Singapore's Twelve Cupcakes has opened its first Malaysian outpost in Sunway Pyramid, stepping up a regional expansion that's taking the brand to Jakarta, Taipei, Hong Kong & Manila.
Grinches will grumble that cupcakes are past the prime of their popularity, but the reality is that cupcakes have been around for two centuries and will continue to be baked, sold & served for a long time to come. Many people enjoy eating cupcakes; others shouldn't scoff at their pleasure.
Twelve Cupcakes' confections are pretty good, mostly avoiding the pitfalls that sink other cupcakes. They taste fresh & not too sweet, striking a careful balance between being fluffy & moist, topped with heaps of fine-flavored frosting. Reputedly handmade daily.
Our top picks in a RM36 box of six comprise the chocolate cupcake with salted caramel, rose cupcake with rose-flavored cream cheese, black forest cupcake with vanilla buttercream & cherry ...
... vanilla cupcake with peanut butter frosting & jelly, Nutella cupcake with hazelnuts & coffee cupcake with espresso-infused buttercream.
Speaking of cakes, remember the KL Depressed Cake Shop? The charity bake sale to raise funds for people affected with depression & mental health issues will head to Ipoh next month, with a one-day-only pop-up shop at Burps & Giggles on Jan. 12. Bakers can donate gray-colored cakes for the event, while others are welcome to check out the sale, with proceeds going to the Perak Palliative Care Society & Ipoh Befrienders. Details at https://www.facebook.com/IpohDepressedCakeShop
LG2-43A, Lower Ground Floor 2, Sunway Pyramid, Over the skating rink
The Oct.-Dec. inaugural edition of Eat Drink KL: 100 Favorites is now available in an eBook for free, convenient reading on computers, tablets & smartphones. It comprises reviews & information for 100 pretty nice eateries that span various locations, cuisines & budgets. Please click here: http://eatdrinkkl.publ.com/Eat-Drink-KL-100-Favorites-Oct-Dec-2013 (This link expires Dec. 31, 2013; see blog entries after that date for new link).