Friday, March 1, 2013

Cake Tella & Fa Ying Princess Bakery

Homemade cakes for sale _ seems like something that everybody does nowadays, but it's still worth supporting creative & conscientious bakers like Eddie Tan, a 24-year-old talent who pours not only his heart but a hearty helping of hooch into his treats. 

Tan's "Cake Tella" enterprise has lots going for it: a 100% refund & 50% off the next order for unsatisfied patrons, plus the use of surprising ingredients (Pop Rocks carbonated candy!) & plenty of customization possibilities.

Tan hopes his cakes will become a memorable component of merry celebrations for families & friends. Many thanks to the man for providing us with one of his signature selections: Baileys Chocolate Mousse with caramelized hazelnuts. A 1.2-kilogram cake costs RM95 & contains at least three shots of Baileys (that's some 120 milliliters).

Smooth & creamy, with a terrific nutty crunch (it's loaded with hazelnuts!) & fizzy fun from the Pop Rocks hidden within the chocolate men. Tan uses Couverture chocolate for this cake, but customers willing to fork out extra cash might want to request even higher-grade chocolate for a more luxurious flavor. 

Other cakes by Tan, a KDU culinary graduate & sous chef for the central kitchen of Dave's Deli, include a milk chocolate peanut one & a Nutella mille crepe, some of which are available at cafes like Bangsar's Tedboy Bakery. Ordering information can be found at Caketella.com.

Need even more cakes? Here's another nice one: Princess Bakery, a desserts counter recently launched inside Paradigm Mall's Fa Ying Thai restaurant.
Main entry on Fa Ying by Rama V: November 19, 2012.

Green curry chocolate cake exemplifies the fusion fare here. Let this sit & soften a little once it leaves the chiller; the taste of the curry spice is subtle but discernible, supplying a pleasant zing to a worthwhile cake.

Cempedak tarte tartin. Might taste a bit more like nangka than cempedak, but surprisingly, we liked this, since it was heavy on a fruity sweetness instead of a stench.

Thai lemongrass creme caramel. This one can probably be skipped; not bad, but not memorable.

Fa Ying's Thai-inspired cocktails to wrap this up: Anna & The King, served in coconut.

Fruity Pattaya cocktail. For the suggestion box: list the cocktail ingredients on the menu.

Caketella by Eddie Tan
Princess Bakery by Fa Ying
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34 comments:

  1. Wow! Green curry cake sounds most interesting. I must remember to try that... :)

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    1. Bangsar Babe: yeah, the curry spice is mild, so it won't scorch our tongues or overwhelm the chocolate cake, but it leaves a nice tingling aftertaste :D

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  2. Cempedak tarte tartin...something tat excites me...especially if there's more nangka taste to it...hehe :P

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    1. Ulric: i'm actually not a fan of both cempedak and nangka, so it was surprising for me that i enjoyed this creation. somehow they managed to make it work very well, and the texture was very much appropriate for the recipe :D

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    2. Did u enjoy the jackfruit or cempedak cakes at Swich? I did...hehe =)

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    3. Ulric: I think it's fair to say my favorite swich cake is the mangosteen cake =)

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    4. Hahaha...I half-expected u would say tat! :P

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    5. Ulric: mangosteens rule! =)

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  3. this cookies so special~

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    1. Mr Lonely: all good stuff to have at the end of a meal =)

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  4. The gingerbread topper on the cake is cute. And Baileys in cake... I like!!

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    1. Baby Sumo: yeah, the gingerbread-man-lookalikes on Cake Tella's cake were very adorable! kids would definitely like them, i think, and i enjoyed munching on one :D yup, baileys can definitely provide a pleasant flavor to a cake, taking it up a notch from the usual chocolate mousse cakes =)

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  5. Cempedak tarte tat in sounds really good! Not sure about the green curry cake.... Any hint of coconut milk?

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    1. Kelly: yeah, cempedak fans should check it out :D oooh, no coconut milk in the curry cake, i think, just spices. it's mild though, so the flavors don't clash, thankfully =)

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  6. Ummmm...I think I'd pass on this one. Cempedak...green curry...no, thanks.

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    1. Suituapui: heheh, bold recipes for bold eaters! :D

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  7. I like green curry, but not sure about green curry cake. Hmmm need to try first, hehehe.

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    1. CK: heheh, but luckily it's only curry cake, and not tom yum cake, which would be even more scary :D

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  8. OOh look at the first cake with the hazelnuts!! I love hazelnuts! At first I thought there were caramel popcorn on the cake! I don't mind that idea too.. hehe

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    1. Iamthewitch: yeah, fans of hazelnuts will LOVE Cake Tella's cake. it's really generously covered with hazelnuts :D ooh, and a popcorn cake sounds cool. Cake Tella is open to customer suggestions, so that could be something they could create, maybe =)

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  9. Woahh.....the cake from Cake Tella looks really good!!
    Fa Ying's green curry cake sounds interesting. Will I try out of curiosity? Hmmm... ^_^

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    1. Melissa: yeah, i'd score a solid "A" for Cake Tella's cake presentation :D heheh, if you're feeling curious, then yeah, should satisfy your curiosity =)

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  10. Caramelized nuts - I think I'd just scrape it off the top and make it my whole dessert. :-)

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    1. The Yum List: haha, yeah, the hazelnuts on Cake Tella's cake taste awesomely addictive! and you're right, i think they'd be satisfyingly delicious on their own, even without the rest of the cake :D

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  11. caketella sounds very interesting, i wonder how does the bailey chocolate mousse cake tastes! Yums!

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    1. Fish: yeah, caketella makes some interesting cakes! hope you get the chance to try it soon, especially if you enjoy desserts laced with liquor =)

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  12. Baileys Chocolate Mousse sounds magical to me:D And certainly look good as well!

    And green curry chocolate cake? Oh my! This is certainly a very yummy chocolate cake post...

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    1. Missyblurkit: yeah, baileys works so well as an addition to desserts. i could get addicted to this! :D heheh, the green curry choc cake is also another interesting entry to the klang valley's dessert scene. here's hoping there'll be more choc cake posts coming up this year :D

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  13. Green curry cake, that is ... Wordless !!!!

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    1. Wong: heheh, it sounds like a crazy cake, ya! :D

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  14. Aha... gonna try those princess cakes soon...me love chempedak!

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    1. Pureglutton: heheh, my family and some of my friends love cempedak, but i'm not a fan, actually. hope you enjoy it though! :D

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  15. caketella is good ! they never scrimp on the nuts and baileys! :D

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    1. Ms Bulat: yeah, they deserve a lot of fans! especially nutty fans, heheh :D

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