Right now, home baking has never been more popular. Shows like The Great British Bake Off have seen us take to our kitchens in droves, all itching to bake something to share with our friends and family. For some though, the thought of learning how to bake is a little daunting, especially if they don’t cook often.
Well, we’re here to tell you why learning how to create some show-stopping bakes in your kitchen is not only easier than you think – but will enrich other areas of your life too.
1) It’s a huge confidence boost.
Learning something new always does wonders for your confidence.
When you first try something, it’s natural to make some mistakes but as you overcome those, your confidence in baking will grow. Working towards baking successfully will show that hard work and dedication does pay off, and that it’s never too late to try something new!
2) You’ll impress your loved ones.
Your friends and family will be so impressed when you can bake delicious homemade treats for them. You’ll be able to treat them to delicious baked goods as a gift or as a little pick me up – the fact that it’s handmade making it all the more special.
You’ll be inundated with demands for your recipes, that’s for sure!
3) You can make new friends.
Learning to bake can help you to make new friends.
Signing up to a baking class is a great way to learn a new skill and meet like-minded people! There are lots around, so find one that’s got great testimonials from past students.
Likewise, entering your creations at local completions will introduce you to new friends who share your passion.
4) Parties can be made that little bit more special.
Make an impression at a special occasion by baking a real show-stopper.
There’s not a single event that can’t be improved by a beautiful cake, so get cracking! Whether it’s a cute cake for a kids’ party or a stunning tiered wedding cake, you’ll be right at the top of everybody’s guest list!
5) It could be the start of a new career.
You can even make a career out of baking if you’re good enough at it.
Many budding entrepreneurs set up websites and shops selling their delicious cakes and make a real success of it. Providing you can stand out from the crowd and adhere to all food safety regulations, there’s no reason you can’t join them.
6) You’ll save money.
Baking your own cakes can help you to save money too.
You’ll be surprised at how much cheaper per portion a homemade treat is than a shop bought one, which is a saving you’ll really start to notice if you’re like us and are partial to a slice of cake every afternoon!
7) Create the cake of your dreams.
If you’ve never been able to find a cake that ticks all of the boxes, then learning to bake means that you can create something that caters to your exact tastes.
Experimenting with ingredients and flavors is so much fun, and the only limit is your own creativity.
So is there a particular flavor you’ve always thought would be perfect in a cake? If so, go for it!
On your marks, get set, bake!
With so much to be gained from learning how to bake, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t!
It’s always a bit scary learning how to do something for the first time but you have to crack a few eggs before you make that perfect cake!
So dust off your kitchen scales, don an apron and prepare to be surprised at just how enjoyable baking is.
You’ll be hooked in no time at all!
Eloise Durrant is the Founder of The Gourmet Cupcake Company based in Chelmsford, Essex and offers a range of baking and decorating courses, as well as specializing in creating beautiful and delicious cakes.
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