Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Cake Decorating Class
They got to pick their own designs, I gave them some suggestions. I showed them how to make their designs and they practiced on plates first. Miracle made a butterfly, Aaliyah learned how to write her name, and Ashleigh made a design from a Wilton instructions book using the shell border. We didn't feel like messing with color so made the cakes mono-chromatic. (At least I think that word means one color! LOL)
Each class I have printed off the recipes we used in class and some things I wanted them to study.
The first week was sugar cookies and royal icing and they had to learn about eggs and their structure and use in baking. http://missyscakesandaprons.blogspot.com/2011/10/sugar-cookies-class.html The second week was Cupcakes and IMBC and they had to learn the differences between carob and chocolate and how to substitute it and about different flours. http://missyscakesandaprons.blogspot.com/2011/10/carob-cupcakes-recipe-and-class.html This week they have to study about different kinds of natural sugars and using them in baking. I'm thinking about doing a blog post about the different kinds of sugar to share with ya'll.
We used the carrot cake recipe from Bob's Red Mill and added a can of pineapple and walnuts.
Next class we will learn how to bake an apple pie and cheesecake - just in time for Thanksgiving! I must admit this will be my first apple pie too! LOL Ahleigh's and Aaliyah's dad has been looking forward to the cheesecake, he loves my cheesecake. LOL
Thanks for listening!