Hey There, Master Bakers!
December 09, 2021
Was watching Cake Boss and Cupcake Wars your guilty pleasures growing up? You are most likely already a master baker by now (or on the road to mastering baking). While on the couch watching the tv shows and how they transform the pastries into masterful, edible works of art, one could imagine baking her very own cakes or cupcakes in her kitchen. I know, because I was one, too! Believe it or not, these shows were life-changing for me. I still vividly remember Carlo and the gang at Cake Boss making a moving cake in the shape of a sports car for a car showroom’s opening. Or that one episode on Cupcake Wars wherein they were challenged to make carnival-themed cupcakes in so little time. At the start of the global pandemic in early 2020, everyone started to bake in their kitchens. We were making a lot of bread–when we say a lot, it was a whole lot. Quarantine baking made us busy while stuck in the house to flatten the curve. Baking was a relaxing activity across ages, and it was something that provided a sense of normalcy and comfort in the current chaos. Plus, producing and eating something tangible was highly gratifying. Who would have known that we had a baker self in us? I could even picture myself participating in the baking tv shows. I know you do, too. Then this little hobby we picked up then became a small enterprise where family and friends started buying our pastries. Little by little, with promotions on social media, our businesses began to boom. And this calls for a dedicated kitchen space in our own homes. Our old kitchen cannot accommodate the batch of orders streaming in anymore, especially this holiday season. Baked goods are something that most buy to give as gifts. And the artists in us transform our pastries into Cake Boss or Cupcake Wars style. After a lot of thought, maybe it is time to transform your garage into a full-blown kitchen for your baking needs. And perhaps the celebration of the National Pastry Day on December 9 is the sign you have been looking for.