We came across the cooking studio after our lunch last week, and both my sister and my friend C expressed an interest in taking lessons on how to bake cakes and desserts, so we signed up for a free trial lesson. I think it's great that my sister wants to get formal cooking instructions, but I feel that a cooking lesson would be too rigid for me personally. Part of the joy I get from cooking is doing the research, formulating my own recipe, and then shopping for the ingredients; cooking lessons would be an expensive way to remove those pleasures. Nevertheless, the lesson was fun, and I learnt a couple of new tricks. It ran for more than 2 hours and it is a great way to socialise with friends and meet new people. At the end of the day, though, I can't justify paying the steep fee to join any of the cooking courses offered by the cooking studio, and neither could my sister as she decided to save her money instead. Although we decided not to join, we did get to bring home a beautiful delicious cake that only cost us a few hours.
We made one cake each, and pictured is my sister's cake because we decided to give mine to our lovely instructor since, as a studio instructor, she wasn't allowed to join us in eating the leftovers: