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
47810 PJ, Selangor.
Tel: (+603) 7726 9075