Pâtisserie at Le Cordon Bleu

This is something that I’ve been meaning to do for the longest time. However, I never had the time to do it. Or rather, I never had the ownership of time to do it.

Finally, when I decided to go solo, that was when I truly got to allocate my own time to do the things I felt was of true interest to me, and worth my time and effort to be a part of. It took some planning, some research, and well, some determination to say no to all my jobs and just take off.

The Patisserie course at Le Cordon Bleu it was.

I love how food relates to people differently. I love how reactions are direct and true with food. With food, they can’t fake it. It’s either something they love or something they can’t take another bite of. They don’t have to pay you fake compliments, all that is needed is to find the cake box emptied of its contents within 10minutes. That’s the best reward ever, really!

Baking (2)Baking (3)I’ve always enjoyed the process. I find it therapeutic. The end results are always a reflection of your temperament that day. As you respect the process, it pays you back in equal measure. As you pour love into your bakes, it almost always develops with love. The best part of it all is of course, when those who eat my cakes love it. I wanted to build the right foundations, learn the right techniques, empower myself with essential knowledge.

Baking (4)Baking (1)9 months total.

3 months down, Basic term completed. I’m happy with my results and I’m looking forward to Intermediate.

If I wanted to wait for the right time, there never will be a right time. Jobs, dramas, my own productions, overseas events and trips will continue to pour in, and sometimes, probably even sway the initial intent. However, I just simply decided that this was the time for it and truth be told, I don’t regret it.

Baking (5)Baking (6)I’ve been blessed with meeting the right people, professionals who show me a thing or two. The good folks at Prima actually reached out to me and gave me a couple of master classes and I had so much fun. Sometimes, the universe paves a way for you, in its own time, and before you know it, you’re already treading on that very path.

Baking (7)Everything is coming together nicely, and I’m looking forward to what the future has to offer.