After contemplating on this idea for months, I finally made it work. Thanks to support from many of my dear friends who encouraged me to do this, and thanks to SC who helped me bridge the link.
Sometime in 2009 I found out about Bakerella, and experimented on my first batch of cake pops with Aunty Lyne. I didn't have the right tools, or ingredients, but with good spirits, lots of laughter and giggles, we made our Halloween cake pops.
I didn't stop there. These yummy bites are addictive! Those who have embarked on a cake pop journey would agree with me :) I tried and tested various ingredients, even got my sisters to bring those lollipop sticks from Australia, had uncountable rejects, but I persisted. And then I started making my first large batch for my nephew's 1st birthday, Reindeers & snowman for Christmas, Tigers for Chinese New Year, Totoro version for Desmond's wedding, Agent Oso for my nephew's 2nd birthday, Spongebob for a girl's party, and a basic one for Irene's wedding, and many more. I won't call myself an expert yet, but I've come a long way.
Friends have urged that I start a business selling cake pops, but I explained that it's not a profitable business because its too labour intensive, and people are not going to pay the price of a cupcake for something that can be eaten in just one bite. And so I thought, why not share the knowledge instead? That's when the idea of having a cake pop class was born. I spoke to the baking supplies shop nearest to my home and asked if they would be interested, and coincidentally they were doing some renovations at the moment, so they don't have any space to conduct a class. SC then told me she knows someone over at Cake Connection and would pass my contact to them. The rest is history.
I'll be teaching my first class over @ Cake Connection, Jaya One on July 23rd, 2011. The focus will be on animal cake pops. So if you're interested to learn something new, feel free to check out more info over at Cake Connection's website.
Update July 2nd, 2011 - Class is full!