Tasty offerings for Christmas and New Year as Coimbatore’s chocolate-makers, home-cooks and a Cordon Bleu baker lay it out

V’s

NSR Road

0422-4322206

A Cordon Bleu cook and his business partner, an experienced chef, dish out the real thing for Christmas and the New Year. The long list includes Plum cake and pudding (Half a kg costs Rs 450 and Rs 600, respectively), Dundee cake and Stollen bread with candied orange peel, raisins and marzipan in the centre. There are also Christmas bell cookies with fondant and almond crescent cookies. A box of 10 cookies costs Rs. 150, while the Stollen bread is Rs. 200 per loaf.

V’s also has rasberry and hazelnut delights, apple crumble pies and a range of eggless options. If it is to be a gift of bread, there is rye, multi grain and sour dough bread. Everything is available off the shelf, but if you want them in bulk, V’s requires at least two days’ notice.

Upper Crust, Madhu Wadhwa

98947-12054

Black Forest, Date & Walnut cake, Apple Pie, Assorted Chocolates…Madhu Wadhwa brings to you a wide range of Christmas goodies, this season. The cakes cost Rs Rs. 900 per kg.

She also has chocolate caramel squares, caramel brownies, white chocolate brownies and brownie trees. These are priced at Rs. 45 per piece. Assorted Christmas cookies are also on the list.

Place your orders two days in advance.

That’s Y Food and That’s Y On The Go

R.S. Puram and Race Course

0422-4520116/117 and 4365117/117

They offer egg-free cupcakes in a jar, on order. These are priced at Rs. 210 and come in chocolate and vanilla flavours.

Chocko Choza

R.S. Puram

0422-4369437, 0422-4369537

Chocko Choza has assorted cookie and macaroon gift packs, priced at Rs. 250 each. The cookies come in almond, white choco-chunk, choco-chip and honey and oatmeal flavours. The macaroons come in flavours such as strawberry, peanut and natural coconut. Check out gift boxes (Rs. 400), with an assortment of Belgian chocolate in 11 flavours. Rich plum cakes, baked with dry fruits and nuts, are priced at Rs. 320. Cupcake gift packs are priced at Rs. 300. You can also customise gifts. Visit www.chockochoza.com or the outlets in Fun Republic and in R.S. Puram.

Bakeroe

Race Course

96982-57229

Work for the plum cakes here started in November 2012 when Praveena J slow-cooked honey, molasses, jam, ghee and lemon juice, added spices, dry fruits, nuts, cherries and orange peel and a healthy splash of rum. This was left to age for a year before being baked with cointreau, black rum and bitters into aged plum cakes (Rs. 650 a kg, limited stock). The store also stocks rich plum cake (Rs. 300 a kg), spice cookies (Rs. 35), Christmas custard cup cakes (Rs. 65), plum pudding (Rs. 60) and brittle cake pops (Rs. 30).

Hot Chocolate

Avanashi Road and R.S. Puram

0422-2221809, 2555151 and 96779-67736

It is hot and happening at Hot Chocolate as assorted chocolate gift boxes (upwards of Rs. 150), plum cakes and other varieties such as banana walnut, American Osborne, dry dates and walnut, red velvet, apple almond honey, Christmas cherry cake, and whole wheat dates cake fill its shelves. These cakes cost Rs. 400 for half-a-kilo. There are also Christmas gateaux in flavours such as dark and red cherry, merry berry, caramel and hazelnut, chocolate & cherry. Try the Christmas special Yule log, Italian mascarpone, white angel, almonds and nut, and Turkish chocolates (prices range between Rs.850 and Rs.1,200 per kilo).

Yummy Genie

Race Course

96889-66449

Cakes in a cup? That’s what Yummy Genie does. They offer traditional fruit cakes as cupcakes too. There are banana walnut, apple cinnamon walnut, lemon almond and apple cheese turnovers, pineapple cheese turnovers, handcrafted chocolates, custards and macaroons. Choose your gift packs. The popular choice is a value pack of traditional Xmas cakes along with handcrafted chocolates or a combo pack of banana walnut cupcakes, custards and Macroons. The goodies are gift-packed. The price range starts from Rs. 110 and goes up to Rs. 2,000.

Dark Secrets

R.S. Puram

98941 70790

Cranberry, French biscuit, Cinnamon apple, Strawberry, Cherry, Regular nuts, Choco chip, butterscotch, assorted (Rs 250 quarter kilo) Only by order: Four to five days notice. The range is from Rs 900 – Rs 1100 a Kg. The chocolates come attractively packed in white boxes with a golden lids and gold-coloured ribbons.