Have been hearing from my friends about ABC Cooking Studio but just couldn't find time to arrange for a trial lesson. The recent seasonal trial lesson to make a raspberry ombre cake excites me. After speaking to Ferlyn, she invited me to the trial lesson. The Studio is located in Takashimaya Orchard, very spacious and it is open-concept. Classes are a team of 4 usually and there can be several classes running concurrently.
Something that i love about cooking and baking in a class is that there is literally no preparation needed. Ingredients are prepared by Sinseh with preheat ovens and most importantly, no washing is needed thereafter as well. Once we complete the item, we can just pack and go <3 We were given clear instruction and sharing on tops how to identify stiff peaks and also how to stabilize the egg whites. Things that i will not learn from while googling on youtube videos on recipe though.
Our sinseh didn't like adding too much coloring to the cake that we do hence you can see that the tiers are in lighter shades of pink. If you prefer something of a more obvious color differences, do add in more coloring at the base code (about 6-7 droplets are we are using 5 droplets for the base tier now). The baking time takes only 10 minutes because it is thin which is really time efficient to be honest versus making a whole cake.
For a trial lesson, they uses a simple recipe to make the cake base. Only whole eggs and sugar to beat to stiff peak and adding flour thereafter to fold in. Minimize the lumps and add coloring will do. Technique taught during the folding period where we can do a "J" fold or a "G" fold. In view of time limitation, we are each told to work on 1 shade of the color and then cut into 4 parts. We will then share the balance 3 pieces with the team and get a total of 4 different shades of the cake. We are now ready to make our ombre cake <3
We are all extremely pleasure with our finished product. We understand from our sinseh that we can also add slight coloring to the whip cream so to get the pinkish effect if we want to. As a class, she wishes to make something different so that we have rooms for optional add on if we wants to! This is what i love about our sinseh where she provides the flexibility in it!