Happy Birthday October Babies!

October is a special month, as it is the month that we celebrate the birthday of the many special people in our family, our extended family: my eldest and second brother in law, sister in law and my younger nephew.

The usual “million dollar” question of where and what birthday cake (in addition to where to makan), pops up yet again. The truth is, I was getting bored with the cakes from Pattiserie Rui. Looking for a new cake place, Victoria Station’s Signature Chocolate Cake (approx. 1.2 kg) promotion on Groupon caught my attention. RM 58 promotion price vs their usual retail price of RM 88 is enticing enough, and I bought one voucher for our October babies’ birthday celebration.

Sometimes, these deals need a bit of planning in advance. That’s the ‘mah fan‘ (troublesome) bit. Redemption instructions say 2 days reservation required, and rescheduling must be made 1 day prior to original booking via e-mail or Whatsapp. And printed voucher is required at collection, so you need to have access to a printer. Not only that, they restrict collection time from 1pm-5pm.

Victoria Station Medan Damansara
Victoria Station Medan Damansara

Having said that, reservation and collection were rather easy, so kudos to Victoria Station for getting it right. Their staff (Vivien) was quick to respond for reservation, and collection was fast and efficient at their Medan Damansara branch.

The cake
The cake
Wasn't expecting all these, thanks Victoria Station
Wasn’t expecting all these, thanks Victoria Station

I thought that the deal gives me just a cake. Period. But they surprised me by providing a Happy Birthday cake topper, candles and a knife. And don’t we like to be surprised?! Brownie points to Victoria Station.

Happy Birthday Loves
Happy Birthday Loves
A decent piece for each and everyone of us
A decent piece for each and everyone of us

My family love the cake; it was really good: moist and not too sweet. The size of the cake is just right for 16 of us, for a post-dinner binge. The satisfaction of landing a cheap-and-good deal is sort of like hitting the jackpot. Ahh .. the little things in life that make one happy.

Happy Birthday October Babies!!
Happy Birthday October Babies!!

I have been taking charge of most cake buying tasks, perhaps it’s time for me to relinquish my cake-buying role in the family. Any taker?

 

Victoria Station – Station Medan Damansara
11-17, Jalan Setiapuspa, Medan Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-2093-6888, 03-2094-9406

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Travel opens up a whole new world, which is cliche but true. I am a strong advocate for independent and solo travel. I was born and raised in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia but now live in Bangkok, Thailand, resulted from a chance encounter in 2009 with my why-are-you-Thai bf. I am now split between two countries. One country for my bf, another for the family, for the occasional weekend together.