18 May 2010

“Whisk” yourself here – Empire Shopping Gallery for yummy cakes!

Whisk, a charming little family- run cafe is one of the outlets worth checking out in Empire Shopping Gallery.

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Their menu is not extensive & as per it’s namesake, Whisk – Espresso Bar & Bake Shop prides itself on it’s coffee & it’s array of home – baked goodies, all dotingly baked by the trio of mother and 2 sisters.

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Flaky puffs, fat pies and pretty cakes were all lined up vying for attention at the counter. Everything radiates a “family”, home -baked vibe. My attention was, of course, held captive at the sight of cakes!

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This pretty cake here is the HummingBird. Originally a favorite cake of the south United States, the Hummingbird Cake is moist and flavorful with chopped pecans, crushed pineapple, and mashed bananas. It is then frosted with delicious cream cheese.

Here at Whisk, The Hummingbird would be more aptly named “Banana” cake. The many-eyed fruit (pineapple) failed to make it’s presence felt and hence the cake seemed to have lost its identity. However, a follow up sms to one of the sisters confirmed that there were pineapples in the cake but “balanced” out as to not overwhelm the flavour.

Well, I still think it is a banana cake ;-) . (Oh, Check out the Daily Grind’s Hummingbird here for comparison.)

Anyhow, texture – wise it was perfect. Less dense than the average, it was light and bursting with the aroma of sweet bananas. The cream cheese icing is lovely as well; dainty & spreads easily. I do detest those heavy paste-y kind!

One cake is never enough. And I just had to try their Carrot & Pecan Cake. In any case, I’m still in the quest of searching for the best carrot cake in town. The version at Collins Bakery in Mt Kiara was good; but sadly now it only comes in cupcakes versions which somehow affected the taste. Haute Food’s Carrot cake was alright….but still not quite the one.

While the Hummingbird was spongy, the carrot cake here is dense. Dessicated coconut was very prevalent, but not so much of the carrots & just a slight nauce of cinnamon was detected. The icing is a replicate of the Hummingbird’s.

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Another close up picture of the Banana, err.. I meant Hummingbird cake   :whistle:

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There was no Red Velvet available that day, so I guess this calls for a re-visit  :yes: . And yea, gimme the lamb pies, quiches and all the savoury goodies too!

Whisk – Espresso Bar & Bake Shop
Location : LG03A, Empire Shopping Gallery, Subang.
Right beside – SuChan.  Which is opening soon.  ..

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18 May 2010

Sean says:

nice to see it looking packed with customers! all these places that are run with passion and love really deserve more support :d but i’m a big fan of the hummingbird at the daily grind … i think it’s pretty much perfect there =)

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Rebecca Reply:

Well..there aint any comparison for now – Hummingbird at Daily Grind so I guess it takes the top spot ;)

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18 May 2010

Life for Beginners says:

I love family-run affairs like this – instead of a mom-and-pop, it’s more of a mom-and-two-daughters… :)

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Rebecca Reply:

Yes, it kinda screams “non-commercial” though it is commercial ;-)

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18 May 2010

J the chocoholic says:

Oh man… Everything looks so yummy. When are you going back for the Red Velvet? :)
(I want a bite too!)

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Rebecca Reply:

Ahh.. hhmmm..this w-end I’m aiming for Typica cafe and Harith’s Samsara Mango Cheesecake

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18 May 2010

sc says:

i must have walked too fast, i didnt even noticed Whisk when I was Empire 2 weeks ago! Was it opened then? :)

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18 May 2010

ciki says:

totally agree on the banana cum pineapple cake.

was here with a lil fat monkey.dont u just LOVE the deco and their choice of music ;) LOL

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Rebecca Reply:

Yea I saw Jon’s post. Deco was cute but i didnt notice the music! LOL

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18 May 2010

ai wei says:

i love the concept of this place but it’s kinda farrrr for a try ><

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Rebecca Reply:

You are in Cheras?
well..choose a weekend and come over PJ and try a few places at one time! ;-)

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18 May 2010

Leo says:

I remember SuChan :P
Actually I didn’t know that Empire has opened its door to the public until I read alilfatmonkey’s blog!

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Rebecca Reply:

Well Leo..I must say that’s why all of us read blogs!
For me, my twitter updates me much faster! I get updated in seconds!

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18 May 2010

TummyRumble says:

haven’t been to empire gallery yet… I like the tiramisu from SuChan.. haha

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rebeccasaw Reply:

Everybody does! LOL. She supplys to Alexis one maaa… ;-)

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FBB Reply:

i dont think she does you know… i think alexis has their own inhouse central kitchen for pastries. you mean you’re sure she does ah?

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Rebecca Reply:

O yeah hor..
I think she used to previously & now no more?
Yikes..better chk!
Thks for reminding me. It’s somewht stuck in my head that she supplies them!

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19 May 2010

Eclipse Fan says:

Those cakes looks delicious! I am so into cakes! They’re sooo yummy! Those images makes me droool! haha! I that place has a branch here on our place. Now I’m hungry… craving for a cake…

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Rebecca Reply:

Haha.. I crave for cakes everyday! :-)

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19 May 2010

spectre says:

:yahoo: Look yummy!

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Rebecca Reply:

Come we go?? Try others! :yes:

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19 May 2010

FBB says:

i also love daily grind’s hummingbird, so much so i am reluctant to even try making it. but i will la.

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Rebecca Reply:

You did make them before! At Nigel’s party when Msia Girl was back last year?

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19 May 2010

kampungboycitygal says:

yippie!! GOT NEW SHOPPING MALL!! :negative: :s cratch: :s cratch:

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Rebecca Reply:

Haha.. didnt know you like shopping malls! There isnt much new food outlets to try, more of from the same F & B chain ;-)

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20 May 2010

Screen Products says:

Haha.. didnt know you like shopping malls! There isnt much new food outlets to try, more of from the same F & B chain
+1

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21 May 2010

JustinH says:

Empire Gallery is so near my place but yet i haven visited yet…lol
Looks nice but not to fond for bake cakes~
takder coffee ka?

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Rebecca Reply:

Got!! They also specialise in coffee!

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23 May 2010

J2Kfm says:

Banana cakes or not, I certainly won’t mind a detour to here for the assorted savouries and sweets.
Where is Empire Shopping Gallery? A new mall?

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rebeccasaw Reply:

Yup! A new mall right behind Subang Parade!!

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13 Jun 2010

Wallace Plumadore says:

I really like the style of your writing. I found your blog on bing and decided to check out

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13 Jun 2010

Golf books says:

I love reading your blog. You seem like a natural in sharing your experiences. I am starting my blog as well, do you think only natural writers can have something to share?

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5 Jul 2010

Katherine Tam says:

go try their macarons!!

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Rebecca Reply:

Oh i will! another place for french macarons is Nathalies’ gourmet studio!
http://www.rebeccasaw.com/affordable-french-dining-nathalie-gourmet-studio-solaris-dutamas-kl/

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2 Feb 2011

MaijaCakes says:

Hey there Red Velvet lover! We’re selling home-baked Classic Red Velvet Cake and we’re having February/Valentines Promo. Do visit our blog here – http://maijacakes.blogspot.com/ & come check us out aite! Thanks!! ;)

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