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Sunday, November 23, 2008

Jac finally attended baking class ....

Yes, it finally 'happened'......... after much thoughts & fantasies of attending a baking class officially !!! Yet, it wasn't exactly those kind of baking courses which required some kind of commitment be it in the form of 'effort' or 'time' !!!

I had pre-selected a few places which offered my most required 'conveniences' ....eg. flexible 'one-off' lesson, i can choose the type of cakes to learn & the venue that must have hang-out place for my dearest chauffeur & kids to 'kill time' while waiting for me to finish my class, LOL !!!

I'm also very interested with "Apple Kitchen" lesson but unfortunately the location just isn't that desirable, so being much of a PJ person, Damansara is definitely a more sought after choice!


Yes, i learn baking 'TIRAMISU' with " SUNNY YAW " this afternoon!!
The fact that there weren't many participants this round, my 2 monkeys...huby & maid could actually stayed around while i attended my lesson !!!

geee.....see 'my dearest' so good hor ??
Actually if it wasn't the support & encouragement shown by 'him', i wouldn't even be pursuing this newly found passion of mine !!!

OK, enuf of all the 'yuk ma' stuffs.....back to my baking class.
The basic chocolate sponge cake for the base has been baked ahead (to safe up time) and the entire lesson actually concentrated in the making of the mousse/cream mixture which was the highlight of tiramisu anyway!!

But both huby & I took the opportunity to get Sunny's advice on the 'trick' to bake a moist & fluffy sponge cake as opposed to the heavy & dry cakes i usually baked!! Sponge cake might be the basic of baking cake but usually the 'simplest' thing isn't always the 'simplest' after all.....if u know what i mean?

The cake cut outs became the victim of my 2 hungry monsters!! Both of them were fighting for the moist chocolate cakes.....'sei mou' !!!


The whole thing was a pretty fast affair & very much easy than i would have thought....probably it was the hand of an expert that was doing the job. I will probably have to prove this one day when i have to do it all by myself. Sunny shared with me some of the brands of ingredients that he used, the places he got them & the prices too!! Of course not forgetting the step by step process of doing things!!



Well, apart from learning what i'm suppose to, the most valuable advice that i had from a professional baker was hearing & seeing with my very own eyes how the whipping cream miracally turned from a LIQUID form into beautifully whipped CREAM .....
that's my biggest baking challenge!!!
I even recorded down the process ........hahaha
Yes, my failure & mistakes all these while were due to over beating.......
guess, only "more PRACTISEs could MAKE it PERFECT" !!! slowly 'whipped' more la....

Here are the cream mixture with 2 flavours (green tea & coffee)


Then the cakes needed to be chilled for at least 1/2 an hour or 1 hour for best result ! That's when we excused ourselves to The Curve for the weekend needs and only picked up our cakes later!!

When we picked up the cakes, Sunny had already dressed up the cakes beautifully !!! Both Sunny & his partner Sidney were such pleasant gentlemen to deal with. Sunny even reminded me to call him should i still have any doubts/queries in my future baking journey....how nice heh!! I would certainly be back for more lessons.....

Here are THE ULTIMATE OUTCOMES !!




Eemm.....it would be another milestone if i can really made out something like this one day!!!


11 comments:

miche said...

So nice to be able to live in KL..everything you want is within reach.

allthingspurple said...

huahhh...that will be the day when I can whip up something like that. Tell us more when we meet up again?

slavemom said...

That's great! To be able to attend baking lessons at ur convenience. Anticipating more beautiful cakes from u soon. ;)

shoppingmum said...

Wah! I'm expecting to see more baking creation from you soon. :)

Anggie's Journal said...

oh... can bring along ur family ?? so nice ar ?? sure ur boys having fun as well ...

Nice cake here.. easy ar? Can share the recipe ??

More lovely cakes from u in future ya ...

But for me, the baking Class was kind a far for me ...:(

khongfamily said...

Woww..so nice you can attend baking class. Daddykhong always ask me to go for one. Maybe my cake sucks...hahaha. I love Sunny's cake. I tried one of his cupcake at one of the weddings, not so sweet and very very nice. And I used his chocolate cupcakes recipe for my boy's birthday cupcakes. Maybe you arrange a class for mummy bloggers?

Annie Q said...

Wow!! Jacss, u really put in a lot effort on baking. Hope next time when i meet you again, i got the chance to try your cake. :)

Rjoc said...

OK so when we are in KL for the wedding we have to make time to try out your cakes now (and Bento).

Of course your beloved thinks it is a good idea as afterall his stomach benefits from these lessons Haha!

jacss said...

miche: yes but everything with a COST here...

yeah sure chris....am sure there will be more to talk abt when we meet again!!

sure ginie: if u visit me one day, i'll sure bake for u wan....

shopgmum: i only learnt tiramisu only wat....so u can only expect one at a time lar!!

as promised, will send u d recipe one day anggie!! actually far for me also but nearby got lots of place to hang out ma....so no problem la..

wuah...mrskhong, u wana give me such pressure meh...it'll be funny for me to conduct d class man, hahaha!! go ahead for a class la, since dadykhong so supportive....

ok ok ok annie....i'll see if i can fulfill yr dream one fine day!!

hehehe...ok uncle, if d plan really works out fine, i'll humbly try out d recipe but will only serve if it exceed d "PASSING" marks, ok??!!

huisia said...

wow, so syiok to attend the baking class, you're talented. :)

coffeesncookies said...

when are you making me tiramisu ???