Monday, March 3, 2008

Cupcake Chic

If I could paint this post,
.....it would be pink.
If I could include a song for this post,
.....it would be any from Avril Lavigne.
If I could dedicate this post to someone,
.....it would be to my lovely female friends.

A female friend once told me like many other things, cupcakes are nice because they are petite, beautiful and sweet. Perhaps that's why cupcakes have never been my thing. I only had it once, only once at Marmalade Kafe. But I gave this ohhh-isnt-this-the-cutest-thing-ever dessert a second try when I went for a wonderful outing with three lovely girls. I wouldn't call it a girls day out for obvious reasons but am certainly looking forward to the next one as it was really fun.

I've got to divert a little to explain how I met the three girls. Yes, it was through the net. We had a common interest. The interest was somehow...interesting. Now, before you start virtually spitting at my face (due to my allegedly dark history), these three girls were actually our very dear food bloggers whom were free after our dim sum session at Hong Kee.

We had a karaoke session at Red Box (the Curve). While THE voice (aka Mrs. Henney), the pop-turned-emo songstress, and the ultimate lip-sync machine were belting out the latest pop numbers, the young-old-fart me reminisced on the good old days of Sinatra, Don McLean and Jacky Cheung.

After the session, we headed to Cupcake Chic, one of the (then) newest additions to the Curve. First impression: minimally chic deco, wonderful service and colourful menu. And it did not take long before the attention was shifted to the myriad of colours and designs of cupcakes. A general assembly at the United Nations.

Always ready to strike a pose for the camera, these cakes were. And they should be, at RM4.50 a piece, RM25 for 6 and RM48 for 12.

If United Colours of Benetton decides to venture into the F&B business, I strongly suggest cupcakes. The possibilities are endless. By the way, two cupcakes (minimum) if you want the box.

Young-old-fart chose two of them rather distinctively different flavours. The Rum 'n Raisin was SWEET. Very, very SWEET. The cake had a flaky texture while retaining its moisture. A tad too oily. The raisins gave the cake a nice chewy texture and the rum flavour was quite evident. The icing was creamy but SWEET. At this point, I needed my Teh-O-Panas. Kosong, please.

Envy consisted of a green tea cake, topped with green tea cheese frosting. Let's talk about those pearls. I'm sure they are edible and visually interesting but not to my liking. Reminded me of the pips of the mandarin oranges. The cake had a dense green tea flavour. Moist and flaky. The icing was again, creamy. The problem was the undetectable cheese flavour. Overall, SWEET, SWEET, SWEET. Teh-O-Panas-Kosong!

Perhaps it's just me. I've never been a "sugar, spice and everything nice" person and would rather indulge in a plate of hokkien mee instead. But it was a good experience since it was one of the few upper-end cupcake shops in town.

When are we doing Gwen's "Underneath It All" and Meredith Brooks' "In Between a.k.a. B@#$H" again, girls? Can't wait...

Cupcake Chic @ The Curve
Lot GZF-4, Ground Floor
No. 6, Jalan PJU 7/3
Mutiara Damansara
47810 PJ, Selangor.
Tel: (+603) 7726 9075
Website:
http://www.cupcakechic.com.my/

25 comments:

Simon Seow said...

Same here. Not a cupcake person. Just can't stand the sugar and sweetness.

Still wondering people buy cupcakes for decoration or to be eaten.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

haha..sweet is definitely not your game..

Xiu Long Bao said...

so dat is ur new header...look so sweeney todd :I

the ultimate lip sync machine wanna sing my immortal again, but dun gimme the mic, i dun need dat...*ahem*

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

At least you got some great pics.

KampungboyCitygal said...

mdlish cupcakes are more value for money i think..especially after 9 where u get a 50% discount..im such a cheapskate! :D

Precious Pea said...

I still like naked cupcake as am not an icing person. Too sweet.

teckiee said...

hmm i tot the sweetness was ok. the cupcake was not sweet, i guess the icing needed to be sweet sweet to go with the cake? (friday rite? i have to fall sick..muahahah)

kennymah said...

Wow. It's weird that so many people are blogging about overly-sweet cupcakes of late, cos I've just had an overdose of SUGAR last weekend. I am so not touching these lil things... :P

And by the way, are you the Demon Baker now? Hehe...

~Christine~Leng said...

I'm looking forward to good friday now to hear you guys sing! haha..

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Big Boys Oven said...

heheheh can't comment much, cupcake can be sweet and can also be play down! lol!

wmw said...

"Sweets for my sweet, sugar for my honey..." ;o) Soon, THE VOICE will make an appearance again. LOL!

wenching & esiong said...

Aiks, is it too sweet? We don't really fancy sweet cupcakes. But still, we wanted to give it a try!

JOjo said...

Haha...I don't associate sweet with guys. So u're alrite =)

ekeng said...

ooopppss...feel so paiseh when i saw this post..cos i have FFK u guys on that day..hope i can join you guys next time :)

Jason said...

I also think that the sweetness was still acceptable for me but lack of flavour :)

Nic (KHKL) said...

simon seow: i think this little thing is a good conversation piece. Be it tasty or not. Right? Hehe...

joe: oh, you are definitely right, man! But then again, I do enjoy a nice tiramisu once awhile…hehe..

ultimate lip sync machine: inspired mah…nice or not? Meat pie, meat pie! Haha! Use the mic lar, just switch it off lar...then only got style..hehe!

lyrical lemongrass: true also. but then again, cupcakes are absolutely photogenic, so that makes the job much easier. :D

kampungboycitygal: thanks for the tip! I almost forgot about that. Hehe…but wont go there so soon…too much sweetness can kill.. :>

precious pea: yeah, me too. Errr, the too sweet part, I mean..hehe…well, if done tastefully, the naked cupcake can be very nice too! I like! :>

pop-turned-emo-songstress: yeah, sweet sweet sounds sensible. A good contrast. But too much can be numbing…yeah, remember to fall sick, ya! Heaty food, heaty food…

kenny: were you one of ll’s guinea pigs for the cupcakes? Hehe…Demon baker? Haha! I wish…demon, yes but first, I must learn how to bake first.. :)

christine: yeah, yeah! Looking forward to sing too…I heard you guys are pretty good in singing, eh? Great! Watch out for THE voice :)

humanclone: you have an interesting blog. Never heard of Nachofoto but will check it out.

bbo: Hehe, I understand….. And I agree that sweetness can be controlled. So, it really depends on individual taste…Any new cupcake ideas coming up? :)

THE voice: what song is that? Never heard before leh…I can’t wait for the diverse repertoire from THE voice…”out of reach”, encore!

wenching & esiong: yupe, give it a try and let us know what you think. Have it with a cup of nice, hot tea….kosong, ar.. :)

jojo: hoorraayy! Well, there are many sweet, nice guys out there…just so happen that I’m not a dessert guy lar…sour at times..haha!

ekeng: it’s ok lar…at least you helped us to book the room…and you’ve got to work somemore that day…we will not forget our tai kor lar..hehe..

Jason: guess I don’t really have a sweet tooth lar…I must say the cake’s texture is alright and icing is creamy. But too sweet for me lar…*cringe*

fatboybakes said...

hmmm, i coulda sworn i commented here oridi.
i stand my my earlier declaration on dunno who's blog. cupcakes are for girls.
frankly, i cant for my LIFE see the appeal...

Tummythoz said...

Me no fan of cupcakes too. *Taking big bite into cheesecake - now teatime mah*

Jun said...

yeah i find cupcakes a tad too sweet too, but i'm a sucker for their dainty, sugar-coated appearance LOL

Nic (KHKL) said...

fbb: i agree.that's why i dedicated the post to the girls. again, i agree that i cant see the appeal also. hey, no worries about the comments. is it because i changed my header ar? hehehe...

tummythoz: haha, good choice! wah, cheesecake for tea, so nice! i bet your dinner and lunch are just as luxurious...hehe...

jun: awww...i guess my friend's view on why girls like cupcakes is quite accurate then...hehe...

ling239 said...

i tried The Rum 'n Raisin too...
very slight hint of rum, with countable raisins too.... >.<"
why so kiam siap leh ?

Nic (KHKL) said...

ling239: haha! ya lor, why so kiam siap leh hor? RM4.50 per piece somemore...hehe

ai wei said...

they are so-oh-sweet?! aiks... i m not into extreme sweet stuff. would love to try this once but they are pricey for this little petite thingie

Nic (KHKL) said...

ai wei: hehe...ya lor, i also feel it's a bit pricey...but some ppl find the sweetness ok...i prefer hokkien mee lar..hehe