Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Borneo Cake Exploration Tour

Hi hi everyone:) So sorry for not being around. We've been busy traveling. Yup you heard right, we just returned from our Borneo Cake Exploration and it was FANTASTIC, STUPENDOUS, MIND BLOWING and UNFORGETTABLE:)
Here are some highlights. 

It was my very first time teaching my Couture Handbag class outside of Hong Kong. 
The class was held in Kuching, Malaysia. I had so much fun meeting everyone. The  cake passion from my students was beautiful and we all had a fabulous time. 

All the  students received deelite certificates after the completion of the class. 

Day after the Couture handbag class, we hosted a cake demo Tea event with KINO Events. 
That was out of this world. The Tea event highlighted  and honored local cake artisans. It was really such an honor for me to meet the artists and also for the locals to meet them in person too. 
We had artisans piping with Whipped Cream, demonstrating Kek Lapis (local Cake art), I did an  airbrush demo, and our Wilton instructor (Kaorina) featured Karen Davies molds. 
It was a great collaboration highlighting a variety of cake decorating methods. 

Our event even got a feature in Borneo Post.....WOWEEEE:)

"Auntie Cynthia" Sweetest lady, did a demo on her famous local cake art: Kek Lapis. 
Day after our demo (Day 3) our group visited another local cake baker "Auntie Helen" she taught us how to make honey comb cake, pandan fudge cake, pandan chiffon cake. Hmmmmm hmmmmm yummy in the tummy. 
Last but certainly not least, we launched a Wilton pop-up class. It was 4 days of AWESOME cake action!!!!
Though we all came from different parts of the world, our love for cake was our common culture and we had an incredible time:)
Wilton Course 1
Wilton Course 2
Wilton Course 3 & 4

I hope our Borneo cake exploration has inspired you to get out there to learn and share:) It was awesome to meet people from all over Borneo and share new ideas and learn about  their cake culture. Respect all those Aunties / Artisans that have dedicated their time to the local cake craft. I love cake decorating because there's always something to learn . How you keep your craft alive is by sharing and learning. So go out explore,learn and decorate:)
Until our next event, I wish all our Borneo cake students and artisans a lifetime of cake stories, cake art and cake love:)