A Delectable Cure for Monday Blues

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Mondays, the most dreaded day of the week. Nobody looks forward to it. If it wasn’t for it, our lovely weekends will never have to end. And like most of you, every Monday I’ll routinely walk into the office, switch on my PC, make a cuppa coffee and facebook while waiting for emails to load in the background. Don’t be shaking your heads and giving me the evil stares. I know you do it too!

However, I’ve got a confession. Last Monday, I just continued on sitting there in my cubicle procrastinating and wondering why MSN and blogs were not allowed on the company’s server. Imagine the hours I could waste on those in the name of “research”. I’ve not done any real work until way after lunch (shhh…don’t tell my boss). And by 3pm, I’ve had it with the day. I quickly planned my escape from the seriousness of the office and headed out to the mall under the pretence of checking on the new store in Mid Valley Megamall.

I soon finished doing my rounds at the mall and I remembered about a month back, Boolicious was talking about this new bakery opening and how she admires the young baker’s creations. Thank God for free wifi, I logged on and found out that the place has opened. Finally, I was bright eyed and bushy tail for the first time that Monday. Delectable by Su, here I come.

Tucked in a quaint corner of The Gardens mall, this small little white timber shop was quite a feast for the eyes and I’m serious about the eye candies. There were so many lovely designed cakes by Su Yin on display. Look left, “Oooh…“. Look right, “Ahhh…“. You could see that they had passion and dedication written all over them. And then, there was the friendly staff who gave me a tour of the shop and showed me all of Su Yin’s creations. Good time to visit during off peak hours.

Nestled between two towering wedding cakes were these gorgeous handcrafted cupcakes. They were really pretty. My eyes were fixated and my heart skipped a beat. I had to get some. A set of 3 cupcakes cost RM28 here. I picked up the Vanilla & Ginger, Mocha and Lemon & Vanilla (I think?). Actually those were the only 3 choices available, but the staff ensured me that these were her best sellers. I was sold. Somehow I was expecting the place to have a cafe so I could enjoy these cupcakes then and there, but it’s only in the pipeline – just not now. Sighs. So, she packed them in a pretty yellow striped box and handed it over to me.

Carrying the box out of the shop, I couldn’t wait until I’m home to try them out. So, I headed into the Food Garden one floor above, opened up the box, took in a last look at the cutesy designs and sank my teeth into them. Instantaneously, a rush of feel-good energy flowed through my veins and filled my dull Monday with butterflies and rainbows. By the time I ate the second one, I was already riding on cloud 9. And that my friends, is the power of a good cupcake. I decided to give the 3rd one to McCutie, who also had a shitty day.

From blog to shop, Su Yin has done good for herself. Got me thinking of pursuing my dreams one day too. Soon. Perhaps then I’ll be one of those crazy people on the other side of the fence who doesn’t suffer from Monday blues (can that be true?). Until then, I should start ordering her lovely treats for breakfast every Monday to come. I wouldn’t mind starting my week with her cute little lambs, teddies, penguins and bunnies creation.

Anyway, all the talk about Monday is depressing me already. I’m so glad it’s Friday already. Enjoy your weekend folks.

For a more comprehensive review of Delectable by Su, check out Masak-Masak.

20 Responses to A Delectable Cure for Monday Blues
  1. UnkaLeong
    May 15, 2009 | 2:13 am

    Hahaha…TGIF bro. Sugar High? ;) Twas a blast last night :)

  2. thenomadGourmand
    May 15, 2009 | 2:29 am

    Gimme tht everyday! Not jz Mon! ;p

  3. J2Kfm
    May 15, 2009 | 2:44 am

    read this from boo’s, and foresee more chains opening up soon.

    maybe Pavilion can be a good target.

  4. thule a.k.a leo
    May 15, 2009 | 3:46 am

    yeah, read about this in boolicious’s blog as well… actually gonna give it a try when I go to Mid Valley next time… till then, I can only wait!

  5. Nic (KHKL)
    May 15, 2009 | 5:08 am

    AHHHH! now i know why AWOL pointed at that box of cupcakes, held by a woman in the lift. it’s from su yin!

    am not a fan of cupcakes but i must give it to the creative bakers these days that make them taste and look so fantastic. hmmm, i suddenly wanna eat kek pulak..hehe

  6. qwazymonkey
    May 15, 2009 | 9:53 am

    Unka: Yes, TGIF! Praise the Lord.

    NomadGourmand: Yea, they're good any day of the week. Just happen to makan them on Monday.

    J2Kfm & Thule: Yes, I'll forever be grateful to Boo. If it weren't for her, I wouldn't have know about half the eating places out there. *bow bow*

    Nic: U gotta try them. Peel off the paper cup holder at the bottom and you'll have a regular cake!

  7. CUMI & CIKI
    May 15, 2009 | 1:43 pm

    Wa, wot a long, serious, well written post fm the monkey – really cool. Not just a pretty face eh, got substance too… Anywy, question is when’s our next cupcake outing woohoo? ;)

  8. boo_licious
    May 17, 2009 | 1:25 am

    Sorry to hear abt yr yucky Monday. Seems to be Murphy’s Law on everything bad happens on that day but lucky you to have Su’s cupcakes to cheer you up. Very nice pix of the inside of the cupcake, I was too busy chomping it down to snap pixs.

  9. savante
    May 17, 2009 | 10:13 am

    Tried it as well and it was good! Only thing is I wish they had more choices.

  10. seventh stranger
    May 17, 2009 | 1:26 pm

    wow, i haven’t been here in ages and alot of catching up. oh my, looking at your blog always makes me hungry!!!!!!
    but it’s good. and plus all your write up…. deep deep pitt.. it’s all good!


  11. Life for Beginners
    May 18, 2009 | 1:40 am

    And I’m reading this on a MONDAY?? Aiks, I think I need another two weeks of vacation to get over them monday blues… :P

  12. qwazymonkey
    May 18, 2009 | 3:17 am

    SkinnyMonkey: eh woman, I can’t be bimbomunkey all the time! Teehee

    Boo: yup, and today’s Monday all over again. Need a sugar fix

    Stranger: why hello, it’s been awhile. Good to have u back with us! I’m on your island btw!

    Savante: they’re coming. Be patient. Like their cafe, it’s in the pipelines! Saw their 6″ cakes yesterday. Really pretty!

    Lifeforbeginners: welcome back bro! Happy Monday to ya

  13. Su-Yin -D├ęcorateur
    May 18, 2009 | 7:34 am

    OOoOOo! nice! SO CUTE! My girls ooed and ahhed! visiting us again today? haha Monday is real quiet for us at gardens >.<

  14. little miss kechik
    May 18, 2009 | 12:13 pm

    oooo… she has a shop already? i loved her other blog (http://cookingismypassion.blogspot.com/) .. but havent visited it since i was on the bridezilla diet last year.. *LOL*

    man ur making me crave for cuppiess!! this is all ur fault!!! lumut takde cuppies k.. *sobs*

  15. qwazymonkey
    May 18, 2009 | 3:16 pm

    Su Yin: wow! Thanks for dropping by my humble blog. Yea, agree with your girl’s Ooohs and Ahhhs, your cakes are afterall gorgeous to look at – even on my blog

    Si Kechik: still kechik lagi ke? Hehe. Well get your caveman to drive down here and buy you dozens. U can blame it in the hormones. Only can do when you’re pregnant!

  16. CUMI & CIKI
    May 19, 2009 | 4:09 am

    lol.. u were never bimbo monkey..! fun loving, angelic, spirited monkey but no bimbo! and now .. u r serious intelectual smart monkey too :P

  17. fatboybakes
    May 20, 2009 | 5:29 am

    gorgeous hor. i admire this girl for having the guts taking such a big plunge. but her creations are magnificent.

  18. "Joe" who is constantly craving
    May 20, 2009 | 7:14 am

    so nice hor..window shopping is part of ur job scope???

  19. Lyrical Lemongrass
    May 21, 2009 | 6:52 am

    Ya mon, Su Yin’s an inspiration to many young flers out there…she does work really hard to be where she is, and I wish her the best.

    Y’know, I’ve been waiting for the right moment to enjoy her cakes. Build up the anticipation and all that…hehe. Soon, it’ll have to be soon. :-)

  20. seventh stranger
    May 22, 2009 | 6:03 am

    really ah, its friday now…. give me a buzz if you need any makan joint recomendations…

    will be in KL for the standchart marathon.