Today, when pastries, sweets, and cakes are widely available, it’s not enough for a pastry to just taste good. It also has to look amazing — and that’s Shaun Teo’s expertise.
Shaun is a Malaysian-born pastry chef currently based in Kuala Lumpur. He creates gorgeous personalized cakes and pastries that are almost too pretty to eat. Almost.
Shaun didn’t grow up baking. In fact, it was only in university that he discovered his passion. He’d always been creative, and wanted to study design, but didn’t know what sort of design he was interested in. With the support of his mom, he joined a Hospitality Management course, where he bakes his very first cake.
That was it for him. He fell completely in love with the craft and decided that was what he was going to do for the rest of his life – he had found his calling. He had to start from scratch and learn everything there was to learn about baking, but in the process, he also found his own style. He learned he liked to design pastries shaped like cute animals and started combining his passion for visual art with his new professions.
Today, Shaun has his own baking studio, where he creates beautiful pastries shaped like animals or plants and flowers. Even if we can’t taste anything – just looking at his work is pure delight.