At first glance, you may mistake Sylvia Ramlal’s cakes as glass ornaments. The former accounts director in media production sales, 33, makes ethereal 3D jelly ‘cakes’ with hyper-realistic flowers and kois suspended in konjac jelly. It’s really quite mesmerising to look at; we feel like we’re gazing into a placid pond thriving with eco life.
But for those with a sweet tooth, the past couple of days have been rather alarming — along with an announcement of a circuit breaker extension, the government has also restricted more businesses from operating in a bid to battle Covid-19 by reducing public crowds. This includes standalone bubble tea shops, and dessert shops that sell exclusively sweet treats like ice cream, froyo and cakes. And you may be wondering, what about my birthday, or the Mother’s Day gift for my mum?
While there are exceptions, home bakers like Sylvia are unfortunately not allowed to continue selling their wares. But you can still ogle at the fascinating process of making these cakes below, and order one as a post-circuit breaker treat (disclaimer: orders may only be fulfilled after circuit breaker period ends, or if there’s a regulation change). Prior to the new stay-in measures, we dropped by Sylvia’s cake-making session to find out how she crafts these works of art.
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