I have mentioned The Stylish Bakers in a post before and since then I have had the pleasure of meeting the dynamic sister duo. If you’re an instagrammer you should be following @thestylishbakers . Faaiza and Aneesa are two beautiful and talented women that have taken the insta world by storm. Faaiza and Aneesa’s fame sprouted when they began posting their intricate and absolutely breathtaking pastries that they create on the gram. Not only do their pastries and desserts look amazing, it tastes divine too!
The sisters share a passion for all things sweet and beautiful and they have turned this passion into a business. They have since started the stylish bakers pastry school in which they conduct hands-on demonstrations and classes . The purpose of these workshops are to inform, educate and inspire one and all to dabble in the world of patisserie. The sisters are not just your average pastry joes (like me), they are well educated and trained in the field of pastry and are letting you in on their secrets.
I was invited to attend one of their classes when I was in South Africa and I was so excited, I couldn’t sleep the night! Faaiza and Aneesa have sort of become insta-celebs and I was so eager to meet them. I was also a little nervous as my baking skills are absolutely pathetic despite my training, being a blogger what what. I PRAYED that I don’t make a mess of it and ruin my entire life and reputation completely (dramatic much). But I was welcomed with warmth and kindness and it was great to see a few familiar faces at the class too!
the class I attended was a demonstration of the Stylish Bakers’ Angelina. At first, I wanted to run-away. The picture of the pastry was posted on the gram that week, the thought of the process was so daunting and I didn’t even know how to begin! The Sisters have very cleverly structured their classes by breaking down the recipe into individual elements. As the class progresses Faaiza explains each element of the dish with the utmost detail, she then conducts a live demo in which she shows you a step by step process on how to create that element. Thereafter the students got the opportunity to go back to their stations with their partners and try the recipe for themselves, under the watchful eye of either Faaiza or Aneesa.
Element by Element we worked through the Angelina. Before I knew it we had completed each step and we were ready to assemble! I was astonished by the fact that I could DO what Faaiza did. The idea of creating something so delicate was daunting to me but with their help, I actually created The Angelina along with the other ladies in the class. Even though I have done a pastry course, it was very basic.I picked up so many tricks and tips from Faaiza in this class it was really informative!
I have been through my fair share of classes and courses, what I loved the most about the workshop was that it was ORGANISED. Everything was perfect, it was like I had my own cooking show, ingredients would just pop up and dirty dishes would just disappear while we were working.
The sisters know their trade. everything you need during your class is ready for you. They are meticulous, there was no one running around looking for a pen or a piece of glad wrap. They can answer your questions swiftly and correct you where needed which I found helpful!
They use the best ingredients and tools. They provide a product and service that is of an extremely high standard. The price of each class varies according to the pastry made on the day. keep in mind the quality and standard of the class when booking your space. Even though this is a business it is first and foremost their passion and therefore they do not skimp on anything, they give you the items that they would use in their kitchens at home.
At the end of the class, you have the opportunity to shop The Stylish Bakers collection and get your hands on everything you have used in the class. The classes have different durations based on what you sign up for. During the
The best part, During the break you have the opportunity to sample some of Faaiza’s creations that she whipped up and you get to take home the yummy treats you made.
Overall I had a great time at the workshop and it was great to spend time with the bakers and the other ladies at the event. I DID splurge on some goodies so hopefully, I’ll be making some fanceh pastries for you guys. In the mean-time make sure to check out their page and get your girls together for an outing!