Lana Cake Shop stays in the family

Mr Jason Kwan, with his mother, Lana Cake Shop founder Violet Kwan, has made improvements to the shop and the cakes, giving the best-selling Chocolate Fudge Cake a more intense chocolate flavour.
Mr Jason Kwan, with his mother, Lana Cake Shop founder Violet Kwan, has made improvements to the shop and the cakes, giving the best-selling Chocolate Fudge Cake a more intense chocolate flavour. ST PHOTO: ONG WEE JIN

Mrs Violet Kwan's son, Jason, has quietly taken over the business, learning the ropes, updating the processes, revamping the branding and tweaking cake recipes

When Mrs Violet Kwan put up the storied Lana Cake Shop for sale in 2016, she was adamant about finding "the right person" to take over the business.

That person has turned out to be her son Jason Kwan, 53, who gave up his job as a banker in Tokyo to move back to Singapore. It has been 18 months and he said he is finally ready to talk about why he decided to continue his mother's business in Greenwood Avenue.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 06, 2019, with the headline 'Lana Cake Shop stays in the family'. Print Edition | Subscribe