Wednesday, June 30, 2010

40% off Cake Decorating Class at AC Moore stores for July classes

I will be teaching Cake Decorating Basics and Flowers & Cake Design classes in July at AC Moore in Montgomeryville.  Stop by the store to register or call (215) 699-7224 for the schedule or let me know if you have any questions.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Last class of June Cake Decorating Basics Course

Students have come a long way in just four short weeks!  Today was the final lesson for two Decorating Basics courses and here are the cakes they made during class incorporating things they learned in class. I think everyone had as much fun as I did, especially the kids!  Be sure to click through to see everyone's cakes!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Teacher Retirement

Fondant to go on top of cake (party was canceled due to extenuating circumstances!).

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Even More from Cake Decorating Basics Class

In lesson 3 I taught shells. drop flowers, pompom flowers shaggy mums and filling and icing cupcakes.  Here's what my students made today:

Monday, June 21, 2010

More from Cake Decorating Basics Class

Here are photos of my students cakes from Cake Decorating Basics, Lesson 2.  During class the students leveled, filled and iced their cakes in addition to learning to color the icing and different ways to pipe buttercream.  The students practiced transferring images onto cake.  One class has three kids - can you tell which are their cakes?  All the cakes look great and everyone is doing a great job!

Cake Decorating Basics Class

Classes are so much fun to teach.  I have two classes of Decorating Basics and all of my students are great!  Here are photos of my students cookies and my demo cakes from Cake Decorating Basics, Lesson 1.  During class I demonstrated how to make buttercream icing, how to level, torte, fill and ice a cake.  I showed how to do a piping gel transfer and how to use the star tip to pipe stars.  The students practiced making stars on their cookies.  Don't they look wonderful?

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Teacher End of School Year Cake

What's Baking?

Had a request from a teacher for a cake to share with her fellow teachers at the end of the year.  They teach at The Young Women's Leadership School in NY and I used their logo/emblem in their school colors for the cake design.  It's cream cheese icing and a (not-so-red) Red Velvet Cake with fondant accents.  The color is a little off in the photos- it's blue and gray on white.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Another Birthday Cake!

What's Baking?
Always great to bake for happy occasions!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

There was a bunch of mint in our CSA last week so we tried making Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream.  First, we washed and cut up the mint leaves then steeped them in heavy cream to infuse the mint flavor.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Another Thank You Cake!

What's baking?

A cake to thank retiring committee members.  Yellow Cake recipe from The Cake Bible cookbook, filled with chocolate buttercream, covered with vanilla buttercream.  Decorated with fondant/gum paste button flowers.  Learn this fun flower in the Flowers and Cake Design class I will be teaching next month.  As always you can click on the photos for larger images and click on the links for the recipes.  Let me know if you'd like to see the text of the recipes here on my blog or if the links to websites are good.  Thanks.