Thursday, November 15, 2012

Jaslyn Cakes, Epicurean Macarons, Lexy Brownies & Fat Blossom Cupcakes

Jaslyn Rangson & David Lee, two Malaysians who trained at Le Cordon Bleu London, returned to Kuala Lumpur this year, bringing home their passion for patisserie produce. 

First up, Jaslyn crafts cuties like carrot baby-cakes & recently started selling them at a pop-up booth in Bangsar Village's Wondermama. Available through December.

Pour some sugar on us! From Western faves like the red velvet, madeleine & chocolate fondant to an Asian-inspired coconut-pandan cake, these freshly baked creations will likely satisfy the sweet tooth. Let them eat cake!

Peanut butter & black sesame macarons are also available, creamier than expected.

Next: erstwhile engineer David's Epicurean brand, which specializes in macarons.

Intensely flavored & lusciously textured. Maldon sea salt caramel, Twinings Earl Grey, coconut, vanilla-olive oil, pistachio-cherry, pandan-kaya, raspberry-rose & more.

Macarons can be purchased straight from David (see www.facebook.com/epicurean.my) or at Taman Tun Dr Ismail's Love At First Bite cafe.

Hooray for home-based makers of mouthwatering marvels! Here's a bonus look at more sweets.

Ultra Fudge Brownies by Lexy. Built with bittersweet cacao, these brownies can be savored sundae-style at Bandar Utama's Paradox Art Cafe, but we hope supplier Lex Subramaniam.will offer them everywhere eventually.

Finally, Fat Blossom Cupcakes, which features fun combinations like toasted lemon & thyme, salted caramel & ginger, peanut butter & chocolate, pandan & more. Hit them up at www.facebook.com/TheFatBlossom.

Jaslyn Cakes, Epicurean Patisserie, Lexy Brownies & Fat Blossom Cupcakes.
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28 comments:

  1. Whoa! Love this dessert post! :)
    I have tried Lexy before at Jaya One market. Ok for me.
    Next is jaslyn, just found out abt them on FB not long ago.
    Epicurean - well might gv him a shot, im not a huge fan of macarons other than Pierre Hermes lol

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    1. Tng: yaa, I guess the competition is pretty stiff for home-based dessert makers these days, since there must be dozens of people making cakes, macarons & what-not and selling them online or to stores. I think the macarons by epicurean are good, but they probably won't change the minds of customers who don't enjoy macarons in the first place. Jaslyn's cakes are worthwhile too, and she has many more options that i haven't tried yet. And for lexy, I quite liked the moist decadence of her brownies :D

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  2. So many desserts! Hmmm sweet holiday! Haha :P

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    1. Ck: must cut down on sugar for the rest of the year! But happy holidays for now! :D

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  3. Peanut butter & black sesame macaron! I must try that...especially when you mentioned its creamier than expected!

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    1. Missyblurkit: yeah, unexpectedly creamy! Or maybe I should have expected it, since peanut butter is usually dense and sticky, heheh =)

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    2. Had peanut + sesame at Cielo Dolci last Sat...supremely creamy n nutty! :D

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    3. Ulric: that's a combination that many customers will love!

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  4. Look at that brownieeeeee O.O (I'm secretly still eyeing that pb macaron :P) Is the Paradox Art Cafe a new place??? haven't seen it before!

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    1. Vien: heheh, the peanut macaron is tasty but the brownie might be even more brilliant in its sheer decadence! :D paradox opened early this year, if i recall right. it's a nice, laid-back hangout, very cozy, a good place to slowly savor some sweets :D

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  5. I wish you had stated the prices....

    Somebody bought those macarons and took all the way to give a friend in Sg Petani, Kedah... They certainly did not come cheap...and unfortunately, though she was impressed by the gesture, she did not think the macarons were all that great. Ah well, different people, different tastes, I guess... To each his own.

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    1. stp i agree on that...
      i think I like your kampua noodles even though I have not tasted it.. so please bring all the way from Sibu to KL
      I will be impressed.. if better you could bring others goodies also kakakakaka

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    2. Suituapui: oops. oh, i think most macarons in KL currently sell for an average of RM3 per piece (with some hitting RM4). but ya, there are a lot of not-very-good macarons in the market right now, unfortunately...

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    3. Simple Person: heheh, i agree, i want some kampua noodles too! :D

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  6. the red valvet is getting more and more famous..

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    1. Simple Person: heheh, i think my favorite red velvet is the one at the daily grind in bangsar village :D

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  7. I've had the brownies - both boozy and without - at Food Bites. Old school me prefers the latter. My only requirement is that they're actually fudgy instead of tasting like chocolate cake, hers does it :)

    I wonder how many people know that red velvet cake is basically just chocolate cake dyed red?

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    1. SC L: glad to hear that lexy gets your thumbs up =) heh, i'm definitely more of a red velvet fan than a choc cake fan. i think the combo of the cake with cream cheese & buttercream can make for delicious magic :D

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  8. Sweet tooth? Those mini carrot cakes look great!

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    1. The Yum List: i'm always in the market for carrot cakes! love them :D

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  9. The macarons look great.. I especially like how thick the fillings look. (Like the ones they sell in SG)

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    1. Baby Sumo: ooh, true, i guess it makes a real difference when we have macaron makers who are really passionate about their craft and who try to use the best ingredients so they can be proud of their work :D

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  10. A special post on desserts? Not many guys actually fancy sweets like you do. =)

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    1. Smitten by food: Heheh, you're right, I do enjoy savory treats more compared to sweet treats :D

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  11. Yorrrr.....the red velvet!!! Look so moist!

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    1. Melissa: yaa, the mark of a marvelous cake! :D

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