Saturday, January 19, 2013

Homemade Chocolates and baking workshop at Trivandrum

.Looking for Inspiration, Guidance to Start Baking?

Make this month a memorable one by advancing your knowledge in baking and cooking skills. If you're looking for beginner level class and more, there are a wide choice of classes scheduled from May 13 till 25. 23, 2017.

Location: Kumarapuram
Start Date: Classes from May 13
( For more details of baking classes you can visit this blog or call at 9379398865 or 8861389165)

Beginner Level Class 
( 13/5/17) 10:AM to 1:PM

Cake and Cupcake with Buttercream Icing
( Fee 1,200)

Basic Baking Class on 13/5/17 ( 10:AM to 1:PM)

Baking Class Calendar ( May 13, till 25, 2017)  Click to View 

Baking Lessons For Beginners in Tvm - From May 13 till 25

1 Day Baking Class For Beginners ( 20/5/17)

For persons looking to broaden the skills and know more baking recipes, then this 1 one-day workshop on May 20, 2017 would be a helpful to learn more cake and icing on one day.

This 1 day class is designed for people with all skills.When you join for this baking class, you'll gain mastery over the 5 cakes and 5 icing, and you can clear all your baking related doubts. In this one-day class, you'll learn the skills, techniques, process to bake cakes.

This class is attended by people who are absolute beginners and those who have limited knowledge in baking. So, whatever maybe your skill, you can come to this class to gain the confidence to bake these cakes in your home.

5 types of cakes and 5 types of Icing.
Bake Five different kinds of cakes (with eggs)
1.Ghee Cake
2.Marble Cake
3.Orange Chiffon Cake
4 Coconut Cake
5.Milk Chocolate Cake

Learn how to make 5 types of Icing.
1. Hazelnut Ganache
2 Fudge Icing
3 Coconut buttercream
4. Swiss Meraguie

Rs 4,900
Class runs from 10am - 5pm inclusive of Lunch

Fondant Cake Decoration Class
 Decorate your own b'day cake and other novelty cakes for other occasions in life. If you're looking for a beginner level cake decoration class, then  is the class is for you.
Build a sweet and solid cake decorating foundation with Fondant cake decoration class.
For details of this class on ( Date 14/5/17, 2:30 to 6:PM), Location: Kumarapuram. Call 9379398865 or 8861389165 for details.
Fondant Icing Class on May 14, 2:30 PM to 6:PM

Blackforest cake and Pineapple Pastry ( 15/5/17) 10:AM to 1:PM

Let's make this month memorable, with new cakes, icing and breakfast dishes.

Wide rage of baking, cooking and Icing lesson for beginners in Trivandrum

Fondant Icing - Feb 12, for Beginners

Fondant Icing  class in Trivandrum on May 14, 2017 - In this class, you'll  learn how to make the fondant dough from the starch, how to color it it, mix it with colours, roll it and spread it on the cake. Next, you get to practice the art of making basic flowers and other designs. When you attend the basic of Fondant Icing Class, you will be given a cake to practice and he fondant cutters. 

Basics of baking May 13, 2017, 10:AM to 1:PM  at Kumarapuram, Trivandrum
This class is ideal for beginners who require a good foundation in baking. 
In this class, you'll learn to make a cake and two types of cupcakes and an icing on cupcake. This class is ideal for students who are new to baking and those looking to perfect a basic cake recipe.
Cake and Cupcake Class on 13/5/17

In this class, you'll know about the measurement of ingredients, folding, and measurement. Apart from learning the nuances of baking, you'll get hands on experience of baking.

If you're looking for shops selling baking ingredients in Trivandrum, then check my my earlier blog post on the list of shops selling baking stuff in Trivandrum.

Besides, I teach baking and cooking classes in Trivandrum, Bangalore and Hyderabad. The classes taken are meant for beginners, people looking to perfect or improve their baking and icing skills, and those who are looking to start a business or teach baking.

Check my Facebook page for the latest classes scheduled in these cities: 

  1. Trivandrum baking and icing class
  2. Bangalore baking and cake decorating class
  3. Bangalore Indian cooking class
  4. Baking and Icing class in Hyderabad 

Many Thanks,

Marina Charles

Friday, January 4, 2013

Home Stay Cooking Classes in Bangalore

Wanted to write this post last year, but some how it got delayed.

After finishing one of my  Trivandrum baking workshop I got a call from a student named Diana. She wanted to learn more that what she learned in her class in Trivandrum. And for that she was willing to come and stay with me in Bangalore.

I was surprised  if not flattered with her request. I never done this before, nor seen anyone with such passion. Thought I had apprehension about it, I decided to give it a try. Moreover, I have a spare room to accommodate her.

So, as decided she came to Bangalore for a week's stay to experience my first ever Home Stay cum Cooking Class.

During her three stay, she learned more cakes and few Indian dishes ( Kerala chicken biryani, chicken curry and Pork Vindaloo). Apart from her culinary adventures, we had a great time shopping and going out at and Bangalore.

Fast forward weeks and she is now a baking star in Trivandrum. She regularly puts her stall in Sarwaa, Trivandrum.

I'm really happy to see such passionate people like Diana..Wish her the best.
Diana with Truffle Cake and Devil's cake

Chicken biryani under way

All Smiles with CheckeredCake  

Mixing & Spreading - Kitchen View 

Seasoning Cashew Nuts

Setting Biryani

Biryani - Under Progress
Setting Biryani 

Biryani  - Ready To Serve


Surprise Christmas Cake

Christmas cake Gift
'Tis the season of giving and I'll happy to be at the receiving end. So, here's a sweet gift I received from a baking student.

Today out of the blue, my old student Nirmala knocked on my door with a rich plum cake.

I was super thrilled to get such a gift and more surprised to know that she had baked this cake by following my Christmas Cake Recipe in this blog. After tasting the cake I suggested her few changes like, reducing the size of fruit pieces.

.Thanks Nirmala for the cake and cheers to her spirit of giving.

"If you inspire one person each day, you’re day hasn’t been a waste. It’s been a blessing"- Robin Sharma

Keep baking,

Gajar ka Halwa / Carrot Halwa

Sliced Carrot - Stirred but not shaken
Gajar ka Halwa - Ready To Savor 

After a long incubation/hybernation, I decided to try out Gajar Ka Halwa recipe. I found this recipe from from Divya Kuda's blog and I'm happy with the excellent result. Thank to her perfect recipe, the explanation and steps. You can follow the same recipe to make this delight.

  • Sweet carrots 500 gms
  • Boiled Milk 500 ml
  • Sugar   1 heaped cup
  • Ghee 3 tbsp
  • Cashew nuts  10-12,chopped
  • Cardamom seeds of 2,crushed
  • Saffron a few strands
  1. Grate the carrots in a food processor.
  2. In a thick bottomed kadai add a tbsp of ghee and saute the carrots for 3-5 minutes.
  3. Add the boiled milk and and cook in low flame for 30 to 45 minutes.
  4. Now add the sugar and stir well and cook until all the milk is absorbed.
  5. In another pan,add a tsp of ghee and roast the chopped cashews and the crushed cardamom to the cooked carrots.
  6. Crush some safforn with your hand and add it to halwa.
Enjoy the hot or cold Gajar ka Halwa.

Happy New year