Tuesday, July 17, 2018

[enriching workshop] Meet Me Bake Academy

I attended a workshop at Meet Me Bake Academy on how to learn how to make a Durian Mille Crepe Cake. The school is located at Danga Utama, around the Skudai area in Johor, Malaysia.

Ever since I tried Lady M‘s mille crepe cake, I have always wanted to attempt making it. I was so glad that my JB Blogger Friend, Kim invited me to a collaboration with Meet Me Bake Academy to attend the 3-hour, one day workshop on how to learn how to make a Durian Mille Crepe.

Baby and I worked together in a pair as a team to complete a Durian Mille Crepe which consisted of 18 layers, and we brought it home! 

Do let me share with you guys on some tips that I learnt at the workshop!

Rest the batter for at least an hour

I know the wait might be tedious, but resting the batter will help to create a thicker consistency and helps to prevent the crepes from tearing/breaking. 

Heat the pan on low heat

When you heat up the frying pan too quickly, it burns the thin crepe easily. In order to avoid that, gradually and slowly apply heat to the pan so it will heat up evenly. 



Lay 1 crepe on a cake board, and spread a thin layer of durian whipped cream over it with a spatula. Layer on with another crepe and repeat to make a stack of 18, ending off with the nicest looking crepe on top. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving. 

The challenging part was standing over the stove for nearly two hours, painstakingly cooking each crepe layer by layer. Hours later, I successfully made 18 perfect crepes to use as layers. All our hard work was well paid-off, as the cake tasted delicious. 

Mille Crepes are French cakes based on multiple layers of crepes, and they stack up together to form a cake that's simply irresistible! Mille Crepes makes for an absolutely delightful dessert. If you don't have an oven at home, fret not, There are cakes that you can make with a frying pan over the stove.

After my lesson at Meet Me Bake Academy, I got new fundamental knowledge and experience to prepare crepes to the right thickness. I also learnt the technique of swirling the pan to deposit the right amount of batter, as well as to control the heat in order to achieve a good Mille cake. 

This was my first attempt to make my first Durian Mille Crepe, and it turned out pretty well. I want to thank Meet Me Bake Academy for giving me this opportunity! Lastly, I want to thank them for having me at the enriching workshop! 

I met up many JB bloggers at the workshop, and yes, I am glad that my blogging sphere has expanded. After attended some events in JB, I realised that there are many differences in how they hold their events between ours and theirs. Nevertheless, I am always happy to be invited to attend the events in JB and KL. 

While my cake is not the most attractive cake, I'm proud to say that at least I made myself! Honestly, I was eager to find out how the layers would look like inside the cake when I was about to cut it. When I viewed the layers inside the cake, I felt so relieved and happy beyond words! This is my first time making a cake, and I really love looking at those layers of love and patience! 

Meet Me Bake Academy started in 2017, and they provide One-Day baking classes with different themes every month. They also customize/organise courses for companies, and also allow participants to have one to one baking classes as well. They also offer a Diploma in Baking and Patisseries from Taiwan, as well as offer part time/night courses. Lastly, they also provide a rental venue for functions and parties at their premises. 

Do join the Meet Me Bake Academy’s Open Day on 21/7 (Sat) and 22/7 (Sun), from 9.00am - 3.00pm.

If you want to know more about the Meet Me Bake Academy, do check out their website and their Instagram for their July workshops and courses. 

Meet Me Bake Academy

8, Jalan Pertama 4, Pusat Perdagangan,
Danga Utama, 81200, Johor Bahru, Johor 

Tel: 012-775 7900/012-5127900 (Whatsapp/Wechat/Line) 

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