Instagram’s realm of home-baked delicacies is highly intriguing (and mouth-watering). Those who launched their micro-businesses, combining gastronomic ability with commercial zeal, are truly inspiring. Scrolling through their feeds can create a pleasant visual experience highlighting just how talented and innovative Malaysian artisans are.
We know plenty of small local businesses to support, but here’s a short list to get you started on your quest for the next time you crave freshly-baked homemade pastries.
1. The Last Bite
The Last Bite specialises in handmade baked products made with pure butter and organic ingredients, such as butterfly pea flower and matcha loaves. Founder, Evelyn Yeoh combines local and foreign flavours to make small quantities of delectable baked delights. Warning: it’s extremely tough to quit eating after you’ve tasted the first bite.
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2. Loaf out Loud
Banana lovers, you are in for a good treat. Loaf out Loud specialising in banana bread that you will go bananas for. They presently offer two delicious flavours: Classic Banana Bread and Chocolate Banana Bread, but the original is without a doubt the best-selling. Their banana bread has been praised as light, delicate, and fluffy.
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3. Bake n’ Hustle
Another banana treat! Bake N’ Hustle’s classic banana cakes serve as the most satisfying snack ever, especially when coupled with a hot cup of coffee or tea. You can choose between walnuts and chocolate chip fillings. If you’re feeling extra, they also have soft cookies with the same flavours.
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4. Baked in Chelsea
Marina Malek’s Baked In Chelsea is well-known for creating rugged and ‘naked’ stacked cakes, that are churned to perfection, with delicate, soft, and fluffy textures and smooth, creamy icing. Aside from the cakes, this home based bakery also offers addictive banana breads. You can request for extra walnuts & choc chunks filings!
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At times, our sweet tooth will give us an overwhelming longing for a moist, chewy chocolate cookie, and this home baker specialised solely in cookies. There are seven distinct flavours to choose from—cookies aficionados will be spoilt for choice with Dark Choc Sea Salt, Milk Choc Walnut, White Choc Cranberry, Peanut Butter Choc, Orange Dark Choc, Coconut Pandan, and Ginger Cinnamon.
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6. All About Chew
Another cookie business? Sign us up! All About Chew’s Big Ass Chocolate Softy, which has a crispy hard outside and a soft, creamy inside, may satisfy the cravings of cookie fanatics. Yasmin JS, a mother of three, decided to start a home-based bakery to support her boys. The motto here is chewy cookie, not crunchy.
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7. Moment Wonders
Moment Wonders is a home bakery that excels in eclairs and puffs influenced by the works of acclaimed chef Christophe Adam. From Niko Neko for its matcha and houjicha collections, to Callebaut for its chocolate line, Moment Wondersemploys only high-quality ingredients. They use no preservatives, artificial flavours, or colouring in their eclairs.
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