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    In addition to cupcakes, Mind Over Batter in Besant Nagar promises crepes and waffles soon

    AArti Rajkumar opened Mind Over Batter (MOB) a month ago, only to temporarily shut shop on discovering she was pregnant just days after the launch. An interesting story one might think. I however, am amazed that years after the cupcake craze arrived on our shores, fans/addicts still flock to outlets like MOB (who re-opened a week ago) and Adoniya. The barely 200 sq ft MOB, overlooking Elliots Beach, sold around 15 cupcakes in the half hour we spent there (yes, we counted) and Rajkumar, who is temporarily covering for his wife Aarti, shares that they sell over 100 on a weekend.

    CUPCAKES4The focus here is clearly the cupcake, with other favourites like the cheesecake and chocolate mousse also sharing space in the display. a�?We also do fondant cakes, but they are on hold till Aarti is able to get back to work,a�? he smiles, explaining that a couple of bakers trained by her, are making the cupcakes for now. MOB will soon offer coffee to go with the treats, and are working on starting a waffles and crepes counter in a week, wea��re told.

    With red velvet (Rs. 130) and Ferrero Rocher (Rs. 140) cupcakes in hand, I observe my companions. After the cupcake selfies and Facebook check-ins, they sigh and sing praises with each bite. While they use adjectives like a�?deliciousa�? and a�?gorgeous,a�? I would describe the cupcakes as moist, not too dense and with a generous topping of cream. But two cupcakes is more than I care for in a day, so ita��s the Belgian chocolate mousse next.

    MOB is open from 4 pm to 10 pm. Details: 9884254000

    a��Ryan Peppin


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