Blurb from the author: This Raya will be one that we have probably never seen in our lives. There will be no Balik Kampung (return to the hometown) that gives Salam (greetings) or Kenduri (festivals). One thing we can all enjoy at least is Kuih Raya.
I'm not quite sure how
Raya treats (related to cakes and cookies) are usually bought like I've never done before
was the one responsible for the purchases even though I saw a popup
Shops in malls around this time.
It seems nowadays
that Instagram has become a popular platform for bakers to sell their season
Goodies, including Raya.
I would attribute that to that
the fact that Instagram is a visuals-first platform for which it is much easier
Our attention has to be caught and we actually have to see what these treats look like
Since I have scrolled through several
On hashtags on Instagram, I've found that many of the goodies you'll find look like this
the common ones that everyone and their mother could probably make.
However, there are some online sellers who go a step further and add a special touch to their goodies.
bliciousseries.hq is an Instagram account operated by 4 siblings who have been selling their treats all day since 2010 to reduce the stress on their mother, according to a sibling named Zac who spoke to us.
None of them had
formal baking training before they started, just working by trial and error.
A few years later, they attended some biscuit baking courses, but found that this was the case
had already developed her own style for making cookies. Today about 90% of
Your cookies are made according to your own recipes.
During the festive seasons
Like Raya, they bake about 60 types of cookies that cost from RM28 to RM150.
Some of their goodies
I fell on their vampires Cadbury and Nutella Donut biscuits and hers
Kek Lapis Cadbury.
By working with retailers
and agents can distribute their goodies across western Malaysia in 5 years
up to 7 days while orders are placed for customers living in Sabah and Sarawak
The delivery takes about 2 to 3 weeks.
If you want to place an order, you can call it up on Instagram
Information about your agent / dealer in your area.
What Chemilan has to offer ranges from sweet to savory, but what I found interesting was the Choc-O range of sweet treats.
Their chocolates are shaped in the form of Lego-like bricks, which I have to admit I have never seen before that they were sold as Raya treats.
They sell it themselves, but they also offer a product called Choc-O Krunch, which combines the block chocolates, chocolate chip cookies, muesli chocolate and melted chocolate in one container.
The prices for Choc-O
Krunch costs 9.90 RM for one container and 25 RM for 3 containers.
While they don't have it
answered my inquiries about their delivery times, enter them in their
Organic that they deliver through their agents across Malaysia.
You could achieve
them via DM or WhatsApp at +6014 2465091 for more information.
3rd heavenly bakery
The baker behind Heavenlymoonbakery is Sumayyah, who started her journey as an Instagram seller in January 2019. Before that, she was a sales clerk.
After converting to
Islam in 2016 she found it difficult to find halal authentic Chinese moon cakes
her favorite dessert.
She worked on it
Heavenlymoonbakery full time since she started and everything she created
became completely self-taught.
What is unique
Their Raya treats are that they are not cookies or cakes in themselves, but normal moon cakes
and mini sizes.
Called "Baby Mooncake",
The Mini Mooncakes come in three flavors: red beans, pandan and mung beans
with almond nibs and Callebaut Callets, a kind of chocolate drop.
Flavors and sizes of mooncakes you choose, the price can range from RM8
up to RM48.
Deliveries are mostly made in the Johor Bahru region. For orders outside the region, Sumayyah delivers them by courier, which takes about 2 to 8 days.
If you like sumayyahs
Goodies for this Raya you can whatsapp them at +6011 6126 6826.
hijausweetstudio_ is run by Ana, a mother of 5 children and a full-time housewife. She has always loved art and baking, but only started selling her creations earlier this year.
The decorative sugar
The cookie craft she learned comes from books and websites because she is whole
learned by myself.
It can recreate itself
Cartoon characters on the cookies and some own designs
Her Ramadhan design and her medical nurse cookies are recognized
our frontliner in healthcare.
If you want to order
she asks you to make your pre-orders at least 2-4 weeks in advance,
and you can pick it up yourself at Taman Raintree, Batu Caves.
Otherwise she uses
public postage such as PosLaju and J&T Express for deliveries around Lembah
Sound. Customers can expect to receive theirs within 1 to 3 days of ordering
Their treats right now
can cost from RM15 to RM30 / box, depending on the version and quantity.
To order, you can DM
her on Instagram or WhatsApp at +6012 271 9001.
Keem has been a passionate baker since she was young and taught herself baking by watching her mother's techniques, exploring cookbooks, watching TV backshows, and YouTube tutorials.
It only started selling
their cheeks after receiving news that the MCO was extended to its third phase,
It has always received inquiries for orders, but never accepted them.
Since she is unable
to go to her full time job as a piano and vocal teacher or to her part time job
As a baking teacher, she uses this opportunity to earn and share money
she bakes with people.
I have to admit that it is me
I have never seen cake art like Keem's (especially in terms of its decoration
Roll Cakes), which is why I was drawn to their meticulous craftsmanship.
Only she currently
takes orders for their Deco Roll cakes, and you can for a flat rate of RM80
Select all of the designs she created.
After opening her potential account for orders, she received an overwhelming response with orders that must be fulfilled by May 18, 2020.
For deliveries, she
only covers the Klangtal, and you can place an order with her via DM.
Ewin runs Moonandbake, an account that bakes and sells cookies, cakes, and pies. She started baking back in 2015 after struggling to find a Pavlova for her best friend's birthday.
She went around different
Bakeries and pastry shops in Johor Bahru, but could not find any. The next
Day she decided to bake it herself. It went well and even surprised itself.
In front of her
In 2017 she switched to a full-time baker and worked as an interior designer
Designer and only baked on her weekends or days off.
The prices of their raya
The treats range from 10 to 45 RM, and if you are interested in replenishing your treats
Ordering with a cake (usually for weddings or birthdays) costs RM50
up to RM250.
While their treats are
I would say that it is difficult to find similar shopping centers in shopping centers
Pop-up stores. Some I noticed were the Kuda Nutella, Milky Kek Tapak
Oreo and Nutella Pods biscuits.
The areas to which Ewin delivers are Pasir Gudang, Skudai and Senai in Johor Bahru. She usually takes orders at least 2 days in advance, although she also has selected desserts in stock. The delivery times for Moonandbake treats are open daily from 12 noon to 4 p.m.
To order, you can DM
Moonandbakes Instagram or WhatsApp Ewin at +6011 3967 7387.
In Ramadhan from
Nurha started selling biscuits in 2017, drawing on the knowledge she had learned from her
Mother and her experience of being born into an entrepreneurial family.
She actually learned
Recipes from cookbooks, YouTube techniques and inspiration for new things
Flavors and designs from the Internet.
Your full-time career
is a real estate assistant at Menara Suezcap and only sells her cookies
during Ramadhan and on special occasions such as weddings.
Their Raya treats on nurha.dean look like mini donuts in the shape of biscuits, decorated with bright colors, and they are sold for around RM 35 for 54 pieces.
If you stay in Cheras,
Ampang, Langat, Selayang, Gombak, Wangsa Maju, Shah Alam and Petaling Jaya
Count yourself lucky because Nurha delivers there.
For those in Penang,
She employs the help of an agent to postage her treats. After placing
When placing an order, you can expect to receive it in 2 to 3 days.
Bottom line: Giving these treats to someone will brighten up your raya, and they are a nice change from the pineapple tarts or butter biscuits we have for every single raya. I personally stopped eating some Raya treats because I'm bored with the ones we usually get.
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Selected image source: keempossible / nurha.dean