Cakes are a modern must-have at parties and gatherings, whether you’re celebrating a birthday, a wedding anniversary, the opening of a new business or someone’s farewell. Cakes are great and there are so many flavours that you can choose from nowadays, from red velvet to fluffy cheese.
However, if you want something that’s completely different from the norm, you can consider some of these offbeat cakes for your special occasion:
1. The Nasi Lemak Cheesecake
Nasi Lemak themed foods seem to be a trend nowadays with the introduction of things like the Nasi Lemak burger and Nasi Lemak themed sushi. Many will be glad to know that there’s also a Nasi Lemak cheesecake that combines the creaminess and sweetness of cheesecake with the saltiness, spice and richness of Nasi Lemak. This offbeat cake is great for giving your party a distinctly Malaysian flavour.
2. Healthy Sushi Cakes
Sushi cakes offer a savoury option for those that prefer to not have a sweet cake. Sushi cakes actually offer a very balanced meal as it contains carbohydrates, vegetables and low-fat proteins in the form of raw fish. Just remember to include seaweed, avocado, cucumbers and fresh fish or seafood to keep the Sushi cake as healthy as possible.
3. Swedish Sandwich Cakes
Here’s a western version of the savoury cake that uses bread instead of rice. It’s layered with everything delicious including ham, meat rolls, tomatoes, zucchini, cheese and egg salad. In fact, it’s a giant sandwich that covered in cream cheese and it can be taken in many directions, limited only to the cake makers imagination.
4. No Bake Watermelon Cake
Instead of a watermelon flavored cake, this is a cake made entirely out of a single piece of watermelon fruit. It’s a really healthy cake as a whole piece of watermelon is cut into a flat slab and covered in cream. Usually, crushed nuts and other sliced or small fruits are added as decoration and garnish. When served, this ‘cake’ is sliced in the usual manner and everyone consumes a piece of fruit that’s rich in vitamins and nutrients.
5. Fun Pizza Cake
One pizza is never enough. Now you can have a pizza cake where you can have pizzas piled on top of one another and have it with any type of topping you want. Pepperoni, mushrooms, tuna, sausage and even pineapples can be incorporated into your pizza cake, with plenty of sauce and cheese.
6. Beautiful Macaron Cake
Instead of a cake that you can slice, why not serve a cake where everyone gets an easy piece of dessert ( or two) and there isn’t a need for messy cake knives and even plates as everyone can reach out for a piece of macaron. Macarons are meringue sandwiches made of two egg white based cookies stuck together with cream.
7. Vegetable Salad Cake
The Japanese were the first to make vegetable salad cakes trendy, and you can have your own salad cakes here with layers of healthy vegetables that are refreshing. Plus, you don’t have to worry about those added carbs and calories.
In breaking with the norm, you’ll find that the concept of the traditional cakes are fluid and cakes don’t have even have to be sweet to be interesting. Cakes can take on different creative forms and still be delicious and healthy. To have your own quirky cake and eat it too, just look up one of our talented bakers who can provide you that special cake you want.
written by Michelle Chee