After 50 years Lana Cake’s Violet Kwan, 88, is retairing

violetAfter 50 years of selling her celebrated chocolate cake, Mrs Violet Kwan of Lana Cake Shop looking for a successor.

The 88-year-old mother of two says she is getting on in years and is hoping to sell the business, which will incorporate her recipes and the shop at 36 Greenwood Avenue.

For five decades Singaporeans have grown up eating her famous chocolate cake, covered by thick, glossy fudge. She offers around 100 cakes day, for the most part chocolate ones.

“It is a lot for me, I need to take a break,” she says.

But, she might want to find “the right individual” to assume control over the business, for the sake of her long-term clients.

“It must be somebody who truly values the cake, who knows how to bake and is not simply searching for a business opportunity,” she says. “I trust he will take Lana Cake to more prominent statures.”

She won’t talk about an offering cost, however her daughter Jennifer, 53, says the shop is worth at $4 million. Request ought to be coordinated to

Mrs Kwan includes that clients who began purchasing cakes for their infants’ one-month birthday have gotten to be faithful fans whose kids and grandchildren are additionally clients.

The shop is shut on Sundays and Mondays, however she bake on other days, working from 10.30am till 1pm and continuing after lunch. She is chipper and drives herself to the shop from her home close-by.

She began selling the cakes in 1964.