Last week, I had the greatest pleasure of joining the opening of Gula Petite at IOI City Mall Putrajaya. A mini dessert shop located on the 1st Floor and right in front of District 21, it is my newest favourite shop!
Cake and tea, anyone?
Gula Petite, IOI City Mall Putrajaya
Launched on 30th April, Gula Petite is a smaller, more compact version of it’s sister company, Gula Cakery. Gula Cakery has been operating in Kota Kemuning, Shah Alam for the past year and a half. The success of Gula Cakery allowed the owner to venture to Gula Petite.
Gula Petite sells 13 types of cake every day. Every week, Gula Petite will change their cake menu. Fans of Gula Petite’s cakes can look out for their new menu on their Facebook weekly. Apart from cakes, Gula Petite sells sandwiches, drinks and homemade snacks.
Customers love Gula Petite’s and Gula Cakery’s Pandan Gula Melaka Cake, Double Chocolate Nutella Cake, Pavlova and Choux Pastries. I had their CheeseCake on the day of the launch and I just love the flavour – not too sweet and a little crunchy at the bottom. Oh, their Creampuffs are yummy too! I know most of my friends agree on this.
Gula Petite is similar to Gula Cakery in terms of the cake menus. However, Gula Cakery also sells ala-carte food like Nasi Tomato Ayam Merah, Creamy Carbonara and Grilled Chicken Chop. Other than that, Gula Cakery also provides baking classes for children and adults who are interested in baking.
Gula Petite was launched by CEO of TERAJU, Dato’ Husni Salleh. The launch was also attended by the owner of Gula Petite herself, Nor Arieni Adriena binti Mohd Ritzal, her parents, members of the media and friends.
Recipe Book By Gula Petite Founder
On the day of Gula Petite launch, the founder of the bakery, Nor Arieni also launched the sales of her new recipe books. The book, sold in five different colours, consists of Nor Arieni’s ‘signature’ recipes and menus of the cafes.
According to Nor Arieni, she had been baking since she was young with her mother. The two shared a common hobby where they have been making memories and perfecting her skills since then.
The reason this recipe book is made is also for children to share their time with their parents while baking, as well as have fun in the process. There are photos of Gula Cakery’s and Gula Petite’s menus and discount vouchers that customers can use when they next buy something from Gula Cakery or Gula Petite.
The recipe book is priced at RM85 but on the day of the launch, it was sold at RM75 each.
Nor Arieni hoped that more youngsters will be more involved in baking in the future. With the success of Gula Cakery that was named as best family-themed cafe in Kuala Lumpur by Time Out KL, Nor Arieni hoped for the same success for Gula Petite and hoped to open more outlets in the future.