Welcome to the FAQ page.
Here you will find answers to some of the most common questions about our products
Q1. Does your classes require prior baking experience?
Presently, all classes do not require prior baking experience. However, do note that the instructor will only demonstrate key steps of the recipe. If you are not familiar with basic steps like sieving flour, you can highlight to the instructor. She will either show you or ask the more regular & experienced participant(s) to show you if time is tight.
And if it does require prior baking experience, i will state it in the workshop details with skill-level needed.
Q2. Is your classes conducted in English?
Yes, all classes are conducted in English; unless stated otherwise. While Shinni can speak some mandarin, it will not be fair to other English speaking attendees unless it is a private class just for you and your own group.
Q3. Is your classes suitable for vegetarian and Halal?
Some classes do use powder gelatine. Thus, it would be good to email to firstname.lastname@example.org
for further enquiry. Presently, all our classes are Halal-friendly - we do not use alcohol or pork; unless stated otherwise.
Q4. How do I keep in touch with your new class schedule?
Three ways to keep in touch.
- Visit our schedule webpage often, (ii) email us at email@example.com to be put on our mailing list
- Add to our mailing list below.
- OR add to our Facebook BakinCow Fanpage - we update new classes on our fanpage too.
Q5. Are your classes hands-on or demonstration? And for adults or for kids?
Classes are hands-on & working in teams, and the classes are mainly for adults; unless stated otherwise in the workshop details. Hands-on class include washing so you can use it for the next recipe.
Since you are working in teams (typically team size of 2 to 4 depending on overall class size), some of the baking procedures will use shared equipments such as mixer. The rest of the procedures will be performed individually.
And the instructor will perform demonstration on key steps of the recipe and followed by students to do hands-on work themselves . However, if you are not familiar with any other steps, you can highlight to the instructor to teach you.
Q6. How big is your class size and what is the duration per session?
Class size is typically around eight to ten participants; unless stated otherwise. Smaller class size provides a more conducive learning environment as well as more intimate guidance from the teacher. Duration of class is typically 3 to 3.5hours. However some classes are 4 to 5 hours. You can also see the class duration in the class description or schedule
Q7. What are the benefits attending your baking workshops?
Some of the key benefits are:
- Small class size for enhanced learning experience; typically maximum 8-9 participants only
- Usually work in small groups of 2 to 4. Build teamwork.
- Close guidance. With small class size, instructor can spend more time with each participant
- Home setting provide conducive learning environment
- Using simple home baking equipment & easily available ingredients
- Bubbly, friendly, accessible & patient instructor, as some participants say ;P
- No additional cost to be paid; ingredients costs are included in the course fee already; unless stated otherwise
Q8. Do you conduct private one-to-one lesson? And what's the fee like?
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Q9. Where do I find the pricing and class details? What is List Price, Buddy Price and Waiting List?
You can find the pricing and class details by clicking on the class pictures on the main page
. Alternatively, you can goto the Workshop List
to find links to the class details & pricing.
- All baking classes will display only two prices: List Price & Buddy Price.
- List Price is the retail price of a class.
- To enjoy Buddy Price, you have to register with one or more friends and make with a single totalled payment.
- Waiting List is when the class is full but left a few awaiting payment. So if they do not do so or give up their seat(s), we will then release the seat to those on waiting list.
Q10. Do you teach Tofu Cheesecakes?
We're sorry to share that we don't teach tofu cheesecakes. Other than that, we teach almost anything that we know.
Q11. Which baking classes are suitable for beginners?
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Q12. How's your workshop format like?
A general guide of the class format:
Most of the BakinCalf classes are hands-on with guidance from the teacher and demonstrations on essential steps; unless stated otherwise in the workshop details. Our class format's intent is for students to learn more recipes as well as more hands-on practise. This is important so that the teacher can guide and correct you during the class. So, you are encouraged to ask the teacher if you have queries.
Therefore, there is a trade-off between learning more recipes & having more practise vs full demonstration with less recipes within the same class session period; since time is finite. We chose the former because we think it will help students learn the most.
Usually, you work in group of 2 to 5 (typically 4). And yes, you do have to do washing, measuring, etc... during the workshop.
: Each class format may varies a little. And we may introduce some classes with more demo but less recipes if we think it suits the teaching objective and recipes to be taught. For specific class format, refer to the individual class details for more info. If you have further queries regarding the class format, you can write to firstname.lastname@example.org to clarify.
Q13. What to bring to class?
You should bring the following items when attending BakinCalf workshop:
- Apron. Do bring your own apron if you have one. But it's entirely optional.
- Pen & Paper. You are likely to jot down notes during class even though printed recipes will be provided.
- Reusable bag. We encourage you to bring your own bag to bring home your bakes. Paper cake box will be provided.
- Be 5-10 mins early.