I remember when I was a young child. I used to wish that my birthday was coming. As I would receive many gifts from my friends and I would have a birthday cake. The birthday cakes in my birthday parties were decorated so impressively and they were so delicious. I wished I could make a birthday cake by myself. At that time, it seemed impossible because I needed to buy an oven, but it was so expensive and I didn’t have enough money to buy it. After many years, I decided to buy an oven at the end of 2017. That meant my dream came true. Since I bought the oven, I was so excited to learn about baking. I started to make the Choux pastry, and I was successful at the first time. But, the second time, I failed. I tried again and again to find out why I failed and how to solve my problems. After one month, when I could make the perfect Choux pastry, I started to make birthday cakes. That was the first time I knew how to make a birthday cake, I could make a sponge cake, chiffon cake or butter cake… and then decorate it.
Baking makes me feel calm, relaxed and happy because after I make it, I can share my joy with my family and my friends. With baking, I feel free to try new recipes, fail and try again until I can make it. Tasting something new that I make, makes me happy. That’s why I love baking very much.
Happy baking! 🙂
– An An