No one knows for sure who invented desserts, but it’s widely known that French desserts are known to be some of the best in the world. Maybe it’s because the designs are so fashionably chic, or the fact that they are as delicious as they are pretty to look at.

The petit gateau (or little cakes, when loosely translated) is a thing of beauty, and the French have been able to transform simple desserts into an edible and elegant art form. French desserts are usually made with custard, cream, and fruits. But occasionally, one would find the odd chocolate pastry here and there. After all, chocolates are almost usually a crowd favourite.

While we don’t have the likes of Ladurée, Hugo and Victor, and Pierre Hermé in Malaysia, we have been lucky enough to have several local dessert spots in KL that offer French desserts.

Les Deux Garçons is one of the oldest establishments around town that have been offering not just petits gateaux, but also cakes, macarons, and biscuits. The establishment has several outlets across the Klang Valley, including Bangsar, Taman Desa, and Kuala Lumpur. Then, you have MadHatter Desserts which was started by Masterchef Asia runner up, Marcus Low. You can find some of the desserts he showcased on the series in his shop, like the modernised Bubur Cha Cha.

Thanks to the petite size of these treats, one wouldn’t need to worry about the calories piling up when you indulge in these French desserts. So go ahead, indulge at one of these five French-inspired desserts in KL.

(All images credited to respective shops.)