I started baking in early 2009 while I was pregnant with Yiu-Shern.
I still remember my first bake. It was a Butter Cake which I got the recipe from my ex-colleagues TC Goon.
At that time, I hadn't much baking utensils. I had an oven of course, a housewarming present from my IDT colleagues. And all I had was a plastic measuring cup, a hand mixer and measuring spoons. And I managed to whip out a delicious butter cake. A very delicious butter cake for a first-timer I must say! ;)
After that, there was no stopping me. Even though I own no baking books, I sourced for recipes online. I baked muffins, cakes, tarts, pies, etc.
Now that I bake very regularly (I try to bake every week if possible), my baking utensils have increased. I still use the same 'ol portable oven, which still gives uneven temperature.
But it works fine. My bakes still turned out nice ;)
And now I have a drawer full of baking utensils like measuring spoons, wire whisks, measuring cups, strainer, egg white separator, spatulas, etc.
And I have a cupboard with the top tier full off baking stuff like flours (normal flour, corn flour) sugars of all kinds (fine granulated sugar, icing sugar, brown sugar, rock sugar) cocoa powder, pure vanilla extract, custard powder, baking powder, bicarbonate soda, aluminum foil, etc.
The bottom tier is full of baking pans, be it round or square, regular-sized muffin pan, mini muffin pan, tart pan, rolling pin, etc.
I have just bought a digital weighing scale to make my life easier.
And my fridge is always stocked with unsalted SCS butter, and full cream milk, lemons, etc.
This is so that I can always bake whenever I feel like baking. So that all the basic baking ingredients are on hand.
After all, baking is therapeutic to me!
Hey, anybody out there who wants to buy me the KitchenAid Artisan Mixer baby?