I finally decided to sample the Just Heavenly cakes last week but it took me a while to put it up as we slowly savoured the items. Our absolute favourite is their Banana Cream Pie shown in its full glory above. We love the crust - so light, crumbly and with a crunch from the crushed biscuits. It's a twist from the usual pies you get since they didn't use a shortcrust pastry but a biscuit crust instead. Kind of a coincidence as I was reading a Fine Cooking magazine just the past week which was extolling the ease of using a biscuit crust for tarts. There's a nice layer of melted chocolate on the crust which is topped with the light as feather cream. Final layer has sliced bananas with a sprinkling of icing sugar. They don't make too many quantities of the pie so if you do see it, grab it as it's sublime.
Here's the famous chocolate durian which was all mine since Splashie Boy hates durian. I had slid a knife through the cake to cut a tiny slice and the moment it opened, a whiff of durian popped out.
If you see the cross sectional of the cake - it's about three quarters filled with the durian mousse with just a tiny layer of chocolate cake to balance the taste. Topped with a chocolate ganache, the flavours from the rich and creamy durian mousse actually melds together very well with the slightly bitter chocolate. Looks like this may be a new trend in say chocolate buffets - dip your durian in the chocolate fountain for additional pleasure.
I had also gotten a profiterole and a rum ball to sample. Their profiterole is not the crunchy type but more towards the cream puff type I remember my mother making when I was young. Filled with pastry cream, it was eaten in a few seconds between the two of us. The rum ball was also delicious and filled with lots of good stuff inside like orange peel and almonds.
I had also bought the sticky toffee with its interesting whirls on top of the cupcake. Unfortunately I didn't get to taste this as Splashie Boy took it home where he has a microwave. This needs about fifteen seconds in the microwave for it to melt the toffee topping before you can savour it.
Drop by their new shop to get a feel of their cakes. I find their cakes to be not as sweet as the other commercial offerings and the varieties offered are unusual. There's not many whole cakes except their Death by Chocolate Cake and the Cheese Chocolate Cake. If you do want a whole cake, you will need to order from them.
Just Heavenly Pleasures
Lot 1.05 & 1.06, Ground Floor
(opposite Chef & Brew) Epicure
No. 1 Jalan Medan Setia 1
Tel No : 03-22879866 (Off. number in Bangsar)
(Open from 11 am to 6 pm from Monday to Saturday. In June, they will be extending their hours to 9pm. To get here, the shop is right next to the Chef & Brew restaurant and just round the corner from Plaza Damansara. If you're coming from the Kiara road, turn up to the Science Centre and go straight up the traffic light. Go straight and you will see the big Chef and Brew sign. Cross the road and make an immediate right turn inside the small road and then turn right into Epicure building. Parking can be bad around here especially during the daytime so you may need to park at the side of the road for a while. To get out, take a loop around Plaza Damansara which is one way. You can go back the same way or at Wisma SBB towards Pusat Bandar Damansara.)