Making Sarawak layered cakes (or kek lapis) requires creativity. You need a touch of artistic flair, special baking skills and, not least, the passion to make the best cake possible. Just ask singer-turned-entrepreneur Sharifah Hadijah Wan Moss, a.k.a. Deja Moss, who has turned her passion for the Sarawak delicacy into a viable business.
“The principle is quite simple — like creating an image from a grid of squares. But the baking and layering of the cake is time-consuming and needs pre-planning,” says the Sarawak-born Deja, who started making the cakes when she was 17.