Years of perfecting her skills in making the traditional Malay kek lapis has finally paid off for Cynthea Lee Hui Sin. Come Hari Raya, she is sought after for the colorful multi-layered cakes which are usually served in Malay homes during the festive season. A keen interest in baking has resulted in her choice of profession, a full-time baker. Cynthea used to bake cakes and biscuits just to fill her free time before she first got started on her career as a baker. News spread about her skill and she found herself baking most of the time. Initially, the hobby became a lucrative part-time profession and eventually chooses to start with her own business.
Cynthea’s variety of kek lapis is popular not only for the delicious taste, but also the interesting intricate patterns which actually become conversation pieces when served. She believes to become a good kek lapis maker, one has to be meticulous, patient and to acquire the techniques of handling the cakes which are delicate and are easily spoiled by unsteady hands. The process of making kek lapis is very tedious because it involves various stages. According to her, the most difficult stage to master is putting the final touches on the cakes and creating an interesting and attractive decoration. To watch a short video on how she makes these beautiful cakes, click here.
Cynthea often receives numerous orders from the public who come from as far away as Sabah and West Malaysia when festive season is around the corner. Besides baking kek lapis, Cynthea also specializes in wedding and birthday cakes.
Cynthea has been interviewed by numerous local magazines and also by television channels like Astro AEC and NTV7. She has also served Sarawak ministers and head of states.
For more inquiries, please feel free to contact us or call/whatsapp us at 011-1988 6263 To see a simplified version of how Kek Lapis is made, click here.
For more inquiries, please feel free to contact us or call/whatsapp us at 011-1988 6263
To see a simplified version of how Kek Lapis is made, click here.