Couldn't recall the last time I actually won anything...so I was pleasantly surprised when at19 Culinary Studio called to inform I was one of their December Facebook contest winners!
My prize was a cooking session - or more accurately, cupcake making and decorating class. It was a timely invitation that I simply couldn't refuse - the past 3 months have been most trying on the personal front so the free class was a rare chance to forget my troubles for a while.
at19 Culinary Studio is just several months old; located in the posh enclave of Damansara Heights, the place is actually a converted bungalow. Its two kitchens are well-equipped but modelled in the guise of most home kitchens so cooking enthusiasts can easily replicate whatever they've learn in class once they're back on home turf.
Now I've made cupcakes and muffins at home loads of time but I've never bothered decorating them. The basic vanilla cupcakes were made in a jiffy with the help of KitchenAid (my dream machine!). While they were baking in the oven, we sat down to prepare our New Year themed cupcake decorations.
Much to my surprise I thoroughly enjoyed colouring, rolling and fashioning the fondant into whimsical adornments as taught to us by our instructor, Chef Han on that day. I felt as if I was back in kindergarten, playing with smelly plasticine (in those days, we don't even know PlayDoh exists!).Yours truly with her handiwork
All in all, it was a fun-filled session! Thanks to at19 Culinary Studio team for the kind invitation.
For more information, visit at19 Culinary Studio's website http://www.at19culinary.co