When we were young, we were not well off, yet mom always baked jam tarts and distribute to neighbors, colleagues, friends and relatives. You may decide to bake your own cookies for the upcoming festive season for distribution instead of buying (where you can never be sure of the taste and it may not be fresh enough). Home baked cookies, especially distributed early (before others start coming in) are often appreciated.
There are several bakery supply stores that professional, aspiring or hobby bakers can go to purchase their baking supplies. One of a large baking supply store located in Klang Valley is House of Ingredients (HOI).
I had thought that perhaps I was the only ignorant person who do not know about the existence of this store. Previously my mom have been a baker for so many years and she was not aware of House of Ingredients. Even my best friend who loves to bake are not aware too. That is why I thought of writing this post to introduce you to this shop so that you have one more choice to shop for your baking supplies.
My friend, who is an avid baker introduced me to HOI as a place to go to get baking supplies- almost anything and everything. For example if you love to make cupcakes, you can get anything from the boos, ingredients (if you want to make from scratch), the muffin mix, the cupcake trays, cupcake linings of various designs and sizes, piping bags as well as various toppings for your cupcakes.
Another example is for mooncake festival, like Bake with Yen, they have almost all the ingredients, moulds (wooden and plastic), linings and mooncake boxes.
One thing though, if you wish to go to HOI, you need to have your own transport or use Grab as it is located in an industry area in Bandar Sri Damansara. The plus point is that if you are driving there especially on weekends, there are ample parking because most of the other areas are closed.
The HOI consist of 2 large lots- one that mainly sell the raw ingredients and another that mainly sells dry materials like boxes, moulds, ovens, mixers and decorative baking products. They are opened full day on Saturdays and half day on Sundays.
Below are the large selection of decorative toppings available for cupcakes, cookies and cakes:
There are also baking raw materials such as various nuts, raisins and jam paste:
There are mashmallows and various grains:
Syrup and food additives:
They also sell plastic disposable containers. Why I took the picture was the heart shaped plastic container which you usually do not find in other plastic supply stores. Once our department had ordered chocolate moose in bulk and they came in the heart shaped containers. I kept the container then because I like its unique shape. Now I know a place where you can get these containers…
You can also find cooking items such as mayo, sauces, butter, etc sold in bulk.
There are aisles and aisles of stuff that I will not be able to cover in this post.
Below are the next store which sells mostly containers, baking scales, measuring cups and decorative items. These are items that are mostly used to decorate the top of cakes and cupcakes:
There are also stickers:
And what is called as artistic cake topper….
Therefore if you are a avid or aspiring baker, you can check out this store as it is a one stop center which you can find lots of items there.
House of Ingredients (HOI)
13A, Jalan Gangsa SD 5/3f,
Bandar Sri Damansara,
52200 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-6270 9116
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/HouseOfIngredients/
Monday to Saturday 9am to 6pm
Sunday 9am to 2pm
Close on Tuesday
None of these products have Halal certificates as HOI repackages in a place that is not certified. also, last time I purchased butter there it was rancid and they would not give replacement.