Sweet Culinary Sensation by SCS and Channel 8
Two weeks ago, I am honoured to be invited as one of the juding for SCS first exclusive baking event “Sweet Culinary Sensation” at Capella Hotel.
The afternoon started with Chef Sam demonstrating how to bake the beautifully delectable Fraisier cake that will win over any cake lover out there. What follows will then be an exciting ‘Bake-OFF’ amongst 5 pairs of participants who would have the daunting task of replicating the Fraisier Cake in just under 45 minutes.
Here’s a photo of us judges: Michelle Lim, Chief Creative Officer of Auric Pacific Group Ltd, JJ MeatMen, a popular food videographer blogger, and me!
Each team is given ready made sponge cake. What they have to do is, make their own pastry cream and decorate with the berries given, after the demonstration by Chef Sam. All the teams are judged mostly based on taste and presentation.
In the bake off, there are participants who are avid bakers and some of them are doing it for their first time. It is interesting to see how they allocate their time to whip the cream, cut strawberries and decorate them.
With the sponge cake being the constant, their pastry cream is the determining winning factor. After tasting all the five pastry cream, we can really taste the subtle difference each of them. Some are too bland, some too sweet, some did not mix well. In addition, there were groups who were very creative when it comes to cake presentation. One of the teams was carving rose design using strawberries!
This inaugural event is hosted by JiaHui of YES933. It will be aired by MediaCorp Channel 8. THANK YOU SCS for the invite! It was definitely a great experience!