We were late. My son was a little anxious. Seldom was he late in his class or any commitment. But once we’ve reached The Maya Kitchen workshop venue, I saw a relieved smile on my 10-year-old’s face. He readily joined his teammates and spent no time catching up and whipping some batter. A few minutes after and I saw him all relaxed. He was in his usual jolly spirit.
We joined 11 mommy bloggers in The Maya Kitchen Baking Workshop last Saturday. This workshop was in collaboration with the Mommy Bloggers Philippines (MBP). We were divided into four groups with three mom-child tandem each. There, we learned how to make Strawberries & Cream and Peanut Butter & Choco Chip cupcakes.
Also, we were able to bring home our cupcakes and share them with our loved ones. And my two other boys were all in awe looking at our pasalubong. They kept on asking if it was really their younger sibling who made the cupcakes. And for the nth time, I said yes.
Funny that even our little nine-month-old baby cannot resist the cupcakes!
4 values at The Maya Kitchen Baking Workshop
Besides our yummy goodies, we brought home the following, too:
1. A cupful of confidence
Again, just like in his Brotzeit Junior Chef stint, my boy’s self-confidence improved. He proudly shared his cupcakes with his family. He knew his Kuyas and papa will appreciate the baked goodies because they are indeed beautiful and yummy.
2. A cupful of trust
My boy shared the working table with two other boys and their moms. And he felt empowered as the other moms let him do his own share to make the batter for the cupcakes. The same way he let his teammates do their own whipping and folding (the batter). He trusted them the same way they trusted him. I saw teamwork in them.
3. A cupful of patience
My son can be impatient. He would eagerly do things that excite him. Last Saturday, his patience was tested. He needed to whip more to make a better batter and he needed to press more for the whipped cream to come out beautifully.
4. A cupful of preparation
This mother is really poor with directions that because we can’t find a cab to bring us at the Maya Kitchen headquarters, we walked from Ayala MRT station all the way to the baking workshop venue. We closely examined each tower, making sure we didn’t miss the building number. It was really a long walk thus, we were late. It took us about 20 minutes to reach the place.
A day after The Maya Kitchen Baking Workshop, we were invited to a birthday party. Because of what happened yesterday, my son recommended that before we leave for the birthday party, we google the place so that we will not be lost. Good thing though my kind mother offered us a ride.
Plus, aside from the four values he learned, we were able to fill our pantry with the following:
We’ve got a few boxes of Maya baking mix and pancake mix and also a good number of Glad Kitchen products. And this momi has a new cookbook from Yummy Magazine. Yey!
This morning, we had pancakes for breakfast and we used our take home whipped cream. The boys got to decorate their pancakes with chocolate frosting and strawberries and cream. And as we ate, my 10-year-old boy kept on repeating how he and his classmates prepared the whipped cream and how they piped the peanut buttercream on top of the cupcakes. He is truly proud and delighted with his achievement. This mother is just so happy his son appreciated the baking workshop.
So for moms who would like to enlist their children to The Maya Kitchen Baking workshop, you may check the schedules here. I assure you, the workshop is worth your time. It’s worth our 20-minute walk!
By the way, our heartfelt thanks to MBP, Yummy Magazine, Glad Kitchen and The Maya Kitchen.
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Devoted. Compassionate, Instinctive. Berlin loves to write personal narratives, thrilling discoveries, and mommy tips that make daily living the happiest. She shares the small house with her husband and their five boys.