Saturday, January 25, 2014

Vanity Kitchen Layer Cakes

Beautiful layer cakes, painstakingly baked & freshly delivered to your doorstep? Now possible in KL, courtesy of Micheele, an Indonesian food lover who has lived in Malaysia for nearly 15 years & is studying hospitality management at Taylor's University.

Micheele, who's enjoyed baking since childhood, has taken a step toward entrepreneurship by starting Vanity Kitchen, an online business that focuses on Indonesian desserts, particularly "lapis legit," a heritage recipe that harkens to the traditions Micheele learned from her mom, who credits Micheele's grandmother for handing down that culinary knowledge through the generations.

Micheele's layer cakes can come in the 'original' preparation, boasting a bit more than 20 layers, or for a special touch, be enhanced with prunes. Thanks to Micheele for presenting us with these samples. Her full-sized layer cakes, which weigh two kilograms & measure 22 centimetres by 22 centimetres, cost RM160 for the originals & RM170 for the prune versions.

See https://www.facebook.com/vanitykitchen http://vanitykitchen.wix.com/cakes#!menu/c1w2d for ordering instructions. Home & office delivery is possible for the KL city centre & Ampang.

Steamed brownies, a familiar favourite in Indonesia's city of Bandung, are also available for purchase (each kilogram costs RM65). Micheele says these contain less butter & sugar compared to baked brownies, but they still remain moist & creamy.

These treats go well with coffee or tea; we might try smuggling them to, say, The Food Store at DoubleTree by Hilton ...

... where the latte tastes better than expected, rich & robust enough to satisfy.
Main entry on The Food Store: Sept. 2, 2010.

Vanity Kitchen by Micheele Teo

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16 comments:

  1. oh wow the layer cakes look absolutely gorgeous! the steamed brownies sure have our interest piqued =)

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    1. Bob & Julie: yeah, they were a nice change from the usual cakes and brownies that most cafes offer :)

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  2. This is one stunning cake! I love the mix of flavors here!

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    1. Cquek: ya, intriguing options for cake lovers! :D

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  3. i love this post! :) i'm a big fan of steamed brownies. thank you, for this post. i may not be online for the next few days till new year, so i wish you a blessed new year, and cheerio to many more gastronomic posts!

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    1. Sibu Food Diva: glad you found this post! =) thanks, and here's wishing you a very, very happy and safe CNY celebration with your loved ones =)

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  4. Kuih lapis is sooo delicious! It is one of those things which I would pay good money for rather than bake cos it's really tedious!

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    1. Baby Sumo: yeah, I vaguely recall my grandmother making something similar to kuih lapis. i'd probably never be able to do this, so it's great to have an online pastry store that does! :D

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  5. Lovely decor here, Sean, and the coffee looks divine!

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    1. Linda: yeah, The Food Store is a good bet for those reasons! =)

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  6. The thickness of the layers are looking consistent...Lotsa hassle baking this. And this one seem to do it beautifully. Suddenly I feel like baking it again...

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    1. Sycookies: hope you have fun with it! yeah, the layer cake here looks practically perfect! :D

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  7. Awesome! I can't wait to try this! :)
    Does it have the strong spice scent like most Indo layer cakes does?

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    1. Rebecca: yay, hope you enjoy this! :) I felt the taste of spices was relatively mild, but it was definitely there in a level that feels pleasant and not overpowering for me :)

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  8. Steamed brownies! Not had it for more than 10 years. Had it when a friend's ex wife made them for my birthday.

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    1. Missyblurkit: ooo, sounds like this would be a rare treat for many of Vanity Kitchen's customers! =)

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