Now I know that you must be thinking in your head, "She doesn't even bake and now she is giving advise on how to bake like a pro?"
Well, that's why you need to trust me on this because if a noob like me can bake cake like a pro, you definitely can bake cake like a boss. Hah.
If you want to know my secret to baking like a pro, continue reading. You will not waste your time I promise you :)
I have never done any baking my entire life. Wait, actually that's not very accurate. I have baked once last year in July for his birthday - a banana cake.
Let's just say that I gave up baking after that.
I am not and never will be a good baker, be in baking a cake, muffins, cupcakes or bread. Please, who I am kidding.
There is more hope in my cooking talent than having to do anything with flour or baking soda or vanilla essence.
Not until I found this solution.
It's the clever-est thing ever for people like me.
It's called Piece of Cake.
So much hope already just by hearing its name okay.
Piece of Cake had given me an Baked Oreo Cheesecake bag and a Tiramisu bag to give it a try. Now, I know how the Oreo Cheesecake would taste like already because both my mom and sister had tried baking them, and they tasted superb!
So what Piece of Cake really do is that they prepare and pack all the needed ingredients for a specific cake and provide the step-by-step guidance. Now, I know that a lot of the bakery shops already have this 'service' but the question is do their cakes taste as good at the end and do they provide clear step-by step guide?
What I really love about Piece of Cake is that they pack all the ingredients individually according to the recipe (without me having to refer and measure by myself) and labels them from Step 1 to the last step, so there is absolutely zero percent of it going wrong.
They even pack the eggs for us and not like add in a 'note: add 2 eggs' in the recipe guide. Lazy and uninterested in baking people like me will find this very useful and convenient.
Plus, I do not have any essential baking ingredients at home except for eggs. Not even normal flour or vanilla essence or baking soda.
So, I decided to give baking another try with Piece of Cake.
If I can bake a cake, excuse me, I mean if I can successfully bake a CHEESECAKE that tastes really good, I really win in life please.
So, we decided to give this Baked Oreo Cheesecake a try on the day we were going to celebrate my mother in law's belated birthday with the entire Koay family. No pressure at all. Heh.
Koay was in the kitchen with me too because he wanted to see if this really works.
Since all the ingredients are labeled from A to J for us, all we had to do was read the instructions and follow them through one-by-one.
Please don't be keh-gao-gao and skip steps because then you will screw up everything. Koay almost did! Heh.
The only thing you have to have is your bowls and mixer okay. That you have to settle yourself already. They do provide the baking tray/bowl for you so you don't have to get stressed up trying to find the perfect tray to bake your cake in.
You can tell that we were really bad in our baking sessions because you can see like bits and pieces of the 'ingredients' on the sides of the mixer bowl. We really cannot handle it. Heh.
We try la.
I was afraid that there were going to be lumps and all that but you know what, their instructions seriously very good for noobs like us.
It tasted better than it looked, because we're no bakers.
It could have looked better but we were in a rush so it looked a bit messy and we should have done it a day earlier so it has more time in the fridge.
When we were eating the cake at the Korean Restaurant, it was not chilled enough but it was so yummy okay!
Not too sweet that's why everyone loves it!
Needless to say, Koay was very impressed so I am guessing that he will be making more orders through me now. Even my mom-in-law repeatedly saying that she was surprised to see that we took so little time to make this yummy cake.
We are so in love with baking now thanks to Piece of Cake MY, like seriously.
We are going to make the Tiramisu soon and obviously I'm going to blog on that too because hello, not everyone can make really good Tiramisu but with Piece of Cake, I am so confident that I'm going to slay it.
Just wait for it okay.
Again, thank you Piece of Cake
for making me feel that there is hope again in baking. Now, I can start making cakes to pot-bless dinners and not spend on overly-priced cakes outside on birthdays!
I'm going to start baking cakes for my friends' birthdays! Hah.
So, thank you again. I bet you will receive more orders from me (potential VIP member here please! Heh).
For those of you who are hopelessly-still-trying, give this a try seriously. You will love it.
Here are some of the options
that they have now:
- Baked Oreo Cheesecake (RM43.50)
- Tiramisu Cup (RM40.50)
- Chocolate Walnut Brownie (RM26.50)
- No Bake Matcha Cheesecake (RM34.50)
- Matcha Lava Cake (RM23.90)
- Chocolate Lave Cake (RM19.90)
- Nutella Chocolate Tart (RM29.90)
- No Bake Kit-Kat Cheesecake (RM33.50)
- English Scones (RM18.00)
Let me know what you think once you have tried it! :)
Till then, bye now.