Monday, July 3, 2017

Taking the leap of faith

It's been a really long time since my last post; almost 2 years?!! Time really flies.

For a couple of years, I have been struggling with my own perception of baking. Is this my hobby? Is there more? Can there be more? Am I willing to do more?

It took me some time to reach a decision I am comfortable with, at least at this point in my life.

I want to professionalise my baking and hope to sell my goods on a small scale to begin with.

It's a tough game really; barrier of entry is low, and any social media darling will do this really well.
I ain't no top instagram-er and I don't know how to make my photo-shoots magazine worthy.

All I know is that I bake with love and dedication. And I prioritize taste and flavour over all else.

That doesn't mean you are going to get ugly bakes. It just means that you get the basic cakes done well and good.

And that's not saying you aren't going to get your speculoos-mint-lavender-chilli-matcha-etc-etc. It just means that you will get solid strong cakes with even just the classic vanilla and chocolate.

Sometimes, I wish we can just tear away the frills and embrace strong naked flavours as they are. The classics are just as boring as they are endearing.

In view of my goals, I have recently embarked on a WSQ Certificate in Pastry and Bakery with Shatec, one of the top bakery and culinary schools in Singapore. Over the next weeks, I'll try to share as much as I can on the course so that you too, can consider taking this if you ever wish to take the next step in baking.

By the way, this is not a sponsored or paid post. As I have said, I had the same doubts and simply hope that my sharing can help anyone in a similar predicament.

To be, or not to be. To do, or not to do. 

Let your mind and heart guide you and remember, there are no mistakes, only learnings to be made.

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