Baking is one of the top quarantine trends that has been helping people cope with being stuck inside their homes since March. There’s just something therapeutic about it! That said, if you’re one of the many who already tried your hand at baking cookies or banana bread, then you don’t need us to tell you that it can be quite an expensive hobby as well. The tools and equipment are often costly, so splurging on a pricey oven or stand mixer might burn a hole in your pocket. Not to mention, a recipe usually requires a long list of ingredients that you won’t chance upon in your pantry if you’re a first-time baker, and lacking even one or two could easily make or break it.
So, what’s a girl gotta do if she just wants to bake a box of cupcakes? Introducing: Bakebe PH, a.k.a. “Manila's first-ever DIY co-baking studio.”
What is Bakebe PH?
Bakebe PH prides itself as a “modern baking wonderland” complete with everything you need to turn your fantasy baking project into a reality—regardless if you have zero experience. It officially opens tomorrow, November 14, 2020.
The first thing you’ll notice about the place is its dominantly pastel pink interiors, replete with neon signs that are just begging to be Instagrammed! It houses every baking essential you could possibly imagine—work stations, pink shelves with Imarflex ovens on display, counter tops lined with pink KitchenAid stand mixers, and a designated corner for all sorts of baking tools, from spatulas and whisks, to mixing bowls in different sizes.
Of course, you won’t need to worry about your ingredients as well! Your basic baking needs are covered here—there’s flour, sugar, butter, cocoa powder, and more placed in glass canisters for easy access. There are even plenty of options for garnishing, such as candy sprinkles and meringue cookies. You’re practically spoiled for choice!
So how does Bakebe PH work exactly?
Bakebe PH allows anyone—including beginners—to experience the wonders of baking. You come in, pay the fee for your chosen baking project, and start whipping up your masterpiece! The baking studio will provide your working station, tools, equipment, as well as ingredients, so you’re pretty much all set. They’ll also give you access to their app with detailed instructions, graphics, videos, and a step-by-step guide to help you complete your baking project. And just in case you feel stuck along the way, they have baking attendants on standby to assist you, too.
Rates start at P1999 for a cake, and P999 for small pastries such as cookies and cupcakes. If you’re planning to bring a friend, you’ll just need to add P500 for participation fee.
Bakebe PH is located at SM Aura Premier, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig.
For more information, visit Bakebe PH’s official Facebook page.