Last week, I was invited by KitchenAid to attend a baking workshop with no less than one of the country’s most talented and awarded chefs, Miko Aspiras. This event to launch the newest KitchenAid stand mixer, the Artisan Mini, was held in one of Chef Miko’s latest restaurants, Le Petit Souffle located in Megamall.
Of course, I couldn’t say NO to this invitation from KitchenAid, a brand I fully trust when it comes to kitchen appliances and from Chef Miko, a good friend of mine whom I’ve written about on the blog many times before for our many collaborations and projects together!
The guests of the launch event were all divided in groups, with each group getting their own KitchenAid Artisan Mini to play around with!
(*Of course you all know how I love pink and so I chose this mixer in the most charming guava glaze color!)
The Artisan Mini is 20% smaller and 25% lighter than the classic tilt head stand mixers — but do not be fooled by this Mini’s size because it is just as powerful! Its compact size is perfect for the millenials who cook, for newly-married couples or small families and for those who live in condos. Its space friendly design is suitable for those who have a small kitchen!
During the hands on class, we all learned how to create four desserts from Chef Miko’s original recipes : Ultimate Party Naked Cake, Purple Haze Cup Cakes, Golden Caramelia and Salted Egg Cookie Bar and Life Changing Brownies. There was also a bonus dish of Smoked Salmon and White Cheese Bruschetta using the KitchenAid attachments to complete the whole meal which highlights the power and versatility of the Artisan Mini.
My partner in this baking class was no less than Nana Ozaeta, the editor-in-chief of Food Magazine! So yes you can say I was really pressured that day, ha ha!
The Artisan Mini, though smaller than the original one, has a 3.5 quarts bowl which can make up to 5 dozen cookies! Like its larger siblings, the Mini also has the flat beater; wire whip and dough hook for all your mixing needs. It has a special soft start feature which helps lessen dry ingredients from spilling since it will start slowly before reaching the speed you place it in.
The Artisan Mini also has the signature KitchenAid Attachment Hub which can fit 14 of the KitchenAid attachments such as the Food Grinder, Sausage Stuffer, Food Tray, Slow Juicer, Food Processor, Rotor Slicer, Grain Mill, Citrus Juicer, Pasta Sheet Roller Set, Pasta Cutter Set, Pasta Sheet Roller, Ravioli Maker, Gourmet Pasta Press, and Spiralizer.
The Mini is available in 6 gorgeous colors : Matte Black, Matte Grey, Twilight Blue, Hot Sauce, Guava Glaze and Honey Dew.
In that baking workshop, I tried my best to absorb as much as I can (knowing that this chance to learn baking) with no less than multi-awarded Chef Miko is such a rare and wonderful opportunity!
On that day, I surely had a lot of sweet rewards! I learned how to use the KitchenAid Artisan Mini with confidence and I learned how to bake — from the best!
Thank you Chef Miko and thank you KitchenAid!
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