The Maya Kitchen's Bake Magic Together

Monday, March 6, 2017

     Who here loves baking? I have a confession to make, my family runs a bakery and that's our bread and butter. My father is from Batangas and his relatives are also in the bakeshop industry. Isn't it ironic that I don't know how to bake? Well, I really do think because we run a bakery for almost 30 years and I wasn't able to knead a dough even once.

     I have five siblings, three girls and two boys. I'm the only daughter who doesn't know how to bake nor cook. Poor me but learning never stops right? That's why when The Maya Kitchen invited me to attend a baking class I excitedly said yes. After all, I'll be attending the class with my youngest sister Krystel who loves baking and my son Kenzo joined us too. I have to start em young, right? No need to ask because it runs in his blood. Highlights of our baking session and photos of our finished products after the jump!

The Maya Kitchen's Bake Magic Together
Kath, Kenzo, and my sister Krystel

     Hearty conversations over good food is the best way to catch up and spend some much-needed quality time with loved ones. But apart from simply eating together, it’s also a lot of fun to bond by working together in the kitchen. 

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Bonding over this brownie batter mix :)

     Maya, the homegrown brand that pioneered the country’s baking mixes, believes there is magic in baking together as a family because the kitchen can be a place where families get to create special memories through making delicious goodies. 

The Maya Kitchen's Bake Magic Together
Maya ready mix products that makes cooking and baking a breeze!

Bake Magic Together

     It’s fun to get both parents and kids involved in the process of making tasty treats. Learning together is what makes it extraordinary, and that is what you experience at Maya Kitchen’s special private family baking session called Bake Magic Together

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Kenzo with Tita Krystel preparing the batter for our heart-shaped cupcakes

      Professional pastry chef, Carla Asence, more popularly known as Carla Cusinera, led the class and shared her own experiences about baking with her family. She runs a baking business in the comforts of her own home with her husband and kids whom she fondly calls her support team. 

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Chef Carla Ascence discussing the ingredients for our Red Velvet Crepe Cake

Why Bake Magic Together?

     Baking is not an easy task but it's a super fun and fulfilling hobby. It takes a lot of time and energy from sourcing the ingredients, preparing the tools, taste testing, and cleaning-up, a team's work is important that's why Chef Carla knows that baking can bring the family closer together. It’s also an engaging way to help kids cultivate skills in reading, math, and science; and practical lessons like kitchen safety and hygiene. 

The Maya Kitchen's Bake Magic Together
Kenzo learning how to swirl, mix, decorate, simmer- skills that helps cultivate some of his subjects at school

Summary of The Maya Kitchen's Bake Magic Together

     In this session, Chef Carla taught us on how to make different treats like Red Velvet Crepe Cake, Red Velvet Brownies, and Heart Shape Maya Whole Wheat Cupcake. She is super fun in the kitchen. Her sense of humor and practical tips makes the baking process light and instructions easier to follow. Sharing with you the procedures and photos of our finished products below. If you want to know the recipe, I'll make a separate blog post just let me know in the comment section :)

1. Red Velvet Crepe Cake

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Kenzo and his Red Velvet Crepe Cake

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Surprised that our Red Velvet Crepe Cake won in the contest which they've announced after the baking session

2. Red Velvet Brownies

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Red Velvet Brownies

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Cream cheese drizzle makes it more yummy!

3. Heart Shape Maya Whole Wheat Cupcake

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The Maya Kitchen's Bake Magic Together
Whole wheat cup cakes, in heart shape with assorted candy toppers

     These sweet treats are easy to make because there are Maya mixes to choose from plus easy-to-do recipes printed at the back of the carton packaging. It's a morning filled of fun and excitement. Yay to a successful first time baking experience in the kitchen and it's easy because my sister and my son helped me. The ingredients were already measured and prepared for us that's why the only thing we need to do was follow the instructions in the recipe.

The Maya Kitchen's Bake Magic Together
Preparing our red velvet brownie batter

     The Maya Kitchen encourages families to bake at home and create new learning experiences. Its recently published cook book carries the title, Bake Magic Together, and contains 40 recipes the whole family can make including those featured in the baking session. 

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Bake Magic Together Cook Book 

     These recipes are even marked by level of difficulty to suit kids of all ages. You can find Bake Magic Together in National Bookstore and Powerbooks or online at www.anvilpublishing.com

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Baking is fun with the whole family. Chef Carla giving instructions in the Bake Magic Together class.

     You can also make new traditions with the whole family or encourage the young ones to take up baking as a hobby by signing up for Maya courses like its popular Basic Baking class. Thank you so much The Maya Kitchen and Chef Carla for this wonderful experience. We had a blast and will definitely Bake Magic Together at home :)

The Maya Kitchen's Bake Magic Together
From 9:30 a.m. to almost 1 p.m., tired but happy and we had a blast in our baking session called Baked Magic Together. Thank you , The Maya Kitchen and Chef Carla for also choosing our family as the winner.

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