Stepping into a shop that bears "dessert" as its name is pretty welcoming for a dessert sucker like me. The pastry aroma which escaped from the shop's kitchen did more harm than good to my purse that day. I was suddenly filled with that phony eagerness to try and bake the many abducted recipes held captive in my recipe book collection. Recipes which went through the laborious cut and paste process accumulated from all around the world via the Internet: abandoned, untried and untested due to the unfamiliar ingredients they called for. However, a visit to Vanilla Pastry renewed my hopes of finally giving all those recipes at least an attempt as most of the ingredients are found here, sitting seductively, over the store counters. It was like walking into an episode of twilight zone where whispers, murmurs and soft voices of brand names calling and reaching out for me. And like a zombie, eyes half rolled up I picked them all.
Some of the imported goods adorning the counters
This is where I shop for my cake supplies folks. My icing sugar, my butter, my cake boxes, some of my moulds and some other baking stuff, all purchased here. The store holds an interesting array of other imported items too like frozen berries, a good variety of cheese, ready made pastries, cream and a few excellent brand of dairy products. But my pick would be the frozen pizza base which comes in thick and thin rounds, all ready to be topped with tomato sauce and sprinkled lavished with chicken, sausages and cheeeeeeeeeese. Bake them for 20 minutes and breakfast, lunch, tea, dinner and supper are served...tee hee hee..ooops I have been doing a lot of that lately....malasly....guiltily.
I seldom get to meet the owner of Vanilla Pastry(nak gak jumpa, boleh mintak diskaun ker, free items to try ker, cake or roti to sample ker...I am open for ideas he he he)but words from the the helpful girls at the counter mentioned that the owner is a chef or according to the name card, a food consultant. I did ask for his profile but till this day have yet to receive any. So this write up is strictly based on my experience and opinions about the shop.
Rows and rows of products for your grabs.
The well stocked up shop also sometimes sells sliced cakes, apple pies, cheese tarts freshly baked from the store's oven. Savouries like frozen lasagna and mee bandung are also available periodically. This is not your typical cake supply shop where products are almost alike from one shop to another. What makes this shop stand out from the rest of its competitors are the good variety of exotic brand names as well as the friendly and helpful services extended. If you buy more than you can carry, the workers will gladly carry your items to your car, come rain or shine. If tempat lain, baru nak tanya sikit jer, dah tension, dengan masam mukanya and buat tak tahunya sebab they know we will still come back to their shops just because of sekupang dua lagi murah.
The two cheerful girls at the counter.
Vanilla Pastry would not just win your heart over with its content but more importantly the contented feeling attained after your each visit. Let your heart be filled and don't give this shop a miss coz the only thing missing in this store is basically.....YOU!
Jalan Medan PB 2B,
Pusat Bandar Bangi,
43650 Bandar Baru Bangi,
Selangor Darul Ehsan.
ps. NO, I am not related in any way to the shop owner!