On the 5th November we held the launch party for the Baking Lab. For the 6 weeks leading up to the party, we had worked hard on getting the space ready. With help from some incredible friends and our great builders we managed to meet all of our deadlines. The ovens were installed the day the party, which added a bit of stress, but in the end it all worked out. People started arriving just after 2 in the afternoon. The last people left at 9.30 in the evening! My parents came over from Denmark to see the space and also to help with baking and preparing for the party. So with support from parents, boyfriend and friends we pulled off a great party at the Lab.
I started baking for the party on Friday morning. I made various Sourdough breads, Foccacia, Ciabatta and pretzels. For the sweet tooth there were two types of tarts: one with chocolate and almond ganace, and another, more traditional lemon tart. I also made some chocolate whoopie pies with a vanilla filling, carrot cake with a lime icing and finally the lemon drizzle that never lets me down.
People made their way around the big table to taste the various creations and the feedback was very positive.
There was a mix of family, friends, students and potential. Some that I haven’t seen for over a year came to celebrate the opening of the space, which was just wonderful.
A big thank you to everybody who helped me transform the Baking Lab from an empty shell to a beautiful teaching kitchen. I’ve now been teaching there for 2 weeks, and I absolutely love spending time there.
I would also like thank everybody who came to the party and helped getting the Baking Lab off to a good start!
If you haven’t already seen the Baking Lab – come to a class or even stop by for a coffee and a chat.