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Fann Wong has come a long way when it comes to baking. When 8days.sg spoke to her about her rainbow chiffon cake recipe last May, she said she was a newbie and wouldn’t attempt anything too difficult. One year later, not only is she the judge and host of Mediacorp baking contest Crème De La Crème, she has also added fancy cakes to her repertoire, such as the elaborate jelly chocolate butter cake she created for the last week’s episode of the show, themed Childhood Memories.

The inspiration behind her unique creation, for which the recipe she shared with 8days.sg, comes from her favourite childhood treats. Her favourite dessert was the jelly her maternal grandma used to buy her from the kampong provision shop, and when she was at her paternal grandparents’ house, her fondest memory was waking up to the aroma of coffee and butter cake, her “happy food”. “Both my grandparents’ homes have very different feels, so I decided to marry the two together,” says Fann, 50.

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