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Bring on the birthday cake: amazing bakeries and cake shops in KL

There’s no better way of pleasing a crowd (or a partner) than with a truly epic birthday cake. We’re lucky here in KL to have a plethora of bakeries and cake shops, from the established to the boutique, and therefore an incredible range of cakes to choose from for those special days. Here are some of the best cakes in KL, and lucky you, you can order them online via the new GrabFood whole cakes delivery service.

Psst! Delivery is just RM7, and you can enjoy 15% off with the code CAKESOTW from now until 31 December 2019. Don’t forget, this offer is valid for selected merchants in the Klang Valley.

 

Modern cakes

For a real wow-worthy cake, you can’t look past Ennoble by Elevete (pictured top), the brand behind several of Instagram’s most showstopping cakes, and the supplier to some of your favourite cafes. One of its most popular creations: the Popstar, a salted caramel chocolate cake crowned with a delicious and photogenic ring of popcorn. Another crowd-pleaser is the Locale, featuring the familiar flavours of pandan and gula melaka; a towering green dream of pandan cake layers sandwiched with addictive gula melaka icing and topped with caramel and coconut shavings. And of course, Ennoble by Elevate does the classic Burnt Cheesecake.

Ennoble by Elevete
Pricing: from RM80–145 for whole cakes
Available online only


Over in Bangsar, family favourite Tedboy bakery is known for its great pastries and sandwiches, but don’t skip its elegant, sophisticated cakes. The Pear Helene would impress any mother-in-law, while the Salted Hazelnut Praline, covered in glossy chocolate ganache, is a winner at any occasion.

KL’s best birthday cakes: Salted Hazelnut Praline cake from Tedboy This is Tedboy’s most luxurious cake, with Valrhona chocolate and Pearls. Photography: courtesy of Tedboy

Tedboy
Pricing: from RM68.90–84.80 for whole cakes
Address: No. 10, Jalan Telawi 4, Bangsar Baru, 59100 Kuala Lumpur; see official site for more locations
Phone number: 03-2202 1312
Opening hours: Monday–Friday: 7.30am–9.30pm; Saturday–Sunday: 8am–9.30pm

 

Or try Kiara Cakes, a homey cafe with a seriously impressive cake display. We love its famous Cempedak Kek Lapis for a comforting twist on a classic, or the beautiful Strawberry Lychee Rose Cloud Cake.

KL’s best birthday cakes: the pandan gula melaka cake at Kiara Cakes Sample a slice of Kiara Cakes’ bestselling pandan gula melaka cake

Kiara Cakes
Pricing: from RM12.50–16.50 for cake slices (please note whole cakes are currently not available on GrabFood)
Address: 7.4, Vista Kiara, Jalan Kiara 3, Mont Kiara, 50480 Kuala Lumpur
Phone number: 013-518 8000
Opening hours: Monday–Tuesday: 9am–7pm; Thursday–Sunday: 9am–7pm

 

Ice cream cakes

Can you say “ice cream cake” and not think immediately of Baskin-Robbins? The place is an ice cream institution. And before you ask, no, ice cream cakes are not just for kids — though Baskin-Robbins definitely knows what will appeal to its younger customers. There’s the adorable Happy Bunny cake for young’uns, or the rather more grown-up Chocolate Tuxedo, encased in bars of milk chocolate and sprinkled with chocolate shavings, for the adults.

 KL’s Best birthday cakes: Chocolate Tuxedo ice cream cake from Baskin-RobbinsBaskin-Robbins’ Chocolate Tuxedo cake comes in a variety of three chocolatey ice cream flavours

Baskin-Robbins
Pricing: from RM105–239 for whole cakes
Address: Lot F-K02, first floor, Mid Valley Megamall, Mid Valley City, 59200 Kuala Lumpur; see official site for more locations
Phone number: 03-2391 9931
Opening hours: Monday–Sunday: 10am–10pm

 

Or support home-grown brand Inside Scoop, beloved by KLites for its innovative, nostalgic flavours. The Bombe Alaska is an absolute stunner, with layers of Inside Scoop’s bestselling durian and Valrhona chocolate ice cream perched on a crunchy peanut base, beautifully finished with a lightly torched layer of sweet meringue.

KL’s best birthday cakes: the Rocher ice cream cake from Inside ScoopThe Rocher cake features Inside Scoop’s Rocher ice cream at its heart, nestled in chocolate mousse and finished with peanut chunks and more chocolate. Photography: courtesy of Inside Scoop

Inside Scoop
Pricing: from RM93.30–135.70 for whole cakes
Address: No. 9, Jalan Telawi 3, Bangsar Baru, 59100 Kuala Lumpur
Phone number: 03-2202 0235
Opening hours: Monday–Thursday: 1pm–11pm; Friday–Saturday: 12.30pm–12am; Sunday: 12.30–11pm

 

Classic cakes

is loved by mothers and grandmothers all over KL, and for good reason — its cakes have come to represent classic celebrations, from birthdays to anniversaries to graduations. For a no-brainer, pick a chocolate option; the Chocolate Indulgence combines layers of dark, milk and white creamy filling, while the Moist Chocolate Cake delivers a straightforward chocolatey hit (perfect with a glass of milk). And that ’90s standard, the New York Cheese, is still celebrated here.

 KL’s best birthday cakes: the chocolate cheesecake and New York cheesecake at Secret RecipeGreat with a hot cup of tea: Secret Recipe’s bestselling chocolate and New York cheesecakes

Secret Recipe
Pricing: from RM70–130 for whole cakes
Address: No. 69G, Jalan Setiabakti, Bukit Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur; see official site for more locations
Phone number: 03-2095 8678
Opening hours: Monday–Saturday: 10am–10pm

 

Japanese bakery Komugi does a range of cakes from simple cream-filled Swiss rolls to decadent chocolate layer cakes. Must try: the layered Chocolate Tiramisu.

KL’s best birthday cakes: the Gianduja cake from Komugi with hazelnut creamKomugi offers chocolate cake that is dark and intense, with hazelnut cream. Photography: courtesy of Komugi

Komugi
Pricing: from RM49.98–79.50 for whole cakes
Address: LG 1.12–1.13, lower ground floor, Pavilion KL, 168 Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
Phone number: 03-2110 5022
Opening hours: Monday–Sunday: 10am–10pm

 

Cheesecakes

No one does cheesecakes like Purple Monkey does — its creations are works of art, topped with beautiful arrangements of sliced fruit. For a definite crowd-pleaser, try the Sinful Mango, a creamy cheesecake adorned with whirls of sweet sliced mango. But for the real money shot, order the Flower Garden, which is topped with a delicate arrangement of mango, peach, kiwi, blueberries and strawberries, forming a bouquet that’s a feast for the eyes as well as the taste buds.

KL’s best birthday cakes: the Mini Monkeys cheesecake platter from Purple MonkeyThe Mini Monkeys selection of small cheesecakes lets you try more flavours. Photography: courtesy of Purple Monkey

Purple Monkey
Pricing: from RM65–230 for whole cakes
Address: No. 30, Jalan 21/19, Seapark, 46300 Petaling Jaya
Phone number: 017-260 4781
Opening hours: Monday–Sunday: 10am–9.30pm

 

Mr Chizu specialises in Japanese-style, light and fluffy baked cheesecakes, in smaller individual servings or traditional whole cakes. If you’re not after a cheesecake, try their light-as-air Black Sesame sponge, or a many-layered mille crepe cake.

Best birthday cakes in KL: the signature Mr Chizu cheesecakes in original and chocolate flavours Mr Chizu’s signature cheesecakes come in original and chocolate

Mr Chizu
Pricing: From RM13.80
Address: C-K5, Atria Shopping Gallery, Jalan SS 22/23, Damansara Jaya, 47400 Petaling Jaya
Phone number: 017-888 2180
Opening hours: Monday–Sunday: 10am–10pm