Because my (mom’s) beloved electric oven is now back from the dead and functioning like new again, I’ve been able to rekindle my love for baking. While some (like my mom) find it boring, baking, for me, is a relaxing way to spend an afternoon or evening at home. I love how the house smells so yummy whenever I pop something into the oven. Baking is such an exact science that it helped me get over my fear of the kitchen. Since I had to carefully time and measure everything, I could rely on my recipe not to fail me, and that helped me gain confidence in my culinary skills. After pleasing everyone’s palettes with one sweet treat after the next, I started to experiment with cooking, and I can proudly say that I am now able to feed my family, although my selection is still pretty limited. But at least I’m trying, and I’m eager to learn, and it looks as if this cooking thing looks promising for me.
Over the past week, since I’ve been spending more time at home, I’ve been able to make my first batch of Red Velvet Cupcakes, Vanilla Cupcakes, and really yummy Cream Cheese Frosting. As I write this, I’m surrounded by the smell of freshly baked Banana Bread, something that’s been a hit for me every time I serve it. I’m seriously thinking about turning this hobby into a business. I enjoy it, and (I’d like to think) I’m good at it, so why not right? Of course, I’d like to take some baking and pastry courses , decorating classes, and whatever other learning opportunities I can get my hands on. Earlier this year I met a home baker in Cavite City who’s only been in the business for a couple of years, but has already accomplished so much. The best part is she got to do all that while being able to spend time with her family. And she’s never attended a baking class in her life. Sounds like I can do it then, if you ask me. As always, I’m over thinking and over analyzing everything, but then if I didn’t then I wouldn’t be me. *Sigh*
I’m excited for the future. Something tells me mine is gonna be sweet and sugarcoated.