Cake Together: Delivering over 1,200 cakes from 120-plus Malaysian bakers
August 17, 2020
Need an emergency cake in four hours for that family member whose birthday you forgot? Or want help customising a cake for a super-special occasion soon? Or maybe you'd like to browse through all the offerings of Malaysia's top independent bakers and order in the most convenient way.
One luscious rose lychee cake at a time, Cake Together has steadily built a reputation as the Klang Valley's top online marketplace for cakes of every sort, offering more than 1,200 cakes from over 120 bakers - you could try a different cake three times a week and it'll take eight years to sample Cake Together's current selection!
Cake Together now delivers more than 5,000 cakes every month, making it a one-stop source for the insatiable sweet tooth, whether you're craving a conventional macadamia cheesecake or nursing a secret love for nasi lemak cakes.
You'll find all the information you need on caketogether.com - but here are the fast facts.
The catalogue of cakes is categorised by location (Klang Valley, Johor Bahru and Penang), flavours (from coffee cakes to durian cakes), occasion (including gifting and office parties) and minimum time needed (from four hours to three days).
About 70% of Cake Together's 120-and-growing bakers are independent, having joined the platform over the past three years. Cake Together vets its bakers - the cakes assuredly taste good, are hygienically prepared in clean working environments and properly sealed in boxes for delivery.
If you have any enquiries, you can send a message to the Cake Together team for speedy replies during working hours. And there's more to Cake Together than cakes, from cookies and cream puffs to macarons, pies and tarts.
Ordering is a breeze - pay online and your order is immediately confirmed, with delivery time slots available between 11am to 7pm, every day of the year. To receive a cake within the same day, order by 4pm. Delivery charges start from RM12 in Selangor.
All cakes come with a knife, card and candles. All bakers use halal-certified ingredients - there are some alcoholic cakes available on Cake Together, but those are marked accordingly.
When we visited Cake Together's headquarters, we couldn't help admiring the Rose Lychee cake by Kooky Cream, a summertime beauty of rose-infused sponge cake, layered with fresh cream, lychees, strawberries and dried rose petals. If you feel festive, you can even order this cake with balloons.
Chocolate cakes are a consistent crowd-pleaser - we like the look of the Gianduja Chocolate Cake by Junandus (RM69), which you could be slicing into by dinnertime today if you order at lunchtime. Cake Together's listings have plenty of verified customer reviews to help you decide - Nimmy ordered this for her husband's birthday earlier this month, and he really liked it!
For eye-candy value, Cake Together's website is a joy to go through, a treasure trove of potential discoveries. Striking creations include the Pink Rosette two-tone ombre icing cake by Pandalicious (RM110); even a Durian Cheesecake looks elegant in its pale-hued simplicity, courtesy of Jo's Bakery (RM136).
Hunting for more elaborate designs? The Monogram Cake by Pandalicious might fit that bill (RM160), constructed in your choice of alphabet or number, decorated with fresh strawberries, macarons, pretzels and flowers. Or try the buzz-worthy Chamomile Cake by M Cake Boutique (RM220), layered with honey and cream, bordered with honeycomb-resembling white chocolate, humming with miniature honey bees. Alternatively, if you like sweet-savoury cakes, try the Nasi Lemak Cake by Eats and Treats Bakery (RM75), which boasts 12 to 14 servings of nasi lemak in the form of fragrant basmati rice, complete with sambal, cucumber, eggs, fried anchovies and peanuts!
Dietary restrictions can also be catered for - Dena's Bakehouse, for example, does an Eggless Vanilla Baked Cheesecake that still looks creamy and dreamy (RM195). Or for daintier appetites, nibble on Toffee Caramel Cupcakes by Bee Homemade Treats. If you have any other specifications, simply fill up Cake Together's enquiry form to see if it's possible.
Maybe you have friends living in Penang or Johor Bahru whom you haven't seen in a long time? Send them the magical-looking Unicorn Cake by The Sweet Palate in Penang (RM270) or an Assorted Fruit Cake by JB's Agnes Patisserie (RM108)! Both look wonderfully kid-friendly too.
Seeking seasonal specialities? Cake Together already has you covered for mooncakes, with about two dozen varieties from various bakers. Celestial mooncakes sound heavenly, mousse mooncakes should melt in the mouth, while jelly mooncakes make us quiver with anticipation!
Cake Together understands that dessert devotees can't live on cake alone - so the platform also promises everything from Lemon Tarts by Slices & Spices to Malaysian kuih by Kuih Lah, including Angku Kuih, Ubi Kayu, Kuih Lapis, Kuih Talam, Sago, Pandan Kaya, Lapis Jagung, and Seri Muka.
By now, you might be tempted to throw a party for all your cake-loving friends. Cake Together can make that happen too, with party boxes and gifts like macaron towers, cookie decorating kits, sets of mini tarts, and balloon bouquets.
If cakes are the ultimate dessert that brings people together, Cake Together might be all we need to share and spread the love. Many thanks to the Cake Together team for this introduction to its efforts.