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Bake Your Cake, And Eat It, Too: A Sweet Family SPrience At Bakebe
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  • SPrience is a YouTube web series where Smart Parenting curates vacation, family getaways, and other experiences perfect for every member of the family! Subscribe to watch new episodes every Wednesday, 6 p.m.

    If you’re tired of the usual family outing -- or looking for a way to escape the lockdown life blues -- why not bake a cake?

    Bakebe is a co-baking space that looks like the inside of a particularly delectable pastry. It’s pink and carefully designed with beautiful details that complete the look. The franchise started out in Hong Kong, and the charming baking wonderland gives you the opportunity to experience a professional baking studio and make your very own delicious dessert.

    In this SPrience, Ronna Capili-Bonifacio, Parenting Editor of Smart Parenting, spends an afternoon with her three children at the “DIY baking wonderland” to see what it’s all about -- and to bake and decorate a cake, too.

    Designed for baking - and for the ‘gram

    The pastel-pink baking studio is a dream for anyone who loves to make content. The pink shelves house carefully curated and arranged ingredients and baking tools from the different kinds of flour to the such as the “very sosyal rose gold spoons.” Ronna takes some time to show off the studio space and the 25 convection ovens that take up one entire wall of Bakebe, in case you were wondering how people can bake “sabay-sabay.”

    The prep and baking area has been designed to maximize function -- too bad you can’t take the pastel pink KitchenAids home -- to give everyone the “pro baker” experience.

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    Ronna’s favorite part of the studio is the VIP area. “You can reserve this area and have a party right here," she said. The area even has its own tripods -- and Instagram-worthy walls for that perfect Reel. It’s closed off from the rest of the studio, and guarantees privacy for your special occasion.

    Modern technology to help teach baking techniques

    “We have a wide variety of desserts,” says Celine dela Cruz, Pastry Chef for Bakebe. “We have cakes, cupcakes; we have macarons and cookies as well.”

    Bakebe uses an app loaded with graphics, videos, and tips to help even the most inexperienced baker make a delicious dessert. So if you’re worried kasi you’ve never even made a cookie before, fear not! Bakebe’s easy to follow guides makes it easy to for anyone to bake like a pro.

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    At Bakebe, you can choose a recipe during the booking (or when you walk in). Each recipe has a helpful ingredient list, time needed, and difficulty rating. Ronna and her kids Vera, Mateo, and Sandro chose to make the Day Dreaming cake, but you can choose to bake tarts, cupcakes, or even macarons, kung ano man yung favorite dessert mo.

    Sweet memories for the family 

    Ronna said, “The kids and I, lagi kaming nanood ng baking shows… Minsan feeling mo pag nanood ka, kayang kaya mo siyang gawin. But when we got here, talagang we realized how challenging it is to actually bake a cake.” It’s a challenging activity that builds skills for younger and older kids, taking turns (if you have multiple kids), and you get to eat the results. The kids said it wasn’t easy, but it was something they’d love to do again.

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    “They’re so happy and so proud of the cake that we made -- I don’t know how it’s going to taste. If you’re not so hell-bent on making the perfect cake, and just enjoying it, I really recommend it as a fun family bonding experience," Ronna shared, rating the SPerience a 5 out of 5 stars. “It’s also great for parties, I can imagine a lot of small kids would have fun here at the VIP area.” It’s also hassle-free (and clean-up free) -- a great way to spend a few ours and create lasting memories.

    Book your own Bakebe experience here.

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