Piece of cake! You’ll be able to bake your individual desserts at I Did It Myself DIY Bakery

MANILA, Philippines – Should you’ve ever dreamed of operating your individual confectionery present, now you may fulfill your fantasies of a house baker at SM Megamall’s I Did It Myself (IDIM) DIY Bakery, the place baking your individual stunning cake has by no means been so candy, straightforward, enjoyable and satisfying!

We visited a beautiful confectionery studio exhausting to overlook on the 4th flooring of the Mega Atrium SM Megamall. As you stroll in the direction of the doorway, you’ll instantly see folks stirring the dough via the big glass home windows. From the surface, you may see a spacious studio stuffed with sprinkles, icing, sugar and every thing cool!

The worldwide bakery studio, based in Taiwan, not solely sells desserts, however permits its clients to bake and beautify their treats on their very own! The idea is welcomed by everybody, whatever the stage and ability of baking. Whether or not you’re a baking skilled or a novice baker, you’ll discover one thing to like right here. It is all about having enjoyable.

ENTRY. Photograph: Sydney Cañamo / Rappler
Accepting area

The inside of the studio is open, permitting you to see each space of ​​the white and wood area. The Instagram saveable corners appear to be one thing out of the Meals Community baking present, with good vibrant lighting and neon indicators.

WHITE AND WOODEN INTERIORS. Photograph: Sydney Cañamo / Rappler
OPEN AREA. Photograph: Sydney Cañamo / Rappler

Upon coming into, you may be greeted by the reception desk the place you may select the cake you need to bake. The sweets vary from P500 to P1699, relying on the complexity and substances of the dough. You’ll be able to select from a big selection of basic desserts, chocolate desserts, cheesecakes, fruit desserts, matcha cookies, cookies and different pastries. In addition they have seasonal and restricted editions which can be costlier.

WAITING ROOM. Photograph: Sydney Cañamo / Rappler

For our go to, we selected a cake adorned with Dreamy Wonderland (P1,299), as a result of how can we refuse the dreamy environment of a unicorn? The worth of the cake is the remainder of the baking, which incorporates all of the substances, baking supplies, decorations and the assistance of the employees. Every cake might be made by a pair within the studio below two hours.

We had been additionally given the keys to the locker the place we might retailer our private belongings earlier than baking.

Accomplished, prepared, bake!

Initially, it’s essential to wash your palms and select an IDIM apron to maintain the OOTD clear! As you sit down in your comfy area on the large work tables, the employees will hand you an digital pill containing a step-by-step recipe for the cake. The whole lot is prepared!

DECORATIVE AREA. Photograph: Sydney Cañamo / Rappler

Don’t fret in case you are a baker like me for the primary time because the directions on this information are very straightforward to comply with. They outline precise measurements and even movies are hooked up to every step. Should you’re unsure what to do, there are many pleasant baking trainers within the studio that will help you out.

Amassing substances is a stroll via the park with an IDIM pantry stocked and decontaminated top-class tools. The whole lot you want is at your fingertips as if you happen to had been in Is {that a} cake? or He nailed it! kitchen. Nonetheless, you wish to be sure the measurements are right to keep away from epic baking failures!

HIGH-QUALITY INGREDIENTS. Photograph: Sydney Cañamo / Rappler

After getting ready the dry substances, you may have to stroll via the studio to get to the blending space the place you may learn to use the electrical dough mixer. Then you may go to the long-lasting oven wall to bake desserts. Take it straightforward, proper?

WORK TABLES. Photograph: Sydney Cañamo / Rappler
CAKE CAKE. Photograph: Sydney Cañamo / Rappler
MIXING AREA. Photograph: Sydney Cañamo / Rappler
OVEN WALL. Photograph: Sydney Cañamo / Rappler
Milk tea and chill

Ready for the cake to chill down might take wherever from 20 to half-hour, relying on the cake you select. That is the right time to take a seat again, chill out and prepare dinner your individual milk tea!

DRINK AREA. Photograph: Sydney Cañamo / Rappler

Within the drinks space, bakers may also function baristas for the day and put together their very own free drinks. As a base on your milk tea, you may select between brown sugar, taro, strawberry, matcha or chocolate syrup and shake the ice with a shaker. Then you may add your weights – mochi, brown sugar jelly or boba.

FOAM PRINTER. Photograph: Sydney Cañamo / Rappler

Probably the most thrilling a part of all of it is including a layer of personalised cheese foam on prime of the drink! You’ll be able to print any picture you need on prime with their foam printing machine. Simply scan the QR code and add a photograph out of your cellphone, and it is going to be printed straight into your cup of milk tea. For my brown sugar tea, I printed a photograph of my favourite character, Usagi with Sorceress.

ART. CHEESE FOAM Photograph: Sydney Cañamo / Rappler

Whereas ready for the completed product, my pals and I simply soaked up the cosiness of the area, leaping to pop music, wandering round and admiring different folks’s work. You do not have to fret about cleansing both, as employees can put away pointless issues very quickly. Should you really feel prefer it, there’s additionally a claw machine the place you may win cute stuffed animals.

MACHINE WITH STRAPS. Photograph: Sydney Cañamo / Rappler

For Instagrammers, YouTubers and TikTokers, gotchu IDIM – earlier than beginning, the employees even lent us a pink cellphone tripod to seamlessly create documentation. An enormous plus is that they even have sockets and USB ports on the tables in case it’s essential to cost your gadgets.

Let’s be inventive!

After the cookies have cooled down, transfer on to the following half – folding and adorning! You will want to maneuver to the decor space the place the equipment and cake stands are positioned.

COOLING RACK. Photograph: Sydney Cañamo / Rappler

That is the best half – flexing your inventive and inventive muscle mass. There isn’t any have to specify right here because it’s okay if you happen to do not fully comply with the pill to see what your cake will appear to be.

CAKE DECORATION. Photograph: Sydney Cañamo / Rappler

As an alternative of two icing colours, we selected three completely different pastel colours to seize the sundown palette. Personally, I needed my cake to proceed to be impressed by the dreamy idea of the fashion we selected. You may also customise your flavors to your liking and preferences. Initially, our chocolate cake ought to have a blueberry filling, however as an alternative turned it into caramel syrup.

Once we had been placing the layers collectively, we made a rookie mistake of placing the caramel syrup straight into the biscuit which had absorbed every thing. Good factor our lovable baking coach caught us red-handed and flew over to show us the way to do it proper!

FREE HELP. Photograph: Sydney Cañamo / Rappler

One other baking assistant taught us how to attract properly with icing on a cake. She discovered butterfly ornaments and stars to go together with our cake and even advised including a golden leaf foil for a little bit of sophistication. To prime all of it, we have added a ballerina overlay as a ultimate contact (further overlays are added to the entire invoice).

RUROCIĄGI 101. Photograph: Sydney Cañamo / Rappler

As we had been holding our masterpiece, we could not imagine we had completed it in a number of hours with out prior baking expertise. As we had been already glad with our three-layer cake, the employees packed our cake at sundown in a clear field and a ribbon of our alternative.

COMPLETED PRODUCT. Photograph: Sydney Cañamo / Rappler

As you exit, it’s also possible to show your adorned desserts on the pink wall and take extra photographs on the entrance.

Anybody can bake

It appeared unimaginable to chop the dough we baked, but it surely was gentle and fluffy once we lower it. The sponge cake was barely ethereal, but additionally moist. The icing can be not very candy, however creamier.

MASTERPIECE. Photograph: Sydney Cañamo / Rappler

One factor I might do in another way subsequent time is placing extra frosting between the layers; however the very best factor about baking at IDIM is that there’s all the time room for error. Your cake’s imperfections make it particular, and subsequent time you may be taught it.

Total, I extremely suggest Baking to anybody searching for a enjoyable, partaking interactive exercise. It’s best whenever you work along with others. Ideally suited to the parent-child bond, barkadas, pals or a enjoyable date along with your vital different! Studying a brand new ability and attempting one thing new is all the time an effective way to spend your time.

Our solely tip is to put on comfy garments and sneakers as it’s possible you’ll be in your toes more often than not. Bear in mind your time too, however do not forget to have enjoyable!

IDIM encourages creativity and the power to comply with directions. Though I personally lean in the direction of inventive actions, I can vouch for you that you do not want skilled adorning expertise or expertise. The truth is, IDIM might be your place to begin and it’s possible you’ll even shock your self. On the finish you’ll level to your masterpiece and proudly say: “I did it myself!”

For reservations, IDIM accepts entries or reservations made via its web site. –

Sydney Cañamo is an intern at Rappler.

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