Our class was from Friday 5.4.2013 until Sunday 7.4.2013. We were joined by wonderful ladies from Chiang Mai and Bangkok and a mother daughter team from Singapore. The cake studio Sweet Obsession and her owner Pam were lovely hosts...with free flow of brewed coffee throughout the day and delicious vegetarian and seafood lunches...I couldn't ask for more! To top all this, we had super delicious desserts brought by the pretty ladies...my, the Thai bakers are super talented and very artistic! I felt so small and I have so much to catch up!
Handi taught us 3 different focal flowers and we had to also do fillers and buds. We learnt different techniques to color, dust and cover the four tier cake dummies. I rolled and knead 4 kgs of fondant....I didn't think I could do that! And, we didn't use a ruler to measure the fondant....how awesome!
....and what I thought was the most precious thing that I learnt was to think and become an entrepeneur! Generally, the Thais are either having their own family businesses or they work with the government.....so, when I came to work this morning I felt kind of awkward that I have a boss....I know I would do better when I'm my own business person, soon! My last day at full time employment will be sometime 30.6.2013!
...the time away had also given me time to ponder on the next moves....there are many! But one thing for sure , I will come up with my own very first module of fondant and sugarpaste, soon!
We didn't do much shopping except that we went to the Chinatown in Bangkok...I realised that most things are sold on wholesale basis there and they were cheap! We went to Platinum Mall, but I didn't quite fancy it there.
We didn't have a chance to go on a tuk tuk, as time was really short!
...and short of calling the press, how we brought the cake home created havoc at the Suvarnabumi airport...but, yes, we brought our cakes home!
Overall, the whole journey was a memorable experience for me....Handi will only come back to Bangkok next year, and he hoped to meet us all again next year. ....I have begun planning another sort of this trip to Sydney to learn from another sugar artist...but now I have to work hard for a return of investment and start saving up for the next trip, for after this I will be my own boss having my own cake business, woo hoo!