Monday, October 3, 2022

When and Where to Get Wedding Pastries or Xi Bing 喜饼

You get the drill, whenever you see a box of Wedding Pastries or Xi Bing (喜饼) sent to your home, you know someone in the family is getting married. Now it is your turn to tie the knot and you wonder when do you exactly send them and what options do you have? Let us tell you!

When Do You Buy Wedding Pastries?

Boxes of wedding pastries (喜饼) are gifted from the groom and his family to the bride’s family during the betrothal session (过大礼). The bride’s family will then distribute the wedding pastries to relatives with the formal invitation card. This would be the traditional way to inform everyone about the upcoming nuptials and to invite them to the celebration. Today, extra boxes of pastries will be ordered so that the groom’s family can distribute and share with their relatives too. Talk about gender equality!

Traditional wedding pastries are the “piah-s” that we see coming out of the ovens of a traditional bakery. However, to cater to modern preferences, your favourite western bakery may also be offering its own version of wedding pastries. Here, we list some places where you can order yours:

Traditional Options

  1. 603 Tau Sar Piah
  2. Bengawan Solo
  3. Gin Thye
  4. Homies Bakery
  5. L.E. Cafe Confectionery & Pastry
  6. Lek Lim Nonya Cake Confectionery
  7. Neo Kian Guan Confectionery & Cakes
  8. Swee Heng
  9. Tai Chong Kok
  10. The Pine Garden
  11. Thye Moh Chan
  12. Tong Heng

Modern Options

  1. CHOZ
  2. Creme Maison
  3. Pulse Patisserie
  4. Rich and Good Cake Shop
  5. Sweetest Moments

603 Tau Sar Piah

Location: 603 Balestier Road, Singapore 329904
Telephone: 6250 0692

603 Tau Sar Piah is a family-owned bakery, offering a taste of heritage with their classic sweet and salty Tau Sar Piahs. Having been around for over 20 years, they have established their signature flaky pastries with other traditional favourites such as the “Volcano” Chicken Char Siew Pau, Chicken Pie, Curry Puff, and Glutinous Rice.

Not the usual cakes you would expect to see in a wedding pastry box, but nobody can resist these classic treats!


Bengawan Solo

Locations: Outlets all over Singapore
Telephone: (General Enquiries) 6756 9088

Photo courtesy of Bengawan Solo, Wedding Walnut Cake
Photo courtesy of Bengawan Solo, Wedding Kueh Lapis
Photo courtesy of Bengawan Solo, Wedding Marble Cake

The first thing that came to mind when we think about Bengawan Solo would be kuehs!

What started as a small neighbourhood corner store on the east coast of Singapore, has grown to become an established Singaporean brand synonymous with premium quality cakes and confectionery. Bengawan Solo’s signature items include Pandan Chiffon Cake, called Singapore’s National Cake by CNN in 2017, and perhaps the widest range of kueh confectionaries in Singapore including Lapis Sagu, Ondeh Ondeh, Kueh Salat, and Pineapple Tarts.

Order the traditional cakes or opt for vouchers that your family and relatives can use to redeem their favourite kuehs and confectionaries.


Gin Thye

Location: 423 Sembawang Road, Singapore 758392
Telephone: 6977 9717

Gin Thye Cake Maker was inaugurated in 1964, with its flagship outlet situated along Sembawang Road. Providing various types of cakes and confectionary, from everyday favourites to custom orders for the traditional festive season such as Teochew, Cantonese and Hokkien weddings, customers can experience “variety as the spice of life” through its various offerings. Its extensive menu features western classic cakes such as black forest and miniature cupcakes, popular as takeaway gifts and home party sessions. Founder Mr Lim and his wife, married since 1971, have spent the last four decades in the baking kitchen of Gin Thye, providing many generations with their first taste of baked products.


Homies Bakery

Locations: Outlets all over Singapore
Telephone/Whatsapp: 9885 1559

Homies Bakery specialises in traditional cakes for Guo Da Li. Your friendly neighbourhood baker, you can expect to find nostalgic cakes and pastries that would be sure to satisfy your relatives of all ages!


L.E. Cafe Confectionery & Pastry

Locations: 3 outlets (Veerasamy Road, Mackenzie Road, Cambridge Road)
Telephone: Veerasamy Road – 6294 8813, Mackenzie Road – 6337 2417, Cambridge Road – 6298 1477

L.E. Cafe Confectionery & Pastry is one of Singapore’s oldest and finest cake and pastry shops. Their long and illustrious history (over 50 years) will attest to their reputation for the renowned quality and unique taste of their products.

The selections are 100% crafted by hand and contain no pork or lard. From award-winning pastries to customised cakes, they have something perfect for any occasion.


Lek Lim Nonya Cake Confectionery

Location: 84 Bedok North Street 4 #01-21, Singapore 460084
Telephone: 6449 0815

Founded in 1968, Lek Lim Nonya Confectionery started as a humble home business with the production of kuehs from their home. 4 years later in 1972, they moved to their shop in Bedok and have been there ever since!

Their love for kuehs won them the best Nonya Kueh award in Singapore in 2013 and have been serving out plates after plates of Nonya kuehs.

Ps. Lek Lim Nonya Confectionery is Halal certified since 2011!


Neo Kian Guan Confectionery & Cakes

Location: Blk 7 Hougang Ave 3 #01-50, Singapore 530007
Telephone: 6382 4352

Photo courtesy of Neo Kian Guan Confectionery & Cakes, Hainan Jin Deh

Neo Kian Guan Confectionery & Cake was founded in 1932 with an initial focus mainly on Hokkien confectionary. Gradually, Teochew confectionary became their secondary business as walk-in customers grew, and they now provide Cantonese and Hainanese confectionery as well.


Swee Heng

Locations: Outlets all over Singapore
Telephone: (General Enquiries) 6755 0300

For 30 years now, Swee Heng has been baking with passion since 1989, and they are proud to be “The Bakery of The People”.


Tai Chong Kok

Locations: Outlets all over Singapore
Telephone: (General Enquiries) 6227 5701

At Chop Tai Chong Kok, they have been making mooncakes and traditional Cantonese pastries the same way since 1935—from scratch and by hand.

For generations, they have used only premium ingredients to produce their authentic Cantonese confections. Their mooncakes are renowned for their genuine taste of tradition with the fresh lotus paste made by hand using 100% pure lotus seeds with no preservatives added. These mooncakes are still formed in the same traditional wooden moulds used at the original Sago Street store in Chinatown more than 80 years ago.

Tai Chong Kok is also famed for their traditional Chinese wedding cakes, soft flour cakes and other Cantonese confections, which are handmade and baked daily in Singapore using time-honoured recipes and quality ingredients.


The Pine Garden

Location: Blk 529 Ang Mo Kio Ave 10 #01-2369 Singapore 560529
Telephone: (General Enquiries) 6457 6159

Photo courtesy of The Pine Garden, Good Old Buttercream Cake Set
Photo courtesy of The Pine Garden, 12pcs Fruit Tartlets
Photo courtesy of The Pine Garden, 9pcs Premium Cake Set

The Pine Garden is a heartland-boutique bakery with more than 32 years of history, that purveys good old freshly-baked goods alongside modern creations of decadent cakes. 


Thye Moh Chan

Locations: 3 Outlets (Jewel Changi, Chinatown Point, Paragon)

Since 1943, Thye Moh Chan has served a loyal following with its handcrafted traditional Teochew baked goods. Over the years, Thye Moh Chan continues to touch customers’ hearts with its skillfully handcrafted products made using traditional baking techniques.

Today, the veteran chefs transfer their respected skills to a new team, ensuring that these all-time favourite pastries are faithfully reproduced with time-honoured techniques, and continue to flourish and strike a chord in the hearts of generations to come.

Check out their wedding pastry gift set promotion!


Tong Heng

Locations: 2 Outlets (Chinatown & Jurong Point)
Telephone: 8199 9206

If you have been looking for traditional pastries and prefer fun and eye-catching packaging, meet Tong Heng! Tong Heng is a wonderful mesh of tradition that meets modernity. Check them out for fun and vibrancy for your wedding pastries!


CHOZ

Location: Opt for delivery or Self-collection of orders at 1 Enterprise Road Singapore 629813
Telephone: 6235 2281

The team at Choz believes in crafting every cake and pastry to its best, presenting you with outstanding and high-quality treats to create lasting memories.

Choz’s delicious cakes and pastries are freshly baked on-site daily, containing only the freshest ingredients without any additives and preservatives added, and are halal-certified.


Creme Maison Bakery

Location: 30 Tai Seng Street (Breadtalk IHQ building) #08-03C Singapore 534013
Telephone/Whatsapp: 8181 3689

Based in Singapore, Creme Maison Bakery provides quality customised cakes, dessert tables, event styling for weddings and more. Check out their box of 6 cupcakes for your Guo Da Li, or change things up and explore their dessert box!


Pulse Patisserie

Location: 180 Depot Road, #01-06 The Interlace Singapore 109684
Telephone: 6262 0143 / Whatsapp: 8339 4648

Photo courtesy of Pulse Patisserie
Photo courtesy of Pulse Patisserie

The name Pulse was founded on the premise of an old musical genre of the 90’s called trip-hop. As the rhythmic throbbing beat pulses behind the background, the whole concept and narrative of the brand started falling into place. The hauntingly dark and private mood of the song had drawn the founders to build the style around it. From how the brand looks, behave and even dictates the line of cakes Pulse offers.


Rich and Good Cake Shop

Locations: Opt for delivery or Self-collection at Kandahar outlet (24 Kandahar Street Singapore 198887)
Telephone: 6908 4089

Serving mouth-watering Swiss Rolls and bringing home-baked goodness to everyone since 1997. We’re so excited when we hear that Rich and Good now serves out wedding packages!


Sweetest Moments

Location: Opt for delivery
Telephone/Whatsapp: 6286 2553 

Photo courtesy of Sweetest Moments

Sweetest Moments was born from the humble needs of a first-time mother who requires the perfect baby’s full month package that comes with a fine balance between timeless tradition and that special personal touch, for she wanted only the best for her little one. They have since expanded their products range to include pastries for your wedding needs!


Do you provide wedding pastries too? Write to us here to be included in the list!

Feature image – Photo courtesy of Tong Heng

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