To former Istana Negara for Agong’s birthday!
The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre’s (the Centre) Executive Pastry Chef, Jamaluddin bin Zainal Abidin explains the Centre’s intricate white and gold creation titled ‘Pure, Graceful and Harmonious’ to Yang DiPertuan Agong Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah and Raja Permaisuri Agong, Sultanah Haminah at the annual cake presentation at Istana Negara, held in conjunction with His Majesty’s official birthday celebration on 4 June 2016.
Kuala Lumpur.– To show appreciation for His Majesty’s services to Malaysia, the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (the Centre) presented their intricate white and gold creation titled ‘Pure, Graceful and Harmonious’ to Yang Di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah, in conjunction with His Majesty’s official birthday celebration on 4 June 2016.
According to Executive Pastry Chef, Jamaluddin bin Zainal Abidin, standing at 50”(h) by 40”(w), the Centre’s 35kg cake features the Coat of Arms of Malaysia’s 14 states and territories, intricately handcrafted designs influenced by the architecture of the former Istana Negara and individually-carved motifs inspired by His Majesty’s ceremonial uniform.
“Since opening, the Centre has earned a reputation for innovative culinary creations so the pressure is always on to deliver, especially when my team and I are tasked with crafting a cake fit for a king!”
“It is truly an honour and a privilege to make a cake for His Majesty and is something we look forward to every year. We relish the challenge to find new and unique ways to outdo our previous years’ efforts and we hope our 2016 sweet confection delighted His Majesty,” concludes Chef Jamaluddin.
Comprising four separate compartments of different types of brownies including raspberry cheesecake brownies, caramel brownie cupcakes, nutty lollipop brownies and macadamia brownie cookies, Chef Jamaluddin shared, the ‘brownie temptations’ delight took 5 team members over 2 months to conceptualise and 2 weeks to assemble.
Joining Chef Jamaluddin at the cake presentation ceremony held at Istana were the Centre’s General Manager, Alan Pryor; Director of Human Resource, Rohizat Baharum; Executive Sous Chef, Hisham bin Jaafar; Senior Chef de Partie, Mohd Raimarmizan and Communications Manager, Kuzaimah Idris.