During an interview with SAYS, the owner of Bakeries Baker n Pastries in Cheras revealed that she started selling birthday cakes for RM5.30 when a regular customer reached out to her while dealing with financial constraints.
Nur Rasziah Fhasyarini Sharolanuar, also known as Fasha, said, “Since the start of Movement Control Order 3.0, I started selling cakes for RM5.30 because a regular customer suddenly asked for just one cupcake. She said that she wanted to make it herself, but the ingredients were expensive and her husband was laid off from work. I didn’t have the heart to make just one cupcake.”
“So I made her one birthday cake. When the cake was done, she asked me how much the cake was and I said that she could pay whatever she wanted. The customer gave me RM5.30 and another RM5 for the delivery runner. That was all she could afford. From there, I thought of selling cakes for RM5.30, which are big enough for entire families to enjoy,” she added.
In a Facebook post recollecting her conversation with the customer, she mentioned that the woman meant to buy a cupcake for her child who was really craving the dessert. Fasha also noted that her cheapest cake would usually cost RM30.
The post went viral and garnered over 1,900 shares and 4,200 likes.