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Christmas desserts with a twist and where to find them in the 852

So are you the type that has just one serving of turkey, just a spoonful of mash, and once that's in your system you go straight to three servings of bread pudding? Cos we've got a treat for you sweet-tooths out there, with Christmas just around the corner, here's something to get you into the spirit! Christmas cakes @Ms B's Cakery
Okay, we can't have enough of this cake. It's breathtakingly gorgeous. Ms B's Cakery is baking up a storm of the most fashionable of cakes this Christmas. The 24k Poinsettia is dressed in gold and all its glory. It comes in three flavours of chocolate, red velvet and champagne-vanilla. Their special this season is the original Poinsettia glory that comes in two unique flavours, either, an apple, cinnamon and chiffon cake topped with French cream, or a pear, burnt coffee chiffon sponge with cream. For smaller little cakes check out our festive afternoon tea article here. Shop 248, LANDMARK Prince’s, 10 Chater Road, Central, 2530 0203; msbscakery.hkMince Pie @Aberdeen Street Social
This one doesn’t need any introduction, mince pies are crumbly pies filled with fruit & nuts. Aberdeen street social is serving up tiny versions of their mince pies with a unique pastry that crosses between a suet pastry and the pate brisee pastry used in Cantonese chicken pie. The pie is filled with a sweet and treacly mixture of dried fruits, a medley of not too sour, and not too sweet. Perfect. PMQ, G/F, 35 Aberdeen St, Central, 2866 0300; aberdeenstreetsocial.hkGingerbread goods @The Cakery
There’s nothing quite like gingerbread to remind you of Christmas. Gingerbread
Cupcake paradise The Cakery is dishing out some Xmas specials including the salted caramel frosting gingerbread cupcake. Or if you’re looking for something a little more traditional, drop by at the Lee Gardens Christmas market and pick up some gingerbread cookies from the Homie Cookies booth. Hugo’s new Christmas menu features a gingerbread creme brulee as part of its desserts. Shop 124, 1/F, Lee Garden Two, 28 Yun Ping Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, 2816 1838; thecakery.comChristmas Pudding @Feather & Bones
Does anyone actually eat this anymore? This quintessential British pud is filled with dried fruits and nuts and sweetened with treacle and brandy over a couple of months. Whether you love it or hate it or whether you just eat it for the sake of eating it during Christmas, Feather & Bones has the Pudding-Lady Traditional Christmas Pudding up for grabs. If you’re looking for a more interesting variation to this traditional dessert, SEVVA is serving one in a crepe with rum & raisin ice cream as part of their Christmas menu.  Winner Building, 11 Wong Nai Chung Rd, Happy Valley, 2836 3789; featherandbones.com.hk
Eggnog @Bar de luxe
If you’re missing those cartons of eggnog easily found back home, you’ll be glad to know that there are several bars and restaurants serving eggnog cocktails. One being Bar De Luxe featuring Kentucky-style eggnog with Wild Turkey 101 bourbon. Red Sugar at Kerry Hotel is serving banana eggnog with dark rum and house-made eggnog. 30/F, Asia Pacific Centre, 8 Wyndham Street, Asia Pacific Centre, Central Wyndham St, Central 3706 5716; attire-house.com/bar