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After five years in the planning, Jeanette Aw’s dream of opening a patisserie is almost a reality. The actress and Le Cordon Bleu-trained baker’s patisserie Once Upon A Time, which occupies a shophouse unit in the hip Jalan Besar enclave, opens online for pre-orders at 10am on May 25.

For the past few weeks, Jeanette has been busy getting used to her new kitchen and equipment. As the 41-year-old will be doing all of the baking herself, only three cakes will be on offer during the launch. “It is good to start slow. I want to be comfortable and confident with pushing out consistent and good products. If I just keep pushing and I stretch myself beyond what I can manage, I won’t be able give people consistency in my bakes,” she tells 8days.sg. “There are people who have sent me resumes and I do have people [to help bake] in mind as well. Once I am ready, I will bring them in.”

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