A piece of …

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A piece of…

Breaking away from the conventional notion of cakes as purely edible treats, this exhibition pushes the boundaries of creativity and challenges the traditional definition of sculpture. Displaying daring cakes designed not to be devoured but to be viewed (and collected) as magical, and innovative works of art.

Raymond Tan’s story begins in Selangor, where he spent his formative years before relocating to Australia in 2006 to pursue higher education.

While completing a Master’s degree in Accounting, Tan discovered baking as a creative outlet.

His inventive bakes, including whimsical cake pops, intricately decorated fortune cookies, and stunning celebration cakes, quickly gained attention on Instagram.

Tan’s cake pops, featuring designs such as cacti, drippy watermelon, iconic landmarks and figures such as Anna Wintour and Karl Lagerfeld, became an internet sensation.

His work was featured in Vogue, reposted by the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in New York and highlighted in numerous other prestigious publications.

In 2019, following Melbourne’s first Covid lockdown, Tan founded Raya, a bakery on Little Collins Street, that has quickly become a beloved spot for locals and visitors alike. Raya is celebrated for its innovative cakes, which blend traditional techniques with contemporary twists, reflecting Tan’s artistic flair and global inspirations.

Raymond Tan’s journey from self-taught baker to a globally recognized culinary artist is a testament to his passion and creativity. Raya Bakery embodies his commitment to pushing the boundaries of baking and offering customers an extraordinary experience with every bite.

A piece of … begins a new chapter in his story.