Today I have a very sweet post for my very sweet readers! Did it sound too cheesy?=D Nope, neither kashkaval nor sirene is involved, I promise!
Today I want to tell you about another incredibly interesting and talented fourth-year Human of AUBG, Madina Amandykova, who is, not only a future-to-be business lady but also is an amazing baker!
Madina started baking four years ago, when she left her home to study at AUBG.
“At that time, I was homesick and really missed my mom’s pastry and the kitchen I was so used to, so I thought why not make it myself. So this is how I started baking!” – says Madina.
According to her, baking is another form of an art and expression. Baking helps Madina not only to impress her friends and family but also to relieve stress.
“It helps me to take my mind off problems and relax,” – says Madina – “It also, I think, develops my personality. I create something and I like to see that because it is something I made with my own hands.”
Living on campus is very different from living in a house or apartment with an equipped kitchen (for those of you who enjoys a comfort of their own home, not knowing the hard life of ours) You have to, first, have a desire after classes, a strong one I would say, to go to the kitchen, WHICH IS in the other half of the building, WHICH IS on the third floor, WHICH YOU have to take stairs with your bags full of ingredients, if the elevator does not work! So, a strong desire is a must…or hunger!
However, even if you have it, you cannot just enter the Skaptopara Residence Hall Kitchen! You have to sign-up for it! Preferably 2 days prior! And then you get an exclusive access to our kitchen, which you have to adapt to in order to use it! Therefore, it was natural for me to ask Madina: WHY and HOW?
“It is a hard question with a tough answer! You have to reserve the kitchen in advance, plan hours. I was not used to this oven that we have in the dormitory, so I needed time to figure it out. But, basically, what I did was: I went to the store, bought all the utensils that I needed for baking and brought them to the kitchen.
You just have to want to bake very much, and it might sound cheesy, but you have to put your love in it! Because when you really like something, despite of all the obstacles, you can do it!” – shares Madina.
For now, she enjoys baking, gathering as much inspiration as she can (click here to see one of her favorite baker’s blog – Manuela Kjeilen) and inspiring others. The latest trend she is interested in are fruit bouquets. Who knows, maybe we will see her creating these amazing pieces of art very soon!
(CLICK HERE FOR THINGLINK ABOUT FRUIT BOUQUETS)
(photo by: www.fruitbouquetstatenisland.com)
Madina Amandykova, the local bakery wizard, is not sure whether she will connect her future with baking but would love to have a nice small bakery of her own, when the time is right.
If you are still craving for some sweetness, check out Madina’s instagram: beckson_m where she posts all of her amazing creations using #MadinasKitchen! Warning! NSFW! Makes you drool!
Hope I made you hungry enough. Now go reserve that kitchen!
Bake it till you make it!