Ladies, trust me when I say patience is a virtue.
Baking used to be my form of therapy. I remember back in Uni when I would hide in the kitchen and whip up dessert after dessert every time an assignment stressed me out. I did it for fun and didn’t really care about how it looked like as long as it tasted great. That was the case until good looking cakes became a trend on Instagram and I started to question why I couldn’t achieve the same results.
Then it hit me.
My passion for baking decreased when I started to become lazy. Soon after Uni, I moved to KL, started work, and in between trying to ‘adult’ and make time for naps everyday, baking was something I did less and less. Hell, it even took me one and a half years to buy myself an oven, so you can see where my priorities were at.
With that said, ever since I got my oven, I’ve been slowly starting to bake again. It might not be as often as before but I believe baby steps help. Which was why when the opportunity arose for me to attend a Modern Dual Tone Wedding Inspired Cake workshop by Raymond Tan and The Buttercake Factory, I accepted it immediately (trust me, I emailed my editor to call dibs before anyone else could)!
Many of you might be familiar with Raymond Tan, a self-taught baker from Malaysia who currently lives in Melbourne. He rose to social media fame when his colourful cake designs and adorable cake pops started spreading like wildfire over the internet and since then, he’s become quite the household name around the world. The Buttercake Factory on the other hand, was an account I’ve been following since day one when they were only selling classic butter cakes. So you can probably tell how excited I was to attend the workshop and learn from the best.
After six hours of getting my hands dirty, I’m proud to say that I decorated my first designer cake. Will I do it again? Well, let’s just say, I’m never underestimating the work these bakers have cut out for them anymore.
Click through the gallery below to find out what I’ve learnt during the workshop and what I think you should take note of the next time you’re thinking of making a cake worthy of > 200 likes on Instagram. On the other hand, if you’d like to give cake decorating a try yourself, just keep your eyes peeled to The Buttercake Factory’s website as they announce new workshops every month!