Baking can be both fun and rewarding, particularly once you master the basics and all the essential techniques. And yes, this includes baking cakes as well. While you can learn how to do so by streaming online tutorials via YouTube channels, nothing (frankly) beats joining a baking class in person with an instructor supervising along the way. So, if you are looking for some recommendations, here are where you can bake like a pro at these 7 cake workshops in KL & Selangor!
The Shizuoka-based ABC Cooking Studio has two studios available in Pavilion Elite and The Gardens Mall. They offer both cooking and baking courses, covering Japanese & international cuisines to bread and cakes.
But let’s talk about the latter, where they have the Basic Course and Master Course to choose from. For the Basic Course, you get to learn the basics and knowledge of how to bake a cake. Prices start at RM1,140 for 6 lessons over 8 months, RM2,160 (12 lessons @ 16 months) and RM3,060 (18 lessons @ 24 months). Their menu, in the meantime, varies on a monthly basis. Keep in mind that those who want to enrol for the Master Course are required to complete 18 lessons of the Basic Course.
Alternatively, if you are unsure whether it’s worth paying that much for the course package, you can opt for a cheaper 2-hour trial lesson.
(Pavilion Elite) Lot 7.102, 168 Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur.
(The Gardens Mall) Lot T-226, 3rd Floor, The Gardens Mall, Mid Valley City, 58000 Kuala Lumpur.
Located in Plaza Danau 2, this cosy studio offers various family-friendly workshops to learn cooking, arts & crafts and Zentangle. But if you prefer baking, specifically cakes, they got you covered too. You can choose your preferred cake-baking lesson, depending on availability. For instance, learn how to make a cake batter from scratch and create a pattern on the surface. Angelicioxs Studio only conducts its classes in small groups, allowing more personalised attention and better interaction.
Address: 10-2, Jalan 5/109F, Plaza Danau 2, Taman Danau Desa, 58100 Kuala Lumpur.
3) Bakebe MY
Unlike most traditional baking studios, the Hong Kong-based Bakebe MY does things differently by teaching you an easy-to-follow, step-by-step guide using an app. That means you will be handed an iPad that comes with a Bakebe app during the class. From there, you get to bake your own cake on the spacious countertop, with all the baking tools and ingredients provided. They have various value-for-money packages available for members, teams, families and couples. They allow walk-ins too, with a starting price of RM150.00 for Levels 1-2.
Address: Lot 5, 6, & 7 G3 Publika, 1, Jalan Solaris Dutamas, Solaris Dutamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur.
Interested in learning how to pipe a Korean flower? Or perhaps master the art of sculpting flowers on the cake using a palette knife? All these and more, where you will learn under the guidance of founder and instructor Rubbii Ou. Mama Girl Baking’s courses are beginner-friendly and that means you don’t have to worry even if you have zero experience in baking cakes. Do note that some of the classes are conducted in Mandarin. But fret not since you can inform them beforehand if you prefer English instead.
Address: No. 3-2, Jalan Radin Bagus 5, Bandar Baru Sri Petaling, 57000 Kuala Lumpur.
Learn baking from scratch via a DIY baking session at Good Times DIY & Lifestyle Cafe. They offer three difficulty levels including Easy, Intermediate, and Advanced, depending on your preference. You will then follow the easy step-by-step guide on the tablet and use the ingredients and baking tools & equipment provided on-site. This DIY baking concept is suitable even for beginners to trial-and-error since you can do it at your own pace. Good Times DIY & Lifestyle Cafe has two Klang Valley branches available in MyTOWN Shopping Centre and Paradigm Mall.
(MyTOWN Shopping Centre) Level 2-052, MyTOWN Shopping Centre, 55100 Kuala Lumpur.
(Paradigm Mall) Level 2F-03, Paradigm Mall, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Small class sizes, hands-on experience and above all, beginner-friendly! If you are looking for cake-baking classes, they have plenty of options available here. Learn how to make Passionfruit and Chilled Lemon Soufflé like a pro or bake vintage cakes such as Yoghurt Fruit Cake under the guidance of Chef Madam Suan Choo. Class fees are affordable too, with RM200 for non-members but you can enjoy RM20 off if you join their membership programme.
Address: No. 19, Jalan Dungun, Bukit Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur.
Academy of Pastry Arts Malaysia (APCA Malaysia) mainly offers two pastry-based courses including full-time and part-time. The former is more suitable for those who want to pursue a career in pastry and bakery arts.
But homemakers or working professionals who just want to master the basics might want to check out the part-time programme instead. Suitable even for beginners with no prior experience whatsoever, the programme will be conducted over 12 weekends (2 days per topic every Saturday & Sunday) under the supervision of APCA Malaysia’s in-house pastry chefs. You get to learn everything from baking bread (e.g. baguette, garlic rolls) to tarts (e.g. apple crumble tarts) and of course, cakes (e.g. Orange Travel Cakes, Chocolate Cherry Cakes).
Address: No. 16, Jalan 51A/223, 46100 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
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