Black Bird Bookstore

Pop-Up w/ Batik and Baker

Pastry pop-up with Audrey of Batik and Baker, featuring Seri Muka and other Malaysian and Asian-inspired treats.

Batik And Baker is a pastry pop-up serving sweets and snacks inspired by Malaysian and Asian flavors. Batik & Baker was born from owner Audrey Tang’s craving for familiar flavors of her childhood in Penang, her love for California’s seasonal produce and fascination with new foods. Comfort and curiosity is what feeds Batik & Baker; it is a celebration of classic treats and an invitation to try something new and unexpected. All bakes are small-batch and scratchmade.

The menu will feature:

  • Jasmine Strawberry Chiffon Cake: Asha Tea House jasmine tea chiffon cake, jasmine milk tea mousse, Rodriguez Farms roasted strawberries
  • Espresso Chocolate Sablé : French shortbread cookies with espresso & Valrhona Guanaja 70% dark chocolate
  • Lychee Shiso Gelee: Layered jar dessert with shiso milk, lychee black tea, lime gelee (gluten-free)
  • Pandan Seri Muka: Sticky rice with butterfly pea flower, fresh pandan coconut cream(gluten-free, dairy-free)
  • Pandan Kuih Kosui: Pandan steamed tapioca & rice cake, coconut flakes (gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan)

Audrey is a professionally-trained pastry person practicing a craft and a graduate of San Francisco Cooking School. She's had the good fortune to work with and learn from the amazing chefs & craftspeople at Craftsman And Wolves, Mister Jiu’s, Cotogna and Quince.

Batik And Baker was a craving for the familiar flavors that Audrey grew up with in Penang, Malaysia, and of weekends baking with her mom from photocopies of cake and tart recipes from British cookbooks.

Pronounced as bah-teak, batik is patterned cloth made using a wax-resist dyeing technique that originated from the island of Java, Indonesia. Audrey's maternal grandma — Poh Poh — was a Nyonya, of Peranakan descent, and always wore an ankle-length wraparound batik sarong. She is who Audrey takes inspiration from, for this space, for nourishment and for quiet strength.