Friday, October 03, 2008

The Cake Connection, and a MEME

In a most unexpected location, tucked away in Jaya One, above the Kluang Station, is a little spot of paradise for bakers, especially those who bother to take pains to decorate their cakes.

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The logo speaks for itself. I first visited when they first opened, a few months back, and was rather excited to discover the place. Not that I am into decorations, but it's like friends, its just nice to know they're there, as opposed to having migrated, or something. There is comfort sometimes in just knowing something is there.

My visual senses were assailed by the brilliant hues of various colors, which the owner, Syamala, quickly assured were non toxic, because the sprinkles hail from Australia, (and of course nothing bad could ever come out of Australia).

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And the flowers!!! The sugarpaste flowers. I don't think I can name more than 4....roses, err...daisies, .... and the best thing is, it doesn't give you hay fever. Honestly, I can't imagine myself sitting down quietly piping flowers at home, while watching the 4th season of Desperate Housewives, although THEORETICALLY I have attended Wilton's ICCA Cake decoration courses levels 1 & 2. But me and flowers? Nah. It's like an Orc and Sunlight. But nice to know that should I ever need to make a wedding cake again, there is SUCH a variety to choose from!!!


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Quite honestly, it would not be economically viable to use these commercially, I reckon. They're all very pretty, and I would certainly use them for my own use, all these colored sugar and sprinkles, but to douse a cake with this, you'd have to charge ahem.....

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Taking these pics almost make me feel I am skipping carefreely in a meadow on some English countryside, not a worry in the world.

I tell you, the youth of today who pick up baking are so blessed. We have reached levels of sophistication not found as recently as 3 years ago. The very term vanilla extract, was Abstract. I recall asking the Chang Thung owner if they stocked it, and he asked me what I needed it for, and which creamery was I from! These days, you can get vanilla pods, vanilla extract, vanilla paste, vanilla SUGAR even!!!

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I used to have to kirim friends going overseas to buy these jars of extract for me. And actually, considering the bottles of extract have to hop on to a flight and go through the rigours of immigration, and customs, they are remarkably reasonably priced. Of course, some ladies at the baking course balked when they saw the price.

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Decorations for the little ones.

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I also decided to attend their Chocolate Indulgence Class, RM70 for 3 types of choc cakes, which is a STEAL!!! Filipino Moist, Luscious Chocolate, and Rich Chocolate. I would highly recommend these classes for beginners, because 1. they're very reasonably priced, 2. it's a nice easy going atmosphere.

Check out the Bollywood star instructress here.

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The choc cakes were delicious and moist, (she had premade some for us to take home), though I don't really care for the choc fudge sauce that uses condensed milk. However, I think many people DO love it. Especially Malaysians.

Do check out their website here, and their address is:

Cake Connection Sdn Bhd,, D11-1 Block D Jaya One, 72A Jalan Universiti, 46200 Petaling Jaya

Tel : 603-7956 4450

Fax : 603-7956 4450


On a different topic, thanks to Lianne and Julian, my latest Eating Out Guru and See Foo, I have been tagged. I shall not reproduce the rules of the tag, just answering the questions directly.

Describe the contents of your handbag.
What's the most important thing in your handbag?
What's the most embarrassing thing in your handbag?
What's the smallest thing in your handbag?
Is there anything illegal in your handbag?

Since I obviously do not carry a handbag, or manbag, I shall answer based on my wallet. (which IS the size of some small handbag)

A picture to show how thick my wallet is in relation to my phone.

The wallet contains way too many plastic cards. I'm a points junkie, so I have the Jusco Card, Tesco Card, Bonuslink, etc etc....I also have a passport photo of my first daughter, when she was 1 plus. She's almost 10 now, and looks nothing like the pic.




I also carry money, as in cash, toothpicks, a spare car key, and bandaid. And business cards. IC, Drivers license, etc....all the normal stuff.


Coins for the parking meter, and dental floss when toothpicks don't work. There is also always a spare RM150 tucked away in the recesses of my wallet.


Alas, nothing illegal in my wallet. Smallest item is probably the 5 sen coin. Nothing embarrasing either....unless you consider a condom embarrasing, but why SHOULD they be!

I tag:
Paprika
Nigel
Nipple Joe
Henry Yeo
Unkaleong

38 comments:

Nic (KHKL) said...

"and of course nothing bad could ever come out of Australia"...errrr, Air Supply? hehehehe....ok lar, a matter of taste, i guess. hehehehe...

yay, now i know where to get vanilla extract! been meaning to ask you where i can get those drops of excitement.

you carry a CONDOM in your wallet? of course not embarassing. just stunned lor. hehehehe....

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

y do u need to carry a condom in ur wallet? lend the young (generation of this era) isit..?

me wallet? ok la..go back take camera..

Christy said...

Those flowers are sooooooooooooooooooo LOVELY!!~

Hahaha...and you're such a great sport to share the contents of your wallet, my! That's even more personal than a handbag and I had qualms sharing about the stuffs I have in my handbag:)

hahaha....and you shouldn't share the ringgit notes you have in your wallet, otherwise they will not pay you extra when you charge for the extra deco (if you're thinking of getting the flowers) on your cakes:p

UnkaLeong said...

Hahaha...Condoms. I used to carry them in my wallet not so long ago. I am a points freak as too. I carry them in a seperate card holder.

How on earth did you manage to squeeze in a spare car key into your wallet?

CUMI & CIKI said...

re nic's comment on air supply.. hahahahahahahaha :P

that baker chick looks like a HOT ASIAN version of Nigella.. :D

and your wallet.. errrgh - how long u been using that wallet for.. :P
and awwwwww - sweet that u still carry her 1 year old photo!
and floss??!#@#@
and condom?!@! do you floss after you .....

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

Finally, the unfair advantage is available, even if it comes at a price! Will give their class a go soon.

As for your wallet, I remember snapping a photo of it against Alan's very slim (but definitely full of important cards) wallet. Yours looked like Jabba the Hutt. I gotta dig that pic up man...it's here somewhere.....

fbb said...

AWOL, u talking about ready made flowers?
did you just call me jabba the hutt? i'd much rather be diana krall.;P

ciki dear, yes, that nic is a funny witty one eh. but i love airsupply!
ya, jessie is quite the hot mum. and no lah, i dont carry condom in my wallet lerrr.....with four kids, that would make me the eternal optimist, if i DID carry condom. as for the floss, ...heh heh...

unka, can wat, spare key not that big. and pray ask, why you stopped carrying condoms? my toiletry bag for travel usually got la though. (when travelling with wife)

christy, no la, surely my customers wont begrudge me those few measly extra ringgit notes hor...
yeah, check out the flowers la, girl sure like one.

nipples, i look fwd to the expose.

nic, you funny man, ...eh, singapore sure got vanilla extract etc one la, they are far more sophisticated than us, sadly.

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

Hehe. Milk as much as you can now, for tomorrow, it'll be tainted.

Julian Si said...

Ah hah all is revealed, thanks for sharing :-)

Faye fly said...

cool ah tis place !! why never heard my kl baker frens mention abt tis ?!

GFAD said...

Aitelyu, home bakers now have it so good!! Over here can die from the lack of everything!! :P

I wanna go retro and make those flowery buttercream cake (y'know those from those traditional cake shops where they sell by the slices). I esp liked the ones from Angel Cake house (are they still around ah??)

GFAD said...

I remember thinking before this place was completed (hubby did some work for the developer and was offered some units to buy before the official launch. Unfortunately no dough at that time..), I'd like to open a baking school there. Missed opportunity there, eh?

Flower said...

Wow banyaknya. Eventhough I live here in Perth, Australia, I can never find anything like this in one shop. You are very lucky, guy. If I need something for my baking, I need to find several shops just to get for one cake. Ini macam I have to make a trip home more often.

This entry make me droolss.....

daphne said...

When will they ever have the shop in Perth? Are the supplies ex? I assume some of them are from Wilton?

snowdrop said...

what a coincidence, spot and i juuuust went to the Cake Connection shop yesterday! very pretty hor their flowers. i liked the calla daisies especially. looks like we'll NEVER have to learn how to make those flowers now... can just buy :)

babe_kl said...

wow u have all that in yr wallet??? respect!

Precious Pea said...

YOu actually dig out all those card to snap a photo then put it all back?? Hahaha...mine is getting thicker too. I do spring clean my purse once in a while but mostly are receipts, receipts and more receipts!

fatboybakes said...

PP, luckily you made me relook at the pic of the cards...argh, it had my NAME on it.... oridi rectified and blurred it out. you know me la, very shy one.

babe, yalor, that's why cant put in back pocket.

snowdrop, just think of how many flowers i coulda bought instead of going for the wilton course huh! long time no see...we should meet up hor.

daphne, i am surprised such a civilised place like perth dont have such things. oh, the flowers are not from oz though, must be from some place where labour is cheap.

flower, you and daphne member member ka? selamat hari raya by the way. now flowers in perth for flower? oh dear. come back and buy la.

gfad, yalar, what a missed opp. Angel is still around, i think.... yeah, those butter cream cakes with sponges underneath... or margarine made cakes....bleah...

faye, the place is fairly new. do spread the word please.

jules, no probs mate.

AWOL, i heard you're sick. tainting your own milk? pore thang...

Precious Pea said...

Aiyah...forgot to take down those credit card numbers. Hahaha!

The Caked Crusader said...

I am sooooo jealous of that cake shop. I would be bankrupt in a week if that was near me!

Paprika said...

aiyak! Gorgeous decorations. I couldn't agree with you more about having it easy these days. On a separate note, I HATE chocolate cakes like these. Theres something about the faint saltiness and flat taste that screams CHEAP!!!

fatboybakes said...

paps, now now dear, not EVERYONE eats valrhona chocolate cakes only ya know....heh heh....and the condensed milk fudge thingie IS very popular with the rakyat wor...

caked crusader, it IS indeed a very dangerous place. putting a baker there is like putting whatsherface, oh, carrie bradshaw, in a manolo shop.

precious pea, alas, we belong to the very low credit limit range of people la....cant buy a ferrari with my card.

Argus Lou said...

Eh, whatever happened to simple homemade delicious cakes. All that decor - aiya, whaffor? Eye candy only; can hardly enjoying eating 'em, hor?

(Why is AWOL poisoning her own mammary products lah? And why would you carry a condom in your wallet?)

Henry Yeo said...

aiyoh!!! kena tag and I find out 4 days later.

Maybe I should give you my budget for a birthday cake. how does rm50 sound to you? enough to binge on decorations?

fatboybakes said...

henry, RM50 for decor alone, over and above the normal cake OR RM50 in total? if RM50 is total budget, and you want those flowers, maybe i can give you a styrofoam cake la.... like those fake wedding cakes. even that wont get you very many flowers...

fatboybakes said...

argus, yalor, i should make that my tagline hor....completely homemade, ugly but delicious...i guess there is a time and place for gorgeous cakes la...but beauty is of course subjective, and in the eyes of the beholder.

re AWOL's mammaries, u gotta ask her yourself.

Life for Beginners said...

Visual 1: FBB skipping carefreely in a meadow on some English countryside.

Visual 2: AWOL's mammaries.

Visual 3: A very confused LFB.

We should seriously make video clips and post them on our blogs. Imagine how fun it could be. Especially AWOL's mammaries. :D

Lianne said...

goodness, sooo many cards! and so many of them are bank cards too ... and no photo of your idol meh?

fatboybakes said...

lianne, i know, and you know, i actually have a separate wallet for the lesser used ones? terrible, its a scourge, its a curse, its a bane...ESP the points thing. oh, and the clubs are becoming a pain too. in lake club and royal selangor, you cannot buy or sell without the mark of the beast.

LFB, i'm shocked speeechleess...them mammaries better be kept in the over the shoulder boulder holder....like nigella's. (which are but a step away from popping out).

Life for Beginners said...

AWOL's abundance popping out? My, that's another stunning visual... Have you been thus "shocked" before, FBB? ;)

Simon Seow said...

You put a new toothpick/dental floss into your wallet everyday?

Flower said...

They have flowers here. But not this banyak in one shop. Selalunye I will buy my flowers from Woolworths or coles. Or sometimes my baking shop, sugarsmith in maddington but nothing compare like Cake connections. Banyakkkkkkkk sangat-sangat.......

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