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Instagram has become a big platform for baking, especially last year with the rise of homemade bread (no pun intended.

It has been incredible to see home-bakers thrive, begin or expand in the business of baking, and after a lot of “research”, we’ve found five local home-bake shops you won’t regret getting dessert from. Support local talent by placing your orders from here:

(Main image credit: Brown & Sugar Concept)

That Last Bite

That Last Bite is a sweet (and occasionally savoury) artisanal bakery. Merging familiar homegrown treats together with international flavours, they’re on a mission to feed those who crave the unexpected. As a team that’s obsessed with creating the most delicious moments — be it a decadent chocolate chip cookie, or a hearty butter loaf, it’s clear The Last Bite communicates their passion through food. They’re opening their first cafe in Ampang K Town on 26 February!

What to order: Chewy chocolate chip cookies

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The Pantry by Erina

Erina Lim turned her side hustle into a full-time job; creating pantry staples using all natural and wholesome ingredients. You’ll have to put in some work here for your work, because The Pantry sells items like pancake mixes, no-bake brownies mixes and nut-based butters to get creative in the kitchen with — and if you’re hungry in the meantime, you can snack on almond nut butter balls. We love this option for being health-conscious, as nothing contains refined sugars, preservatives, and additives.

What to order: Coconut Cashew Nut Butter

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Real Sweet Treats

Baking was always a hobby for founder Renee Soliano Tan, who’s brand name takes the initials of her own — RST! Her business took over her tiny kitchen at home where she started with cookies and cupcakes, and now she makes tarts, chocolate, and so much more. Her desserts use only the finest ingredients to bring her customers the quality and creativity Renee’s Real Sweet Treats has made a name for.

What to order: Calamansi tarts

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Bare Bakes by Losh

Loshna works in the medical field by day, but found her passion in baking where she most enjoys trying out new recipes, feeding loved ones and seeing their happy reactions. She says it was her mum who taught her how to bake, and she has since found it very therapeutic. Bare Bakes specialises in artisan tea cakes to be enjoyed with a cup of tea or coffee. You can also place your orders by sending an email to barebakes.my@gmail.com.

What to order: Chocolate covered Madeleines

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Brown & Sugar Concept

This brand of dessert tarts, custom cakes and dessert tables was founded husband and wife, Hariz and Syai, in August 2016. It’s hugely popular for both aesthetics and deliciousness. Now during the lockdown, Brown & Sugar Concept have added a combo box you can order based on the dessert’s available dates only. New desserts are available every Wednesday and Saturday, but you really have to hurry to make your order — these desserts sell like hot cakes.

What to order: Pralines.

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