Monday 7 July 2014

Guest Blogger Workshop with LGW on 5 July 2014 - Magic Custard Cake & German Butter Cookies (1)

8 lovely ladies, (L to R) Emily, Patricia, Cecilia, Joane, Phoebii, Pamela, Yenn Theng and Cheryl joined me for an afternoon of fun bake-along session on 5 July 2014

It has always been my dream to conduct a baking class one day since I picked up baking three years ago. Teaching is not new to me as I used to be a music teacher. This dream is fulfilled much earlier by LessonsGoWhere (LGW) when they approached me about a month ago and invited me to be a blogger chef to conduct my own baking lesson. I am truly thankful to LGW for giving me this opportunity to host my first baking workshop and also the first Magic Custard Cake baking class ever conducted! I also want to give thanks and glory to God who has blessed me and guided me along my baking journey with great support from family and friends. 

When the workshop date was finalised, I began working on my lesson plan and preparing workshop notes with step by step tutorial photos for my participants. We have limited the workshop to only 8 participants per session as we want to increase learning and success as well as giving more attention to each participant. 

Workshop notes prepared for my participants
In preparation, I have also baked the magic custard cake (mcc) several times as I wanted to adjust the recipe until I have achieved the right amount for a disposable baking tray which was used during the workshop. My dear hubby has also given me the idea to churn out QR codes and placed them on my workshop notes which conveniently direct one to the full Magic Custard Cake recipe in my blog as well as my video tutorial on YouTube. Here are the QR codes:
Scan to view full recipe of Magic Custard Cake

Scan to view Baking Taitai's video tutorial on YouTube 
The night before the workshop, I was thinking to myself, this magic custard cake is a special cake which is not sold or found in any bakery yet. Many would not have tried or even heard of it. I wanted my participants to try this special and unique magic custard cake before they even bake it. Thus, two flavours - original and matcha were churned out at midnight! 

Explaining how the three layers of MCC are formed & tasting of cake before we start.  

Demo and Q&A before the participants proceed to hands-on the mcc. 
Showing how a meringue stiff peak is achieved 
Magical moments have begun

While the magic custard cakes were baking, we made some German melt-in-the-mouth Butter Cookies
Standing next to me is my dear friend Emily, just beside her is Yenn Theng. Emily is one who has inspired me to pick up baking and has given me great support and encouragement throughout my baking journey. She even came to support me at my first baking workshop! I am so blessed to have a true friend like her! I also want to thank my hubby who took time to bring me to buy the chef coat as well as surprised me with my Baking Taitai's blog name embroidered on it. The embroidery is even done in the same hue of pink as my Baking Taitai's logo! :)
Here's Phoebii and Patricia who are my fans and followers of my Facebook page and blog, so happy to meet them and so thankful for their great support too! 

I am especially thankful to Tra and E-Fei of LessonsGoWhere who have both helped me greatly during the workshop by capturing these special moments and for washing up the loads of baking tools and utensils and not forgetting to thank Lena of the The Baking Loft for helping out during the workshop too. Lastly, I want to thank Brandt for providing the recipe books - 'Simple Pleasures from the Kitchen' which I have given each participant a copy to bring home. 

I have truly enjoyed hosting this workshop and am happy to receive positive feedbacks from my participants who are looking forward to more classes from me. And I do look forward to my next class in August too! 

If you have missed the class and would like to join it, you may register your interest by clicking on this link here.  

Photos are taken at The Baking Loft@Soho2 Central by Tra of LessonGoWhere and are the sole copyright of LessonGoWhere. No images may be reproduced or used without prior consent.  

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Victoria Bakes said...

Oh... Jealous jealous... Jealous of the attendants.. I'd love to be there! I will go with my Pom Pom et al! Support support baking tai tai

Zoe said...

Hi chef Cheryl,

You look very smart and professional in your white chef suit!

Like what Victoria said, I love to be there with my pom pom too!!! BTT! BTT! BTT! :D


MiMi Bakery House said...

Looking good Cheryl, and a heart-warming surprise from your hubby too, for the cool chef suit... ^^ And I'm sure the magic starts from every moments with you around ;)

Karen Luvswesavory said...

Cheryl you look so great in that chef suit ^-^!

Baking Taitai said...

Vic, thanks for the support, too bad your are cheering with a group of football fanatics in Brazil now...hehe! Enjoy!

Baking Taitai said...

Zoe, thank you for your kind words and for cheering me on! :)

Baking Taitai said...

Thank you Charmaine for your sweet words. :)

Baking Taitai said...

Thank you Karen for your compliment! :)

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

Congrats to you, and more classes to come..

My Little Space said...

Congratulations, Cheryl ! I'm sure everyone have fun.

Baking Taitai said...

Sonia, thank you for your well wishes! :)

Baking Taitai said...

Hi Kristy, thank you for your well wishes! Indeed its really fun to bake-along with everyone! :)

Nami | Just One Cookbook said...

Congratulations on the successful baking class! You look very natural! :) Hope you had fun as much as your students!

Baking Taitai said...

Hi Nami, thank you for your well wishes and kind words. Have a blessed week! :)

Anonymous said...

i wanna learn baking and plan to do rainbow cake for start cox the cake is so pretty haha... i used your recipe and bought all the requires ingredients in phoon huat... however have yet to buy mixer. can baking tai tai suggest me the mixer i should get? as i just learn, i dont plan to buy expensive one.. my budget is below 100$ =)

I hope one day i can join ur workshop....

Baking Taitai said...

Hi, (can't address you as you did not leave your name behind)

When I started I got a Philip handheld mixer and is still serving me well today. You can google around for brand reviews before getting one.