Be The Next Filipino Bake Masters In URC Flourish Pilipinas – Bake It Happen!

Posted on Jul 9 2016 - 1:24pm by tweenselmom

Baking is one of my frustrations. It was just last year when my husband brought me an electric oven as a gift when I started living my dream one recipe at a time.  Being able to bake and seeing my kids and husband gives me happiness specially when I see them liking what I baked. It’s different from the daily cooking that I do because my family is not too fond of breads at all. Cookies and cakes, yes, but they have a very limited taste for these.

I had an exciting experience of joining a baking competition for the first time and the fun thing was my competitors were my blogger peers. It was a fun and healthy competition since (I think) most of us were not that experts in baking haha. Good thing also is that the URC flour we used, Continental All Purpose Flour was a baker-friendly flour, meaning we had the results we expected from the recipe we used.

URC Flourish Pilipinas 2016

URC Flourish Pilipinas 2016

The URC (Universal Robina Corporation) Flourish Pilipinas Bake It Happen Baking Competition (media launch) was held in GalaStars Culinary School. My contest partner was Mommy Lariza Garcia of Mom’s World Of Art And Happiness and we were both nervous but at the same time happy with our entries. I didn’t even expect that we will be able to come up with 3 kinds of cupcakes, all having the secret ingredient which was the kiwi fruit, and that the two of us will nail it despite the fact that we didn’t even know how to use the electric blender. Even though we did not win, I was very proud of our cupcakes.

URC Flourish Pilipinas 2016

My partner mommy Lariza was busy cutting up the secret ingredient

URC Flourish Pilipinas 2016

Our finished products, kiwi cupcakes in three variants

URC Flourish Pilipinas 2016

The winning cupcakes by Mommy Pehpot

URC Flourish Pilipinas 2016

The winners of the first URC Flourish Pilipinas 2016 Media Bake-off

Aside from the wonderful experience of actually baking in front of baking professionals and judges, I got to bring home great prizes from the sponsors.

URC Flourish Pilipinas 2016

Masflex KitchenPro Paella Pan

URC Flourish Pilipinas 2016

URC Flourish Pilipinas 2016 Masflex Kitchen Pro Garnishing Pro

The event was fully supported by the following sponsors:

Yummy Magazine
Masflex KitchenPro
Masflex Cookware and Kitchenware
Coco Natura
RM Boxes
Actron Industries Inc.
Sonlie International Inc.

URC (Universal Robina Corporation) Flourish Pilipinas Bake It Happen Baking Competition

This baking competition was actually a sampler of a much bigger competition because URC Flour is having a nationwide search for the next Filipino bake masters. The URC (Universal Robina Corporation) Flourish Pilipinas Bake It Happen Baking Competition is calling for all Culinary Arts or Hotel and Management course students to submit original recipes in the Breads or Cakes categories.

Baked creations should make use of any of the URC Flour Brands.

urc flour

Shortlisted teams will compete in the regional competitions which will be held at the University of Mindanao in Davao City and CCA Manila. Just like in the baking contest we had, the finalists will be given a challenge and a surprise ingredient to use during the bake-off.

There will be great prizes for the winners including P300,000 worth of prizes and internships with the Crowne Plaza Hotel and a feature in Yummy Magazine. I say these are wow!

What are you waiting for? The complete contest details and mechanics and entry forms are in Flourish Pilipinas Facebook page (Facebook page is currently offline as of writing. URC posted contact numbers are available here.) Deadline for submission of entries is on September 30, 2016!

13 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. tina perez July 29, 2016 at 1:49 am - Reply

    based from the photos, this was indeed a fun event. I don’t bake, but hoping to learn baking too in the future 🙂

  2. Kathleen Pacana July 30, 2016 at 12:16 am - Reply

    The cupcakes look yummy!:) i love the paella pan you got to take home.

  3. thekitchen goddess July 30, 2016 at 1:13 pm - Reply

    I super enjoyed this event albeit 1 1/2 hours late! Won a paellera also. Thank you URC and Masflex 🙂

  4. GeriLen Elinessete July 31, 2016 at 12:36 am - Reply

    Those kiwi cupcakes would def make my kid’s mouth waters! It so generous of URC and Masflex to create such fun and educational event, not to mention the paella pan you took home! I hope they have more events like this in the future! 😀

  5. Maan Laxa July 31, 2016 at 4:24 am - Reply

    Kiwi! How yummy naman your secret ingredient! I need to step up my baking game na rin haha

  6. Janice Lim July 31, 2016 at 7:09 am - Reply

    I think you did a great job with your cupcakes. 🙂 I don’t think I’d be able to make any of those. I’ve never tried coz we don’t have an oven.

  7. Heart Calimlim July 31, 2016 at 8:42 am - Reply

    Wow! na-excite ako dito pero kasi homebaker lang ako, pero if I really had a time, magenroll ako for more intensive baking lessons. This is a good exposure sa mga HRM students diba? Pwede kaya homebaker dito mommy Lani?

  8. liz July 31, 2016 at 2:10 pm - Reply

    Too bad, I was not able to join. I would have loved to attend such an event. I myself am not a baker (hence my #bakerwannabe 😛 ) but I find joy in getting good feedback from my family and friends who try the goods I bake. Can I ask the recipe used for your cupcake frosting? 🙂 I have a love-hate relationship with frosting as of now. LOL

  9. RJ Dancel August 1, 2016 at 2:13 am - Reply

    Sarap naman! 🙂 I’ve always wanted to try baking, but I miserably fail at it every time. But thank you so much for sharing this and for giving me an opportunity to try something! Next time, Im gonna do classes talagaaaa! Or ask my hubby to teach me! Thanks for this info!

  10. Jho Anna August 1, 2016 at 9:42 am - Reply

    Patikim naman ako nyan sa next kita natin hihi. Gusto ko din magbake bake haha.. sana bigyan din ako ni ethel ng electric oven haha

  11. animetric August 2, 2016 at 1:34 am - Reply

    Looks like fun!

  12. Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen August 2, 2016 at 9:11 pm - Reply

    This is such a fun event. Too bad I missed it! 🙁

  13. Rhoda Fajardo August 13, 2016 at 10:18 am - Reply

    You’re cupcakes look great and delicious! Too bad you didn’t win. Congrats anyways. I wanna join baking competitions too ☺

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