If you are new in town, then you have just missed the cupcake craze. The little fairy cakes were very popular awhile ago, resulting in specialty cake stores popping up like mushrooms. One of the more important pioneers of the cupcake trend is Wondermilk. It started out as a blogshop, enticing customers with pictures of creatively decorated mini cupcakes. Wondermilk now has three outlets and is still churning out cupcakes with adorable designs, perfect for birthdays, weddings or baby showers. Cupcake Chic is a true cupcakery with 25 flavours available for you to choose. If you want something with a local twist, try the pandan gula Melaka cake with coconut frosting.
The latest trend in town is red velvet, and Hummingbird from Bangsar definitely wins the popular vote. Moist and tender with thick cream cheese frosting, the red velvet is available in slices as well as cupcake form. Fat Spoon is a close contender, their very soft, melt-in-your-mouth red velvets are served warm (however, the real star in Fat Spoon are their banana spring rolls served with ice cream).
Don’t worry if cupcakes and red velvets are not your thing. Plan B has so many desserts under their belt you will find yourself having a hard time choosing just one. Their chocolate torte (which is really a giant ganache that can feed four people) is very, very rich and understandably served with a tall glass of milk. Alexis has the most talked-about tiramisu in town; its soft layers are soaked in cognac and topped with generous amount of praline. Bee’s Bakery serves homemade ice-cream by The Last Polka, turning local favourites like teh tarik, gula Melaka (palm sugar) and Nutella into delectable ice-cream flavours. If you are into the whole breakfast-for-dessert thing (some people think pancakes with strawberries and cream are valid desserts), try their churros with some dulce de leche dip.
Explore around and you will find that it’s not hard to look for desserts in town that will satisfy your cravings, but it may be a little harder to choose a favourite.
7A & 8A Level G2, Publika, Solaris Dutamas, Jalan Dutamas 1, KL
Tel: 03-6211 1092
- Cupcake Chic
Lot GZF-4, Ground Floor
No. 6, Jalan PJU 7/3, Mutiara Damansara,
Tel: 03-7726 9075
Beatrice Looi Boutique,
Jalan Telawi 3, Bangsar
Tel: 03-2201 5889
- Fat Spoon
Damansara Uptown, PJ
Tel: 03 7728 3323
- Plan B
Ground Floor, Bangsar Village 1,
Jalan Telawi 1,
Tel: 03-2287 2630
- The Bee
36B, Level G2, Publika, Solaris Dutamas
Jalan Dutamas 1, 50480, KL
Tel: 6016-6736 142