We love cake shops here at FriedChillies. So of course we were very happy to check out Jaslyn Cakes. It's one of the newer shops in Bangsar's busy Telawi area, but it's already making a name for itself. Here's why...
Sugar, spice, all so nice.
Delicious cakes and pastries. CUSTARD DONUTS!!!
'Bangsar prices'. Doesn't open at night.
Bangsar is no stranger to good eats. Banana leaf rice, burgers, pizzas and almost everything in between. Now we can add desserts and pastries to that list because Jaslyn Cakes serves up some of the tastiest baked goodies in town.
Jaslyn Cakes opened in 2014. Owner, the softly spoken Jaslyn Rangson, honed her baking and pastry skills from famed culinary school Le Cordon Bleu in London when she was over there. Before opening the shop though she also supplied various baked goodies to several shops in Kuala Lumpur.
This is Jaslyn, and those are her cakes.
Now her namesake cafe fills up most of her time! She stresses the fact that her shop uses premium ingredients and always organic whenever possible.
The shop itself is a cosy half-lot along ever busy Jalan Telawi 2. The interior is very quaint and homey if a bit tight on space. The kitchen itself is smack in the middle of the shop, complete with a giant stand mixer.
Spot the mixer...
So you get to watch your cake being made and eat it too. The smells emanating from this place are incredible: warm and comforting with the scent of vanilla, honey and chocolate. But by this time you've forgotten the smells because all eyes are on the gorgeous display of cakes and pastries on the counter. Sweet-tooths, you're in for a treat because choices are aplenty here. But to make choosing easier for you folk, here are the highlights.
The Pavlova is awesome: a crisp on the outside but fluffy on the inside meringue is married to a luscious cream and topped with strawberries. The textures are lovely and the flavours not too sweet or cloying.
Beautiful and tasty to boot
Jaslyn's Carrot Cake is scrumptious as well. The icing was a bit sweet, but the carrot flavour really shone in the tender cake batter and toasted pecans gave a pleasant and welcome crunch to it.
A cake that'll make you go 'Whatsup 'Doc?'
Chocolate Chip or Raisin Oatmeal cookies were exemplary as well, getting that mix of chewiness and crunch just right. It helped too that they were loaded with chocolate chips and raisins, respectively. Great to nibble with a cup of tea (of which they have a great selection!).
Baked Vanilla Cheesecake should be high on cheese-lovers' list. It is soft and velvety smooth. The rich cream cheese is accentuated with the wonderful and gentle flavour of vanilla. Very sinful but also very luxurious.
And what's a cake shop without something chocolate, right? Get a load of this baby: Chocolate Peanut Butter cake. The chocolate cake is rich and oh-so-dreamy in its chocolatey goodness, and the peanut butter icing really brings the whole thing together. It's like the best flavours of a candy bar in cake form.
Chocolate and peanut butter are best friends
We saved the best for last though: the Custard Donuts are perfectly round and perfectly burnished a lovely deep mahogany.
Order one of these and the good blessed folk of Jaslyn Cakes injects - YES, INJECTS - the doughtnut with a custard so smooth, so delicious and pock-marked with specks of real vanilla. Simple but damn good. So Jaslyn Cakes then: one of the newest kids on the Telawi block but most definitely one of the best. This shop is no one hit wonder.
P/S: You can order their cakes for functions too!