Monday, August 11, 2008

Cake Connection

Thanks to a post by Min of Baking Projects, I met up with the two lovely ladies at Cake Connection. I love going around checking up cake decorating shops and I seriously feel that there are just not enough of them here in Kuala Lumpur. I normally surf the internet to look for new items and most of the lovely things that I would like to have are not available here.

Anyways, after reading Min's blog about Cake Connection, I was very eagered to pop-in to see what lovely items they have there. My first visit there was during lunch time. It had to be a quick one as it was a working day for me. Had a bit of a problem finding them as Cake Connection was located in a new mall called Jaya One and because the building itself is new, there were not enough signages at the moment. It did not help matters that the security guard who I chose to ask was a foreigner... I asked him if Cake Connection was on the block on my right, he nodded. After 10 minutes of searching and not finding, I went back to him to ask if perhaps it is at the block on my left? He nodded again...aisay...

I finally found it.. in fact, the directions were posted quite clearly on their blog.. which in my haste to look for them, only remembered that they were at Jaya One. Just look for Block D and if you are parking inside their car park, try to look for 9-11, Block D. The lift will take you straight up to Cake Connection. If you happen to see Kluang Station Kopitiam from the road, Cake Connection is right above Kluang. This is their address:-

D-11-1, Block D, Jaya One, 72A, Jalan University. Section 13. 46200 Petaling Jaya.
Phone number : 03 : 7956 4450
Fax number : 03 : 7956 4450



I met up with Nancy and Shyamala (on the next visit) and they seem to be very nice ladies. Their shop is lovely. It is very tastefully decorated with lots of floor space. Every thing is so neat and I love their cookery room cum training room at the back. It looked exactly like I've just walked into someone's homely kitchen. Nancy told me that they wanted to make it very informal and have people really feel like they are at their own homes during the class.

Cake Connection carries quite a fair selection of toppers and gumpaste flowers, and they are simply beautiful. On my second visit, I spent quite a long time admiring the lovely products. Bought several products home which included sugarpaste roses, amongst other things and something which I really love, their spiral rolling pin.



I couldn't wait to use all the items that I bought and it was so timely as I needed to make some cuppies for the prayers at my dharma centre and also some fondant flowers and butterflies for a friend's daughter. Hence, I did both.

There is definitely a difference between making fondant flowers yourself and buying them off the shelf. For amatures like myself, the flowers that I do are a far cry from those lovely ones I bought at Cake Connection. From far, it looks passable but like they say.. "good from far but far from good" haha. With these ready made flowers, the cakes really looks much prettier and you can easily achieve the consistency and standards that you want. For those expert cake decorators, buying ready made flowers will probably be time saved, which is better used for other things.

And the fondant roller, I love it. It adds another dimension to an other wise boring finished piece. I have posted some of the pictures of the cuppies which I have made over the weekend, and you can easily tell which ones do look definitely better and nicer :D. Don't believe me, just have a look...

Cuppie with only homemade fondant, which is rather simple and "bland"


My homemade flowers,which is a poor comparison to the sugarpaste flowers bought at Cupcake Connection. But have a look at the fondant impression done with the fondant roller.

The greatly enhanced cuppie....


complete with sprinkles ...



and sugarpaste roses.....


These were the cuppies that I made for the Tsog offering but I am saving the lovely roses for the next offering.. I have to finished those homemade ones first, no point wasting them :D


Don't you love the spiral indents.....

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19 comments:

erinalaw said...

It's lovely n beautiful................ continue to make more and share with us.

YozoraNiteSky said...

hi erina.. thank you for your compliment.. it really motivates me to do better the next time :D. have a great week yeah!

Nancy Tan said...

Dear Nancy... thank you so much for your sweet comments. We are delighted to be on your blog. The cupcakes are lovely. And I agree with Erina.. Yes do more and keep the pictures coming. :)

Nancy Tan said...

Dear Nancy... thank you so much for your sweet comments. We are delighted to be on your blog. The cupcakes are lovely. And I agree with Erina.. Yes do more and keep the pictures coming. :)

Min said...

Hey Yozora, I'm joining the wedding cake class, come la together-gether.. :)

Che-Cheh said...

Droolsssss... I will give them a visit when I'm at the neighborhood.

Your cupcakes are so lovely. :D

babe_kl said...

looks like a place i can spend the whole day there. lovely cupcakes there and yes i loved the spiral indents

YozoraNiteSky said...

nancy tan: you are most welcome. Both of you and CC are about the best find I have come across in a long while. see you soon :D

min: ooo..wedding cake class... ya ya.. i want to lah..let me check the dates and confirm with CC.. miss chatting with you lah :)

che-cheh: ooo..do drop by quickly before i go sapu all their goodies.. haha..just kidding. & thank you for your compliment dearie...hugs!

YozoraNiteSky said...

babe: it is a great place to hang out leh..coz for intermission, we can have roti bakar and soft boiled eggs at the kluang station kopitiam downstairs..wwoooooo...now is that fun or is that fun hahaha.. btw, you want to come for classes or not? at cake connection?

allthingspurple said...

oh..that's where the cake connection that you mentioned is. That pack of sprinkles looks like something that Kimberly would grab hold of and wouldn't let go till I pay for it. ha ha.

allthingspurple said...

ha haha what did I tell you? She just came back from school and she says, "wait.up up up up..no, down a bit., down, that one !!" and it's the sprinkles. haha. kids. They are so predictable sometimes. !

YozoraNiteSky said...

allthingspurple: haha..little girls.. maybe we should meet up for a cuppa one day at Kluang before going up to Cake Connection to shop around for all these lovelies which I know Kimberly will simply love :D

Anonymous said...

so sweet cuppies you have made!need to ask how do you make your own fondant?can email me the recepies or not to honey_fendi@yahoo.com?i'm new beginner and back in kedah quite hard to get the bakery supply!

eris hussain

zaitgha said...

honestly, i prefer homemade whatever even the flowers for cake deco...though they are better looking than what we made ourself...but thats where the art is...i may learn making roses from Min, but definitely her roses and mine would not look the same he he.....but of course store bought flowers come in handy if we have last minute request....

YozoraNiteSky said...

eris: okie.. i will be sending you the recipe for the fondant really soon.. look out for it in your mail :D

zaitgha: oh.. when i am at your blog, i know that you are definitely one of the expert decorators that i aspire to become one day :D.. but meantime... i think i will have to live with the lovely store bought flowers :D

Jessie said...

I must say, the spiral rolling pin is really cute! You make nice cupcake too. I love those roses and they blend well with the spiral indents.

YozoraNiteSky said...

hi Jessie. thank you for dropping in :). i think many people must have liked the rolling pin as Cake Connection has run out of stock on that item haha..have a good weekend Jessie

Anonymous said...

Hi Everybody! I'm originally from London but am living in Berlin at the moment.
Gotta love this place!


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