Text/ Photos by: Joyce Fan
Many of us often blame whipping cream as the culprit behind the struggle of squeezing into tight pants. Lisa T, on the other hand, prefers to see it as a blissful ingredient for her tasty cupcakes rather than labeling it as sinful calories.
Opening her first flagship store in 1 Mont Kiara Mall, Luscious, Lisa T invites you to escape reality and experience a heavenly world of cream and crumb through her cupcakes. Before Luscious, Lisa T was supplying delicious cakes and pastries to artisan and hipster cafés in Kuala Lumpur, with Pulp by Papa Palhetha, Infusions Café and The Bee as some of her famous café clients.
While her cakes slowly gained recognition and were featured in magazines and various blog pages, she grew restless and wanted to create something more unique and decadent – a brand she could call her own. With that, Luscious by Lisa T was born.
“The name Luscious represents two meanings – one being rich, sweet and delicious while the other being alluring and sexy. This dual meaning is reflected in our cupcakes as each of them has their very own personality,” she explains.“The logo of the lips also carries a similar dual meaning – it is something we use to eat and at the same time, can be alluring as well.”
As you step into the café, you will be greeted by a visual feast of cupcakes and ice-cream shaped lanterns on the ceiling and illuminating cupcakes on the ‘dance floor’.
True enough, you will be spoiled for choices with the array of gorgeous cupcakes on offer, each cupcake features a tongue-in-cheek name and unique personality of its own.
From the tall, dark, handsome George (Chocolate Hazelnut Roche), the sexy, exciting and unpredictable Harlequin (Caramel Popcorn Almonds Vanilla) to the seductive Scarlet Lady (Vanilla Mango Chocolate), there is a cupcake for every personality.
The crowd favourite is the Casanova cupcake and his five girlfriends, Dong Juan. An enticing Chocolate Lava Malteasers cupcake topped with five mini chocolate balls seated nicely on top of a bed of rich chocolate icing, its moist chocolate cake base is a slice of heaven that melts in your mouth with every bite.
Equally delightful is the season favourite Sakura cupcake. A dark chocolate cake topped with green tea frosting and tiny pink Sakura flowers, the cupcake strikes the right balance of sweet and bitter as the tinge of bitterness from the green tea frosting complements the rich dark chocolate base in perfect harmony.
“You will find that all our cupcakes are not too sweet as we believe in using quality ingredients. You can indulge in the best dessert we have to offer, guilt free simply because it’s worth every bite and calorie.” With so much attention and careful detail put into every single one of her cupcakes, You can’t help but wonder what’s the reason behind Lisa’s interest in creating these wonderful desserts. “What I like about cupcakes is that it is small and easy to bring around. It can be eaten without using a fork which makes it very convenient,” she said. “Also, you can play around with the design of the cupcake.”
Cupcakes aside, quality pies, premium gelato and beverages are also offered. We recommend the Chick Me Rendang Pie – flavourful chicken rendang wrapped in a parcel of buttery pastry, along with a warm cup of macha latte (made using single origin macha powder imported from Kyoto) or a cold glass of their signature Mango and Manuka Honey soda drink.
Luscious by Lisa T is located at 1 Mont Kiara Mall.