Skip to main content

Your Cart

Your cart is currently empty.
Click here to continue shopping.

Celebration Creations

Celebration Creations

One of the chapters in Château Gâteaux 'culinary book' is ‘Celebration Creations’. Our Celebration Creations are specifically designed for special occasions and aimed at delighting you and your loved ones. We bring to vibrant and delicious life the meaning of the word celebration - rejoicing or holding special festivities to mark an occasion. 

We have recently had a virtual tour of the world looking at different Celebration Cakes. Join us on this gastronomic journey, sugar pie; it promises a mouthwatering insight into how other cultures cook up a storm.

As you know, art forms vary from one country to another, as do baking styles and tastes. This is brought about by what ingredients are available in different areas of the planet and how delicious flavour combinations have developed over centuries.

Consider Japan's Mochi cake made of rice paste and fused with a wide range of ingredients to create a variety of fabulous flavours and colours. Mochi cakes are usually prepared to celebrate New Year's Eve in Japan. Each little cake is shaped like an upside-down rice bowl. We do all that, too, cake lover – the shape AND the taste sensation!! Our Strawberries & Cream Dome annnnd our Choc Chip Cherry Dome both have buried taste treasures inside. Compote, mousse, ganache, meringue, biscuit clusters and other gorgeous stuff! You can't get more yum than that, can you?

Strawberries & Cream Dome

In India, especially Mumbai, their traditional delicacy is the Mawa cake. Made of milk, cardamom, almonds or cashews, this aromatic cake is a favourite of Mumbaikers, although not easy to come by unless homemade. Lucky for you, as all our cakes are freshly frozen, they are as fabulous as any homemade cake once defrosted.

The Panettone in Italy is a traditional dessert cake eaten at Christmas and New Year. Folded inside this delicious sweet bread are several types of candied fruit and raisins. Altogether it is a more-ish cake often served with a hot espresso or hot chocolate. Pity we have to wait till Christmas to find Panettone on retailer shelves again. Why not indulge in a Fudge Picasso in the meantime, garnish with crystallised fruit and nuts, and serve at your next celebration. Who knows this could become your new Christmas tradition!

When Anna Pavlova, the principal ballerina of the Imperial Russian Ballet, visited New Zealand, they created the famous dessert we know today as Pavlova. Layers of crispy meringue, whipped cream and fresh fruit resulting in a light and delectable dessert! Decorate our Mozart Cake with soft fruit slices, and voilà, you will enjoy an extra special Pavlova for an extra special celebration. Anna Pavlova would surely have eaten a Paskha in her home country. This tasty Russian cheesecake is shaped like a small pyramid and eaten at Easter time. Although not like pyramids at all, Château Gâteaux Cheesecakes are heaven on a plate, and we are pretty sure Anna Pavlova would have relished them.

There are many other celebratory cakes baked around the world for special occasions – Ciambella Allo Yogurt in Italy – served at breakfast time, an Autumn Moon Cake in China symbolising togetherness and wholeness during the Chinese lunar celebrations. South Africa is known worldwide for its traditional Vetkoek ( amagwinya ). Although not a conventional cake, vetkoek dough is shaped into balls and deep-fried. The dough can contain raisins and currants, and when topped with syrup, sugar or honey, it is quite delicious. Fill this versatile delicacy with jam, cheese or different types of savoury flavours for something truly scrumptious.

Top tip: Our latest Celebration Creation, the funky Piñata Birthday Cake will be the highlight of your child's next birthday party.

Pop into a Château Gâteaux shop near you and pick up one of our creations to make your next celebration sparkle.

Continue reading

Cake It Easy

Cake It Easy

Warm Your Heart

Warm Your Heart

Daily Delights

Daily Delights