end, you can’t miss a jar of pineapple tarts from @yangsfavourites! The familiar flavour you know and love, delivered on a soft, buttery base… what’s not to love? Order as many as you need to satisfy your family!
Wishing you a Happy Chinese New Year
We at Home Bakers Singapore wish all of you a very happy and prosperous Chinese New Year! In the new year, we hope you’ll continue to support our hardworking home bakers, and stay tuned for big things coming at Home Bakers Singapore! Happy Chinese New Year!