Christmas is always the most festive season of the year for us Filipinos. We start decorating our homes, offices and shops with Christmas decorations right after All Soul’s Day! Parols of all colors and sizes, blinking Christmas lights and the ubiquitous song Christmas In Our Hearts are already everywhere! We are also ready to purchase those Christmas holiday bestsellers for our family and friends !
We start Christmas earlier than the rest of the world and end it later than everyone else. It is such a joyous season that people seem kinder and happier.
However, this year it is going to be so much different. The world was dealt with a deadly virus that drastically changed all our lives. The normal that we were accustomed to is now just a distant memory.
Lives and jobs were lost. The rest of us ensconced in our homes waiting for an uncertain future to unfold.
Christmas won’t be the same this year, unfortunately. There will be no Christmas parties and merry-making. There will be no frantic trips to the airport to pick up balikbayan family and friends. And, there won’t be too many presents for everyone as money is scarce and every peso should count in this chaotic time.
Celebrating In The Time Of A Pandemic
But even with the pandemic still very much around we can still make the most out of the situation. This can still be the time for happy get-togethers. Even if we’re just going to be “zoom-ing” with our friends and families here and abroad, we can still make this holiday season special.
We can still decorate our homes and still plan what we will have for our Christmas dinner to make it feel like our usual holiday activities. It won’t be the usual grand Noche Buena. It will be simpler and smaller, yes. But still meaningful, nevertheless.
Of course, there should be food! Delicious food! After all, eating sparks joy in all of us. Our best conversations still revolve around a table laden with food no matter how simple it may be.
Even with simple and limited festivities, the demand for food products during this time of year is still high. This is still the best season to learn new things to make for our families.
And also the best time to earn from a small business.
Actually, home bakers and small businesses have a fair chance of competing with the big guys nowadays. Their approach is more personal which has a great impact on the consumer.
Moreover, with the advent of the delivery services, getting your homemade products to your clients has never been easier and more convenient!
With all that being said, what can you sell that will appeal and transcend to almost all demographics?
New and unique products are good but it may not be for everyone. Especially now when money is a bit harder to earn and people would rather spend on something they’re already familiar with. So, we go back to the classics. Food that has been passed down from generation to generation. Food that we have come to love and hold dear. The comforting taste that brings back happy memories.
What is more classic than holiday bestsellers!
Flavours of the Season
In this class, we will be learning well-loved and iconic Christmas goodies. The recipes shared in this class will not only enable you to create mouth-watering Christmas treats but they can serve as recipe bases for other yummy pastries. Doesn’t that sound fun?
All you need is your imagination and the possibilities are endless.
So, without much further ado, here are your Christmas Holiday Bestsellers!
Christmas Festive Fruitcake, Fresh Fruits Cream Tarts, Strawberry Chocolate Mousse Cake in Tin Can, Double Chocolate Chunk Cookies and as a bonus, learn how to make Christmas Chocolate Mint Fudge!
Oh wow! I can’t wait to tell you more about these awesome holiday goodies!
Here’s a sneak peek from what you will learn from the class!
Before we go into a more detailed description of what we will learn in this class, let me introduce our chef instructor.
At the helm of this online class is none other than chef and owner of Apron and Mitts Baking and Kitchen Lab, Chef Chona Garcia-Laureta. She specializes in Pastry Arts, Middle Eastern and Filipino cuisine.
Chef Chona has degree in Computer Engineering but has found her passion in food. She is a regular on several television, radio and online media outlets and has been teaching for several years.
Get to know Chef Chona Garcia-Laureta here!
Christmas Festive Fruitcake
Now, we will get to know the yummy treats we will be learning in class! Yup, I’m just as excited as you are!
What can be more festive than a fruitcake?!
For those who don’t know …
A fruitcake is a rich, dense, moist and velvety cake filled with sweet glazed dried fruits, crunchy nuts, aromatic spices and usually laced with brandy.
The scent wafting from your oven when you bake this cake is just incredible and smells just like Christmas joy!
A fruitcake is very versatile as you can bake it in loaf, cake or cookie form! You can even cut it up in pieces and include it in a lovely cheese platter.
What makes fruitcakes so easy to sell or give as gifts? Well, they are pretty and festive. Plus, they can last up to a year or more! (with the proper storage, of course!)
Fresh Fruits Cream Tarts
Next on the list are these scrumptious fruit tarts!
These aren’t your run-of the-mill tarts! These are laden with fresh fruits and will surely be a spectacular addition to any buffet or dinner table. Just imagine the rich jewel-like colors of the fresh fruits contrasting with the snowy white bed of fluffy cream.
Oh, and what a delectable bite it will be when you sink your teeth into that smooth custard and buttery pastry crust!
Can you imagine the delightful contradiction of the tart and tangy fruits and sweet components of the tarts?
They are also great as gifts or giveaways! Put them in a pretty box, tie a big bow around it then you’ll have yourself a delicious present that everyone will just adore!
Strawberry and Chocolate Mousse Cake in Tin Cans
Cakes in tin cans have been the craze in the past two years. This has been a genius idea since the cake will be protected while in transit. Also, it looks great! Aesthetics and practicality rolled into one!
Strawberries and chocolate have always been a good pair! Fresh strawberries dipped in melted chocolate, strawberry ice cream with delicious chocolate syrup and chocolate donuts with strawberry jelly filling are just among the many examples of this superb pairing.
So, in this class, we will learn a version of this yummy cake in a tin can. This is actually a fresh approach as two of the most requested flavors are combined to make one gorgeous, soft, and appetizing cake! Ooooooh-la-la!
Double Chocolate Chunk Cookies
What can be more luxurious and special than chocolates, right?
This time the chocolate factor is doubled in this wonderful cookie recipe! Can you believe that?!
Imagine biting into that warm chewy cookie dough with melted chocolate chips that ooze out once you take a bite. Doesn’t that sound like heaven?
I am sure your family will clamor for these delicious little treats all the time! And if you are selling them, they’ll be flying off your shelves! Yup, that is a guarantee!
Do you think that this is all this class has to offer?
We just can’t let you go without giving more, can we now? How about learning a bonus recipe? Yes! Bonus recipes are always a good idea!
How does Christmas Chocolate Mint Fudge sound?
Can you imagine what a nice minty treat mixed with sweet chocolate fudge would taste like?
Lip-smackingly good, right?
Well, this is it! You’ll learn how to make this soft and slightly chewy little treat in your home! Whether you make it for yourself or for a loved one, this will surely be a fun and tasty present to create!
Not to mention, a very good product to offer your clients as well!
Describing all those decadent treats for all of you made me forget (even for just a while) that we are still in the middle of a pandemic. With this far from over, it is best to have another source of income. Or if you lost your job because of the pandemic maybe selling baked treats will be a new venture for you. Who knows? This might be the success you are looking for!
Here at The Bailiwick Academy, we are committed to bring you classes that will not only enable you to create excellent gastronomic delights but will make you earn as well.
What’s even better is you will be learning from…
Yes! You got it right! You will be learning in the comforts of your home. It is so convenient! No traffic to think of and no virus scare! Best of all is you can learn on any gadget that is available for you. Desktops, laptops, tablets and even mobile phones. So technically, you can learn wherever you deem is comfortable and favourable. Great, right?
I can’t imagine a better way to learn new skills.
Also, let me tell you that the video quality of the classes is seriously good! Well, it should be as all the classes are professionally made. Comprehensive printable PDF class materials are also included in the class and sent to your email as well.
There’ll be none of those cheap homemade learning videos that are so popular on social media these days. Sure, they are very affordable but you can hardly see what that the instructor is doing. Worse, you can hardly learn anything as audio is also bad. Not to mention, there are no class materials available. Support is also non-existent because as soon as you pay for the class you’re just left to fend for yourself.
Believe me, been there done that. They’re cheap. But hey, you get what you pay for! And it is such a waste of your hard earned money!
Students at The Bailiwick Academy are treated with utmost care. Aside from professionally made classes and a comprehensive printable PDF files for recipes and tips, a dedicated support Facebook page is automatically available for you once you enrol. This is where fellow students convene and display their works. Instructors are actively interacting with the students. Giving them valuable support by promptly and personally answering their questions. It is such a good place to ask your Qs as everyone is just so supportive. It is one place where you feel so appreciated.
Uh-huh, no place for negatrons here!
I tell you, I experienced all this firsthand and I am very happy and content to be a Bailiwicker!
These days because of the pandemic more people are opting for the work from home set-up. So why not learn from home too? And eventually earn your way to a successful business venture!
The online class, Christmas Holiday Bestsellers, will equip you with tried and perfected recipes, valuable tips and other pertinent information that will help you churn out awesome Christmas Holiday Bestsellers successfully!
That’s a promise!