Also known as ‘tapau’ cakes or lunchbox cakes, Korean bento cakes are characterized by their tiny size which is usually about 4 to 6 inches. They are also generally packed in takeaway boxes, hence the cute and simple appearance. The aesthetics of Korean bento cakes fall more towards minimalistic designs and pastel colours which can be customised according to your wishes. Wouldn’t they make the perfect birthday cake for your next celebration? Here are 9 bakers in KL and Selangor to order Korean bento cakes from!
P.S. I have also included their locations as most of them are home bakers and the cakes would be delivered from their venue to yours. If it’s far from you, it would naturally cost more. If you have concerns about that, finding a baker near you would be more cost-effective. Some of them do provide a self-pickup option too!
The bestseller and most recommended at Kinbakeryly would be their 4-inch Lunch Box bento cake. But what really caught my eye was their Joyful Box where you get to decorate your own cake. The set comes with a 4-inch vanilla sponge cake and an assortment of buttercream icing, toppings and even a ‘Happy Birthday’ sign. This would be a lot of fun especially with children!
At Tiga Chamcha, you can get their Korean Style cakes in three sizes – 4-inch, 6-inch and 8-inch. Depending on the birthday person’s appetite, group size and their love for cake, you can order a bigger cake to suit your celebration. The flavours available are vanilla butter cake and chocolate moist cake. As for the design, just let them know the design you want or modify from one of the many cakes on their Instagram page!
With a flair for drawing cute cartoons on her cakes and even attempting portrait style drawing, Paper Girl Bakes sells Mini Bento Cake (4-inch) and Petite cake (5-inch) along with custom cakes at 5- and 8-inch. Her cakes are unique in that they come in 2 and 3 layers – allowing for more flavours to be incorporated into the bento cakes. She has also recently introduced new flavours, so you can mix and match to suit your tastebuds.
Tribakerie’s bento cakes come in 3 sizes – 4-, 6- and 8-inch and you can choose between a round shape or heart shape cake. They come in one flavour which is chocolate moist cake with chocolate ganache filling. You are spoiled for choices when it comes to the aesthetic. Just a scroll through their Instagram page will show you so many designs and possibilities for your own cake. You might even be tempted to get one for yourself.
Speaking of getting a cake for yourself, if that seems a little too much, you could get a box of delicious pastries instead! Check them out here.
Tiny Baker is actually a Korean-inspired café located in Kota Damansara – they are well-known for appealing and charming interior in addition to their famous Korean Toast Set. So famous until you have to make a reservation for the set! Another thing that Korea is famous for is their desserts and Tiny Baker does not disappoint. Their vintage-styled cakes are super adorable, and they also sell bento cakes (4-inch) with special designs.
Although the name is 6 Inch, they do bake 4- and 5-inch cakes including 6-inch cakes, of course. The flavours available are amazing with their bestsellers featuring fresh fruits such as mangoes (Magnificent Mango) and strawberries (Cutie Berry). Other flavours include Earl Grey, Classic Vanilla, Fancy Lemon and Mad Choco which sounds equally scrumptious. Check out their caketalogue for available designs but you can still customise the colours and words on the cake.
Tamago Cakes is another place where you can go to get minimalist and bento cakes. My first experience with them was when my sister ordered my birthday cake from them. For my father’s birthday celebration recently, I decided to get his birthday cake from the same place too. The reason for that was because of their bestselling flavour which is the apricot cake – genoise cake sponge with apricot jam filling and apricot cream. Not only that, but it’s also a fresh cream cake. The combination made for a light, airy and refreshing taste that all my family members including my father enjoyed.
Get your 4-inch bento cake with their signature buttery vanilla cake with berries compote at We Puff You or try their 6-inch half cake which is equally cute! They also do a monthly trip to Penang, so if you are based there and don’t want to miss out, you can pickup your cake from them on the specified date. I especially love the idea of having the Spotify code on the cake and FYI, it works!
Last but not least, Street Bake bakes up pretty cakes at 4-inch, 6-inch, 7-inch and 8-inch sizes. What stood out for me was their gorgeous vintage crown cakes – perfect for the princess in your life. They also have heart-shaped cakes that are only available in 7-inch size, but all cakes are customisable. All you have to do is drop them a WhatsApp to get the best cake for your next birthday celebration!