These batik-patterned cakes are almost too pretty to eat

This Raya, inspiration for many festive outfits may come from an unexpected source – the dessert table.

It’s all thanks to the beautiful Batikrolls by Nura – fluffy Swiss rolls delicately decorated and painted like traditional batik. The online cake store based in Singapore has enchanted dozens of netizens after being featured on sites like MashableAsia and Eatbook.sg; these batik rolls are the cakes that launched a thousand shares.

Each 22cm batik roll can be filled with Nutella, vanilla or blueberry buttercream. They were created by 32-year-old Nura Alkhatib. She grew up with a mother who loved making desserts that weren’t just pleasing to the palate, but delighted the eye as well.

“She always made cookies or desserts that were a little more meticulous than usual,” said Nura. “I suppose that’s why I was inclined towards appreciating pretty, petite desserts, and was always on the hunt for sweet treats that looked and tasted amazing.

“During every Eid celebration, my mum would impress our guests with a delicious spread of Raya cakes. She loved making the dining table a showcase, and sending guests home with sweet gifts.”

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The cakes are filled with Nutella or buttercream.

Inspired by her mother’s kitchen passion, Nura started on her own baking journey – and her own gift-giving tradition of pretty sweets. She launched Batikrolls by Nura last year, using one of her mother’s Swiss roll recipes and fusing it with the concepts of cake roll art from Japan, Thailand and Indonesia.

“The process of making the batik rolls is similar to creating art, the difference is just that our canvas is parchment paper and the paint is food colouring and buttercream,” said Nura.

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“During every Eid celebration, my mum would impress our guests with a delicious spread of Raya cakes. She loved making the dining table a showcase, and sending guests home with sweet gifts.”

 

“She always made cookies or desserts that were a little more meticulous than usual,” said Nura. “I suppose that’s why I was inclined towards appreciating pretty, petite desserts, and was always on the hunt for sweet treats that looked and tasted amazing.

 

Each 22cm batik roll can be filled with Nutella, vanilla or blueberry buttercream. They were created by 32-year-old Nura Alkhatib. She grew up with a mother who loved making desserts that weren’t just pleasing to the palate, but delighted the eye as well.

 

It’s all thanks to the beautiful Batikrolls by Nura – fluffy Swiss rolls delicately decorated and painted like traditional batik. The online cake store based in Singapore has enchanted dozens of netizens after being featured on sites like MashableAsia and Eatbook.sg; these batik rolls are the cakes that launched a thousand shares.

 

Traditional batik motifs adorn each 22cm cake roll. From left: Batik Gendongan, Batik Mawar, Batik Pemalang, Batik Mega Mendung, Batik Pekalongan and Batik Parang Rusak. Photos: Instagram/batikrolls

 

 

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