These handmade cakes are all the rage now, and it’s easy to see why
These cakes are literally edible works of art.
The buttercream cakes are made by an online bakery in Singapore, and have been flying off the shelves since they started going viral.
Each cake sold by Batikrolls by Nura, measures 8 inches long and can be filled with one of three flavours — Nutella, vanilla or blueberry buttercream.
The cakes, which cost around $20 each, are all designed with a Batik pattern.
Batik is a traditional Indonesian technique of hand-dyeing fabrics using patterns laid down in wax.
The dyed fabric usually feature bold, colourful prints that are similar to the ones seen on these cakes.
How it’s done
According to Batikrolls, they start off drawing the design — which can be drawn free-hand or with a stencil.
Once the batik design is completely filled in with buttercream colours, its baked in the oven for a few minutes.
The cake batter is later added over, and both layers go in for a second baking.
“The tricky part is (combining) the (prints) together with the cake and baking it together. After that, we flip the cake upside down and peel away the tracing paper to reveal the (print),” Batikrolls told Mashable.
According to Nura, the founder of Batikrolls, she was inspired to start baking after watching her mum in the kitchen.
“My mum has been passionately baking all her adult life. I used one of her popular recipes and fused it with roll cake art,” she said.
If you’re keen on the cakes, you’ll have to hold your horses for at least another month. Nura’s store is sold out until July 17, so get those orders in soon.