Monday, August 20, 2012

Baking Classes

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                                      Banana cake with peanut butter cream cheese frosting.

After years of procrastination and excuses, I will finally do what I've been asked by people many times: conduct baking and cooking classes. I've had offers to supply cakes to restaurants, develop new breads for a bakery and teach cake making in a baking school but after much thought, I've decided that I prefer to work for myself at my own pace.

In recent years, big baking schools have mushroomed in Kota Kinabalu. These schools are efficient and business-oriented, teaching large classes in minimal hours. The cakes are commercialized, with many recipes based on ready mixes and additives promoted by baking ingredients companies. I am in no way able to compete with big baking schools nor do I want to compete with them anyway. I believe in the old-fashioned butter, eggs, vanilla and flour kind of cakes, homey and tasty, with as little or no additives as possible. I took my first baking class 23 years ago because I wanted to feed my family delicious cakes made with quality ingredients (that and the fact that I was having a difficult pregnancy and unable to play badminton/move around), and I believe that there are many people like me who stubbornly refuse to feed their family anything less than the finest.

Classes will be small and will be held in a cosy place, not in a shoplot in some busy area of the city. The kitchen will be ready in September but I am planning two tea parties in August where you are welcome to a high tea and a demo class. Just leave a comment on this post with your contact, and you will be invited if you are within the first 30 people to write in. If you feel uncomfortable leaving your contact in the comment, do email me. However, to be fair to everybody, you still have to leave a comment with your name.

I am nervous about posting this but this is it. It's high time I get off my butt and do something I enjoy.

77 comments:

Heather said...

wooooohooooooo!!! i can't attend, but whooped for joy when mummy told me about your plans! if i was in KK, i'd be the first in line :) xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo I just hope I'd get a place when I have a chance to get back home, cos I have a feeling your classes will be booked months in advance cos you're awesome like that :))

terri@adailyobsession said...

heather: pls lah, i'm so nervous about it! took me months of agony to muster the courage. if classes are popular, i'll be honored if william can conduct a class!!!

hongyi - red said...

whoaaaaaa so proud of youuuu

i'll be in town 28th september, will there still be classes?!?! i can be the royal food taster!

ck said...

Oh! That would be so cool to learn from you but I am so so far away, like in SF bay area... ipostale@gmail.com. Connie

Shelby Lim said...

Hi Aunty,

May I have this pleasure to learn baking from you? I'll be more than delightful to learn from a nice, sweet, lovely master like you! Looking forward in seeing you soon!
Take care. X

Shelby :)

Anna said...

Hi Terri, I am looking forward to your bakery class :) drop me a line when you are ready to start at annaen06@gmail.com. Use your recipes often.

Anonymous said...

Hi Terri!

Am so happy to hear this. Would love to join....pls pm me when you are ready to start at pocho7075@gmail.com

Rae

jo tay said...

phew...glad i m still within 30...haaaaa! good for, way to go, dont be nervous...:))

Yolly said...

Terri, I want to be the first few. Woooooooo. At last, we can learn from the master!. Email me- pitttshin@hotmail,com.
Looking forward. Yolly.

Food so delicious! said...

yay!! I want to come.. I can do a cuti cuti malaysia too! Hehehehhee.. here is my contact.
fooodelicious@gmail.com.

Fooman said...

Need a videographer ? :)

Rosalind said...

Please include me in your 30 list. Pls email me at rosalindliau101@gmail.com

Jasmine said...

Hi Terri,
I can't join but good luck and have fun! When you have fun, your classes will be fun. Seeing the comments here, many people have a tremendous feeling of good will toward you already, so take heart. You make good cakes. I learned a lot from reading your blog and trying your recipes. It will be great. I admire your courage and wish you so much of all the best!

Jasmine

Anonymous said...

Terri dear, do include me, please. Looking forward to make new friends and learn to bake from the best. I might be slow or noob, please don't use Mrs. Spoon to spank me, ok. MG

Email: margietoo61@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

hi this is tina, please include me in your 30 list. My email address is luk.tina@yahoo.com. Thank You.

Anonymous said...

Hello, I am Alice Yapp, please include me in your list. My email is yykalice@gmail.com.

YuinTing said...

Hi Terry, how I wish I stay in KK and can attend your cooking class. I don't really know how to bake. I baked using premix cake recipe a few times, and only once using all original ingredients for Halloween FINGER cookie (downloaded recipe from the Internet). I was so inexperience I even had problem with my dough... so end up my scary halloween FINGER cookies looked better than the taste, ha ha!

So if you ever come to KL to conduct class, I will surely enrol! Class for beginner, of course :-)

Hinching Chan said...

This will be my first foray into attending baking classes. The thought of feeding myself with my own cakes is rather motivating!

My email is me@hinching.com

Christine said...

Hi, pls also include me for your bakery class and high tea. My email address is am.christine96@gmail.com. His

Christine Tan

Wai Ling said...

Pls count mien too for bakery class
My email addressnis swl2008@yahoo.com

Thks

Anonymous said...

Terri, please include sean. He'll be free after UPSR (13 sept). I'll just be one of your loyal and greatest supporters!
Raina

Jasmine said...

Hi Terri,

I would like to attend your cooking class, hope I'm qualified:) My email , thanks

Jasmine said...

Hi Terri,

I would like to attend your cooking class, hope I'm qualified:) My email: jasminepang@gmail.com, thanks

Anonymous said...

Wowee! Finally there's classes! count me in, thanks.. :) howdy@creativelasso.com

wvfy said...

Hi Terri ,I am your silent reader and admired your bakes very much. Please email me at wvoon@hotmail.com
Thks!

Annette Lai said...

Hi! I'm Annette, please include me in your 30 list. Thanks. My email is anlai19700@gmail.com

Ai Mei said...

It's too bad I live in Perth. Would love to attend your baking class. Also, I'm hoping you'll soon post the recipe for that delicious looking banana cake with peanut butter cream cheese frosting as I have some bananas just crying out to be used soon. Keep up the excellent work. Love your blog.

jinkar said...

I would love but like Ai Mei, live in Perth. Good luck with your new venture. If your classes are anything like your clear and detailed recipes, they are sure to be a hit! Every recipe of yours that I've tried out has worked for me. Please keep us updated and if ever I'm in KK would love to sign up for one of your classes!

FAITH said...

Oh, I want! faithhew@gmail.com

gerrie said...

gerrie.lanai@gmail.com
Thank you!!

Caren said...

Aunty Terri, I'll be in KK for two weeks in September. I would like to join :) caren.ukang@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Please include me in your list. Oi Chin here. looc888@gmail.com

jackie said...

28Hi Terri - I so wish that I'm staying in KK now!! Would have loved to attend your classes - I can imagine how wonderful you will be - imparting your knowledge. Combined with your wit and humour... the class would be a riot!
Sadly - I can only wish for it from afar... Good luck and hopefully you can be so successful that you may consider flying in to KL to teach. Am sure there will lots of ppl waiting (sorry make that queuing up) to attend.
Once again - well done Terri and Good Luck!

Noel Sidneswaran said...

Hello Celebrity!

Just wanna wish you all the best in doing what you love. Am sure it'll be a great success knowing that anything you touch becomes successful! Do consider a cooking show on TV one day for those of us who can't make it for the live show in KK

Anonymous said...

Terri, count me in! lucy_chin@live.com.my

Anonymous said...

I see lots of people lining out there aunt!! Hope i can join too :(

Mona

Lily Zhu said...

Do I out of the first 30th people already ? Congratulations !

Anonymous said...

onalia: oh no...i'm late. pls contact me if you still have space. i really hope you do. if not, i hope to join the next class.... my email is oksk2@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Hi Terri,
Congratulations! Surely it will be a big hit in town.
Please tell me more about it and yes, please include me.
Email: tinauji@gmail.com

Thanks very much.

Anonymous said...

Hi Terri,
wow!good news for me i want to attend d baking class.
Is me in the list ?
quekling2@gmail.com

ling

Unknown said...

Hi Terri,
Im See. Have been following your lovely blog. Always enjoy reading and trying out your recipes. Admire your flair of writing. Hope Im not too late to leave my comment. Would so much like to join the class. Rain or shine, I'll be there.Pls sms me at 0168388226 or email me ....rltf255@hotmail.com.

See

Anonymous said...

Hi aunty,

Great to hear that you are organizing a class!! You are always an inspire baker to me...hope that you can register me in ur baking class to learn some tips on baking..francisccw1986@yahoo.com..
Francis

Ivy Ong said...

Mrs Terri, im in! my email add is mrsivyong@gmail.com

Nee said...

Aiyoooo.... Me me me...Don think I can make the top 30 list this time seeing the response.

Will arrange a holiday to Kk soon. U keep us posted. Will slot holidays w a session w you.

All the best!!! Enjoy yourself ya!!!

Anonymous said...

I want, I want! Email your class schedule to mtinun@yahoo.com. Didn't read the part that I must leave my comment. I guess I was too excited that I quickly wrote to your email address.

Anonymous said...

Hi Terri,

I've previously emailed you my interest. Hope I'm still able to be included in your first 30 people !

Adam

Meitzeu said...

Beat of luck!

Me and my sister planning to join if possible!! ;)

MT
Meitzeu @ Blog

Meitzeu @ Facebook

Meitzeu @ Twitter

Jess @ Bakericious said...

too bad I am in Spore :(

mezzo solo said...

you are already a "master" in my heart...reading your blog uplifted my baking skills...

will you post your lessons ?

best wishes/

Anonymous said...

Hi Terri,

At last, we will be blessed with your cooking and baking skill. Count me in. From Susie V

Blur Ting said...

You will do well! If I am ever in KK, i will come and attend your class!

laubao said...

Good luck Terri!!!
I'm too far, but I'm sure I would have enjoyed your classes!!
Hugs!!
Lau

Lilian Chia said...

Hi, I am interested to join your cooking class. Thanks. Lilian.

hongyi said...

waaaa mama u're super popular! i guess that'll mean u'll only join me in milan in october!!

terri@adailyobsession said...

Thnx everyone! I will try to fit all of u in, maybe in a couple of sessions:) would start this weekend if only i can get a good dinng n sofa set. It's so hard to shop in kk, the furniture is shockingly ugly n poor quality. Option is flying to kl or sg to bring in the furniture but shipping in takes about a month.Maybe we shd all sit on the floor.

RUNNING BROOK said...

Hi Terri

So glad to hear that you are finally going to do it! It will be a blast....

Will come visit if I am in KK. :P

elaine chan said...

Congratulations on your baking classes!God Bless you.

Anonymous said...

Hi,

I would like to join the class too.

Mixue

Anonymous said...

hi aunty,

i would like to join your baking classes:) my email is ycyiminn@gmail.com. thank you!

yvonne

Chasing Sunshine said...

I want to join but i'm probably too late. I'll try anyway. =D elaine.cmah@gmil.com

darline said...
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Anonymous said...

Look forward for the opportunity to join your baking classes. Awaiting for your invitation@ hasedarline@gmail.com

laubao said...

Hi Terri!!!
Thank you a lot for your nice comment on Sara's blog (about my interview!).
And..yes, I'm trying to sell my items online. I opened a shop in May: http://laubao.dawanda.com ..but it needs more items in it and a bit of advertising!! I'm enjoying making items for it!
Hope you're fine! Many greetings,
Laura

terri@adailyobsession said...

thank you for all your encouraging words. some of you have written to tell me you can't publish your comment because you cant get pass the word verification step. i too have a problem with that myself. what i do is click the refresh button until i get a word verification tt i can read. but i will be emailing you guys soon. see you next week. maybe. i hope:)

Ally ML said...

Hi Terri,
I'm so happy for you. I wish I'd live in KK just to join your classes. :-)

You know, you are my inspiration for baking! My family and friends love my cakes since you teached me the lion cake for my son Leon.

Love, Ally from Berlin Germany

Anonymous said...

HI, I AM LINDA, I WOULD LIKE TO ATTEND YOUR COOKING CLASS. MY CONTACT NUMBER IS 0109307919, THANKS

yong said...

a definite yes,please include me for your sept class,thank you,my dear

Fenn said...

Hi terri, 
Really enjoy reading ur blog and have tried some of ur recipes. And would like to learn from ur real-time baking class. Plz email me if u have any seat available. Tq from row_fenn88@yahoo.com. 

henryii said...

i really enjoy reading your articles and look forward to reading more.
saw this self stirring pot on the web and thought maybe you would enjoy...........
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/31/self-stirring-pot_n_1559254.html?icid=maing-grid7%7Cmain5%7Cdl8%7Csec3_lnk3%26pLid%3D165877

Chocolate, Cookies & Candies said...

Woohoo! You go girl! I would gladly sign up for the class if I was lucky enough to live in KK. You're a private person and I know how hard it is to do is. It has taken me 2 years before I even revealed my face on my blog.

I turned to baking because I was so sick of the ghastly cakes out there. Secondly, the sugar content is so high and the general cakes out there contain many additives. So proud of you!

curiositykills said...

omg! i have to attend! hope im not too late to comment :)
here's my email: shiamillion@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Hi Terri, am glad you will conduct baking class :). I would love to join your class.

Best,
Donna
donnaedmund@yahoo.com

Doria Tai said...
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Doria Tai said...

I love your blog and recipes ! Would love to join your class ! Please email me at doriatai@gmail.com

Thanks

keith said...

Hi, am keen in your classes. Would appreciate if you could revert back on availability. THank you.

K_V_@hotmail.my

Anonymous said...

Hello..i would like to join your baking class. But i will really have to start from the scratch as i dont even cook.. May i? Please contact me at nasrinah@ymail.com. Thanks

anna said...

Hi..any baking class for 2013?count me in..tandori57@gmail.com

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