Delectable By Su is a well-known chain of designer cakes and desserts. It's a business founded by a bubbly, talented and passionate cake lover, Su Yin. Who has a curiosity and interest in exploring and sharing her cake recipes, she started a blog talking about her cooking adventures in 2006. And now, Su bakes delightful creations which are pretty to look at and yummy to taste. Recently, we got a chance to catch up with Su herself to talk about her passion for baking and how Delectable By Su came to be...
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Su, how did you get the idea to start a bakery with such pretty cakes and desserts ?
Everything I've discovered in the initial stages was purely from excessive net surfing! haha there was no pinterest back then, only blogs; which were lengthy in explanation and when I started getting into it; I was at University. After graduation, I went to pastry school, Whilst getting a real job was on the to-do list; I embraced the requests I was getting from back home in Malaysia for a retail shop to do customized fondant cakes and hit the trend of fondant cake right before it began and I think it really helped grow the business.
At what age did you make your first cake ?
8, it was my mom's birthday and I found a recipe with sis,.. excited from a tv cook show, we must have wrote down the wrong quantities or ingredients; because ... gosh it was so bad. Haha..!
Tell us what you feel is the best or worst part of your job?
The best part of the my job is the feeling of being part of my customer's special days and celebrations. It's an honor and pleasure to help create memorable moments for someone especially for long time customers who I've done from engagement cakes to their baby's firsts and second birthday cakes.
The worst part is letting people down even when I try my very best. We are all limited to the talents we are blessed with and I do make an honest effort to do my best work each time. There have been incidents when my best unfortunately isn't up to expectation.
I am sure you have baked a lot of cakes, what’s your worst cake disaster?
Most forms of disasters come in the little details. The kind of stuff that gets past you when you're trying to get the 'bigger' things done. I once had a birthday cake done for a very important member of the royal family. They were bringing it with them to a different state and an hour into their journey I received a call. There was a letter missing from his name on the cake and they couldn't display it at the party. Safe to say i was stabbing myself in the eye out of frustration. It's still why I prefer not to work in a hurry.
Any words of wisdom to upcoming entrepreneur bakers out there?
Never forget why you love baking. Times can get rough, after about 1000 cakes we wear out, but reminding yourself about the simple joys of baking and spreading happiness will keep you motivated.
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