When the Covid-19 pandemic hit, Malaysian stand-up comedy producer Vinodh Menon found himself left in the lurch. There were no events to host, no shows to produce. But rather than sit around and wait for the situation to get ‘better’, Vinodh saw an opportunity for business: so he sets up an online bakery.
Since it started earlier this year, The Cakery has been gaining a steady base of followers, delivering over 200 cakes across Kuala Lumpur and Selangor in the first three months alone. Customers are spoilt for choice, as they have over 40 different types of desserts to choose from, including cakes, cupcakes, brownies and cookies.
“The pandemic has forced us to look outside our comfort zones to create alternative sources of income. After the events industry came to a halt, I had to turn to other ventures as sources of income, and as a result, The Cakery was born. These past months have been very encouraging as we have seen our order count rise steadily, and our aim now is to keep this upward trend going,” says Vinodh.
Aside from classics like butter cakes, chocolate cakes, cheese cakes and brownies, some of The Cakery’s bestselling items include The Happy Box, which contains an assortment of delectable pastries, as well as the Pandan Gula Melaka Cake and Cupcakes, Moist Chocolate Cake, Orange Butter Cupcakes, Red Velvet Cupcakes, Belgian Mousse Cake, Salted Caramel Chocolate Cake, and more.
The Cakery’s pool of talented and passionate bakers means that they’re able to cater to any occasion, whether it’s an intimate family tea session or a grand wedding.
Outside of its menu, The Cakery also creates custom cakes with designs that suit specific themes. Planning to surprise a family member who’s a Manchester United fan with a special cake for their birthday? The Cakery’s got you covered.
Currently, The Cakery delivers within Kuala Lumpur and Selangor. Orders must be made 12 hours in advance. Customers can opt for their cakes to be delivered right to their doorstep, or pick-up themselves from their The Cakery’s bakery at Brickfields.
Now, I’ve got a treat for my readers!
Order using the promo code TCERISGOESTO to get 10% off of all orders from now until 31st December 2020. Just use the code when ordering from any of The Cakery’s social media platforms at facebook.com/thecakerymy or instagram.com/thecakerymy, or via Whatsapp at 012 750 2810.
The promo only applies for deliveries within the Kuala Lumpur and Selangor area.
If you enjoyed reading this, please consider supporting my website. Contrary to popular belief, I do not make big moolah from writing – and this will go towards hosting fees and ensuring that I can continue to deliver authentic content for your reading pleasure. Thanks for stopping by!
The fam and I aren’t big on birthday celebrations – we rarely even get cakes – but my colleagues in Singapore were kind enough to send me one when they heard it was my birthday. Thanks, guys! They used a service called Cake Together, which is like a marketplace for bakers. There are over 100 to choose from and they provide deliveries around the Klang Valley, Johor Bahru and Penang.
My colleagues ordered a five-inch Chocolate Mudcake from Little Collins, a cakery and cafe in Mont Kiara KL. It arrived at the stipulated time. Aside from the cake, the delivery also included a few bottles of Nescafe.
The cake was beautiful. I was expecting it to be very sweet, but it was just right. It was everything a good chocolate mud cake should be: thick, moist and chocolatey. The cake was also very tall, so despite being five inches there was more than enough to share between our fam of four.
The Cake Together website is very easy to navigate: you can browse according to category, including flavours, cake types (brownies, cupcakes, puffs, etc.) or cakes for special occasions. They also offer halal-certified options, as well as vegan and gluten-free cakes.
You can get same day delivery if you order before 4PM. The order will arrive within four hours. Alternatively, you can order in advance and set the date and time you’d like for it to arrive. Very convenient!
The Chocolate Mudcake from Little Collins is affordable at RM55. Depending on where you stay though, the delivery will cost more: to deliver to my place, the charge was RM25, which is almost half the price of the cake. That’s the price of convenience, I guess.