PRO­FILE

Ar­ti­san bak­ery and café But­ter Stu­dio prides it­self on of­fer­ing lo­cal-in­spired home­style bakes that are hand­crafted daily with the finest qual­ity in­gre­di­ents

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Ar­ti­san bak­ery and café But­ter Stu­dio prides it­self on of­fer­ing lo­cal-in­spired home­style bakes that are hand­crafted daily with the finest qual­ity in­gre­di­ents

It’s hard not to no­tice this sweet dar­ling while tak­ing a stroll down Jalan Be­sar. The en­chant­ing dis­play of cup­cakes in the win­dow of But­ter Stu­dio – a halal-cer­ti­fied bak­ery and café is a good enough rea­son to make passers-by stop for a sec­ond glance.

Inside, the at­mos­phere is lively – maybe be­cause ev­ery­thing is sweet and iced, baked and sugar coated. Here, the bak­ers work tire­lessly to en­sure that ev­ery cup­cake is a work of art. Be sure to try the salted gula Me­laka cup­cake or the salted nutella tart, which is one of the bak­ery’s sig­na­ture cre­ations.

The owner Shan­non Lua draws on lo­cal flavours in most of her recipes, com­bin­ing sweet and savoury in­gre­di­ents to cre­ate bal­anced flavours with­out over­pow­er­ing sug­ari­ness.

Salted gula Me­laka, milo specu­loos fudge, and cof­fee and kaya toast cream-flavoured cup­cakes are ac­com­pa­nied by a se­lec­tion of rus­tic naked cakes, hand­crafted tarts and ar­ti­san ice cream. If you’d like to cus­tom-or­der, don’t be shy – the pas­sion­ate bak­ers here are ex­cited by eclec­tic re­quests. Rec­om­mended treats in­clude the salted caramel red vel­vet cake – fea­tur­ing lay­ers of hand­made clas­sic red vel­vet cake lay­ered with fluffy cream cheese frost­ing with house-made nat­u­ral sea salted caramel driz­zle; the specu­loos on­deh cake – com­pris­ing nat­u­ral pan­dan cake lay­ered with caramelised specu­loos cream cheese frost­ing topped with home­made gula Me­laka sauce and des­ic­cated co­conut; as well as the sea salt nutella tart – con­sist­ing hand­crafted short­crust tart pas­try filled with home­made nat­u­ral sea salted nutella ganache.

On top of the boom­ing bak­ery busi­ness, But­ter Stu­dio also does savoury fare pre­pared with high qual­ity in­gre­di­ents such as farm­fresh eggs and lo­cal mar­ket pro­duce – think poached eggs and hearty burg­ers.

In this fea­ture, Shan­non shares with us how the idea for But­ter Stu­dio came about, her thoughts on up­com­ing food trends and her busi­ness plans for the fu­ture.

HOW IT ALL STARTED?

But­ter Stu­dio was cre­ated out of the love for all things sweet – we be­lieve that noth­ing is as com­fort­ing as a slice of hand­made good ol’ fash­ioned cake es­pe­cially af­ter a long hard day. But­ter Stu­dio also be­lieves in cre­at­ing au­then­tic, per­sonal and well-crafted treats that are ac­ces­si­ble to the com­mu­nity.

WHAT’S SO UNIQUE ABOUT THE OF­FER­INGS AT BUT­TER STU­DIO?

At But­ter Stu­dio, we don’t take short­cuts and all the tasty treats are hand­crafted daily in-house. We also make it a point to al­ways work with fresh fruits and purées, as well as nat­u­ral flavour­ings – we take pride in not us­ing any preser­va­tives or sta­bilis­ers in our prod­ucts. Another thing that sets us apart from other bak­eries is that we like to put play­ful and cre­ative spins on fa­mil­iar lo­cal bakes to cre­ate unique cakes for any oc­ca­sion.

WHAT OR WHO IN­SPIRES THESE CRE­ATIONS?

We are con­stantly in­spired by the peo­ple, things and ex­pe­ri­ences that sur­round us. But most im­por­tantly, we an­chor our ideas on fond mem­o­ries with fam­ily and friends, and we al­ways try to recre­ate fa­mil­iar com­fort­ing treats that one would imag­ine com­ing out of a home kitchen.

WHAT ARE THE QUAL­I­TIES THAT MAKE A GOOD CAKE?

A good cake is one that is de­light­fully pre­sented and fea­tures well­bal­anced flavours. Of course it has to be hand­crafted with care and love us­ing fresh, fine qual­ity in­gre­di­ents.

LOOK­ING AHEAD

We hope to bring But­ter Stu­dio nearer to our cus­tomers and are in talks with po­ten­tial busi­ness part­ners to open more out­lets lo­cally and pos­si­bly in the re­gion as well.

WHAT ARE SOME UP­COM­ING FOOD TRENDS THAT YOU FORE­SEE WILL HIT SIN­GA­PORE SOON?

Sin­ga­pore has a very vi­brant F&B scene. We not only get to choose from a va­ri­ety of in­ter­na­tional cuisines, but we get to ex­pe­ri­ence the var­i­ous food trends from around the world. Due to the fast-paced cul­ture in Sin­ga­pore, we fore­see that there would be more va­ri­eties of fast serve restau­rants open­ing in Sin­ga­pore in the near fu­ture. Hope­fully, there can be more health con­scious op­tions as well.

WHAT SETS BUT­TER STU­DIO APART FROM OTHER LO­CAL BAK­ERIES?

We are con­stantly work­ing hard at our craft – push­ing cre­ative bound­aries, fo­cus­ing on qual­ity, as well as con­sis­tency for all our prod­ucts. At the same time, we are al­ways think­ing of ways to ef­fec­tively en­gage our cus­tomers. We are very blessed to have been able to forge a close re­la­tion­ship with many of our cus­tomers, many of whom have been with us right from the be­gin­ning when we first started.

But­ter Stu­dio 147 Jalan Be­sar Tel: 65/6294-7115 www.but­ter­stu­dio.com

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