Today, decorated cakes are often used to celebrate all sorts of events and milestones. For example, birthdays, along with weddings, usually aren’t complete without a decorated cake. Other events, like retirements, graduations, and new additions can also be celebrated with a decorated cake. However to turn a simple cake into a mountain of confectionery perfection is not a simple task. It requires extensive amount of passion, skill and creativity. The cake makers should also have an eye for little details. We are blessed to have these Top 10 homegrown talented cake specialists who make cakes look as good as they taste. Let’s find out who they are!
1. Miss Shortcakes
A food lover, a graduate from Le Cordon Bleu Culinary, a chef, a pastry chef, and today a professional cake decorator, Jessica Ting is a proud founder of Miss Shortcakes and the journey to become what she is today is the result of her hard work and passion. Not to mention, talent as a prerequisite. Do take note, unlike many others, Jessica Ting’s passion for cakes started since young age. While other little girls her age were dressing Barbie dolls, she was already decorating cupcakes in her mum’s kitchen in Malaysia.
Into 8 years and counting, Miss Shortcakes today is recognized by many as the crème de la crème of the cake making arena. Having mastered the art of making cakes taste good, she has also grasped the fanciful skill of making them look fantastic. Throughout her career which is mostly one-woman show, she has churned out masterpiece after masterpiece for all occasions, from birthdays to weddings, christenings to anniversaries. Storks, fairies, choo-choo trains and even the occasional body part, you name it, she makes it.
2. In the Clouds Cakes
Committed to 3 important standards, Quality, Taste & Convenience, In the Cloud Cakes specializes in custom designer cakes made to suit your theme, budget and flavors. Each designer cake is personally made with care and love by Head Cake Artist Melissa Wong who is blessed with a special talent for designing cakes. Although self-thought with no professional training, Melissa’s attention to detail, passion for the art and precise work has made In the Clouds Cakes one of the most sought after custom design cake houses in the internet.
In the Cloud Cakes are not only gorgeous to look at, they also ensure freshly baked, yummy and not-too-sweet cakes that kids & adults will like! Therefore, do remember to call at least 2 weeks in advance for any order. Aside from custom cakes, In the Clouds Cakes has an extensive menu that includes a variety of desserts, gourmet cupcakes, cake balls, cake pops, and cookies for all types of events!
3. Pearl Cakes Events
Pearls are unique and exclusive, and highly regarded for its beauty and value - the encompassing inspiration behind the name of this cake couture and event styling company founded by the beautiful owner, Satira Diana. If you’re already a fan of Pearl Cakes, you would be familiar with Satira’s unique and chic designs which stand out from the usual crop of cakes you can find in typical bakeries. While she loves designs that are beyond conventional, she also believes less is more. Her attention to asymmetry details as well as her out-of-the-box vision for designs are key to why the cakes of Pearl Cakes Events are loved by many.
At Pearl Cake Couture & Event Styling, the services they offer are contemporary, non-traditional and modern. Their passion for design is far beyond cake art - from favours, tablescapes, dessert table styling, personalised invites, to the event deco as a whole. Strive to customise concepts with meticulous detail to fit client’s personality and preferred theme, Pearl Cake Events is a suitable choice when it comes to a themed event with lovely cakes as icing to the event.
4. Delectable by Su
Delectable by Su is already one of the familiar names you might have came across in the field of cake specialist. If you recall, this reputable cake maker can be found at the 2nd floor of The Gardens Mall Midvalley City. Ring a bell yet? A graduate of the Notter School of Pastry Arts in Florida, USA, Huen Su Yin made a name for herself with her bold move of diving into an official retail outlet within merely 6 months of returning from the States many years ago. Her goal is simply to reach out to more pastry lovers allowing them to actually look and feel her work. It was indeed a fruitful move and Delectable by Su has since become one of the trendsetters in cakes customization.
A cake to Su, is more than just ‘dessert’. It should be the centerpiece of an event that will leave your guests raving for months. With this believe, Su throws in key ingredients such as fun, creativity, spontaneity and passion into every cake that she makes. No surprise then that Su’s cakes are not just elegant looking but delectable too. Delectable by Su also serves up other delectable treats like nuts, cupcakes, brownies, other pastry and even t-shirts! No wonder “A Passion Beyond Cakes!” like her slogan suggests.
5. Pauline Bakes The Cake
Who bake the cake? Pauline, a gorgeous mommy to two beautiful children, perfectionist, cake designer, sugar artists, baker and pretty much the backbone of Pauline Bakes the Cake. While Pauline’s talent for cake baking was discovered in later part of her life, we tell you why Pauline Bakes the Cake remains the cake specialist that leave many of us inspired.
Prior to making cakes, Pauline spent 11 years working in the Banking/IT industry whom then decided to be a full time mom after her son was diagnosed with a learning disability in 2005. Pauline eventually picked up cake making in a self-taught manner in 2007 and started to get serious in the cake artistry at the end of 2009. Having the passion and loving the challenge of creating cakes, Pauline then upgraded her skills by completing the PME (U.K) Professional Diplomas in Sugarpaste, Royal Icing and Sugar Flowers and have been awarded the PME (U.K) Masters Certificate in 2011. Today, Pauline prides herself as a professional cake artist while living and coping with RSDS (Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome) in her right hand.
Gateau or (Gateaux in plural) if you don’t already know is defined as “A rich cake, typically one containing layers of dream or fruit.” Gateauxlicious (pronounced as “ɡa-to-li-cious”), finds utmost joy in creating something that brings people together. And according to them, it's not just about cake, it's about the memories. Driven by the mother-daughter duo, Jay (Mother) and Asma' (Daughter) are dedicated to creating you, your very own custom-made cake for your special event. While Asma' conceptualizes each cake design to tailor to your celebration, Jay focuses on crafting the finest sugar flowers and the little details.
Their love for all things fine, ensures that each cake is given as much thought and attention, as they both very much appreciate attention to detail. Using only the finest ingredients, each cake is ensured to satisfy your sweet tooth with their list of scrumptious flavours and filling to keep things interesting. Whether it is for a wedding or a first birthday celebration, you’ll find that their cake filled with joy of a mother and daughter would be a perfect suit to the event.
7. TeaRoom by Bel Jee
Founded and powered by Belinda Jee aka Bel Jee, TeaRoom prides itself as the cake specialist who can make any dream come true, literally in cake form. With one of the widest range of designs in their pocket, Bel Jee has vast experience in making any designs possible. Just imagine Totoro, camera, snooker table, a bowl of noodle, minions, all in 3D. You name it, TeaRoom by Bel Jee makes it.
Besides fondant cake, TeaRoom also specializes in cupcakes which equally could be painted with imagination. While they charge a reasonable price for their cakes, just throw any wildest idea you have to them and prepared to be amazed. Do check out their website for more ideas of designs.
8. Tigrelily Cakes
Specializing in all-occasion-decorated-cakes using buttercream and fondant, Tigrelily Cakes caters to your every cake wish, making your cakes come true! Taking up the challenge of making customers’ cake dream come true, the talented fine art graduate, Liyana Osman, has since produced many stunning cakes that add colors to her customers' events. We personally like their Ice Kacang Cake which requires distinctive creativity and attention to details.
If you are looking to place your cake order with Tigrelily, remember to approach them minimum of 1 week in advance! Depending on the size, flavours and complexity of design, the price may vary. Do visit their page for more inspiration!
9. Heavenly Cake Creations by Angeline Stanley
Yes it is true that anyone can bake, but to Angeline Stanley baking is much more than that. Each time Angeline bakes, she embraces the challenge of creating something special and unique, a piece of art, a masterpiece! With this persistency of the founder, you can be rest assured of something exceptional whenever you order with Heavenly Cake Creations. Over the years, Heavenly Cake Creations has served up many happy clients in different type of occasions with their heavenly created cakes. If you are planning a special celebration, a delicious and beautifully designed cake by Heavenly Cake Creations will make it one to remember!
Making great cakes requires lots of patience and practice, a sincere passion and love for cake decorating. For those who love to express yourself with culinary style and flair in the kitchen, Angeline is also certified teacher of all courses using the Wilton Method of Cake Decorating and she enjoys helping her students to acquire the skills to bake terrific cakes and artistically decorate them for practically any occasion!
10. Shyieda Gateaux Homemade
Focusing on novelty designs, 3D and icing sculpture, Shyieda Gateaux proves producing good cakes can be done from home. Operating in Melaka with a home set up, Shiyeda Gateaux is a self-inspired cake specialist which caters mainly for weddings, birthdays and other type of celebrations. Shiyeda Gateaux also makes cake toppers for weddings too!
While they only bake for orders, do give them 4 to 5 weeks’ notice for cakes. For weddings, a sample taster can be made available on request. Browse through Shyieda’s cake gallery to see some of their work.
The compilation of this list was made from the accumulation of public votes. To view the result of the Top 15, download Pollbook on App Store/Google Play. Thank you for reading.