14 October 2010

Of Sweet Tooth & Babycakes

Are you in on the latest food fad? Well... here's a few hints for you.

Small.Cute.Colourful.Not a cake.Not a biscuit.

Figured it out? It's MACARONS!

These cute little sandwich cookie has been sort of a staple in dessert buffets for it's colourful arrays of finger-sized sugar rush. They've got quite a legendary reputation in Paris and a huge following amongst hardcore bakers, but it's popularity in Kuala Lumpur itself is still rather small. These sweet things are hard to come by ie. most are only made available by order, and as far as I know only a few high-end bakeries and hotels actually make them. And even when it is made available to the mass public it is either:
(a) very pricey
(b) low quality.

And this is where I come in with good news! I finally found a place that not only sells these sweet babies at ultra reasonable prices (ranges from RM2.20 to RM2.50 per piece) but... the macarons are oh-so good too!

BABYCAKES Sweet Shoppe

Tucked away in a corner of the new G City Club Hotel in central KL (across Ampang Park, along Jln Tun Razak), this small shop specialises in macarons and floral decor. Me and my sisters have been going on a macarons binge the past few weeks (even resorting to making our own! which was a bust... ) and by far, the sweet offerings at Babycakes are on my top 2 favourites (sharing the spot with Nicole's Gourmet). Here, the sweetness of the macarons shells are delightfully balanced with the dense flavors of its fillings, with enough bite to satisfy the sweetest of tooth.

Available flavors: Red Velvet, Lemon, Bitter Chocolate, Green Tea, Strawberry, Black Sesame, Cherry Chocolates and Salted Caramel.

You can drop by their shop at G City Club Hotel which operates from Monday to Friday (10am- 6pm) and Saturday (10am to 3pm). Or place an order (1 week notice) with Nicole Lynn at babycakeshoppe@gmail.com


  1. hi ainun..

    i got my first bite of macaroons from Harrods last Monday..the price is about the same (surprisingly!) and they are yummeh too!! :)

    now im eager to try the one that u recommended..
    thanks for sharing! :)

  2. Thanks so much dear for the tip! Will definitely go check out Harrods as well... ;)

  3. how much the cost for a piece of macaron ?

  4. Hi...i think u meant "Nathalie's Gourmet Studio"...not "nicole" kan...:-)