IPOH: A married couple, both graduates, decided to venture into a new field, making cakes and crepes for a living.
Mohd Roslan Ibrahim and his wife, Teh Samrose Mahasan, both 31, have no regrets about changing their vocation.
They set up their cake and crepe business in 2018, and it has been thriving ever since.
The couple has also joined the “Menu Rahmah” programme, an initiative by the Domestic Trade and Cost of Living Ministry with strategic partners, to help reduce the cost of living for Malaysians.
As a participant in the Menu Rahmah programme, the couple is offering “Rahmah Desserts” at only RM1 for a slice of their fresh-baked cakes and crepes at their stall in Bercham here.
Mohd Roslan, who was a land surveyor for six years, decided to quit his job after his company faced problems during the Covid-19 movement control order.
“When I was working, my wife made cheesecakes and durian crepes and sold them through agents in the state. After quitting my job, I decided to help my wife full-time.
“And with the increasing cost of living, my wife and I decided to do our part by participating in the Menu Rahmah programme, offering Rahmah Desserts for only RM1,” he said when met at his stall, reported Bernama.
He said business has been brisk, with all the cakes and crepes at the stall selling in less than an hour on the first day they offered the Rahmah Desserts.
Meanwhile, Teh Samrose, who also holds a degree in event management, said their customers queued as early as 2.30pm although the stall only opens at 3pm.
She said she and her husband decided to offer the Rahmah Desserts so that people who usually couldn’t afford to buy such delicacies could also buy the cakes and crepes at a cheaper price.
“The idea of selling cakes and ‘desserts’ for RM1 came about when I thought about the rising cost of living, where not everybody can afford to have cakes and crepes.
“At my stall, for only RM10, my customers get to buy an assortment of cakes, crepes and doughnuts, which are freshly baked and made,” she said.
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