Cakes Or Flowers? These 8 Local Bakers Give A Whole New Meaning To 'Edible Garden'
As kids, we were often told we could only have dessert after eating our veggies.
Well, what if you could kill two birds with one stone?
Several Malaysian bakers are selling cakes that are spitting images of flowers and plants, and we're here for it.
Whether it's a batch of beautifully frosted cupcakes for a party, or a stunning three-tier piece for a wedding, you'll be spoilt for choice at sayaBAKE.
If you still can't find exactly what you're looking for, you can place a custom order with their self-taught head baker Nora who specialises in flowers, chocolate, and edible decorations. Popular flavours include earl grey lemon lychee, Lotus Biscoff, and milk chocolate passion fruit.
All baked goods are made with quality and halal ingredients.
Price range: RM60 onwards.
Delivery: Delivers the bigger, more delicate cakes themselves, while the smaller cakes can be delivered by third party companies. Otherwise, you can pick up from their studio in KL.
2. Little Kitchens
Succulents are all the rage right now. But instead of looking after of your own plant, let Little Kitchens' cute cactus and succulent cupcakes take care of your sweet craving! Each cupcake is carefully decorated with deep green and pink coloured buttercream frosting. They are so detailed that they'd fool any onlooker.
If you're looking for something more traditional with just a splash of colour, Little Kitchens also has minimalist Korean-style cakes for sale.
Price range: Varies based on style of cake.
Delivery: Delivers within Shah Alam, Damansara, and Subang U3. Otherwise, you can pick up from Subang Perdana.
Little Kitchen's colourful creations can be found on their Instagram. Place an order via WhatsApp.
3. Bakes & Inks
Bakes & Inks is well-loved for their sophisticated baked goods that will elevate any occasion. You can choose from mini 4" cakes or tall three-tiered ones. They even have cakes shaped as alphabets or numbers.
The artisan cake shop uses buttercream frosting to add sweet roses to many of their designs. But there is something for everyone as Bakes & Inks' cakes can be decked out with macarons, chocolate, gold-dusted fruits, and fondant figurines. If those aren't up your alley, you can always opt for their sponge cakes and dessert boxes.
Price range: RM60 onwards for dessert boxes. RM150 onwards for designer cakes.
Delivery: They partner with third party delivery companies to send your orders.
Find their impressive selection on Instagram. Make an order via WhatsApp.
Founded in 2009 by Nyaty, mylittlecakesforyou has a wide range of sweet treats to satisfy your every craving. They've got premium flavoured cakes with rich chocolate ganache, berry tarts, cream puffs, and even chicken pies!
mylittlecakesforyou's showstopper is their signature 'bouqcakes'. What are those you ask? Why, they're bouquets of cupcakes frosted to look just like freshly plucked flowers of course!
Price range: Varies based on style of cake and design.
Delivery: Delivers within KL and Selangor. You can arrange for pick up as well.
Have a look at mylittlecakesforyou's scrumptious bakes on their Instagram. Place your order one week in advance via WhatsApp.
5. Favory Flavor
Favory Flavor's cakes are bursting with life. Marvel at their signature full-sized cakes and cupcakes topped with colour coordinated buttercream flowers - all of which are just too pretty to eat!
They also offer simple yet Insta-worthy butter lemon cakes with light frosting. During the Movement Control Order, Favory Flavor mainly sold moist french butter cakes garnished with pineapple jam and crumble in partnership with artisan food curator Chateau d'areum.beau.
Price range: RM80 onwards.
Delivery: Free delivery within Mont Kiara and Desa Sri Hartmas. Outside of these areas, delivery costs RM10 for orders under RM100, and RM5 for orders above RM100.
Find them on Instagram. To place an order, WhatsApp or email them.
6. Spatula's Cakes & Desserts
Based in Bukit Jalil, Spatula's Cakes & Desserts offers playful yet elegant artisan cakes that would be the star of any celebration. For a fun time, you can check out their marble 'piñatas' - chocolate balls which can be cracked open for a surprise.
If you're not willing to 'play' with your food, you can always opt for a classier look with their trendy Korean-style cakes topped with real flowers and gold flecks.
During the Movement Control Order, Spatula's Cakes & Desserts co-founders Sharon and Cherrilyn began selling chiffon cakes in premium flavours, including honey rose lychee, Niko Neko hojicha, and matcha.
Price range: Varies depending on design.
Delivery: Fees vary based on location.
Scroll through Spatula's Cakes & Desserts delightful creations on their Instagram. Make an order on WhatsApp.
7. MamaGirl Baking
MamaGirl Baking has some of the most intricate cake designs out there. A Korea Cake Association-certified 'Flower Piping Master', founder Rubbii delicately crafts each flower petal using buttercream to give you stunning pieces of edible art.
Their fan-favourite matcha cake with cream cheese frosting is definitely worth a try!
Price range: RM230 onwards.
Delivery: Delivers within KL. Delivery charges vary depending on location.
bitter/sweet is a home-based cake specialist founded by U-Mae. They are particularly well-known for their custom cakes decorated with beautifully hand-crafted sugar flowers. Many couples have ordered wedding cakes from bitter/sweet as well.
If you have a penchant for softer, more romantic colour palettes, you should check out their painted cakes which have a watercolour feel. There are also more dramatic options such as, dark marble cakes and sugar toppers which mimic the draping of cloth.
Price range: RM150 onwards.
Delivery: Pick up from their studio in Klang.
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