May 13, 2009

Officially moving from Blog to Shop

A new Delectable era has begun!
Su's here to turn cakes into art; sugar into sculpture and 'dessert' into a delightful word~!
Finally! a place to share my work beyond just photographs online.
We've been open just a little less than a week and the response has been awesome!
I'm just finding it hard to tolerate the quantities and daily need to be baking and decorating through my sleep provision. BAH! I need to find a solution for this little hang up of mine.

I can't be grateful enough for all the encouraging remarks from blog readers, friends and family; It's hard work; but definitely tolerable at this point! No doubt; I'm gritting my teeth and soldiering on!
Inevitably; I'll be expanding my team and moving forward with business plans; my quaint outlet here at The Gardens Mall; Midvalley is going to house and display snippets of Delectable's growth in months to come. It's not just going to be CAKE guys; there's more to Delectable than what meets the eye *wink* Hush hush secrets *grin*

It still feels a little surreal to me how I've finally parked myself comfortably into retail.
Well; not exactly as comfortably as I would have expected; but certainly thrilled about it none the less!
It doesn't help to be a little out of touch with my 'Malaysian-ness'; getting bullied and called 'kid' in some instances *laughs* I know it's difficult to take my child-like persona seriously at times; but I'm really not the type to sit back when others begin pushing my buttons!
*grrrr* Uninvited stress for sure. I've slowly learnt to deal with difficult situations and squirm away from crummy people who are being disturbingly unkind.
Putting my foot down is kinda fun! *giggle* I get things moving and I get them moving exactly where I want em~ :D














Anyhow; The shop is great, it's lots of fun and I've heard many nice things being said about our products and my cakes. If I were to describe my thoughts on the status of Delectable at this point; I could summarize it into a big hearty: YAyYY!

51 comments:

bahiyahnor said...

coolies~

i'm glad that you've got what u wished for. it must be great to be living ur dream!

all the best!

Karen said...

Congratulations! Your store looks so sweet, chic and delicious!! Gorgeous!

I wish you opened your store in Sydney instead lol! But no doubt I'll be heading to your store in a heartbeat the next time I'm in KL!

panda said...

your shop is gorgeous! it's on my list of places to visit for sure. hope you get some rest in between it all - I can imagine the amount of running around you're probably doing!

Sophie said...

WOW!! How impressive - I had to show my hubby how fantastic your shop looked and he was really impressed. He said that you really have an eye for detail - I want to buy your little towels - you'll have to put them for sale on your website (did I suggest more work for you? sorry - get some sleep instead and then think about it ha ha!!)
Good on You

Wai King said...

The store is beautiful, Su Yin. Congrats on the highly successful launch. It's an incredibly competitive industry to be in. All the best and I look forward to seeing your shop in person the next time I go back to Malaysia!

Su-yin said...

Congratulations on the success! :) The shop looks really nice, I love how bright and cheerful it looks. Will definitely have to drop by if I get a chance to go to KL this summer.

All the best with the shop, and do try to get more sleep! :P

nopham said...

Delectable is so gorgeous, very elegant, and yummmmmmy! Congratulations!

♥ nise said...

all the best in your new business.
btw your cupcakes look absolutely heavenly. keep up the beauty creations =)

Nurainie said...

Congratulations, Su! Its an Art Museum where everything is edible!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!! Your shop looks so fabulous. I'm in Canada but wish I could be close enough to be a customer.
I've been following your blog for a few years and I am always inspired by your creativity & courage.
I'm cheering for your success "Go Sue!!!" lol
I'm looking forward to reading about all the behind the scenes action of a your shop.

Pam

Yasz said...

Hi Su! I've been following ur blog for a few months now. I'm thrilled that you have opened up a shop.I can't wait to pay a visit over at Delectable this weekend. I hope I can get my hands on those yummy cup cakes! I'm sure to spread the news around about ur shop! You go gal!

lite said...

Yayyy, Congratssss!
the new shop looks ultra awesome! =D
I wish you all the very best with your new shop, su! may all the force be with you :D
I've been reading your blog from some time, since your post of beer cupcake I remember. And such a huge leap from that to what you are now! Congratsss!;D
I hope I could go to malaysia and visit your shop in the future!
so, last, yayyyyy for you!!! *hugggsss*

one said...

Congrats Su, your boutique is elegant beyond expectation!

Anonymous said...

OMG! Congrats! The shop looks soo FUNTASTIC! This is sooooo you! hahaha, I cant believe this, looks too good to be true! Truly amazed! Keep your hardwork Su!
btw, about the cake in the shop, what igredient u use to replace fondant??
rgds-YooLee-your fans since u're stil in aus:P

Christy said...

Your shop looks amazing! Congrats :) I wish I lived closer so I can go and visit you. Ahhhh, all the stuff looks soo cute; I want! The tote bags are adorable. Is it possible to buy one and have it shipped to the States? Hehee ;)

Mich said...

Congrats! The shop is beautiful. Will definitely drop by the next time am in KL.
It has been a great pleasure watching your journey from your kitchen in Sydney to your own shop now.
From pretty konyaku to amazing edible work of arts. Thank you for sharing your adventure. Cant wait to see what you are up to next.

gen said...

I think I got so excited when I saw you updated that I stopped breathing for awhile >< I'm not a stalker! But I'm just so happy for you. I just really am sad that I have to wait 6 long weeks till I get to see it for myself. Times like this make me wish I lived in Malaysia XD

Kassy said...

CONGRATULATIONS sweetie!!!your shop looks too amazing!!!!all the hard work paid off! I definitely have to check it out when I go back to sg. now, dont work too hard!! i miss you! xox

apis585 said...

ohhh so u're opposite italliennies ey *winks*
will make sure to drop by during my next visit to mv...
canttttttttt waittttttt!!!
btw *congratulations*!!!

Chef C said...

HI Su,

I have a number of questions on your new retail shop (which I had asked in the previous post before). Hope you can share with us the answers. Do get some sleep!

1) where did you draw your inspiration from for your shop concept?
2) Who did your interior design? who's the contractor?
3) Where did you source all the decorative items for your shop, such as the cake stands and the trays?
4) Who are the suppliers for all the Delectable accessories, such as the tea towels, ribbons, wrappers, etc? Are they from KL?
5) Given that your creative art is mainly handcrafts, which means a very hands-on business, how do you intend to grow the business? Do you have plans to employee more cake decorators apart from yourself?

Flower said...

Congrats Su. I've been reading your blog since donkeys year for recipes and idea. I wish you all the best. Your shop looks so beautiful and chic. Maybe one day when I'm back home in Malaysia, I will come back and visit your shop.

ps - found your blog when I was looking for Msian in Australia and have been your peminat eversince.

Michelle said...

Went there a few days ago!
It was awesome! Have been viewing ur blog since delectables wasnt born yet XD n my boyfriend told the shopkeeper "she's a fan!" LOLx, *Shy*
Good luck anyhows!!! :D

meatpacker said...

Wow the shop looks so biiiiig. Must check it out whenever i go to midvalley.

amanda - stwbry said...

im super happy for u!! im a big fan of u! congrats! u inspire me so much i cant wait to follow u in your foot steps ^____^

Rei said...

Congratulations! Your shop looks wonderful! All the best!

Paprika said...

Congratulations! I wish you the best of luck and a well deserved good nights rest! :-)

Just remember that you just can't please everyone. So stick to your guns and you'll be fine! All the best!

Seafrost ~ Nina said...

Congrats!!!!
I'll be 'kay poh-ing' soon at your store :)
Just dont 'shoo' me away while i stand there, staring, admiring your work...and of course...few things caught my eyes in your pix...hmmm...will grab some of it very-very soon :)

starz said...

OMG! I love your shop! I will definitely make it a point to visit your shop if I get to go to KL one of these days! Congrats!!!

Wendy said...

Congratulations! Can't wait to visit the shop and get my hand on those cute little cupcakes and towels and the tote!!

Asianmommy said...

Congrats! Your cakes & cupcakes are just gorgeous!

naughtypanther said...

Wow.. it looks so awesome.. like a high end boutique store.. I'm stopping by in Malaysia for a few nights on route back to Oz from London at the end of July. Would love love to drop in!! You go, Su!!

DaViS ChAi said...

congrat or the openning!

all the best for the shop and the beautiful shop owner!!!!!

backyana said...

Congratulation to your beautiful shop! May it has the same success like your popular blog.

backyana said...

Congratulation to your beautiful shop! May it has the same success like your popular blog.

Eve said...

OMG can we mail order some of the products (the non edible ones) overseas?

Emma said...

Good luck with everything! Look amazing.

Piee and JSBanana said...

It makes me so happy that you've got yourself a store!! That's an amazing accomplishment. =) You're an inspiration. Rock on.

millet said...

i'm a long-time fan of your blog, and your work is simply amazing. congratulations on this new endeavor, and the best of luck always! its time has come.

the store looks absolutely gorgeous!

Andrew said...

I work at MV and my colleagues went drooling over your shop and cakes!

Will drop by your shop from time to time for the lovely cupcakes!!!

Cheers for Ipoh Mali!

Ruby said...

bought your cupcakes 2 days ago!! So happy i finally get to taste it and i'm craving for more!!! Btw, congrats on the opening and also, your staff are amazingly friendly and helpful :)

ai wei said...

congratulation! love ur bunny cuppies. they are too cute to be eaten

Kitchen Guardian said...

Congratulations! Can't wait to go to yr cake boutique wt Maizura...you made "Song Bird" for her!

catarina said...

The cherry blossom cake is STUNNING!

shelbybaby said...

Love your shop. Love your cakes. Thank you for 'Fashion'...

http://shelbybaby.blogspot.com/2009/05/we-live-cute-life-sound-fematic-pants.html

EADotCom said...

GASP! Wish I was there....

Big Boys Oven said...

we just adored your new shop, we just stared at it from far and near, blink! blink! blink!, just awesomely beautiful congratulations!

Azalia Suhaimi said...

eh those were the photos I took that day right hehehehhe :D

see you tomorrow, you cake artist!

Su-Yin -D├ęcorateur said...

Definitely making plans for a blog party; yummy goodies for everyone! Can't wait! havn't decided whens a good time just yet.

Thank you everyone for the support and kind words. Ahhh Makes all hard work worthwhile.
Won't let you down guys!

Love;
Su

petitechef said...

Congratulations on your dream come true!! All the hard work has paid off, how great do you feel??
I look forward to following along with you :)

the snackaholic said...

congrats lady boss :) everything's looking so awesome! will visit if if i happen to b in m'sia :)

Christine C said...

Hi Su,
Congrats! Your store is a true inspiration! I've been following your blog for a few month and i was already wondering when u'll open a shop! And the day has come right? Next time i'm in KL, I sure will come and visit your delectables!! Have a lots of luck and fun with your dreams!!