After the Movement Control Order (MCO) was implemented three months ago to help curb the spread of COVID-19 in Malaysia, I picked up an unusual hobby: baking. Okay maybe it’s not that unusual since everyone I knew (and their grandmas) started baking too. I enjoy cooking a lot but I’ve never found a love for baking when I was in Japan because the first thing I ever made, a no-bake chocolate cake turned out looking like a piece of turd. I gave up at the time, but when I picked it up again during MCO I found out that I actually quite enjoyed baking. Especially vegan sweets.
And what better way to increase that enjoyment than to do it with my best friend? Bake Lab is having a 2-for-1 promo for the month of August where 2 people can learn how to make some sweet treats for the price of one and knowing me, I can’t resist a good deal. I immediately asked Cheryl if she was free for a lesson and off we went to bake some unicorn cupcakes!
How Bake Lab works; the students are provided with an iPad containing instructions and ingredients that have already been measured for you. There is no instructor to teach you how to make it; you follow the instructions shown on the display and if you’re stuck, you can refer to one of the assistants around for help. Honestly, I think it’d be cheaper to just follow a YouTube video at home and you’d probably get the same results but if you didn’t have a kitchen equipped for baking or if you don’t want to deal with the hassle of prepping the ingredients and cleaning up, then Bake Lab is a good alternative.
While watching Cheryl sift the ingredients;Cheryl: Why does it feel like I’m doing everything?
Me: It’s because I already know how to bake cupcakes so I’m letting you learn how to do it 0:)
Cheryl: Oh I see.
The truth is I just wanted to decorate the cupcakes at the end wtf.
By the way, the unicorn horn and ears were all made by Cheryl. I tried making them but they turned out looking like pieces of turd so Cheryl remade them all hahahahaha. I mean, what can you expect from someone who got a D for Pendidikan Seni classes in school :’)
All in all it was a fun experience! I want to try more fun activities like this in the future. Maybe pottery making or floral arrangement classes? What do you think we should try next?
Bake Lab by The Buttercake Factory
12-1, Jalan Telawi 2, Bangsar, 59100 Wilayah Persekutuan, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
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