Sweet Surrender

Sweet Surrender

While walking aimlessly after (yet) another stuff face session with my mates about two weekends ago at The Curve, we stumbled upon an interesting looking stall at the heavily-decorated-over-zealous-Christmas-lights-gone-crazy center atrium. If you have been to The Curve, you would agree with me on the lights too. Oh yeah, the giant Styrofoam snowflakes bugs me too! Anyway, back to this lil’ kiosk which got our attention, they were selling cupcakes. Colourful, adorable, and most of all sweet looking cupcakes.

The kiosk goes by the name of CUPCAKE CHIC, and is a teaser to their soon to open retail outlet at The Curve (where else?). This is apparently going to be the first Malaysia cupcakery. I think this is bound to happen, afterall Cupcake is actually an ‘underground’ fad waiting to explode. So silly kiasu donuts lining up folks, there’s a new line starting soon. Knock yourself out when that happens!

What intended to be just hop over for a look, ended up with us buying half a dozen of cupcakes! Can’t blame us. The sugar filled air got us all hyped up. All we heard was “vanilla frosted this” and “vanilla frosted that” when the sales girl made her pitch. Well, we got 1 of each anyway.

Excited like little kids with our Halloween treats, we took our 6-pack and headed to the Starbucks at Borders for some coffee to go with our new found treasure. We had high hopes for this first cupcake bakery. We picked up the star-shaped decorated PEANUT BUTTER CUPCAKE & VANILLA FROSTING and drownedglass sank his teeth into it. He was speechless. Then he pulled a disappointed face. I was quick to react and wanted a piece to myself too. I had a grimace. Yes sadly, it did look much better than it taste. Sighs…so much for judging a cupcake by its display. The VANILLA CUPCAKE & VANILLA FROSTING, and CHOCALATE CUPCAKE & VANILLA FROSTING were pretty much the same thing. Told ya its all about Vanilla flavouring. Much too sweet for my liking.

After all the Vanillas, we were left with only the BELGIAN CHOCOLATE & CHOCOLATE FROSTING…alas, something worthy of our taste buds. Rich and moist with frosting that’s not overly sweet like the afore mentions is what makes this one of their best sellers. The last was the RED VELVET & CREAM CHEESE FROSTING, which wasn’t too bad..but we can’t tell one from another after 6 cupcakes, they all kinda tasted the same – vanilla! We surrender! If anything, they make nice looking gifts for any home Christmas parties.

I do hope Cupcake Chic would try and test their recipes more between now til their opening to bring us that perfect cupcake that’s worth queuing up for. Anyway, all the best to the first Cupcakery (what a word?) in Malaysia.

8 Responses to Sweet Surrender
  1. Kenny Mah
    December 21, 2007 | 7:02 pm

    Heya Qwazymonkey!

    First time leaving comment here, hehe. I must have been real blur of late, being such a Curve regular, but didn’t notice this Cupcakery yet. Thanks for bringing it to public notice.

    And that bit about donut-lining-folks, so true, no? And to think I’ve had to line up so many times to buy them for friends on account of my being a Curve regular. Sighs…

    Looking forward to more foodie posts, dude… :)

    P.S. Did I spot you earlier this evening at The Curve (that qwazy place again!) when I was walking with my friend Nisa from the gym? Thought it might be you but didn’t stop ya to ask. I’m shy that way. LOL.

  2. qwazymonkey
    December 22, 2007 | 1:45 pm

    Heya Kenny,

    Yeah I guess it was me that you saw. I wasn’t too sure if it was you either. Lol.

    Let’s meet up for a drink together soon.

    p/s: Skip the cupcake for now. Don’t think they have perfected their art yet. There are other better ones around actually.

  3. Kenny Mah
    December 22, 2007 | 5:47 pm

    Ah, so it was you! Cool. Yea, it’d be great to meet up for a drink. Just not with these cupcakes, eh? LOL.

  4. wmw
    January 21, 2008 | 5:01 pm

    Hey there….from one monkey to another! ;o) Stumbled on your nice blog while looking around for info on Cupcake Chic as I wanted to blog on them too.

  5. your-idea-of-joy
    January 22, 2008 | 12:22 am

    True … true … what you said about the recipe of the cupcakes @ Cupcake Chic :P Bought 2 for my daughter as she was persistent to have ‘em. After 2 bites she refused to eat the whole cupcake. I was wondering why … and then I tried it. One note … I think my home-made ones taste better.

  6. qwazymonkey
    January 25, 2008 | 4:37 pm

    Hey Your-Idea-Of-Joy, well don’t forget to share some of your cupcakes with me in the future. Lol.

  7. brandon wong
    February 3, 2008 | 3:51 pm

    http://www.sprinklescupcakes.com

    check it out…

    cupcake chic is nothing but a copycat. no originality one.

  8. Anonymous
    March 7, 2008 | 3:42 am

    brandon wong > agreed!

    i just read an article about them trying to set a standard for themselves. what standard? as overpriced copy cats?