Musing of a home baker - So a friend of mine recently went to a baking class where the baker taught them how to make the ultimate banana bread. Moist and full of flavor. There were four of them in the class and tho they were all amateur bakers, she said she felt like she was in the Hunger Games. Everyone was on a passive aggressive mode. Even the baker teaching them.

So a friend of mine recently went to a baking class where the baker taught them how to make the ultimate banana bread. Moist and full of flavor.  There were four of them in the class and tho they were all amateur bakers, she said she felt like she was in the Hunger Games. Everyone was on a passive aggressive mode. Even the baker teaching them. Yes, she did learn how to make an excellent banana bread but that four hours of  Yes, she did learn how to make an excellent banana bread but that four hours of class really took a toll on her self-esteem. She couldn’t wait to leave the place. No one exchanged numbers, instead they looked each other up and down. You'd think there'd be some sort of sisterhood that us bakers should be abiding by. But nooo... In this class, it was basically every bitch for herself. Sorry, I meant every baker for herself.  Which got me thinking. Why do we need to do this? As it is, we home bakers here in Malaysia are a minority. Why do we need to work against each other? I mean, it's okay to check out the competition and such but to be a pain about it. That's not so nice. We should support each other.  That said, I'm going to attend the next class by this particular baker. Cos apparently she does it every month and it's attended by pretty much the same people. She's going to teach how to bake Lemon Meringue Pie. I'm sure I'll be teaching them a thing or two too. Especially on the proper ways of eating Lemon Meringue Pies. If you know what I mean.  To be continued :) - clicksforcakes.com

So a friend of mine recently went to a baking class where the baker taught them how to make the ultimate banana bread. Moist and full of flavor.

There were four of them in the class and tho they were all amateur bakers, she said she felt like she was in the Hunger Games. Everyone was on a passive aggressive mode. Even the baker teaching them. Yes, she did learn how to make an excellent banana bread but that four hours of class really took a toll on her self-esteem. She couldn’t wait to leave the place. No one exchanged numbers, instead they looked each other up and down. You’d think there’d be some sort of sisterhood that us bakers should be abiding by. But nooo… In this class, it was basically every bitch for herself. Sorry, I meant every baker for herself.

Which got me thinking. Why do we need to do this? As it is, we home bakers here in Malaysia are a minority. Why do we need to work against each other? I mean, it’s okay to check out the competition and such but to be a pain about it. That’s not so nice. We should support each other.

That said, I’m going to attend the next class by this particular baker. Cos apparently she does it every month and it’s attended by pretty much the same people. She’s going to teach how to bake Lemon Meringue Pie. I’m sure I’ll be teaching them a thing or two too. Especially on the proper ways of eating Lemon Meringue Pies. If you know what I mean.

To be continued 🙂

 


Author: Brown Sugar

A kindred baking soul looking for the meaning of life in mountains of cookies and cakes and pools of chocolate ganache. Brown Sugar’s favourite saying? “A cake a day keeps the doctor away”.


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  • May 10, 2016 at 5:09 pm
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    Do you still go for the classes? I don’t bake but would love to join you eating the end product.

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