We’re assuming you’re here as a novice baker who wants to practice baking but can’t because of two possible reasons: one, you’re too busy with school or work, and two, you don’t have the equipment nor the ingredients. So now you’re looking for ways to use your (barely there) baking skills without investing too much of your time and savings on buying essentials.
Well, look no more because Bakebe PH, a do-it-yourself co-baking studio at SM Aura Premier in Taguig, just opened over the weekend and you’re more than welcome to live your baker dream there for a day! The studio will provide all your baking needs—from the working space, tools and equipment, to the recipes and ingredients.
We know it looks too fancy for an amateur and you’re probably intimidated right now. But trust us, it’s a no-judgment space! Guests are given an iPad upon entry, with the Bakebe app that has detailed instructions, graphics, videos and a step-by-step guide to help you finish your baking project. There are even attendants on standby, in case you’ll need an extra hand.
Wondering which pastry to bake? Here are some of the DIY projects you can try. Prices range from P999 to P2,499, depending on the level of difficulty—one star being the easiest and five stars being the hardest.
This one’s perfect for aspiring bakers who have no baking experience at all. It’s a multiple-layered oreo and cheese serradura pudding in a pink rose bouquet. (Is the bouquet edible? Yes, it is!) You can finish making this product in just an hour and 30 mins.
Vegan Oatmeal Cookies
Oatmeal cookies made with nuts and soybeans that have low sugar content? It might sound like a dream, but Bakebe PH says you can convert that dream into reality. Plus, you’ll have 14 pieces of vegan oatmeal cookies by the end of this hour-long session.
Hazelnut Alphabet Cake
This is a chocolate pound cake with hazelnut buttercream. The fun part? You get to pick any letter of your choice and decorations (all edible!) to put on top of your cake. Your options are endless.
Mermaid Atlantis Gem
If you’re missing the beach amid rainy days, maybe this passion fruit cake topped with lychee cream can give you some vitamin sea. It takes longer to make (2 hrs. and 45 mins.) than the first three products—but it’s definitely just as worth it, if not more.
It’s the only beer you can drink—uh, we mean, eat—without having to nurse a hangover the next day. It’s coffee and chocolate cake dressed as a stein of bubbling beer. Heads up! You have to dedicate at least 3 hours of your time to finish this cake.
You can check out the rest of the baked goodies you can make on Bakebe PH’s site.
Although walk-ins are welcome to visit the baking studio Mondays to Fridays from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., booking a baking session here is still recommended for you to secure a spot. For more information, reach out to Bakebe PH via email, Facebook or Instagram or call its hotlines at 0936-9579045, 0919-4551841 or 8459-0214.
Photos courtesy of Bakebe PH on Facebook