hen it comes to baking, most people either love it or hate it. For those who find joy in rolling out dough and carefully leveling off cups of flour, it's definitely more of a love affair. Bakers find happiness in the kitchen and delight in whipping up delicious confections for themselves and others.
Then again, some bakers don't just enjoy making things that taste amazing. They take it to the next level.
Lauren Ko is one such talented lady who knows her way around a rolling pin. She elevates her kitchen creations to a form of art, and her baked goods have to be seen to be believed.
Cooking isn't for everyone.
Knowing our way around a kitchen is pure survival for most of us. Nailing down the basics of making a sandwich, boiling an egg, or figuring out how much spaghetti is too much can be the difference between eating or starving to death. Still, unless hitting up a restaurant every day is financially doable for you, you have to be able to wing cooking basics if you’re going to make it in the world.
Baking is cooking's first cousin, and some people find it a little more user-friendly.
Unlike trying to simmer a sauce to perfection or seer pork chops in a pan until they’re done but not too done, baking is more of a science. You mix specific amounts of ingredients and pop everything in the oven at a particular temperature for a set amount of time. Even if a person isn’t into cooking an eight-course meal, hand them a Betty Crocker box that lists three ingredients and as many steps, and they just might find baking doable.
Still, there are those of us who'd rather not do either.
No matter how easy the recipe or simple the ingredient list, there will always be people who have no interest in whipping up anything in the kitchen. Some of us will always prefer the food-making — whether savory or sweet dishes — to the enthusiasts.
But for those who feel at home in the kitchen, it's a different story.
Some people find their true calling amid pots, pans, measuring spoons, mixing bowls, and paring knives. These individuals find true joy in testing out new recipes. You know, those awesome folks who bring delicious cakes and cookies to the office to share and invite us over to try out amazing spreads for dinner. In short, they’re the friends we can’t wait to hang out with.
A specific sub-set of baking enthusiasts are the chefs who make it an art form.
There are those who love to bake and are good at it, and then there are supremely gifted culinary artists who transform food into art. Chefs who can take simple ingredients and build them into dishes and desserts that are breathtakingly beautiful. You might see one of their creations and think it’s almost too beautiful to eat.