Sunday, December 15, 2013

Twelve Cupcakes Malaysia @ Sunway Pyramid

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

Twelve Cupcakes
LG2-43A, Lower Ground Floor 2, Sunway Pyramid, Over the skating rink

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28 comments:

  1. What a neat place, Sean! I love the name and the cupcakes look so good. I wonder if they call it 12 cupcakes because they make 12 of each flavour at a time?

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    1. Linda: that's a good question, and i think you might be kinda right ... on their website's menu, they list a page of 'everyday flavors' that comprises 12 varieties of cupcakes! :D

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  2. On interesting... i think i've seen this in some Singapore's food blog before, didn't know they are here in Malaysia. We have one cafe here named "The Twelve Cups", hehe, this one without the "cup" :p

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    1. Ken: heheh, now all we need is another place that's called "The Twelve Cakes" ... i'd like to head to The Twelve Cups someday! :D

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  3. i like cupcakes but it is expensive~ >.<~

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    1. Mr Lonely: yeah, for an occasional treat, it's ok, and the ones here do seem to be made with very good ingredients =)

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  4. Well that's true.. cupcakes are essentially, cakes in a cup & people eat cake all the time! :P

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    1. Rebecca: ya, i enjoy cupcakes cos they're convenient in size, and i love the ones with lots of frosting! :D

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  5. Awesome!!!!

    Thanks for the review mate, we both love cupcakes so this would be perfect for my better half! :D

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    1. Huai Bin: great to hear that! yeah, the next time you're at sunway pyramid, do drop by here for a couple of cupcakes! hope you like them :D

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  6. I'm sure they have more than twelve?

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    1. Suituapui: they seem to have twelve basic flavors as well as a rotating daily variety of interesting specials (there's a cranberry-pistachio one for december!) :D

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  7. I think they have pretty interesting flavours here. Would be interesting to try.

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    1. Baby Sumo: that's true, I found the flavors to be fairly creative and I couldn't resist getting a box of six :D

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  8. I'm not a cupcake fan, but I think I would like to try the one with peanut butter frosting or those coffee one. :D

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    1. CK: oh ya, those two flavors are good. The peanut butter tastes like good-quality peanut butter, and the coffee also tastes like good espresso, heheh =)

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  9. I passed by this shop when I was at Sunway Pyramid. Pretty attractive and varieties of cupcakes they have here. Hmm...since you commented its pretty good...mayb I shall buy some to try :-)

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    1. Melissa: ya, i actually only wanted to buy two or three cupcakes, but couldn't resist buying six instead! they look good and taste good, heheh. i hope you enjoy them =)

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  10. That's a really sleek and well-maintained retail lot there. ^_^

    Too bad I'm not a big fan of cupcakes. Don't get me wrong. I do enjoy admiring the decoration, but I don't like eating 'em. =)

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    1. Waverly: ya, the decor is really nicely done, ya :D ooo, no worries, ya, i guess not everyone likes cupcakes. my favorite dessert would actually be ice cream, heheh =)

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  11. Cupcakes are such pretty lil things. The look itself will cheer one up! eating of course is even a happier deal!

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    1. Missyblurkit: you described my love for cupcakes perfectly! :D

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  12. Strawberry vanilla was very good too! I think it easily tops a lot of cupcake stores in KL!

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    1. Zoe: glad to hear you liked it! i'd like to try the strawberry vanilla someday =)

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  13. These are cupcakes my husband would love. Perhaps I make them to him one special day. Yum. Love the soft whippy cream too.




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  14. I have tried the cupcake! It was indeed delicious! :D

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