Decked out in soothing pastel colours, GULA Cakery was initially an ‘Instagram only’ cake shop, but has expanded to a brick and mortar store in Kota Kemuning. Founder Arieni Ritzal combined her degree in early childhood education and her love for baking and turned it into a lovely family business: her brother, Adrien Kent (known for his designs for Feeka, Sitka and Inside Scoop), designed the café, and her parents help out with the daily operations. The desserts taste as breathtaking as they look. On our first visit, we caved in to
the Nutella-stuffed chocolate chip cookies and the light-as-air choux pastry. Not a week later, we returned for the salted caramel chocolate tart and extremely generous serving of crème brûlée. Kids baking workshops are a regular occurrence here; to be specific, they take place every Saturday at 10am sharp and are open to kids aged three and up. Adult baking classes where you’ll learn how to make pavlovas, signature cakes and exotically flavoured cupcakes are very popular. Muslim customers who wish to linger longer will be happy to know there is a prayer room on site.
11 Jalan Anggerik Aranda, BG 31/BG, Kota Kemuning, Shah Alam (03 5131 4604/fb.com/ gulacakerymy). Halal. Tue-Sun, 12noon-9pm. Call to enquire about private, group and kids baking classes. $$