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.
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.
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.
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.
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