Between cooking and baking, it is the latter that I’d like to think that I do better at. So when an opportunity came up for me to learn to make a real cake (I bake cookies and other goodies, for the most part) – birthday and wedding cakes, to be exact, I made sure I didn’t miss it.
I had such fun time last Saturday learning to make birthday and wedding cakes with Christa Mendiola at The Maya Kitchen. Aside from making good pineapple upside down cakes, I can now say I’ve made at least one decent looking fondant cake in my lifetime. Something that I would have never imagined being able to do. I used to wonder how fondants were made — they sure looked complicated to me back then.
Thanks to Ryan of KainPinoy.com for being a great coach. Somewhere along the way, when it was my turn to dress up and make my own fondant, I sorta felt like surrendering to just doing a mediocre, reckless looking cake. But Ryan’s coaching, in between my rolling, kneading and creating my ever so simple cake decals, got me to making me a pretty little cake. I was so giddy, I can hardly believe it!
I love how Chef Christa made everything look so easy. I wasn’t too sure of myself if I was at all going to make it through the class. If at all, I was okay with being a spectator. I even felt a little fluttery when the mini cakes (for us to dress up) were placed in our respective tables.
My Very First Fondant! I still can’t believe I made it myself! It remains untouched as of this writing.
Chef Christa with our cakes. She sure did a great job teaching us how to make fab looking cakes. Most of us were first timers!
If you want to learn some serious baking and cooking, Maya Kitchen courses are definitely the way to go.
The Maya Kitchen
8F Liberty Bldg. 835 A. Arnaiz Ave. Legaspi Village
1229 Makati, Philippines