Baking is a beautiful artform that brings joy and warmth to people’s homes (not to mention a lot of sweetness!). However, it can be an intimidating task for newbies.
One of the biggest reasons for this is the precision involved in baking. Unlike cooking, where you can adjust the seasoning and taste as you go along, baking requires precise measurements and timing. A small mistake in the measurement or timing can lead to a disaster, and this can be daunting for newbies who are not used to working with such precision.
Another reason why baking can seem daunting to wannabe bakers is the number of ingredients involved. Baking often requires a long list of ingredients, some of which may not be familiar to newbies. This can be overwhelming and lead to a sense of confusion and anxiety. Plus, some ingredients may be expensive, and newbies may be hesitant to invest in them, especially if they are not sure if they will use them again.
Lastly, the equipment needed for baking can also be intimidating to newbies. Baking requires a range of specialized equipment, such as mixers, baking pans, and measuring cups. Newbies may not have all the equipment they need and may be unsure of what they need to buy. Moreover, some equipment can be expensive, and newbies may be hesitant to invest in them, especially if they are not sure if they will continue baking.
Yes, baking can be intimidating, especially if you’re new to it. However, there are many joys to be found in overcoming that newbie’s fear. Here are some of them:
The sense of accomplishment.
There’s nothing quite like the feeling of successfully baking your first loaf of bread or a batch of cookies from scratch. Overcoming your fear of baking can give you a sense of pride and accomplishment that will carry over into other areas of your life.
Learning new skills.
Baking is a skill that can take time to master, but the process of learning can be a lot of fun. Discovering new techniques and tricks to make your baked goods even better can feel very rewarding.
The satisfaction of creating something delicious.
Baking is a creative process, and there’s something incredibly satisfying about creating something that not only looks beautiful but tastes amazing too. You’ll have the opportunity to experiment with different flavors and ingredients, and create something truly unique.
Sharing with others.
Baking is a wonderful way to bring people together, whether it’s sharing a warm loaf of bread with your family or bringing a batch of cookies to share with your coworkers. Overcoming your fear of baking can open up new opportunities for you to share your creations with others.
Developing a new hobby.
Baking can be a great hobby to take up, especially if you’re looking for something that’s both fun and rewarding. You’ll have the opportunity to learn new skills and techniques, and develop a passion for baking that can last a lifetime (to the delight of your fam and friends, I’m sure!).
With such benefits awaiting the baking newbie, any fear of baking should be overcome right away! Well, a recently opened bakery in SM Megamall is ready to help do just that!
IDIM (I Did It Myself) DIY Bakery is the first Do-It-Yourself Bakery in Asia which originated in Taiwan and recently made its way to our shores. Currently the number one DIY bakery, it provides a welcoming and supportive environment that helps newbie bakers address their baking fears and build their confidence.
One way in which IDIM DIY Bakery addresses the fear of precision is by providing step-by-step instructions and guidance. Tablets with detailed yet easy-to-understand recipes, complete with demo videos, are provided to the newbie bakers. Experienced baking coaches are also on-hand to help newbies understand the importance of measuring ingredients precisely and guide them through the process. These help newbies feel more confident in their abilities and reduces their anxiety.
On the other hand, IDIM DIY Bakery addresses the newbie’s fear of having to stock up on so many ingredients is by providing a range of premium ingredients already on-hand, easily accessible within the bakery. These include pre-mixes, separated eggs and pre-squeezed juices that newbies need to create delicious baked goods, without having to worry about difficult preparation techniques. This reduces the complexity of the baking process and makes it more accessible to newbies.
Lastly, IDIM DIY Bakery addresses the fear of having to invest in costly baking tools by already providing all the necessary equipment for baking. Newbies do not need to buy expensive equipment or worry about not having the right tools. The bakery provides a wide range of equipment, including mixers, baking pans, and measuring cups, as well as baking coaches to guide newbies through the process of using these gizmos. This helps newbies feel more comfortable and confident in their abilities, and reduces the barriers to entry for baking.
So go ahead and whip up your baking masterpiece that you can bring home to your family and friends; you’ll have all you need at IDIM DIY Bakery.
Please note the following:
- No entrance fees will be charged other than the price of your desired cake. Prices listed on IDIM DIY Bakery’s website and menu already cover the fee for the baking session, the ingredients needed for creating the desired cakes or pastries, as well as the usage of equipment. Add-ons like cake toppers, milk tea drinks, etc. are subject to additional charges.
- Two people are allowed to bake on a single cake while one person only is allowed for an order of pastry or cookie.
- Children need to be at least six years old and 1.2m or taller to enter and bake. To ensure compliance to safety precautions, the child’s height will be measured before entry.
- Personal items should be stored in the lockers which are provided free of charge.
IDIM DIY Bakery is located at 4th Floor Mega Atrium, SM Megamall, Doña Julia Vargas Avenue, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City, open daily from 10am to 10pm (cut-off at 8pm). Walk-ins and reservations are accepted.
For more information about IDIM DIY Bakery, visit its website or follow it on Facebook, Instagram and TikTok.
Disclosure: A free baking session at IDIM DIY Bakery was provided to facilitate this feature.
One thought on “From fear to flour power: overcoming baking anxiety at IDIM DIY Bakery”
Wow, this is a very interesting concept! Thanks to the pandemic, I have learned baking, and yes, it can be daunting. I’ve had failures and successes, but yes, there were a lot of failures by learning myself. It’s great when someone is there to teach you.
Also, the equipment can be a limiting factor. I had to borrow my mother’s electric mixer for some recipes.
Thanks for sharing this! That cake looks delicious!