Monday, June 15, 2009

Can Heaven Wait?

I admire people who manage to get great names of shops for themselves. I mean, it's so perfect right, you ask someone, "how's the cake?" and the reply, in gasping, bordering on climax kinda tones, "ahhhh, Just Heavenly".....

Maybe I should name my cake shop "I'm Coming", if I ever opened one.

I can't believe it's been two years since the launch of their other outlet at Epicure, where Chef and Brew is. How time has flown, but more importantly, in those years, a true friendship and camaraderie has been spawned, between many many food bloggers, and this wonderful duo behind Just Heavenly, and I am proud to say that we are good friends. Might not be "that close" but yeah, good friends, nevertheless. Therefore it was with great pride and joy that we went for the launch of their newest outlet, A SLICE OF HEAVEN, at Jaya One. You can't miss it, its next to Cold Storage.

I half expected Nigel to be dressed as a cherub, in diapers and wings, carrying a harp. But nah, no such luck.

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You don't need to wait till Christmas to have a tree with goodies hanging off it.

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I love this photo. I think if you stared at it long enough, you might, as Hairy Berry puts it, be tempted to go TOWARDS THE LIGHT....

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Lovely substantial pinwheel currypuffs for the guests.

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Quiche by a cordon bleu chef, no less.....who didnt acknowledge my sms of adulation and admiration. Chis bedebah.

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You might be shocked to know that I am still a Just Heavenly Choc Durian Virgin, and I felt today was the day to rectify the situation. I bought one of these babies to try.

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Did I say I was coming? Wife was also partaking of this slice of heaven. Mmmmm, I wish I had a slice with me now. Delicious durian, on a layer of chocolate cake, coated with a thoroughly rich chocolate ganache, with a hint of chilli. ABSOLOOOTLY deeevine.

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Tarts au citron, for us lucky guests.

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The cupcakes for sale at the counter.

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Look at their exquisite workmanship, such detail. [Fainting at the prospect of all this microsurgery equivalent of the baking world]

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The happy faces of friends. Also, meeting for the very first time, THE QUEEN of Sugarcraft, Sue of Delectable. (who's own lovely shop at the Gardens was launched on Friday, 12th June....will blog about that separately)

I really felt quite dizzy to be amidst the gliterrati of the baking world.

Thamby just received her prize of a pink parasol, for winning the slogan contest on Cumi& Ciki's blog. Us guys reckoned our entries were better but there was a gender bias in the selection of winners. Anyway, I hope it rains plenty so Thamby can put her prize to good use. Here's to wishing you lots of rain....with you caught in it, Thamby.

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Just check out the myriad offerings. What they do is, they sell all thes wonderful edible decorative items to embellish even the dullest looking cake. As my late grandmother said, "chee na pan hei tou wooi leang". (even a pig with make up can look attractive). So yeah, this WOULD be the make up I tell ya.

CONGRATULATIONS AND BIG HUGS TO NIGEL AND ALLAN, AND MAY YOUR BUSINESS SHINE WITH THE SAME BRILLIANCE WITH WHICH YOU LIGHT UP OUR LIVES.
BOW BOW BOW......
Your humble acolyte.

22 comments:

thule a.k.a leo said...

Haven't had the feel of going to Heaven for the longest time...
Perhaps I will find it when I drop in??? After all, their creations are to die for :)
I'll buy some to bring back to my hometown this week

UnkaLeong said...

Awww...Such a lovely, heartwarming post =) I believe one is, "whole again?" Rolls eyes ;) Has it been two years? Couldn't make the 1st one. But am definitely glad to have made the 2nd one!

To Nigel and Allan, Congratus bro! May there be many more to come (pun intended)...

Lianne said...

allan and nigel, popped another baby hub .. wah, you guys punya production very efficient and cepat lah :-) congrats!

Life for Beginners said...

1. Yay again for them! :)

2. Damn, I look fat. :(

3. They really need to make more choc durian cakes now. From reader comments to Facebook status messages, everyone's getting some!

4. Or not in some cases. Who ask them not to come fast enough?

5. To their cake boutique, I mean. Ahem.

Bangsar-bAbE said...

Aiks...how come my eyes so sepet one? =P

*note to self: open eyes BIG BIG when there are cameras around!*

Congrats Allan & Nigel!

J2Kfm said...

wait, then does it mean the cakes are the ... *o* pigs?!!!

babe_kl said...

what a lovely post!

i think we're all on sugar high all the time!

congrats again to Nigel and Allan

Vee Vien said...

Hey FBB, I'll be coming back from Melbourne soon so will probably put another order through for your super decadent flourless chocs. =o) Can I get them in the shape of little Chanel bags please? Thanks! Haha just kidding, relax....

Allan Yap & Nigel A. Skelchy said...

FBB, thanks so much and it is truly our privilege and honour to know all of you. It is with sense of heartfelt gratitude and appreciation that you guys enjoy the stuff we do and that we have grown as friends. How not to be friends with you laaa? Generous with your time and spirit, kind, did I mention "Generous?" And gentle. We are the better for knowing you.

And if you don't mind me saying so to the comments above, thanks all. Much appreciated. We'll be adding stuff soon. Along the same vein. Novelty cakes which you can order without the bother of any consultation! :-)

As for being NOT THAT CLOSE...harumph! Is all I can say!

The only way to get any closer is ...well, ummm, well...I don't know. There's no one in my family available to marry. There's no one available to sleep with. SO YA, we're as close as we can beee already! ;-) So there!

thenomadGourmand said...

LOL at nigel's or allan's? comments - no one avail to marry or sleep with!
the durian choc is just heavenly right? thts what i told my Pg friends..hahah..

CUMI & CIKI said...

wei! how can u announce the winner of the umbrella contest when there are TWO and I hvnt even announced it yet on my SITE!:P

CUMI & CIKI said...

BTW, there WAS NO GENDER BIAS.. coz paranoid android (male!) and LL(female) won.. getchor facts rite FBB !

Julian Si said...

Shared a tiramisu with my lovely here this evening, bro :-) Glad the quality standards have been maintained, slurrrp!

ps - FB'ing you a message now!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

i starred, i came, and im gonna go start all over again..

pretty much sums up their cakes hor?

Nic (KHKL) said...

i think hor, if i ever have a cake shop, it'll be called "I Came". like yours only hor..hehe..very like "Bread Story" and "BreadTalk".

the second outlet? "I Came...Twice".

Dun think i can afford a third one d..haha!

fatboybakes said...

hairy berry, guffaw, yeah, good one, but i think "I CAME..TOO" is better for the second outlet.

nipples, u starred or stared ah?

jules, bro, never got anything on fb oso?

ciki, guffaw, para andro is male hor...my bad.

fatboybakes said...

TNG, yup, the choc durian IS just heavenly. love it love it.

nigel, no one available to sleep with? drat!
anyway, you guys are an inspiration to us all. pursuing your passions with such passion...

vee vien, shape of channel bags ah? cannn, no prob, i subcontract to JHP, and charge accordingly la...hahahah!

babekl, yeah, all time sugar high hor.

fatboybakes said...

j2kfm, huh? *o* pigs? dun understand wor.

bangsarbabe, where got sepet? those are chinese eyes, and you should be PROUD OF THEM! embrace your heritage girl.

LFB, if you're fat, then i think i am bigger than jabba...

lianne, so when are u multiplying? for the full moon we'll get you a cake from them.

unka, whose hole again?

thule, yup yup...but dont forget ya, you cant feed babies chocolate..

Alexandra@Chefspiration said...

wow what lovely desserts! I need to try that durian choc cake...omg it looks heavenly!!

Allan Yap & Nigel A. Skelchy said...

CY ah, caaan. subcontract away, we'll arrange preferential pricing so you can make some on the turnaround hahahahahahaha ;-)

Oh and NIc (with nods to CY) you never know how many times you can come till you try! ;-)

qwazymonkey said...

Looks like I missed out on another hallmark event with you guys. I seriously must check with the Big Guy above to get my schedule right with all the happening events lah.

Anyway congrats to Allan & Nigel on your new place. It looks fabulous. Can't wait to visit it.

paranoidandroid said...

I'm coming???

He he he... Just worried that the Interior Ministry people will come too a la the poor chap who sold Mickey Maos T-shirts at Central Mart.

How's about coming again and again? Sounds more seismic!!!

Can't wait to visit Nigel and Allan's new outlet. Big, big fan, but consumption limited due to size of abdominal girth. Ha Ha Ha