lovely ribbons decorate the breezy yellow striped cake box
I have a big secret - I actually stalk food blogs especially whenever I have time. A quick search on Google often yields up interesting food blogs that I never knew existed, hence I'll bookmark them before adding them to my blogroll. Usually they get transferred over once I'm happy they're constantly blogging vs being one-off bloggers. My first encounter with Su's amazing blog was when I googled, "bull's eye cheesecake". She made these ultra cute pink and white bulls eye cheesecakes in the form of cupcakes with an arrow in 2006. While everyone was making the typical dark and white chocolate bull's eye cheesecake, it took Su's creativity to come up with her pink and white version flavoured with strawberries and given a mini twist as cupcakes! Since then, I have been hooked and constantly read about her budding career here - designing and decorating amazing looking cakes.
chocolate walnut brownie was crumbly and light, cupcakes were gorgeous to look and yummy to munch on and we even got a uber cute bunny bag to go
Like everyone else, I oohed and aahed over all her creations. I absolutely adored the cute penguins for Christmas and I was even tempted to order a fruit cake but decided I better not since I know no one will eat it. Hence, when I read that her shop was opened last weekend, I made it my mission to visit it and sample her goodies.
my poor bunny lost one side of its ear during the journey home, never mind it can still hear with one ear to have selective hearing...
We both felt like covert secret agents - sneakily going into the shop and checking it out. Since it was Mother's Day, she had cookies and cupcakes with Mum written on them. We saw the little sign saying "no photographs", hence there's no pictures of her adorable but very elegant shop, all dressed up in white and bright breezy yellow stripes.
prune layer cake, delectable's beautiful white ribbon and more cupcakes
We bought as many items as we could, since we knew we wanted to try everything. Laden with our goodies, we reached home and I started snapping pictures. First, it was the cupcakes (3 for RM28) that gave me a little surprise. I was expecting hard fondant that was usually inedible on top but instead Delectable's version was soft like icing, very edible and not toothachingly sweet. Hidden underneath the soft fondant was a layer of ganache and then cake. The chocolate cake was my favourite with a soft but dense crumb. We also had the vanilla and ginger versions - where the ginger taste was nice and subtle. The texture of the cake for the vanilla and ginger ones seem a little harder though but its nice since it makes it more substantial rather than the other light as air cupcakes. I was hooked on those cupcakes - simply divine stuff and so prettily decorated with ribbons, bunnies and butterflies.
Her chocolate brownie (RM8 per piece), all tied up in a white delectable ribbon was very good stuff too. Crumbly but not dense, that made it easy to chomp down the small slice. We also sampled the prune layer cake (RM48) - a nice moist cake but I felt it lacked a little oomph like spices. I didn't get to try the cookie though, since I left it for my mother who did her quick whirlwind trip to Singapore to celebrate Mother's Day. Nevertheless, I reckon I'm hooked on her cupcakes that are simply divine. Can't believe it but we managed to chomp down every bit of it, including the tiny bunnies. Do give it a try when you're around the Gardens and hopefully you will love the cupcakes as much as we do. For more pictures, see the Flickr set.
Mid Valley City
Tel: 012-508 1855
(Pork free. Place is nearer to Robinsons side. For pictures of the store, see Su's blog.)
*Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here is entirely based on my personal tastebuds and may vary for others. This review is time sensitive; changes may occur to the place later on that can affect this opinion. The reviewer also declares that she has not received any monetary or non-monetary compensation from this place for writing the review.
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